The chiropractic profession views nutrition as the materials needed to maintain your health and includes the vitamins, mineral, and tissue building quality of what you eat. Some foods should be avoided, while others consumed more frequently.
You should consult with Dr. Shepherd directly for your specific nutrient requirements, but there is a general list to consider.
You should avoid:
- Smoking and Alcohol
- White refined sugar and candy
- “Junk Food” and empty calories
- Caffeine, found in coffee and cola drinks
- Salt and foods high in salt content
You should increase your intake of:
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Whole grain breads and cereal
- Lean cut red meats
- Fish and Poultry
- Skin Milk and low fat dairy products
Remember, your specific condition may require special dietary requirements, consult us!
A full body nutritional, whole food cleansing program may be appropriate and we tailor all our programs to meet your specific health goals and needs. Below are some examples of two of the many full body cleanse programs that we utilize in the office.
21 Day Cleanse Testimonial
“I wanted to inform you of how my life has changed since detox. You told me it would; but I was skeptical – at best.I was at a point where I felt like I had no life. Exhausted, constantly in pain, depressed because I couldn’t lose weight. I was taking approximately 50-75 Extra Strength Tylenol and 40-50 Excedrin every week because my joints hurt so badly.
That all changed the first week I was on detox. For the first time in years, I slept soundly through the night. Not that fitful, restless sleep; but deep, solid sleep all night long. My ankles and hands stopped swelling, my headaches went away, and I had unbelievable energy! I now come home from work, cook a healthy dinner, am actively involved with extra-curricular activities, and even have the energy to exercise. I no longer take any pain medication, (I mean nothing!) I don’t need my prescription diuretic, and I lost 26 pounds in three weeks!!”
I have continued to maintain this healthy lifestyle since the purification, and I feel better than I have in at least 10 years. Thank you for the opportunity to feel great – and live my life again!!”
21 Day Purification
“If you had told me the impact that the SP purification program would have had on my life, I would not have believed it. In fact, I didn’t believe it. But the fact is, after two years and three purifications later, I still am so completely amazed at how different my life is. I had suffered with migraine headaches for most of my adult life. They would occur regularly, so severe that I would have to call someone to take care of my children, go to bed for an entire day, and deal with the horrible pain and vomiting that accompanied these episodes. Other than that, I really didn’t have any other health issues – or so I thought!
It wasn’t until I was strongly encouraged (coerced, actually) into doing the detox that I realized I had some “toxicity” issues. Besides the headaches, I also got terrible sinus infections about twice per year. My throat needed to be cleared constantly for about 30 minutes after every meal. My energy level was very low, and my motivation to do anything was even lower. I craved sweets and carbs. Then, I experienced a paradigm shift that changed everything.
The first week of the 21 day purification program (the second day, in fact) was the last time I experienced a migraine. I have not had even one sinus infection since my first detox. I no longer had the excess mucous production that came each time I ate a meal. I had for the first time in years been able to really think clearly and even see things from a whole new perspective; a healthy one! I truly experienced change in my life to the degree that I didn’t think was possible. I now live each and every day being fully aware that what I eat has an incredible impact on my health and that of my family. I would absolutely, without a doubt, recommend this program to anyone, even if you think you’re healthy!