An Introduction to Whole Foods Nutrition

What is the hardest part of eating healthy? This question was asked in a survey to Americans and the most common answer was that it is difficult to find reliable information on what exactly “healthy eating” is.

What are your options?

There are many companies, especially in Rochester, NY, who are looking to sell you a miracle weight loss program or a detoxifying cleanse. Oftentimes these are very temporary changes on the scale and may have no long lasting effects. This can be overwhelming to many people and cause some to give up entirely on applying lifestyle changes to become healthier.

What some people may not realize is that most chronic diseases and conditions can be fixed and managed with lifestyle changes. Having a professional guide you through these lifestyle changes can be the difference in being successful and being overwhelmed.

Whole food nutrition is an approach to healthy eating that has been proven to be effective. An analogy for this approach would be baking bread – if you sat down and ate a bowl of flour, sugar, yeast, salt, butter and drank a cup of water, would you say that you just ate bread? Probably not. It’s every ingredient in making bread so what’s the difference? The difference is that your body doesn’t make bread naturally and you are losing out on much of experience of eating the real thing. This is the approach that whole food nutrition takes; if you are deficient in a certain vitamin, we will try to look for additions in your diet with foods rich in that vitamin.

Why whole foods nutrition?

Studies have shown that whole food approaches to vitamin deficiencies is superior to supplementation. Real foods help us digest and properly absorb vitamins more efficiently than simply supplementing the vitamins alone. While supplementation does have a place in nutrition and have benefits of their own, applying a whole food approach should be the first consideration.

Making sure your diet is meeting all of the recommended values for vitamins and nutrients is important for all nutritional goals you may have. These vitamins and nutrients are used in every system in your body so deficiencies may cause weight gain, increased fatigue, cause general aches and pains, or exacerbate symptoms of chronic diseases.

Your Rochester chiropractor at Rush-Henrietta Family Chiropractic, Dr. Richard Amann has joined our team with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition and is fully equipped to help you by being your guide to implementing these changes to your diet. An analysis of your current diet will be performed in order to make the appropriate modifications and recommendations to improve your health. These modifications and recommendations are implemented slowly and without a drastic change to your lifestyle all at once.

Call the office today at 585-321-3200 to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Amann!

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