Should You See a Nutritionist?
By Sara Butler
You may get to the gym most days of the week and pass your yearly physical with flying colors. Maybe you even make every single one of your chiropractic appointments. Yeah, you’re really crushing this whole healthy living thing! Or are you? You may be leaving out a consultation with a healthcare professional that can really have a positive impact on your life -- a nutritionist. While it’s a good idea for everyone to see a nutritionist at least once, there are a few signs that you should see a nutritionist sooner rather than later. Here are a few signs you may want to look for.
You Think You Have an Allergy
If you think you have a food intolerance or allergy, you may think it’s time to start cutting foods from your diet. But really, you’ll gain more from a consultation with a dietitian. A registered dietitian can help you to understand if the symptoms you’re experiencing are from a food intolerance, allergy, or something else. They can also let you know if you need to go a bit further and seek the help of a doctor in order to get a correct diagnosis.
If you do need to remove foods from your diet, then a dietician can help guide you through the journey and make sure you aren’t lacking any nutrients along the way.
You’ve Tried Every Diet on the Planet
If you’re trying to reach a healthy weight and aren’t having any luck with one of the bazillion diets you’ve tried, then you may need a nutritionist. A dietitian can help you change your lifestyle and make changes that will stick. Plus, they can help you achieve your goals in a healthy way, which is the most important thing! Understand the science behind the food you eat is important in order to make changes you want for a healthy lifestyle and a dietitian can help you with that.
You Get Heartburn
A dietitian can help you to reduce your symptoms through changes in your diet if you suffer from heartburn. Of course, you need to check with a medical professional to make sure there’s not something more serious going on that is causing the reflux or heartburn, but a dietitian can help immensely.
A registered dietitian can help you to live a healthier life! Ask the chiropractors at The Joint to recommend a nutritionist to you.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Fort Mill, S.C.