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Nutrition at YourBack Chiropractic

Mom and daughter making saladNutrition is very critical for good health – yet so many people lack the education to properly fuel their bodies. We want to change that, empowering patients to give themselves what they need to thrive.

What we put into our bodies has a direct relationship to our health and how our body functions. When we lack the proper nutrients, we may develop issues keeping our bodies moving, our organs functioning and our brains operating. Using food as a natural medicine helps to restore balance and replenish deficiencies.

The Chiropractic-Nutrition Link

Nutrition and chiropractic go hand in hand. Without proper nutrition, chiropractic care can only do so much. While patients come to YourBack Chiropractic for relief from physical problems, the underlying cause may be a nutritional imbalance. A vitamin or mineral deficiency can cause weakness in our bodies and delay recovery from injury.

Good nutrition is an important adjunct to chiropractic care. Dietary changes and supplementation enhance the healing process. This must happen to support proper healing. Specific nutrient products in pharmacological doses can replace pharmaceutical products safely and effectively to allow for reduced inflammation, reduced pain and improved muscle function.


Woman standing on scaleDr. Andersen is certified as a Healthcare specialist in FirstLine Therapy (FLT). This lifestyle changes plan helps you create a balanced, manageable and healthy lifestyle. Your body’s function will improve naturally by nourishing and balancing its inflammatory response and insulin resistance.

FLT is a 12-week program of highly personalized lifestyle changes. Our goal is to help you achieve a healthier body composition. This is accomplished through losing weight, building muscle, lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol and reducing your waist and hip circumference.

FLT takes a different approach to nutrition. Based on years of research, it is therapeutic lifestyle care that addresses issues that can affect health. Some of the areas that FLT has shown success with are:

  • Inflammation
  • Detoxification
  • Estrogen detoxification
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal health

  • Auto-immune disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Obesity
  • Blood sugar dysfunction
  • Cardiovascular disease issues

Set aside some time for your first appointment. This is when detailed health questionnaires are completed and comprehensive testing begins. We need to establish baseline levels; several health measurements will be taken i.e., blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose.

A thorough physical examination is conducted and in-depth explanations of the care plan are given. Your customized recommendations will be discussed as well. Medical food from Metagenics will be prescribed based on your body’s needs.

While day-to-day recommendations for chiropractic support are included within the chiropractic care visit cost, there is a separate fee for FirstLine Therapy.

Over 12 weeks, you will attend weekly lifestyle counseling meetings. You’ll receive a guidebook, instructions and the lifestyle advice you need to get started. Re-assessments are done at 6 and 12 weeks.

With our professional supervision, FLT will help you:

  • Establish realistic, personalized health goals
  • Check your progress and encourage you to stay on track
  • Learn how healthy, nutritious foods can manage cravings

  • Exercise to build muscle and shed unwanted fat
  • Relax and manage unhealthy stress
  • Feel better and do more

Ready for the Next Step?

If you’re tired of the diet merry-go-round and ready for real, medically guided help, FirstLine Therapy may be the answer. Contact our office and make an appointment to discuss the process with Dr. Andersen; you’ll be glad you did.
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