Nutrition Counseling Specialist

Christine Thompson, DC, DACNB -  - Chiropractic Neurologist

Danville Chiropractic Neurology

Christine Thompson, DC, DACNB

Chiropractic Neurologist located in Danville, CA

Even if you think you eat a nutritious diet, you may not consume or absorb all the vitamins and nutrients your body needs for optimal functionality. At Danville Chiropractic Neurology in Danville, California, Christine Thompson, DC, DACNB, offers customized nutrition counseling services to optimize your health and wellness. She also treats concussions and brain issues. Call Danville Chiropractic Neurology or schedule a consultation online today to learn more.

Nutrition Counseling Q & A

What is nutritional counseling?

Do you feel sluggish and heavy? Do your skin, hair, and nails look dull or brittle? Are you always fighting off colds? These are all subtle signs of nutritional deficiencies. At Danville Chiropractic Neurology, Dr. Thompson offers customized dietary counseling to optimize your health and wellness,

Nutritional counseling involves an analysis of your current eating habits, lab tests for food sensitivities and to assess your nutrient absorption, and customized nutritional plans to meet your specific needs. It also helps to treat concussions and brain issues.

Why is proper nutrition important?

Your body needs a range of macro- and micronutrients for optimal functionality. Each nutrient fuels your body and supports function. For example, your thyroid needs iodine to function, and your eyes need vitamin A. B vitamins are essential to your energy levels. 

Additionally, if your diet doesn’t provide everything your body needs, you may be more susceptible to illness and fatigue. 

What gets in the way of optimal nutrition?

Ideally, you should consume all the nutrients you need in the food you eat. However, dietary preferences can reduce your chances of getting all the nutrients you need. For example, if you’re a vegetarian, you may struggle to get enough iron and B and D vitamins. 

Additionally, even if you eat the perfect diet, your body may not absorb everything you need through your digestive tract. Inflammatory conditions such as Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS), and leaky gut syndrome can inhibit nutrient absorption. Food sensitivities can also cause inflammation that prevents your body from getting everything it needs.

What are the benefits of nutritional counseling?

Dr. Thompson provides highly customized nutritional counseling services. She runs tests to measure your nutrient levels and to identify any issues getting in the way of optimal nutrient absorption. She then works with you to create a meal plan that incorporates foods that you enjoy that also provide the vitamins and minerals you need. 

Dr. Thompson may also recommend Nordic Naturals®, Designs for Health®, and Thorne Research® nutrition supplements to ensure your body gets the nutrients it needs.

Call Danville Chiropractic Neurology or schedule a nutritional counseling consultation online today to optimize your nutrition and your health.