Chiropractic care and weight loss might not immediately go together. However, because of the holistic approach taken by many chiropractors, many take training in nutrition. Additionally, resolving spine and joint problems often involves shedding excess pounds.
A Nashville chiropractor can help you with weight loss by performing a detailed nutritional evaluation that will help design a program that suits you. This is not a crash or fad diet, nor is it based off of some “latest science” that promises to be best for everyone, but a nutrition plan personalized to your specific biochemistry and needs. It takes into account weight, height, BMI, fat levels, and dietary issues such as allergies or intolerances. Talking to a qualified nutritionist is the best way not only to lose weight, but to keep it off and stay healthy.
Chiropractors can also suggest courses of exercise designed to help with weight loss and also with functional strength and helping avoid a recurrence of pain symptoms. By reducing pain symptoms they can make it easier to exercise – while most doctors tend to go with a weight first approach, meaning they will not address other issues until the weight is fixed, chiropractors look at the entire body and will help you get active and healthy at the weight you are as well as work on losing it.
Getting a proper nutritional evaluation from a chiropractor is far better than attempting to address your weight loss by going gluten-free (most of us do not need to), paleo, South Beach, or whatever fad worked for your coworker. These set diets work for some people and not others for a reason – so why not get one that is accurately designed to support your body, lose weight and correct dysfunctions in your body’s system.
Contact a chiropractor to find out more about what a good nutritional evaluation can do to improve and ensure your health.