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Nutrient Deficiency Addressed By Therapist

By KAREN COONEY | Jun 16, 2016

Editor’s Note: Karen Cooney is a nutrition therapist and psychological counselor with a practice in The Commons at Royce Run, Manahawkin. She is a board-certified health practitioner and a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She has a bachelor’s degree in nutrition/dietetics and a master’s degree in psychological counseling.

Most of us know we need to make some lifestyle changes in order to experience better health and vitality. The trouble is, how do we make those changes?

Somewhere along the way we have stopped eating real food. We can’t figure out what is real and what is processed.  Everyone is confused and hearing so many mixed messages. No wonder we have lost our way.

We eat very poorly in this country and we need to get back to basics. We are overweight yet undernourished. Our bodies have nutritional needs that can only be met by eating real whole foods. We are not getting what we need from these food-like products that are stripped of their vitamins, minerals, enzymes and fiber. We are literally starving for nutrients.

And what we are left with after years of poor eating are a whole lot of ailments. We are overweight, sick, weak, tired, have autoimmune diseases, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, colitis, IBS, autism, ADD, ADHD, Aspergers, migraines, blood sugar imbalances that lead to heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, high cholesterol. You name it, we’ve got it. We are needlessly suffering.

The answers are right under our noses. We don’t have a Prozac deficiency – we have a global nutrient deficiency.

The good news is you can practice nutrition therapy all on your own! You have the ability to heal yourself with natural substances that your body actually recognizes and is craving instead of relying solely on medications and surgeries. It’s time for us to become more proactive about our health and our bodies and get our lives back.

There is not one specific diet for all of us. Everyone is different and we have different physical, environmental and nutritional issues and needs. People need a tailor-made meal plan based on their individual needs. How can you correct the problem if you don’t figure out what the problem is?

At my practice I work on digestion, fixing the gut lining, detoxification, improving immune function and determining what nutritional deficiencies you may have. I can determine if you suffer from food intolerances that may result in inflammation in your body, causing autoimmune disease and inflammation in the brain.

Certain proteins can turn into opiate compounds which can leak into your bloodstream through a leaky gut and cross the blood brain barrier. If you are an overeater, for example, you may literally be addicted to certain foods because of this, just like a drug or alcohol addiction. These opiate peptides are often seen in children with autism as well.

It is time for food rehabilitation. Every other addictive problem has rehabilitation, but this is not so with people who suffer with food issues. Are you ready to make a change in your life or help your children make changes in theirs? Are you ready for a food rehab?

For more information, see the website or call 609-548-9029.




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