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Nutritional Assessment

Nutritional Assessment in Grundy Center

Chiropractic care is the first step. Bodies are designed to heal and if bodies are not healing they are doing just the opposite. The only way that the body has to communicate is through the language of signs and symptoms. Chronic aches and pains, constipation or other digestive problems, headaches, sleep disturbance, low libido, low energy, menstrual disorders, or more are symptoms of a body crying out for help.

Sometimes the symptoms you are feeling are not just because you need a Chiropractic adjustment but they are due to improper function of an internal systems. If you are interested in moving your health to the next level, Dr. Prahl performs Nutritional Assessments and designs individualized Nutrition Programs. Even if you eat right, it is increasingly difficult to get all of the nutrients you need to stay healthy. Specific nutrients may be necessary for you to reach your maximum potential.

Dr. Prahl’s initial analysis includes:

  • Nutrition Reflex Testing: This uses a body response technique that pinpoints areas of the body that call for improved function.
  • Heart Rate Variability Testing: This is a dynamic measurement of the heart giving a “snapshot” of your Autonomic Nervous System. This is the part of the nervous system that works automatically without thinking about it. This test is used as an indicator of your internal functions, physical fitness, and stress handling.
  • Bio-impedance Testing: A method to determine body fat and lean muscle percentages, metabolic rate and the overall health of your cells.

Initial testing begins with these forms of analysis because it is quick, affordable and most people have great response to the recommendations.

If you have chronic conditions that are not responding then Dr. Prahl may recommend blood interpretation to determine if your body is functioning optimally or if you have deficiencies that need correcting before they manifest as disease. Our blood interpretation uses the same blood tests performed by your medical doctor or P.A, however, we look for optimal ranges for interpretation instead of just clinical ranges.