The Protocols of Health and Wellness
We all want to be the healthiest versions of ourselves, and at Abundant Life Health Center, we are dedicated to helping our patients in St. Johns to enjoy an all-around healthier lifestyle. In addition to helping to facilitate the body’s natural ability to heal itself through chiropractic care, we offer testing and advice on three main areas of wellness: nutrition, fitness, and toxicity.
Nutrition is one of the most important aspects of leading a healthy lifestyle. Good nutrition can help you maintain a healthy weight and stay energized, but it can also help to reduce your risk for developing a number of health problems, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis and even some cancers. Unfortunately, good nutrition can be more difficult that it sounds, but luckily, Abundant Life Health Center is here to help.
We offer personalized nutrition plans based on your current state of health and/or any diseases or health concerns you may have. But, we don’t stop there. We know how difficult it can be to actually stick to a nutrition plan when you’re at the grocery store, faced with foods that are chock full of sugar and fat, and that’s why we offer the chance to go shopping with our doctor at your local grocery store! Additionally, we offer advanced delivery nutritional products.
We believe in promoting functional fitness, which is exercise focused on training the body for everyday activities. Our fitness plan isn’t designed for short-term success or immediate weight loss. It’s a get-fit-for-life program that incorporates multi-joint, compound and whole-body movements to build coordination, power, balance, strength, endurance, flexibility, speed and agility. Try one of our on-site, small, group classes today!
In addition to fitness training focused on function, we also offer metabolic conditioning exercises for people of every ability level. Essentially, these exercises are designed to maximize the number of calories burned during your workout, and to increase your metabolic rate after the workout has been completed. This type of exercise aids in the production of hormones — cortisol, human growth hormone (HGH) and testosterone — which promote fat burning and muscle building in the body for up to 36 hours after the workout has been completed!
“With nearly 80,000 chemicals on the market in the US, many of which are used by millions of families in their daily lives and are understudied or unstudied and largely unregulated, exposure to environmental toxins is widespread… Tests of umbilical cord blood found traces of nearly 300 pollutants in newborns’ bodies, such as chemicals used in fast-food packaging, flame retardants present in household dust, and pesticides.” – President’s Cancer Panel, 2008- 2009 Annual Report, US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Health
In this day and age, we are exposed to all kinds of toxins. These toxins exist in the products we use to clean our homes, the foods we eat, the personal care items we use and in the environment. At Abundant Life Health Center, we offer blood test requisition and analysis, as well as advice on how to replace these common toxins in your life.
Let us help you find the health and wellness you deserve!
There are many aspects to a healthy lifestyle, but addressing your nutrition, fitness and toxicity levels is a great place to start. In addition to the wellness programs listed above, at Abundant Life Health Center, we offer a variety of on-site products and resources to help you live the healthiest possible version of your life. We also offer free assessments and consultations with our very own Dr. Vasco. What are you waiting for? Schedule your appointment today!