Exciting New Services Offered at The Nutritional Wellness Center
For 30 years (God that makes me sound old…) I’ve had the privilege to work with patients, many of whom I have cherished relationships with that span several decades. Having such close attachments has allowed me to listen carefully to my patients’ concerns so I could understand their needs and how best to help them.
After my first ten years practicing chiropractic, I realized that to provide truly comprehensive care, I needed to learn functional medicine. I furthered my education to include a Master’s Degree in Nutrition as well as CNS Certification (Certified Nutrition Specialist) and completed all the Advanced Practice Modules for The Institute for Functional Medicine.
That seemed like enough, at the time, to provide the standard of care that I could be proud to offer. However, over the past few years I’ve identified another glaring weak spot that needed to be addressed, which was the ability to help my patients offset the impact of stress on their health. More and more people are struggling to balance the responsibilities of their work, family life, aging parents, and finances, compounded by a lack of time for self-care. In fact, generalized stress and anxiety disorders comprise the most common diagnoses of modern illness and more importantly, stress is a main foundational theme underlying every disease state due to the effects of emotion on physiology.
After hearing this pervasive undertone during many of our patient consultations, I decided to dig in and study various techniques that could help my patients best manage their stress. I was looking for techniques that weren’t labor intensive, would require minimal time and were proven effective in various clinical settings. I set out to find like-minded expert practitioners to offer services at our NJ location. We’ve just completed renovations in the NJ office to allow us to accommodate more staff and services.
I am excited about our first upcoming series led by Karin Weinstein, Certified Mindfulness Educator, who has years of experience in the field of Mind-Body Medicine. Learn more about Karin here.
What a perfect way to start 2020 – with a focus on improving your health and emotional well-being.
Karin’s class is being offered at our Colts Neck location.
- The course is a 6-week series starting Friday January 24th and meeting weekly from 12:30-1:30pm.
- Karin will teach many different mindfulness techniques so that there will be something that resonates with everyone. Mindful breathing and eating, grounding, body scan and even self-compassion will be taught.
- This class is for beginners and advanced practitioners, anyone with an interest in learning how to cope with stress and reduce its deleterious impacts on their health is welcome.
- We can fit up to 10 participants so please call soon if you want to reserve your spot.
- The fee is $90 for all 6 classes.
Stay tuned for more offerings. I am completing a Certification with the Heartmath Institute and will be lecturing about this valuable technique in the upcoming months.