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Nutritional Therapy Ashland


How Can I Benefit From Nutritional Therapy?

Nutritional Therapy -picFar too often in today’s world, we’re accepting pain, suffering and illness as a part of life. Surprisingly, these concerns aren’t normal! They’re caused by the many forms of stress present in our lives – including physical (such as a slip and fall), chemical (including unhealthy foods) and emotional factors (which include anxiety and depression).

If you’ve tried other avenues without success, adding nutrition to your chiropractic care can give your body and mind the healing boost they require.

What Is Nutritional Therapy?

Nutritional therapy, or nutrition therapy, is based on the idea that when your body gets the exact nutrients it requires, you can feel better, recover your health and live a richer, fuller life.

As a nutritional therapy practitioner, Dr. Pat is certified by the state of Wisconsin to evaluate your body’s nutrition and make recommendations to improve it.

How Will You Determine My Needs?

The forms of testing Dr. Pat uses in your nutritional examination provide us with reliable, real-time information about exactly what your body needs to heal and be well. This approach allows us to work with any health conditions, since our focus isn’t on the condition itself.

Your nutritional plan will serve as a support to your chiropractic care.

What Types of Testing Are Offered?

The nutrition our bodies require paints an intricate picture that requires a great deal of data to fully understand. Dr. Pat uses comprehensive testing at your nutritional examination to provide reliable, real-time information about your body’s needs.

This process includes the evaluation of:

  • Essential fatty acids. This nutrient protects you from sickness, and a deficiency means illness is inevitable.
  • Zinc status. This mineral assists in healing, as well as the development of brain, nervous system and immune system.
  • Digestive function. You can’t get the energy you need to survive without properly breaking down nutrients. We assess the functions of the stomach and the gall bladder related to digestion.
  • Adrenal glands. By taking your blood pressure sitting, standing and lying on your back, we can we can assess the function of these glands. They’re responsible for hormone production and regulation. Light-headedness, anxiety, panic attacks, inflammation, sleep disturbances, weight gain and hair loss are just a few issues that can be related to adrenal function.
  • Tissue calcium. By performing a blood pressure cuff test, we can assess your body’s tissue calcium levels, responsible for heart function, blood pressure regulation, bone building and more.
  • Iodine (patch test). An essential part of thyroid function, a lack of iodine can result in problems with weight, mental attitude, hormones, heartbeat, cholesterol and energy.

Do You Carry Nutritional Products In-office?

After researching several different nutritional companies, Dr. Pat has chosen the ones that stand out as a leader in the production of whole foods: Standard Process and Innate Choice.

Standard Process, located right here in Wisconsin, has a long tradition of high-quality, time-tested, GMO-free supplements. Grown on their certified-organic farm, you can rest assured that your body will be able to get the most out of these whole food products. We’ll set you up with everything you need to begin your nutrition plan.

Innate Choice® probiotics and omega-3 fish oil are backed by decades of research with the highest possible standard of product quality to meet your nutritional requirements.

If you’d like to learn more about improving your health naturally,
contact Hickman Chiropractic in Ashland today!

Dr. Patrick Hickman | Ashland Chiropractor | (715) 682-5656