Nutritional Counseling

Nutritional counseling can range from diet suggestions and tips to in-depth diet analysis and diet plans to help with weight loss, maintenance or gain. Most often, a patient’s diet diary is used to create a patient specific diet based on the patient’s likes, dislikes and diet style; this helps with diet compliance as it is similar to what they are accustomed to. The patient's diet can also allow for some flexibility.

The human body functions as a network of interconnected systems that affect each other, and nutritional habits affect the whole body rather than a just sub-section or single organ system. The goal of nutritional counseling is to prevent and address any underlying clinical imbalances that may lead to any number of chronic illnesses, and is essential to your overall wellness.

Eating healthily is critical, but it’s not always easy to determine what’s healthy for you. Working with a nutrition specialist can help, and chiropractors like Dr. Douglas Meyer, Dr. Anthony Hayden, and Dr. Madison Lehman at Meyer Chiropractic Acupuncture & Nutrition in Hermann and Montgomery City, MO, are committed to helping you succeed.

Benefits of Working with a Nutrition Specialist

From childhood, we have been told we need to eat healthily, and that is sound advice. Unfortunately, many people are still lacking vital nutrients, minerals, and vitamins, but it’s not always because they aren’t trying to get them.

We face many different challenges when trying to eat well, including the following.

  • Time: Due to overpacked schedules, convenience overrules nutrition on many days.
  • Availability: Not everyone has access to healthy foods. Additionally, much of what is available on the shelf has been stripped of most of its nutritional value.
  • Clarity and personal understanding: This is one of the biggest challenges, by far. The guidelines we’ve been taught are very generalized. They don’t consider genetics, lifestyle factors, illnesses, or other specific needs. A person can follow the guidelines perfectly and still be lacking in some areas.

How a Nutrition Specialist Can Help

Dr. Meyer, Dr. Hayden, and Dr. Lehman at Meyer Chiropractic Acupuncture & Nutrition in Hermann and Montgomery City, MO, know the importance of proper nutrition, as well as the factors that get in the way. They seek to provide personalized guidance that takes the following into account.

  • Your unique needs: For example, an athlete or someone who is extremely active will typically need more protein than most people.
  • Your lifestyle: Maybe you don’t have time to cook a fresh, from scratch meal, but you can make healthier choices at restaurants and the grocery store.
  • Your genetics and medical health: Some people can’t digest dairy or other specific types of foods, but they still need the nutrition those items provide. Nutrition specialists can recommend other foods and supplements that have the same resources.
  • Your musculoskeletal condition: If you’re in pain, our team can recommend the best foods for healing and relief of your symptoms.

Learn more about how working with a nutrition specialist can benefit you by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Meyer, Dr. Hayden, and Dr. Lehman at Meyer Chiropractic Acupuncture & Nutrition. You can reach our Hermann office at (573) 486-3888 or our Montgomery City office at (573) 564-2590.


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