As the role of nutrition continues to emerge in importance in the development and treatment of conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, having the right tools to accurately assess patient dietary behavior is becoming more critical. At Midwest Spine and Nerve Center we use NutraScreen Technology to aide in determining your personal dietary and nutritional needs, in order to design a program just for you.
NutraScreen is a state of the art online nutrition questionnaire that asks you about the foods you eat and delivers information to enable healthcare professionals to provide personalized nutritional recommendations to meet your health goals. NutraScreen was developed through National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research and uses a scientifically validated methodology. In about 20 minutes, NutraScreen captures a complete dietary history and performs a detailed analysis of your current dietary behavior.
Specific, personalized, concrete and actionable recommendations for change are the hallmarks of the NutraScreen approach. The NutraScreen breakthrough enables your healthcare professional, for the first time, to incorporate meaningful and very personalized dietary recommendations into your comprehensive care plan. You don’t have to spend hours or days logging information and no time is wasted translating food history to nutritional values like calorie and fat. NutraScreen’s innovative methodology uses food image libraries and proprietary logic to ensure that you only spend time responding to questions about foods you actually eat.
Taking into account factors that make nutritional needs unique like your age and gender and your answers, NutraScreen compares your information to established dietary guidelines and produces your nutritional profile including 140 nutrient and food components. This profile is presented in easy to read reports that highlight the specific foods and dietary behaviors that are most impacting key nutrient intake and where nutritional deficiencies are likely to exist. This helps you and your healthcare provider to focus on changes you can make that require minimum change to produce maximum results.
A study from the journal Nature (April 20, 2007) shows that nutrients are best consumed, digested, metabolized, and utilized from whole food versus from supplements. The study demonstrates that vitamins and minerals exist in a matrix with other beneficial substances that all interact with each other. That is why trying to isolate a specific vitamin or mineral and supplementing with a synthetic version of that nutrient is a bad idea.
So what do you do if you are not getting sufficient amounts of these vital nutrients in your daily diet?
High-quality supplements made from whole foods are what we recommend here at Midwest Spine and Nerve Center. Our supplements are sourced from a 420-acre certified organic farm that is tucked away in a small Wisconsin farming community. The company produces their whole food supplements using ingredients grown on the farm. Whole food supplements supply our bodies with nutrients we are not getting from our diet—all the vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, and phyto-nutrients that foods possess in a way that nature intended, in a whole food form. Imagine taking whole, organic, nutrient-dense foods and removing the water without disturbing the vital nutrient configuration!
Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? There are so many different kinds of supplements on the market that selecting a supplement is often confusing. We provide recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient’s return to optimal health. We can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.
Both Doctors are certified by the state of Wisconsin as Nutritional Counselors.
To learn more about our Nutritional Program, please call 608-338-0617.
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Madison Chiropractors Extend Practice Into Corporate Wellness at Flambeau Inc.
MADISON, Wis.—July 13, 2015—Brothers Samuel and Christopher Sekanick are well-known, respected Madison-area chiropractors and today the Doctors became the first chiropractors to become Cultivate certified corporate on-site wellness practitioners for the Madison area. The program will support the growing demand of companies looking for on-site, chiropractic professionals with nutritional expertise as part of an organization’s wellness offering. This practioner serves as the central resource to provide key elements of an effective wellness program, including chiropractic care, fitness consulting, nutritional guidance, and ongoing health education curricula.
Cultivate’s model delivers statistically- and clinically-significant differences in employee health factors and the reduction of long-term health risks, according to the Medical College of Wisconsin and UW-Milwaukee School of Public Health.
This report shows employee health factors improved related to safety, cancer and heart health. Participant blood pressure, nutrition and stress levels improved along with better body mass index, cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Contact our office for more information on our Corporate Wellness Program.