You've heard the expression you are what you eat, haven't you? It holds true. Let's take that one step further. What you don't eat can also have an impact on you. If you're not getting adequate nutrition, you may be feeling the absence. And those with food sensitivities, a leaky gut, or adrenal fatigue may also experience consequences from their diet choices. At Gitto Advanced Chiropractic and Nutrition Center, serving Northfield, NJ, and the nearby region, Dr. Joseph Gitto and his team help determine the problem and make you the best you that you can be.
Determining Micronutrient Deficiencies
Your body needs micronutrients -- vitamins and minerals necessary for proper nutrition in small amounts. A prime example is zinc. Despite only needing the nutrients in tiny quantities, they're still necessary for growth, development, and function. If you're not getting an adequate amount of all the micronutrients, you may feel more tired than usual or experience a slew of other problems.
At our Northfield office, our practitioner can perform testing to determine if your levels are in the right range. If they're not, we can educate you on how it's impacting your life and determine a course of action to correct the deficit.
Identifying Food Sensitivities
People are well aware if they have a food allergy. They may experience major digestive upset and other gastrointestinal problems and may break out in hives or experience their throat closing.
On the other hand, if the individual has a food sensitivity, the symptoms aren't as pronounced. There may be some digestive symptoms, but other issues may occur, like fatigue, headaches, and brain fog. It's easy to chalk these symptoms up to something else.
If you're just not quite feeling right at times, our practitioner can perform testing to determine if it's food sensitivity contributing to your troubles.
Leaky Gut and Adrenal Fatigue
Leaky gut is a condition that occurs when the lining of your bowel becomes "leaky," meaning it can't absorb nutrients as it should. As a result, you don't get the nutrition you need to function. And this issue can contribute to conditions like multiple sclerosis (MS).
Adrenal fatigue is when your body has been exposed to stress for too long, both physical and mental. Part of that stress may include a poor diet. It can cause issues with the adrenal gland and cause low cortisol levels.
At Gitto Advanced Chiropractic and Nutrition Center, serving Northfield, NJ, and the surrounding region, we offer nutrition services to help those with sensitivities, health issues, and in general. Through testing and a customized treatment plan, Dr. Gitto can have you more on top of your health.
Schedule an appointment by calling 609-484-9300 today.