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Nutrition services offered in Charleston, SC

Without good nutrition, you could suffer from fatigue, low mood, joint pain, and many other health issues. Steven Zimmerman, DC, of Zimmerman Chiropractic in Charleston, South Carolina, has considerable expertise in identifying and treating nutrient deficiencies. He works with Metagenics®, which supplies an extensive range of nutritional supplements for optimal health. To find out how you can benefit from better nutrition, call Zimmerman Chiropractic today or book an appointment online.

Nutrition Q & A

What is nutrition?

Nutrition is a term for all the substances your body extracts from food and drinks. It includes the major food groups — protein, fat, carbohydrate, and fiber — and micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals.

Good nutrition starts with a healthy, varied diet. You need protein to grow, build muscle, and repair damaged tissues. Fiber keeps your gut healthy and feeds the friendly bacteria that play an important role in your digestive system.

You get energy from carbs and fats, and healthy fats provide nutrients that help your body produce hormones and other vital substances. Vitamins and minerals have multiple uses, from ensuring you have strong bones to keeping organs healthy and slowing aging.

How do I ensure I have good nutrition?

If you can, eat a wide variety of foods, focusing on fruit and vegetables, low-fat dairy, high-quality protein sources, whole grains, nuts, and seeds. Keep refined foods, sugar, and unhealthy saturated fats to a minimum. Staying fit by exercising regularly also helps aid your digestion.

Many people can’t get all the nutrition they need from their diet. They might dislike or be unable to eat certain foods or have problems in their gastrointestinal (GI) tract that prevent their bodies from extracting all the nutrients from their food.

Dr. Zimmerman works with leading nutritional supplement manufacturer Metagenics to provide the highest quality vitamins and mineral supplements. Metagenics aims to make nutrition a front-line treatment for preventing diseases and ensuring everyone enjoys optimal health.

What supplements might I need to improve my nutrition? 

Metagenics offers an extensive range of supplements. Some are specific micronutrients, such as vitamins A, B complex, C, D, E, or K, or minerals like magnesium, iron, selenium, or calcium. Other ingredients include antioxidants, which stop your cells from deteriorating.

Some supplements contain a combination of ingredients that address specific issues. The Immune Defense Pack®, for example, contains vitamins C and D, zinc, and antioxidants. These nutrients boost your immune system function and support a healthy cardiovascular system.

Other nutritional supplements that Metagenics supplies include nature-identical prebiotics and probiotics to help with digestion. Dr. Zimmerman advises you on which supplements you need for optimal nutrition. You can order them online and have them delivered to your home.

To benefit from the best nutritional supplements, call Zimmerman Chiropractic today or book an appointment online.