Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine
Trace L Alexander, DC, FNP
Doctor of Chiropractic, Family Nurse Practitioner, Certified in Acupuncture
Proper nutrition provides your body with the vitamins, minerals, proteins, and other nutrients it needs for optimal functioning. Trace Alexander, DC, FNP, offers expert nutrition counseling at Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine in Plano and Addison, Texas. If you’re always fatigued, have dull skin or hair, or chronic pain, call the location nearest you or make an appointment online for personalized nutrition advice.
Why is proper nutrition important?
Nutrition fuels your body, and with inadequate nutrients, your body fails to operate correctly. Poor nutrition contributes to obesity and chronic diseases, such as:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
The standard American diet relies on processed convenience foods that are high in salt, sugar, and fat, but lacking in the vitamins and minerals your body needs. These foods overstimulate your taste buds but ultimately leave you feeling unfulfilled.
What are the signs of insufficient nutrition?
If you’re not consuming or absorbing all of the nutrients your body needs, you can develop a range of symptoms, including:
- Brittle or dry hair
- Ridged or curved nails
- Dental health problems like gum disease
- Depressed mood
- Easy bruising
- Slow healing
- Delayed immune response
If any of these symptoms sound familiar, make an appointment with Dr. Alexander at Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine. His nutritional counseling and support enhance your health naturally.
What is included in nutritional counseling?
Dr. Alexander customizes your nutritional counseling and treatments to address your individual health needs. You can expect:
Dr. Alexander begins with a thorough nutritional assessment. He might ask you to keep a food diary for a few days before your appointment. Dr. Alexander also orders blood and urine tests to identify any deficiencies, and he performs a physical exam to evaluate any signs of nutritional problems.
Dr. Alexander takes a natural approach to health and wellness. He works with you to create a nutrient-dense meal plan that includes healthy, whole foods that you enjoy. He also helps you cut out foods that are high in salt, sugar, or fat.
Planning is critical to making healthy food choices. It’s easy to turn to convenience foods or restaurants when you don’t have healthy meals prepped or planned at home. Dr. Alexander helps you change your entire relationship with food.
Sometimes a healthy diet isn’t enough to provide all the nutrients you need. You might not absorb everything you need during digestion. Dr. Alexander may suggest pharmaceutical-grade supplements, nutraceuticals, and homeopathic remedies to ensure your body receives everything it needs for optimal health and function.
If you’re interested in improving your nutrition and health, call Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine or make an appointment online today.