What is Clinical Nutrition?

Clinical Nutrition is the process of assessing and/or investigating the true root cause of complex health pictures, and then designing a healing plan through diet.

What makes our nutritional program unique is our dedication to identifying the true root cause of your mystery symptoms. We have found that typical lab work has its limitations, but that there are many more options available. Therefore, we have put together a menu of tests which will reveal the complete health picture. With this, we are then able to create a very specific protocol to fully restore health.

Meet our Integrative Acupuncturist, Candice Thomas, L.Ac.

Meet our Clinical Nutritionist, Jade Arellano, MSACN

Investigative Testing

It is quite common for our patients to arrive with a long list of ailments that have been going on for years, and it seems like new ones are cropping up all the time. This happens when there is a fundamental health problem which has thus far gone undiscovered.

Additionally, when people do not heal quickly from surgeries and injuries, this is a sign that there is an underlying problem that we don’t know about yet. We need to investigate what is going on.

At LightWorks Acupuncture, we have developed a menu of tests which will reveal the deeper underlying problems. With this crucial new information, we are then able to design a very specific treatment plan for you that will help you truly recover.

Common underlying problems:

  • Food sensitivities
  • Candida Overgrowth
  • Vitamin & Mineral Deficiencies

Dietary Guidance

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ~Hippocrates
The typical American diet has come to be nutritionally bankrupt. With so much of our food buried in sugar and chemicals and having little nutritional content, the state of health in our country is in a pretty scary place. Learning to eat in a way that will improve your health rather than break it down further is essential for any real recovery to occur. In general we advocate the paleo diet as the best way to eat.

Test results about your food sensitivities or candida overgrowth point us toward very specific ways of eating. Once we have evaluated your health picture, we will make dietary recommendations.

It takes time to learn how to eat this new way. Additionally, you may struggle with feelings of resistance towards eating this new way. We offer additional support to help you in these areas, such as Health Coaching and Hypnotherapy

Comprehensive Treatment Plans

Complex health pictures require a multi-faceted approach for healing. Most patients feel lost and alone trying to figure it all out for themselves. At LightWorks we are able to simplify the process and offer support, by diagnosing you holistically and providing complete care in-house.

Our revolutionary Treatment Plans take your health needs, temperament, schedule and budget all into account. We consider the complete human being as we design it. By offering services in acupuncture, diet, herbal medicine, hypnotherapy, physical fitness, education, and emotional/spiritual support, we provide transformational improvements in health.

Conditions supported:

  • Food sensitivities
  • Candida Overgrowth
  • Obesity
  • Acid reflux
  • Bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea
  • Sugar addiction
  • Diabetes
  • Heart conditions/Hypertension
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Skin conditions