When we talk about digestion, chewing and swallowing is just the beginning! It’s important to know how your body absorbs, assimilates, eliminates and excretes what you eat. Does your diet nurture your body or cause it stress?
The Chiropractic Connection
In cases of chronic muscle tension, chiropractic adjustments will help you find relief, but dietary changes are required to eliminate the stress that leads to chronic problems. Our body relies on a balance of mechanical, nutritional and emotional health, which is why complementing chiropractic care with nutritional health can bring patients the best results possible.
Diagnosing Digestic Dysfunction
Through his work with the Loomis Food Enzyme Institute, Dr. Portillo has at his disposal a full protocol of digestive diagnostics. Your digestive health assessment begins with a comprehensive questionnaire and a 24-hour urinalysis test.
Dr. Portillo will perform a fasting stress reflex exam. For this exam, you’ll need to fast for 10 hours prior to your appointment. Once the test is complete, you’ll be given a special powdered meal with a specific nutrient profile. 45 minutes after you’ve eaten, Dr Portillo will repeat the stress reflex exam to see whether anything changes. He’ll flag any areas of concern (areas that failed both exams) and recommend for you a specific plan of dietary changes and supplemental enzymes to help your body improve digestive deficiencies and contribute to better overall health.
Changing For Good
Dietary problems are responsible for all kinds of symptoms, including generalized pain, rashes, allergies and headaches, which may be helped by chiropractic adjustments. If you aren’t seeing the results you want, dietary issues are likely the culprit. The body tends to heal quickly when given the proper support.
The main challenge is learning to make good choices in place of poor choices. If you change your diet, your body will respond by being more responsive to digestive enzymes, helping to improve your overall health. Dr. Portillo will give you the tools you need and will support you as you change for the better. Dietary recommendations focus on eating whole foods, including fresh fruits and vegetables, raw milk and grass-fed meats. It is important to remember, though, that this is not a diet for weight loss. This is a lifestyle change to be made for better health.
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