A nutritionist reviews your diet and lifestyle as it relates to your overall health so you can make choices that promote optimal wellness. At Jordan Chiropractic & Acupuncture in Wichita, Kansas, Rebecca Jordan, DC, is a chiropractor with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition. She has the knowledge and expertise to guide you in your nutritional choices. As a complement to chiropractic care and as part of a holistic, individualized approach to health care, good nutrition can make a difference in your quality of life. Schedule a consultation by phone or use the online booking tool. Jordan Chiropractic & Acupuncture is open six days a week.
A nutritionist specializes in using food to promote better health and help manage diseases. Working with a nutritionist often means you not only make changes to your diet but also to your lifestyle.
If you have chronic pain and inflammation, for example, Dr. Jordan can help you understand which types of foods may make your condition worse, and which foods can help reduce discomfort. She may also help you identify any food intolerances or allergies that are contributing to your condition. If you need to lose weight to help take the pressure off painful joints, Dr. Jordan can help with that, as well.
Chronic pain is often linked to diet and lifestyle. Eating an anti-inflammatory diet and getting regular exercise can help relieve pain long term, without dependence on medications. It’s a natural approach to reducing inflammation and managing chronic pain symptoms.
The reason changing your diet can help you manage pain has to do with how your body’s immune system responds to toxins. As your body processes the toxins in unhealthy foods that are high in fat and sugar, it causes inflammation. Over time, poor nutrition habits can trigger chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and strokes.
When you follow a healthier nutrition plan, such as one that’s similar to a Mediterranean diet in which you eat colorful vegetables and limit your intake of refined sugars and carbohydrates, your body responds by reducing inflammation. As a result, you feel less pain, and there are no unpleasant side effects as there usually are with prescription medications. Good nutrition is part of a natural approach to pain management.
If you have a chronic pain condition, an autoimmune disease, or you wish to lose weight, a nutritionist can help. Or, if you think you may have a food allergy or intolerance, it’s a good time to schedule an appointment with a nutritionist. Another reason you might see a nutritionist is for a deficiency in your diet, such as lack of iron.
Additionally, if you regularly experience bloating, gas, diarrhea, or constipation, it could be a sign that you’re eating foods that irritate your digestive system. Heartburn, acid reflux, and an inability to lose weight are other signs that you should see a nutritionist for a professional evaluation.
If you or a family member have any of these concerns, Dr. Jordan can help. Call to schedule an appointment or book online today.