Nutritional Counseling, Whole Food Supplements, and Immunity Support

Based in Portland, Maine

The Power of Whole Food Nutrition for Bioavailability

In a world where the consumption of processed foods is increasing, the significance of whole-food nutrition cannot be overstated. Whole foods are loaded with a complex range of nutrients that our bodies recognize and can utilize most efficiently – a concept known as bioavailability.

Bioavailability refers to how easily a nutrient can be absorbed and utilized by the body. Whole foods like fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains provide a rich blend of nutrients in their natural form, making them more bio-available and, therefore, more beneficial to our bodies compared to synthetic supplements.

Trust a Medical Professional for Nutritional Guidance

While a nutrition coach can provide basic dietary advice, getting nutritional counseling from a medical professional takes it to a whole new level. Our Chiropractic expert possesses an extensive understanding of the human body and can provide tailored nutritional advice based on your individual health needs.

Dr. Hayes can identify underlying health issues that might be influencing your dietary needs and guide you toward a nutrition plan that not only fits your lifestyle but also promotes optimal health.

Boost Your Immunity with Raw Nutrition

Emphasizing raw, whole foods in your diet is a powerful way to boost your immunity. Raw nutrition focuses on consuming foods in their most natural state, which are often high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. These compounds strengthen your immune system and protect against diseases.

Our team at Integrative Chiropractic, based in Portland, Maine, is dedicated to guiding you toward a healthier, stronger, immune-boosted lifestyle. With our expert nutritional counseling and whole food supplement recommendations, you’ll be well-equipped to meet the challenges of everyday life, be it seasonal concerns like the flu or major events like Covid 19.

The Immune System & the Gut

The immune system is made up of many components, including the spleen, thymus, lymph nodes, and lymphatic tissues in the gut. Targeted nutrition can support the immune system function through general support and specific action, including natural killer cells, Beta cells, macrophage cells, immune effector cells, and secretory immunoglobulin A and immunoglobulin E.

Gut health and immune system health are strongly connected, in fact, the gut is home to a majority of the body’s rich and complex immune system. Probiotic strains can influence the immune system by modulating cell signals and an abundance of cell types while interacting with receptors in the gut tissue.

As you can see, your immune system will not be able to function 100% if it is not healthy and supported. This is why a probiotic is vital to not just your overall health but to a fully functioning immune system.

Meridian Autonomic Testing for Personalized Nutrition

Dr. Hayes utilizes Meridian Autonomic Testing (MAT) – a blend of kinesiology and acupuncture meridians – to identify your nutritional deficiencies precisely. This personalized approach allows us to target specific areas and assess whether the supplements are beneficial and necessary. With this cutting-edge approach, we’re excited to offer a new dimension of health improvement to our clients.

Paving the Way to Year-Round Health

Are you ready to kickstart your journey to a healthier, more vibrant you? With our focused nutritional guidance, whole food supplement recommendations, and continuous support, you can achieve improved energy, motivation, and overall health. For more detailed information, check out our weight loss service page. You’re just a step away from your healthiest self. Book a free consultation today!


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