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RC: Hello everyone, this is Liz Harvey coming to you from our razorcast™ studios in New York City where we are dedicated to bringing you cutting edge interviews from leading industry professionals across the United States.
In today’s episode, we are speaking with Dr. Jeffrey Clark. Dr. Clark is the founder of Clark Chiropractic Clinic, a pain relief and wellness center located in Omaha, Nebraska. He was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and graduated Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dr. Clark is educated by faculty & teachers of colleges worldwide. He has been in practice since 1981 and served on the Nebraska Workers Compensation Board and is a Diplomat of the International Scoliosis Research Center.
Dr. Clark is considered to be one of the top Chiropractors in the area and he is also a contributing member of our national network of industry professionals.
Today we are going to talk about a very important topic: Nutrition
RC: Hi Dr. Clark, how are you today?
Dr. Jeffrey Clark: Hey Liz I’m doing real good, thank you.
RC: Great. Well, thanks for being here.
Question 1: Your clinic promotes overall wellness and nutrition. How is this an important element in chiropractic care?
RC: So if I’m going to jump in, your clinic promotes overall wellness and nutrition. How is this an important element in chiropractic care?
Dr. Jeffrey Clark: Well the old adage is “You are what you eat.” When we see patients that are not taking care themselves outside the office, healthy diet, exercise, etc… it makes it difficult to achieve the whole body health care goals that we try to do inside the office.
Question 2: Research suggests that dietary changes can reduce inflammation. What are some examples of diet changes that can help?
RC: Okay so research suggests that dietary changes can reduce inflammation. What are some examples of diet changes that can help?
Dr. Jeffrey Clark: Well, one of the number one things a lot of people don’t realize is sugar. Sugar is really hard as far as inflammatory diseases throughout your body, not just in your gut but in your joints. We always tell people to avoid sugar, white bread, animal fat, alcohol, foods high in omega 6 which would be like corn, soy and peanuts, and milk, MSG that is of course found in a lot of Asian foods and gluten. Also the Mediterranean diet is very good for anti-inflammatory effects for example fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and omega 3 fatty acids.
Question 3: For a new patient, how do you begin nutritional counseling? Do you conduct any testing? What factors do you consider when analyzing their nutrition habits?
RC: Okay and for a new patient, how do you begin nutritional counseling? Do you conduct any testing? What factors do you consider when analyzing their nutrition habits?
Dr. Jeffrey Clark: Well the way I like to look at it, quite frankly Liz, is we guide and suggest, not really counsel. Patients usually know the basics of eating healthy and I always tell them if it comes in a can or a box or at a drive-up window, you probably should stay away from it.
Question 4: Do you recommend dietary supplements to your patients?
RC: Right that’s good advice and do you recommend any dietary supplements to your patients?
Dr. Jeffrey Clark: Quite a bit actually and when we do, for example, we’ll do things what I would consider condition based. You know someone comes in and they have nerve related issues like sciatica or leg pain or maybe numbness down the hands or the arms, we might be real specific and get them to increase their B complex levels or if they have joint pain, I might get them on a product called glucosamine and MSG. But when a patient wants to take supplements, we really try and keep it simple.
You know the biggest things – there’s about four things that people should be taking and the number one thing would probably be the Omega 3. Gender specific multi-vitamin. We recommend a D3 5000 and a probiotic for colon health. You know, most people that are nutritionally driven usually overdo it with way too many supplements that I think is harder on the body than helping. So we try to limit it to really those four basic things. When someone would back me into a corner, “What should I take?” that’s probably what I would tell them most generally for everybody.
RC: Okay great. Well, thank you so much Dr. Clark. We know you’re busy so I just want to say thanks for your time and help today.
Dr. Jeffrey Clark: Sure, appreciate it.
RC: And for our listeners across the country, if you are interested in speaking with Dr. Jeffrey Clark, you can either go online at www.theomahachiropractor.com or call (402) 393-0566 to schedule an appointment.
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