Nutrition in Northfield does not have to be confusing.  At Cram Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we provide resources and education for all your nutrition needs.

When you consider your body’s daily requirement of vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins, and sugars to function properly, you quickly understand that nutrition is essential to your quality of life.  You might even consider that nutrition is the oldest health practice, but with today’s science we can go deeper in our understanding of how nutrition works at the cellular level to produce quality health.  While nutrition therapy alone can be effective for restoring health related to many conditions, nutrition can also be integrated with other treatment plans to improve results and recovery time.  Cram Chiropractic and Wellness Center is a holistic treatment center providing access to the complementary therapies that you need to get back to enjoying life to the fullest.  This short article below is provided to help you see if you may benefit from the quality nutrition therapy available through our partnership with Nutrition Proportion.

Understanding Nutrition Therapy in Northfield

Nutrition is the practice of using quality foods and supplements to meet your body’s daily needs each day.  These daily needs change with life and environment.   Children need protein and quality fats to sustain growing bodies.  Young adults need proper balance in their diet to maintain hormone and immune vitality.  As we age, additional nutrient support is required to help the body maintain good digestion and fight inflammation.

While nutrition is the basis of life from the beginning of time, our understanding of individual nutrients just began to develop at the beginning of the 1900’s when vitamins were first identified.  Nutrition care is now moving into personalized medicine protocols, as we learn how to tailor personal nutrition needs based upon lifestyle and genetic information.   Identifying your personal nutrition needs is an important step toward quality of life.

How is Nutrition used at Cram Chiropractic and Wellness Center?

At Cram Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Northfield, multiple levels of nutrition care are available to interested clients.

  • Basic Nutrition Support – Appropriate nutrition recommendations are provided based upon the symptoms presented during a clinic visit.   The recommendations may include a referral to our clinic nutritionist, or a suggestion for a supplement available through online sources or on the clinic shelf.
  • Nutrition Supplements – Nutrition supplements are available in the clinic from professional line products.  Some of those product lines include Standard Process, Metagenics, Nutridyne, and Bio-Light.  Clients may also request access to FullScript, which is an online nutrition supplement resource offering access to more than 300 brands of professional quality supplements.
  • Personalized Testing – Tests are available to evaluate a variety of concerns.  Kits to measure hormone balance, stool testing, bacteria overgrowth, parasites, vitamin and mineral deficiencies can be purchased from the clinic.  A review of the results with the Licensed Nutritionist will be scheduled.
  • Nutrition Consultation – Personal nutrition consultation is also available in the clinic with our own Licensed Nutritionist.  Private consultations can be set up to review your specific health goals and create a nutrition plan to help you reach those goals.

What should I expect during my nutrition appointment?

A nutrition appointment at Cram Chiropractic and Wellness Center will typically begin with an email confirmation of your appointment and some attached documents for you to complete.  These documents include a health history and a dietary record.  With these documents, a careful review of your health journey will be discussed at your appointment.  The information provided in these documents will help provide an understanding of where you have come from and what will be the specific recommendations that will work best for you to move forward in health.

At your initial consultation, a specific plan will be developed to help you understand the next steps to take.  Nutrition therapy in Northfield tries to address the core issues related to disease and provide the building blocks the body needs to begin the restoration of health.  Sometimes, this journey will take some time depending upon how long the body has been missing quality nutrients.  Many times a client will begin noticing a difference within a couple weeks, and as the client continues to follow the nutrition therapy continued progress should be observed.  The improvements with nutrition therapy are related to addressing the core issue of the health problem.

Dr. Noel Aldrich is a Certified Nutrition Specialist Practitioner licensed in Minnesota to provide valuable nutrition therapy for your quality health.

If you would like to learn more about nutrition in Northfield or see if you could benefit from nutrition therapy in your current care, please contact our team at Cram Chiropractic and Wellness Center today for help.

Nutrition Proportion   -  Dr. Noel Aldrich, CNS

Cram Chiropractic
& Wellness Center

158 Water Street North
Northfield, MN 55057
(507) 663-1972