Nutritional Counseling

Our Approach to Nutritional Counseling

At our Bakersfield chiropractic office use advanced laboratory ​analysis to find exactly what nutrients people are deficient in through blood testing. Science Based Nutrition is the company we partnered with to provide in depth analysis to determine any condition or rising imbalance you may present. Their test is very thorough and takes the guess work out of nutrition. Their test determines:

  • ​How healthy you really are
  • What problems are just beginning
  • What diseases you have
  • What vitamins and supplements you should take to correct your health
  • Your progress in the program
  • If the supplements you are taking are working
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Here is a sample report showing how in depth, yet understandable their findings are: Sample Science Based Nutrition Report

This test is unique because it looks at each nutrient on a continuum. Many tests only look for problems bad enough to be clinically recognized that may already be causing disease. Science Based Nutrition looks for all deficiencies, ones that are not bad enough to be recognized as clinical, but are outside of healthy ranges are still addressed. Findings like this can indicate and prevent disease before it happens. It also puts the body in a state of optimal health.

Samples of blood, hair, and urine are all used to run the test. Dr. Bradley is in contact with facilities that are appropriate for taking these samples and will help you to make sure everything is set up correctly. Dr. Bradley himself is a licensed Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist (FDN) who is fully qualified to evaluate these test and give patients feedback on what changes they should make.

When the test results come back, Dr. Bradley goes over the findings with you and then gives you advice on what diet changes you can make to improve your health. He also gives you information on all of the recommended supplements which you can order through us. We sell only the highest grade nutritional products that meet the strictest standards of quality.​

The supplements are of high quality so that they are free of toxins and dense with nutrients. Dr. Bradley also has an extensive knowledge and experience of what makes a healthy diet, so the advice he gives can help bring you to a higher state of health. We target your exact nutritional needs so that you are correcting what needs to be the most improved in your health. This approach to nutrition shows real results.

Our method also allows us to re-test after three months to evaluate what nutritional deficiencies have been corrected or if others have surfaced that need to be addressed. This ensures that the supplements you are taking and diet you are on are changing with you and are constantly working to better your health.​

At Bradley Chiropractic Nutrition Center we use nutritional counseling in combination with chiropractic treatments. We believe it is an integral part of one's health, and for one to be fully healthy nutrition must be considered.

​If you are interested in trying this yourself, or want more information, please call the number at the top of the page to schedule an appointment. Or leave us a message. We look forward to serving you!

Healthy Nutrition at Bradley Chiropractic Nutrition Center

Does Nutritional Counseling Work?

Science Based Nutrition has had great success​ in helping people improve their health with their methods. They have been able to help people with Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, poor concentration, poor memory, insomnia, Crohn's disease, diabetes, fibromyalgia, menopause, multiple sclerosis, parkinson's, and cancer. Their successes are not at all limited to these conditions.

​In order to be completely healthy, we believe at Bradley Chiropractic Nutrition Center that one must be balanced with structural, nutritional, and emotional health. We take a holistic approach to health and strive to discover the underlying causes of disease and treat the roots of the problem directly.

Through nutrition we can greatly improve people's health. We can treat ​conditions that are fundamentally caused by a lack of nutrition. We can also prevent diseases from developing in the first place by catching and addressing nutritional imbalances before they worsen. Even for people not in immediate risk of disease, nutrition can greatly improve their health. General wellbeing will be improved which provides a higher quality to life.

Overall, nutrition is an ​incredibly important factor of one's health. Through our partnership with Science Based Nutrition we are able to use laboratory testing. Because of this we take the guess work out of nutrition and see real results fast. And re-testing ensures that the supplements and diet we recommend changes with the patient, constantly keeping their health on track.

We believe in our methods and in fact Dr. Bradley and his family have taken Science Based Nutrition's test and are taking the supplements ​they need to improve their health. This method is an excellent way to improve the exact deficiencies that you may have in your nutrition.

​If you are interested in trying this yourself, or want more information, please call the number at the top of the page to schedule an appointment. Or visit our Contact Us page. We look forward to serving you!

Why is Nutrition Important?

The food you eat gives your body the raw materials it needs to survive. It gives your body fuel to turn into energy to move and function. Food also provides the building blocks that your body will use to replenish and rebuild every cell in your body.

It takes the right combination of nutrients for your body to work at it's best. And, just like your car, the quality of the fuel in your body makes a difference in how well it runs. Junk, thinned out gas would make your car run weaker, dirtier, and it will break down more. Food is the same way. Except for two big differences.

Your car doesn't rebuild itself using its fuel. Your body uses the nutrition it gets to rebuild itself over and over. If the materials are bad, then the structure they build will be weak. Imagine taking all of the metal and plastic in your car and replacing it with styrofoam. It would fall apart, or have to be driven so gently that it would be next to useless. Your body is very dynamic, and sometimes explosive with its movements. If the bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles are weak there is a much greater chance of injury.

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Also, when something breaks down in your car, you can go buy a new part. Or when it's been long enough you buy a whole new car! If something in your body breaks down it's not as simple as replacing it (except for a transplant of course, but although it is a miracle of modern medicine that saves millions of lives, it is much more expensive and risky than fixing your car). There is no "buying" a new body. You can change it through surgery, exercise, medication, and nutrition, but no matter what you do, your body is still with you. So it makes sense to take care of it.

In today's world, much of the food available to us that many people eat are low quality and filled with toxins such as preservatives, plastics, and pesticides. To make matters worse, most people's diets are completely imbalanced too. Many people eat far too much sugar, empty carbohydrates, bad fats (trans fats), etc. and are basing their diet on outdated, incorrect information on what is healthy to eat.

Unfortunately, many people who are trying to do something about their diet are following 'fad' diets that don't take into consideration the person's unique metabolic and nutritional needs. There will never be a one size fits all diet.

Many of these diets also give advice to eat tiny amounts of food or to avoid things essential to health such as healthy fats and oils. Certainly an excess of these is unhealthy as well, but a balanced diet is needed to be truly healthy. Depriving the body of nutrition puts large amounts of stress on the body, telling it to hold on to the fat stores it has until it is simply so drained that it has no choice but to use them. This is a very unhealthy way to approach weight loss.

Correct nutrition is important because it takes ​into consideration a persons unique metabolism, addresses what nutrients they are deficient in, and is full of quality foods that are free of toxins and rich in nutrients. This allows the entire body to work optimally. Organs are healthier, tissues such as skin, bones, ligaments, and tendons are stronger, stress levels will be lower, and energy levels will be higher. This greatly reduces the risk of injury and disease in people. It also gives them a much higher quality of life.

Because the body is properly fed, it ​is much healthier and under much less stress. This often results in less general pain and discomfort, a clearer mind, better emotional health, better physical health, better sleep, and a greater ability to deal with the stress of everyday life in a healthy way, just to name a few of the benefits.

If you have more questions about Nutritional Counseling try our FAQ page or call our office!