Nutritional habits can help patients attain high levels of health or contribute to chronic disease. For that reason, Dr. Twila Henderson, DC, offers nutritional counseling to residents of the Denton, Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas.
Nutrition is at the core of health. A body that is improperly fueled, or overweight but undernourished, cannot sustain health over the long term. Macro- and micro-nutrients, like proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and enzymes, all affect cellular nutrition; cellular nutrition affects the entire body. Some foods like sugar, alcohol, and refined carbohydrates can actually damage health, especially when taken in excess. Nutritional counseling can help correct all of these problems.
All chiropractors receive training in nutrition and have the option to go on for advanced nutritional training. In fact, chiropractors receive more training in nutrition than the average medical doctor --about 100 hours over the course of several years. The training focuses on nutritional science and how diet can help promote health or contribute to disease. In addition, the training includes information about nutritional supplements, botanicals (herbs and plants) and nutraceuticals (foods that have specific health-giving properties).
Nutritional counseling begins with a dietary assessment. The patient may be asked to do a food recall for a certain period or keep a food diary for a few days. These assessments help the doctor pinpoint eating habits, dietary preferences, cooking habits and potential problems like snacking on refined carbohydrates or skipping meals. A lifestyle assessment is also included, to identify potential problems like sleep disorders (which affect weight), energy levels, exercise habits and gastrointestinal problems like heartburn or food allergies. This information helps the doctor develop a nutritional plan.
Many Americans can benefit from nutritional counseling. Food choices affect health and can contribute to disease. Even when a patient is outwardly healthy, problems like low energy levels or sleep disturbances indicate nutrition could be an issue. Anyone who is overweight or obese, or has heart disease, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, can benefit from nutritional counseling. Nutritional counseling can also be helpful for those with food allergies or intolerance, celiac disease or irritable bowel syndrome, or to promote healthy eating during pregnancy.
Brain Body Connection Chiropractic believes in the value of chiropractic care for you and your family. Our chiropractic office participates in most insurance programs, but please call us if you have any questions about whether you can use your insurance to pay for your chiropractic care. For patients who have little or no chiropractic insurance coverage, flexible payment programs can be arranged through CareCredit. To learn more about our payment options for chiropractic and wellness care, you can call our office directly and one of our friendly staff members will be happy to answer all your questions.
"Takes her time with her patients to do muscle work so that your adjustment stays in place. "
"The quality and personable attitude put forward by Dr. Twila Henderson and her staff is not only comforting, but effective."
"I love her! She is wonderful, kind and really cares that you get to a better place physically. She will take extra time to ensure you 'feel' a difference."
"I had a foot injury that Dr. Twila fixed in time for my 5K , and with her help I ran my fastest time. I recommend her to everyone who mentions pain!"
"When I first came to see Dr. Twila, I could hardly walk. She has helped me immensely! With her hard work, I've kept my back from falling back into a state of disrepair."
" Today I was in pain. I work all day walking outside on cement, and it was going to be a bad day. Dr. Twila worked on my back on her day off and I am now pain free."