Dr. Rachel is a chiropractor, but also has her Master’s in Applied Clinical Nutrition, allowing her to work with patients on their relationship with food and take a deeper look into all of their body systems. Her focus on personalized nutrition means that she assesses all of the areas that could be affecting an individual’s health, and aiding that with specific dietary and lifestyle changes. These areas include but are not limited to: a person’s genetics, dietary habits, physical activity, sleep behaviors, hormone function, mental and emotional states, environmental factors, gut-brain connection, and so on. They all have a relationship with each other and how they mold one’s overall health; and by addressing each, we can get a more accurate and detailed understanding of the specific patient in front of us and how to best help them. Dr. Rachel can help patients with a variety of concerns and goals, many of which tend to be inflammation, gut issues, hormone dysfunction, pre/post-partum, and women’s health.
Inflammation is one of the body’s natural processes in order to protect and heal itself from certain illnesses and injuries. However, when inflammation becomes long-lasting, or chronic, it becomes harmful to the body. We see this topic discussed in multitudes, and for good reason. With a modern western diet and lifestyle, we are seeing a rise in inflammation in our population, showing up in a variety of chronic diseases. Our diets can be one of the clearest links to both affecting inflammation, and therefore lowering our risks of dangerous health issues down the road. Clinical research has shown diseases such as Alzheimer’s, asthma, cancers, autoimmune diseases, type II diabetes, fibromyalgia, and heart disease are linked to too much inflammation in the body. Dr. Rachel can help patients learn how to consistently eat and live in a way that helps reduce the amount of inflammation that comes into their daily lives.
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Gastrointestinal (GI) complaints are among the leading reasons for patients seeking health care, with most of those complaints being symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), nutrient malabsorption, esophageal reflux. Dysfunction in the gut can lead to many systemic inflammatory and immune-related issues, so it is important to address these concerns with the proper health care professionals. Dr. Rachel can help patients with GI complaints go through a personalized and well-studied approach of evaluation and treatment. This framework gives the patient the ability to normalize their GI function and optimize their health by involving the correct nutrients, digestive enzymes, and probiotics.
Genetics, to environmental factors, stress management, and diet can all disrupt the organs in our body responsible for making and releasing various hormones, greatly affecting our overall health. Although we cannot control what we have inherited through genes, and it can be difficult to control the world around us, we can look into what hormones or body systems are imbalanced and work to improve them through nutrition and lifestyle modifications. Even if you have already been diagnosed with a specific hormone disorder, such as hypothyroidism, nutritional counseling with Dr. Rachel can aid your body’s functioning in conjunction with your prescribed medication and monitoring with your primary doctor.
From the processes of menstruation all the way to recovering and growing postpartum and moving into menopause, the female body is nothing short of incredible. And with all of this work the body goes through, it is of the utmost importance to care for it properly. Similarly mentioned above with hormone disorders in general, the female hormones’ functioning can be affected by a number of factors, in and out of our control. But what we can do is identify this specific imbalance or dysfunction, and work to heal through food, stress management, and even herbal remedies. From topics of irregular cycles, intense symptoms during those cycles, wanting to remain healthy and comfortable pre/postpartum, finding balance in your energy levels, and so on, Dr. Rachel can help guide you.
So Much More
This is far from a concrete list of topics that nutrition counseling can help with, but just those that are commonly seen in practice. Nutrition counseling can aid in metabolic dysfunction, skin health, the gut-brain connection, muscle and joint pain, emotional well-being, and so much more. If you have any questions, feel free to email Dr. Rachel at email@example.com.
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