Nutritional Counseling and Food Allergies

Nutritional counseling helps patients discover and manage their food as well as nutritional concerns using short and long-term strategies for treatment. It is commonly used for patients experiencing health issues such as obesity, digestive ailments, diabetes, musculoskeletal or neuromuscular disorders, menopause, and food allergies among others.

Through diet assessment and analysis as well as exercise routines, nutrition may be viewed as a primary factor in keeping and maintaining a healthy and fit lifestyle. A person may experience different diseases because the body has become vulnerable without proper nutrition. Dietitians and nutritional counselors will help patients find specific ways to achieve the correct nutrition needed by his body. When a patient undergoes nutritional counseling, his individual profile is assessed and analyzed.

Proper Nutrition with Food Allergies

Patients with food allergies can take advantage of nutrition counseling to ensure that he meets all nutritional needs within his restrictive diet and find out how he can eat to promote digestive healing.

In most cases, food allergies are complicated and misunderstood. This could be due to genetics, but why some people react in such ways to what they eat has many factors and is usually connected to the whole well-being and body health. The key to healthier immune system is a healthy digestion. When incomplete digestions occur, there is also an incomplete breakdown of proteins which can compromise the gut barrier and 'leak' these proteins into the blood. These often react with the immune cells and the reaction is known to be one of the main reasons for food reactions and sensitivities.

Understanding the Digestion, Food and Proper Nutrition

Chronic stress and poor digestions are some of the primary causes of food intolerance. Digestion is compromised by a combination of factors including poor diet, environmental toxins, stress as well as an overgrowth of unfriendly bacteria. A patient may be advised to follow simple changes in their eating habits such as eating smaller portions, chewing thoroughly, eating slowly, using digestive supplements or bitters and eliminate bad bacteria while rebuilding good bacteria.

Taking time to consult a dietician specializing in food allergies and intolerance will help patients discover and clarify the foods that can be potentially reactive. Nutritional counseling can help patients with alternatives and suggested menu to ensure that they meet the proper vitamin and mineral requirements. Nutritional counselors will also provide you with food ideas that are easy to digest and will support digestive health and your immune system. Soon, you'll be on your way to regaining total body health and well-being while you eat healthy, repair your gut and heal your body.

Dr. Gerry Hinley, D.C. decided to become a chiropractor after a disabling injury in college. Dr. Hinley believes Chiropractic's philosophy that teaches a person heals from within, without drugs, surgery or their harmful side effects. After years of service in chiropractic he is now owner and clinic director for Integrative Physical Medicine of Chicago.

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