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Clinical Nutrition

Clinical Nutrition is the chemistry the body uses to live, supply energy, and to heal. Clinical nutrition is the understanding and application of dietary needs and biochemistry. In general illness can be summed up as a deficiency or a toxicity.  We have too little of a nutrient or too much of a substance the body is not handling well.  The most common early sign is fatigue.

How can clinical nutrition help with fatigue?

Clinical nutrition can play a significant role in addressing fatigue by identifying underlying nutritional deficiencies or imbalances that may be contributing to the symptoms. Here are some ways in which clinical nutrition can help with fatigue:

  1. Identifying nutrient deficiencies: Fatigue can often be a result of inadequate intake or absorption of essential nutrients such as iron, vitamin B12, vitamin D, or magnesium. A clinical nutritionist can assess your diet and recommend appropriate dietary changes or supplementation to address these deficiencies.
  2. Balancing blood sugar levels: Fluctuations in blood sugar levels can lead to energy crashes and feelings of fatigue. A clinical nutritionist can help design a well-balanced meal plan that includes a combination of complex carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats to stabilize blood sugar levels throughout the day and maintain consistent energy levels.
  3. Supporting adrenal function: Chronic stress can contribute to fatigue by affecting adrenal gland function. Clinical nutrition can involve recommending specific nutrients and adaptogenic herbs to support adrenal health and manage stress, promoting more sustained energy levels.
  4. Optimizing digestion and gut health: Impaired digestion or gut imbalances, such as leaky gut syndrome or dysbiosis, can impact nutrient absorption and lead to fatigue. A clinical nutritionist can recommend strategies to improve digestion, such as optimizing meal timing, addressing food sensitivities, or incorporating probiotics and prebiotics to support a healthy gut.
  5. Addressing food intolerances and allergies: Undiagnosed food intolerances or allergies can trigger inflammation and drain energy levels. Clinical nutrition can involve identifying potential triggers through elimination diets or specialized testing and designing a personalized diet plan to remove those foods and alleviate fatigue.
  6. Supporting energy production: Certain nutrients, such as coenzyme Q10, carnitine, or B vitamins, play crucial roles in energy production within the body. A clinical nutritionist can assess your nutritional status and recommend specific foods or supplements that support optimal energy production.
  7. Promoting overall lifestyle changes: Clinical nutrition is not limited to dietary modifications alone. It can also encompass recommendations for lifestyle changes such as improving sleep habits, incorporating regular exercise, managing stress, and practicing self-care techniques. These holistic approaches can contribute to better energy levels and reduced fatigue.

Meet our Chiropractors

Dr. Robert Ehle DC

Dr Ehle has 30+ years’ experience in Chiropractic with advanced studies in nutrition, homeopathy, and applied kinesiology (muscle testing). His practice has been in the same Amarillo location at Interstate 40 and Georgia since 1998. He and his wife Frances moved to Amarillo in 1993 from Houston, Texas. They wanted a smaller, more cohesive community to raise their 3 children Eric, Justin, and Lauren.