Nutrition Counseling

nutrition counselingAt Lifecare Chiropractic, we believe that good nutrition is vital to your overall health. You cannot be an active, vital, energetic person without it. Dr. Bogash has dedicated himself to extensive research in the field of nutrition and the ways in which your diet impacts your health. Nutritional counseling is a very important part of our health care services.

You have no doubt heard that people with diabetes and high blood pressure can control their conditions via the right diet. But did you know that the right nutritional plan can help patients with rheumatoid arthritis, headaches, and even muscle injuries? By choosing the right foods, vitamins and herbal supplements, you can enjoy better energy and mobility, and you can also prevent illnesses and diseases. At Lifecare Chiropractic, we can help you make those good choices.

We collect the medical and family history of each patient so that we can create the most effective personal nutritional guidelines and recommendations. Then we monitor your progress as you become healthier! We adjust your plan as necessary, and always answer all of your questions.

Vitamins

Getting useful information about vitamins can be very hard, especially if you do not have a medical background. There are so many conflicting articles in the news about even the most frequently-used vitamins. This is one of the reasons Dr. Bogash reviews hundreds of peer-reviewed, evidence-based scientific articles each month. He gets the information directly from the doctors and scientists who gathered it, and then uses the information to counsel his patients.

Dr. Bogash has created a list of vitamin supplements that he believes are important for everyone to take. View Dr. Bogash’s vitamin recommendations here.

Drug-Herb Interactions

As herbal supplements and remedies become more popular, doctors are discovering more dangerous interactions between herbal medications and prescription drugs. For example, there is a long list of herbal medications that are dangerous to mix with blood-thinners, including the very popular supplement ginko biloba. During your first appointment at Lifecare Chiropractic, we carefully review the medications and supplements you are taking, as well as the foods that you eat, to check for any potential problems. When we recommend vitamins and herbs to you, we always keep your medical history in mind.

Vitamins, Herbs and Quality Control

Many of our patients are concerned about the quality of herbal supplements. We believe it’s good to be concerned about that. We also want our patients to be concerned with the quality of their vitamin supplements, including the ones made by famous brands. Buying vitamins from a famous manufacturer that advertises on television does not guarantee you an effective product. Even buying vitamins at a hospital pharmacy does not guarantee quality. Those brands may still contain lot of unnecessary chemical binders, colors and flavorings that can upset your stomach or give you other side effects.

The vitamins and herbs that Lifecare Chiropractic offers to its patients are of the highest quality. We offer supplements by companies like Metagenics and Biotic Research. Both of these companies strictly adheres to the five most identifiable standards for quality:

  1. GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)-certified manufacturing
  2. Purity testing above and beyond that required by the Food and Drug Administration
  3. Safety-reviewed ingredients
  4. Human clinical evaluations of our products
  5. In-house scientific staff and research labs

For details about the quality standards listed above, go to the Metagenics Quality Page.