At Schopp Nutrition Clinic, we take great pride in providing the finest wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different Nutritional services we offer in our St. Louis office.
The nutrients that we get from the foods we eat are the key to our health. We use primarily Standard Process Whole Food Supplements to increase the vitality of the body and bring it back to the health that we desire. Our philosophy is simple, give the body what it wants, and it will heal itself. The fact is that the food we eat has become depleted of the nutrients that it should have. Because of this consumers have started to get over the counter supplements to improve their health. While this has an effect so far as how they feel it is not a long-term impact in most cases. The supplements that they are using are synthetic or high potency fractionated supplements’. However, our bodies were designed to get our nutrition from food when it is in the form of whole food complexes.
The best example to this is with Vitamin C. The FDA requires that marketed vitamin C contains ascorbic acid. This additive is only a component of the Vitamin C complex, like the shell of an egg for example. Vitamin C in fruits and vegetables has some other elements that the body requires. Unfortunately, the additive is only a part of the Vitamin C complex. Unfortunately, in this case, other factors can be taking nutrients from other tissues and with time result in other deficiencies. It is because of this reason that we use Whole Food Supplements.
Nutrition Response Testing™
If you do not have an understanding of Nutrition Response Testing™, then it would initially seem very strange to you. It is most likely entirely different than anything that you have experienced. Though it does not specifically diagnose or treat any condition, it does provide us a wealth of information to treat a patient. A natural explanation of Nutrition Response Testing™ is if we were to hook you up to an EKG machine and take a reading, that would make perfect sense. We are all used to that type of testing. During that procedure, the electrical energy from the heart is running over the wires. This power makes the EKG record the energy pattern in the form of a graph or chart. We can then study the diagram and tell you what it all means. In Nutrition Response Testing™, instead of connecting electrodes to the specific points being tested, the practitioner contacts these points with their hand. With the other hand, they will test the muscles of your extended arm. If the reflex being contacted is active, the nervous system will respond by reducing energy to the extended arm and the arm will weaken and drop. This drop signifies underlying stress or dysfunction, which may be affecting your health.
There are specific organ reflexes (such as liver, spleen and heart) as well as glandular reflexes (like prostate, thyroid and adrenals). It is based on the results as well as the other methods described we can use the proper nutrition to determine a course of nutritional treatment. It also ensures that we are not prescribing supplements that the patient does not need at this particular time.
Weight Loss / Wellness
Our Weight Loss / Wellness program is second to none. By reducing the inflammation that can cause so many health problems, our patient’s on our program lose weight and make tremendous gains in their health. We help Sufferers from fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis as well as any inflammatory condition. Patients also lost their excess weight and can achieve their goals. Also, benefits of the program include detoxification and cleanse as well as enhancing the patient’s immune system.
The main difference from other weight loss programs is that this is a wellness program, not just another weight loss program. It is physician directed. Whether you desire to lose a few pounds or a much larger amount of weight our weight loss/wellness program is for you.