Nutrition

Nutrition Services & Better Health

Certain food groups (like sugar, grains, dairy and legumes) could be having a negative impact on your health and fitness without you even realizing it. Are your energy levels inconsistent or non-existent? Do you have aches and pains that can’t be explained by over-use or injury? Are you having a hard time losing weight no matter how hard you try? Do you have some sort of condition (like skin issues, digestive ailments, seasonal allergies or fertility issues) that medication hasn’t helped? These symptoms may be directly related to the foods you eat – even the “healthy” stuff. So how do you know if (and how) these foods are affecting you?

Strip them from your diet completely. Cut out all the psychologically unhealthy, hormone-unbalancing, gut-disrupting, inflammatory food groups for AT LEAST 30 days and see the changes. Let your body heal and recover from whatever effects those foods may be causing. Push the “reset” button with your metabolism, systemic inflammation, and the downstream effects of the food choices you’ve been making. Learn once and for all how the foods you’ve been eating are actually affecting your day to day life, and your long term health.

So, what do you eat;

Eat real food!

Nutrition Services at Van Ness Chiropractic

Eat meat, seafood, eggs, tons of vegetables, some fruit, and plenty of good fats from fruits, oils, nuts and seeds. Eat foods with very few ingredients, all pronounceable ingredients, or better yet, no ingredients listed at all because they’re totally natural and unprocessed.

Avoid these foods!

More importantly, here’s what NOT to eat for improving your health. Omitting all of these foods and beverages will help you regain your healthy metabolism, reduce systemic inflammation, and help you discover how these foods are truly impacting your health, fitness and quality of life.

  • Do not consume added sugar of any kind, real or artificial. No maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, coconut sugar, Splenda, Equal, Nutrasweet, xylitol, stevia, etc. Read your labels, because companies sneak sugar into products in ways you might not recognize.
  • Do not consume alcohol in any form, not even for cooking. (And it should go without saying, but no tobacco products of any sort, either.)
  • Do not eat grains. This includes (but is not limited to) wheat, rye, barley, oats, corn, rice, millet, bulgur, sorghum, amaranth, buckwheat, sprouted grains and all of those gluten-free pseudo-grains like quinoa. This also includes all the ways we add wheat, corn and rice into our foods in the form of bran, germ, starch and so on. Again, read your labels.
  • Do not eat legumes. This includes beans of all kinds (black, red, pinto, navy, white, kidney, lima, fava, etc.), peas, chickpeas, lentils, and peanuts. No peanut butter, either. This also includes all forms of soy – soy sauce, miso, tofu, tempeh, edamame, and all the ways we sneak soy into foods (like lecithin).
  • Do not eat dairy. This includes cow, goat or sheep’s milk products such as cream, cheese (hard or soft), kefir, yogurt (even Greek), and sour cream… with the exception of clarified butter or ghee. (See below for details.)
  • Do not consume carrageenan, MSG or sulfites. If these ingredients appear in any form on the label of your processed food or beverage, it’s out!

These foods are exceptions to the rule, and are allowed.

  • Clarified Butter or Ghee. Clarified butter or ghee is the only source of dairy allowed. Plain old butter is NOT allowed, as the milk proteins found in non-clarified butter could impact the results of your program.
  • Fruit juice as a sweetener. Some products or recipes will include fruit as a sweetener, which is fine.
  • Certain legumes. We’re fine with green beans, sugar snap peas and snow peas. While they’re technically a legume, these are far more “pod” than “bean,” and green plant matter is generally good for you.
  • Most forms of vinegar, including white, balsamic, apple cider, red wine, and rice, are allowed. The only exceptions are vinegars with added sugar, or malt vinegar, which generally contains gluten.
  • Salt. Did you know that all iodized table salt contains sugar? Sugar (often in the form of dextrose) is chemically essential to keep the potassium iodide from oxidizing and being lost. Because all restaurant and pre-packaged foods contain salt, we’re making salt an exception to our “no added sugar” rule.

Nutrition Services at Van Ness ChiropracticWe like to follow the guidelines of the Whole 30 diet.  The book lays out what you can eat and cannot eat while you eat your way to better health.  If you need help with your diet plan call us at 847-842-8070 and ask about our dietary coaching and toxin detox programs.

 

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* For emergency or after hour appointments, call or text Dr. Van Ness at 224-622-5836

Office Hours

Monday
7:30AM - 5:45PM

Tuesday
9:00AM - 6:00PM

Wednesday
7:30AM - 5:45PM

Thursday
7:45AM - 10:30AM

Friday
7:30AM - 12:00PM

Saturday
CLOSED

Sunday
CLOSED

* For emergency or after hour appointments, call or text Dr. Van Ness at 224-622-5836

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Christopher MaxsonChristopher Maxson
21:06 11 Jul 22
LOVE THIS PLACE! Dr Van Ness is awesome. Really knows his stuff. Friendly and comfortable environment. Has been really helpful keeping my body healthy with working 2 physical jobs. Thank you Dr Van Ness. Also when it comes to acupunture, I would recommend Dr Rani. Thank you for your kindness. From the first day I felt very comfortable here so I appreciate you. And to the amazing and friendly staff Thank you for all that you guys do.. for all you do y
Erin LocherErin Locher
16:56 01 Jul 22
I can't say enough about Dr. Jason Van Ness and the team at Van Ness Chiropractic! When people ask if I know a good Chiropractor in town, without hesitation, I recommend Van Ness Chiropractic. Not only for "fixing" what's broken, but for wellness maintenance, too. I see people in the office ranging from babies to elderly, athletes of all kinds, people who travel far and wide and make time, when in town, to visit Dr. Van Ness. Van Ness Chiropractic offers a vainly of services and is not limited to Chiropractic care. Besides my regular Chiropractic visits, I have taken advantage of Acupuncture and Massage Therapy. My quality of life is enriched by regular visits to Dr. Jason Van Ness and his team!Stop by and meet the team...you'll be thankful you did.
Rick LewanRick Lewan
12:47 30 Jun 22
Dr.Van Ness has built himself a great place for health. I’ve been seeing him since he did a residency with Dr.Cox, late 1990s. As a legacy patient he has always kept me straight. He even came in on a weekend to assist my wife with an issue. His place isn’t just straightening crooked people. He treats young athletes to the “ole guys” equally. His center of health has a variety of therapists to get you the proper care you want.
Laurie WenzelLaurie Wenzel
20:04 16 Jun 22
I have been nothing but happy and feeling great after 6 1/2 years of seeing Jason and Jeff! Thank you for being so positive and always available!Your office and staff are wonderful and so welcoming! Keep up the awesomeness and congratulations on the big 25!
Angeline GuseAngeline Guse
13:54 01 Jun 21
I didn’t even know I had mild back problems until I came here. Very thorough and very friendly staff! I love the fact that it’s also a clean and safe place as they wipe surfaces often. Definitely recommend!
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