Nutrition, Diet, Vitamins Supplements and Nutraceuticals
Nutrition is highly important in overall health. Unfortunately, many people do not understand this enough to incorporate proper nutrition into their diet. “You are what you eat,” is a true statement. When you eat healthy, well-balanced meals, you can be healthy and balanced. Essential vitamins, minerals, proteins and fats are all the building blocks and foundation of health. When people do not have these nutritional necessities, biological systems stop working properly and malfunction.
But of course if you were malnourished, you would get sick and know about it, right? Not necessarily. Like a building built with weaker materials, it could be years before the building comes crashing down. So as it is with health sometimes. Mistakes made in years past can cause the body to come crashing down years later like the walls of Jericho (seemingly all-of-a-sudden).
At ACN Wellness, we understand the role nutrition has in our lives. We are committed to sharing this knowledge with our patients to help them live healthier and happier for longer.
Many patients who come see us at ACN Wellness can be cured of their medical ailments simply by changing their eating habits. This is why we incorporate nutrition education into our treatment plans in addition to other functional medicine treatment options, such as:
- Dry Needling Therapy
- Spinal Decompression
- Laser IV Therapy
- Detox Diets
- Lymph Node Unclogging Techniques
Implementing lifestyle changes with nutrition and exercising along with the above functional – integrative medicine options, you can live a healthier life.
ACN Wellness: Nutritional Views
We believe balance is an important aspect of a healthy, happy life. We don’t look at nutrition as an all or nothing. We look at it as a way to fuel our bodies in ways it needs to function optimally.
Does this mean that we can’t indulge at times? No, absolutely not. Moderation is key to lifelong health.
By helping people learn about balanced nutrition and showing them what they are eating each day, we give them insight into how they can eat healthier. Eating should never be about reward and punishment. It should be about eating what makes our body, mind, and soul happy.
Eating healthy, well-balanced meals, and taking nutritional supplements offer many benefits:
- Decreases risk of diseases and medical conditions.
- Boosts energy to be more productive throughout the day.
- Slows down the aging process.
- Decreases toxins in your body and improves pH levels in your blood and urine.
- Reduces chronic pain and discomfort.
Detoxing the Toxins in the Body
ACN Wellness offers a Detox Diet that helps patients detoxify their bodies. The environment and many foods fill the body with harmful chemicals that alter the way organs function. This can significantly affect people’s health and well-being. An integrative medical facility believes in using natural tonics, supplements, and healthy foods to flush toxins out of the body to purify it. Colon cleanses have been used for centuries as far back as our ancestors. The reason they did them was to rid the body of impurities and revitalize the colon. This practice should continue because the benefits are undeniable. One of the biggest benefits of purifying the body is people reduce inflammation.
Inflammation is a silent killer. It is the cause of many medical conditions, such as:
- Heart Attack
- Autoimmune Diseases
Unfortunately, most people don’t realize they have inflammation or their inflammation is causing these problems until it’s too late. This is why it’s important to seek health care from a medical professional such as Dr. Le who specializes in functional – integrative medicine. He not only treats symptoms of medical conditions but identifies the causes of it and treats them using minimally invasive treatments.
Supplements and Vitamins: Effective Higher Quality Solutions
Americans pay $20 billion annually on nutritional supplements and vitamins. Many of those supplements and vitamins are not effective because they aren’t quality formulations. This is why people say they don’t make a difference.
Functional medicine doctors, like Dr. Le, follow the latest research and news on supplements and vitamins. They know which companies are manufacturing the highest quality products. When you seek help from a functional medicine practitioner for your medical concerns, you can rest assured knowing you’re getting the best advice when it comes to supplementing your nutritional needs. This will not only save you money, but it will save your health.
Chronic Pain Sufferers Find Relief
Chronic pain plagues many people around the world. Unfortunately, it’s one of the most misunderstood symptoms. The way to relieve chronic pain is not only to treat the pain but to solve the problems causing the pain.
By taking a holistic approach, ACN Wellness identifies what is truly causing chronic pain and uses functional medicine to resolve the issue(s). Whether it’s low back pain, tendonitis, headaches, or fibromyalgia, there is a way to treat it effectively with functional medicine.
Holistic Approaches to Health
ACN Wellness uses a holistic approach to health. The body is a complex array of natural chemicals (called hormones). As we age, the body produces less of those hormones, and that affects the body in many ways. The solution is maintaining hormone levels as much as possible. To do this, a hormone blood panel is taken and the holistic practitioner will look for ways to optimize hormone levels.
The benefits of optimizing hormone levels are not only to prevent disease and medical conditions but to prevent age-related changes in the body. This isn’t only for people who are in the andropause or menopause stage of life – it’s for those who are in their twenties, thirties, and forties too. It’s better to maintain hormones at an optimal level rather than wait until they have already dipped and caused issues you must recover from or treat.
The functional medicine or holistic approach to hormone replacement therapy is using bio-identical hormones. This offers the most natural replacement, so your body accepts them in the same way that it does for hormones produced by your body.
For continued maintenance, patients have their hormone levels monitored monthly. Adjustments to the bio-identical hormones can be made to keep hormone levels stable.
Contact Us for Nutritional Guidance Towards a Healthier Life
ACN Wellness is committed to helping you achieve maximum health and wellness with functional medicine. Contact us now for an appointment at 703-729-5600. We have two locations in Leesburg and Vienna, Virginia.
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