The Importance of Nutrition
The human body is a unique work of art. It consists of multiple systems (gastrointestinal, endocrine, neuromusculoskeletal, etc.), which function together to keep us healthy and strong. The food we eat has a direct impact on these systems. If nutrients are not properly absorbed or utilized, we display various symptoms that indicate dysfunction. The symptoms can vary from person to person. Some examples include: fatigue; digestive disorders; headaches; sinus congestion; muscle or joint pain; sleep disturbances and hormonal imbalances. Fortunately, these issues can be identified and addressed with a proper treatment plan.
How We Diagnose Nutritional Imbalances and Dysfunctions
Applied Kinesiology is a precise, scientific muscle-testing procedure that enables the practitioner to evaluate function or dysfunction. It helps to identify imbalance through the musculoskeletal system as well as through the organs and glands of the body. After taking a thorough history and by performing a detailed examination, Dr. Firestone gathers all the information and designs a specific protocol to help bring balance back to those functions that are in need of it.
Why Choose Firestone Chiropractic & Wellness for Functional Nutrition Testing?
Dr. Kara Firestone has both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Nutrition. This background has provided her with an extensive understanding of the biochemical pathways in the body, and how different nutrients contribute to the functioning of those pathways. In addition, she attends seminars regularly, in order to further her knowledge and keep up with the latest developments.
Functional Nutrition Counseling Prices
|Initial Functional Nutrition Exam – New Patients||$150|
|Initial Functional Nutrition Exam – Existing Chiropractic Patients||$125|
|60 Min Follow Up||$95|
|45 Min Follow Up||$75|
|30 Min Follow Up||$50|
|15 Min Follow Up||$25|
Whole Food Supplements and Vitamins
We only recommend whole food based supplements and vitamins from reputable high quality providers. Most of the lines and products we carry are only available to healthcare practitioners. Whole food items are more readily absorbed by the body and often contain additional nutrients not found in synthetic or lab-created products.