Diet and Nutrition can be confusing topics but are so important to your over-all good health. With so much contradictory information coming at you, we can help.
Christine Schlenker, DC at Natural Elements Health Center has the experience, knowledge, and training to help you sort out what your body’s particular needs are through nutritional counseling.
Call us at 320-983-2333 to learn more or to set up a nutrition appointment with Dr. Christine. She will help you with a plan to get you on your path to better health.
Natural Elements Health Center has a full range of high quality nutritional products available to help your good diet work even better for you.
Some of the brands we carry include: Metagenics, Nutri-Dyn, Standard Process, and a variety of others.
Our Commitment to You
The supplements I carry and recommend are handpicked based on my education and research. They are of the quality I demand for my own family.
To ensure safety and efficiency, all products we offer have passed rigorous testing for purity and quality. This means they are most likely to be effective at targeting your needs, and won’t contain contaminants like heavy metals, pcb’s or other poisons.
The supplement market is an unregulated wild west where companies are driven to provide cheap products, which often means they contain cheap, substandard ingredients. I won’t waste your time or treasure with products that are unlikely to help, or even worse—-could harm you.
Because I am committed to your health, and all supplements are not created equal. I can not attest to the safety or effectiveness of supplements obtained by other retailers.
Dr. Christine Schlenker
What is Applied Kinesiololgy?
Applied kinesiology (AK) is the study of muscles and the relationship of muscle strength to health. It incorporates a system of manual muscle testing and therapy. AK is based on the theory that an organ dysfunction is accompanied by a specific muscle weakness. Diseases are diagnosed through muscle-testing procedures and then treated.
Dr. Christine is an Applied Kinesiologist who draws on complementary therapies to achieve total well being including: acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, nutrition, exercise and stress management.
Applied kinesiology is based on principles of functional neurology, anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and biochemistry as well as principles from Chinese medicine, acupuncture and massage. It was developed from traditional kinesiology in 1964 by George G. Goodheart, a chiropractor from Detroit, Michigan. He observed that each large muscle relates to a body organ. A weakness in a muscle may mean that there is a problem in the associated organ. Goodheart found that by treating the muscle and making it strong again, he was able to improve the function of the organ as well. Goodheart also found that painful nodules (small bumps) may be associated with a weak muscle. By deeply massaging the muscle, he was able to improve its strength.
This therapy is designed to be a part of a holistic approach to preventive medicine. The goals of applied kinesiology are to (1) restore normal nerve function, (2) achieve normal endocrine, immune, digestive and other internal organ functions, (3) inter-vene early in degenerative processes to prevent or delay pathological conditions, and to (4) re-store postural balance, correct gait (walking) impairment and improve range of motion.
AK is performed with no other equipment than the practitioners hands.
It assess the relative strength of the organs, glands and meridians.
It can uncover structural problems such as rib misalignment, spinal subluxations, or tooth problems.
It can identify acupuncture points needing treatment.
It can reveal deficiency conditions requiring herbs, or other homeopathic remedies.
It facilitates the assessment of infections, toxicity, degeneration or regeneration of the tissue.
It facilitates a communication with the patients body and mind.
According to applied kinesiology, common internal causes of muscle weakness include:
- Dysfunction of nerve supply (nerve interference between spine and muscles).
- Impairment of lymphatic drainage.
- Reduction of blood supply.
- Abnormal pressure in cerebral fluid affecting nerve-to-muscle relationships.
- Blockage of an acupuncture meridian.
- Imbalance of chemicals.
- Dysfunction of organs or glands.
- Excesses of deficiencies in nutrition.
Natural and Safe Cleansing and Detoxification has been a big topic for many people. It has been on the evening news and on every book store shelf, but do you know what is right for you, or what is safe? At Natural Elements Health Center, our Dr. Christine Schlenker will help you choose the technique that is right for you.
Depending on what is ailing you, there are different cleanses and detoxification programs that you can choose from, varying from herbal supplements to using common grocery store products. Dr. Christine can advise you on what is best for you.
Ask yourself these following questions to see if you would benefit from detoxifying. Do you have any of the following:
____ Headaches at least 1-2 times per week
____ Achy joints
____ Muscle tenderness
____ Insomnia or waking up 2-3 times per night
____ Swelling of your joints
____ A blotchy or broken-out complexion
____ Fatigue during the day
If you have checked three or more of the above symptoms, you have the possibility of greatly benefiting from some type of cleanse.
You are encouraged to talk with Dr. Christine to see what program would be best for you. A whole guide on how to cleanse is available for you at the clinic. It also includes simple things you can change in your home, office, and diet, to change the environment to bring less toxins into your newly cleansed body.
Dr. Christine will discuss your findings with you and offer any nutritional insight that may be helpful to you.
- Basic Blood Panel
- Stool Analysis
- Vitamin D
- Urine Testing
- Celiac & Gluten Sensitivity
- Hormone – full panel
- SIBO (Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
- Food Sensitivity
- Omega 3
- Water Testing
Call us to learn more, for appointments, and for pricing information, 320-983-2333.