Nutritional Therapy

Nutritional Therapy

What we put into our bodies has a far greater impact on our health than most realize. Our nutrition impacts our pain levels, the structure of our joints and muscles, our energy levels throughout our day and our workouts, and much more. The problem is, there are many confusing and conflicting messages about what foods, drinks, and supplements are healthy to consume and what products we should stay away from. Dr. Speer realizes how important nutritional therapy is to your current and long-term health but also is aware of the confusion and difficulty when attempting to initiate diet changes.

At St. Johns Chiropractic & Performance, we do not believe in fad diets, but we do believe in long-term sustainable solutions to help you meet your nutrition and health goals. We seek to help those trying to lose weight, athletes who seek to use nutritional therapy to improve performance, and people who simply just want to feel better. We will meet you where you are and together, we will form a plan that works for your timeline and will help you achieve your specific goals. We will equip and empower you with the education and tools that you need so you will no longer be confused by the conflicting and “trendy” information about nutritional therapy.

A typical Western (American) diet is associated with chronic inflammation, chronic pain, and higher pain intensities. Healthy dietary changes away from the Western diet have shown to have pain-relieving effects. – Journal of Clinical Medicine (2020)

While nutrient deficiencies increase chances of pain, switching to an anti-inflammatory diet that ensures adequate vitamin intake increases chances for reducing pain and joint stiffness. Diet evaluation should always be part of a medical examination for chronic pain. – Pain (2012)

People with an elevated Body Mass Index, have a higher risk for developing muscle and joint pain, headaches, chronic low back pain, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, and abdominal pain. – Chiropractic & Manual Therapies (2013)

Athletes were found to have 6% faster race times when consuming an anti-inflammatory diet on the days leading up to competition versus when they eat a Western (American) diet. – Journal of American College of Nutrition (2019)

“I have never seen anyone be the best version of themselves by eating a crappy diet.” – Mark Hyman, MD, Director of Functional Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic