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Clinical Nutrition


Clinical Nutrition

At Longevity Effect, we believe that the most effective way to treat ailments of the body is by uncovering the root of the problem. In this way, we can design an individual’s treatment plan to treat the cause of the health concern, not just the symptoms. In addition to sustainable chiropractic care and other functional medicine practices, we incorporate clinical nutrition as a way to treat many health concerns.


Our bodies respond in very specific ways to the nutrients we consume. For example, certain foods commonly cause inflammation, a primary cause of pain, while other foods reduce inflammation. Your body also responds to improper levels of crucial vitamins and minerals. Sufficient levels of these vitamins and minerals are not usually present in your daily food intake. As a part of your individualized treatment plan, we will often incorporate Homeopathic Remedies and Herbs. We believe that focusing on the nutrients that your body requires for healing will result in total body wellness.


Contrary to popular belief, Clinical Nutrition is not a standalone treatment. Both Dr. Brandon Washatka and Dr. Sarah Washatka incorporate clinical nutrition into their respective disciplines within the practice. They are strong believers in using natural and alternative approaches to heal the body from the inside out. Partnering with Longevity Effect in the pursuit of health will benefit you in every aspect of life.

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Clinical Nutrition is commonly misunderstood. Most people wonder how Clinical Nutrition really works.

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Clinical Nutrition is used in conjunction with the many other services that are offered at Longevity Effect. Oftentimes, an individual’s body responds in negative ways to certain foods. In many cases, we find that our patients also have deficiencies in vitamins and minerals. These are crucial to the body’s natural healing process. Failing to supply your body with what it needs can cause inflammation, discomfort, or even more serious health conditions. Because of this, we believe that providing your body with proper nutrients as well as natural supplements will aid in alleviating numerous health concerns.


By incorporating clinical nutrition into your comprehensive treatment plan at Longevity Effect, you will be providing your body with herbs, vitamins, and minerals. The supplements you are given, along with the rest of your treatment plan, are designed to aid your body in reaching an optimal state of complete body health. Treating the underlying cause of a health concern or injury is the best way to achieve effective and long-lasting results.


During your initial visits to our office, Dr. Brandon Washatka or Dr. Sarah Washatka will often discuss your nutrition habits. This is because the habits you have established, both healthy and harmful, greatly impact the state of your health. In addition to this, harmful health habits can often inhibit the healing process. In this way, clinical nutrition works hand-in-hand with other types of medical treatment such as functional medicine, holistic medicine, and chiropractic care. Your individualized treatment plan will be designed to incorporate any area of medicine which we believe would be beneficial to your unique situation.

How do doctors assess a patient's specific nutritional needs?

Clinical Nutrition is extremely important, and the doctors who study and practice it have spent significant time educating themselves in order to help others on the path of natural health.


Doctors go through a training and accreditation process so that they are able to suggest changes in your diet based on the newest available information, along with their acquired knowledge of when to eat what foods, and what the results of those choices should be.


Some patients may decide to implement Clinical Nutrition on top of traditional medical treatment to help speed up the process of recovery and maybe even better the results.

What Type Of Health Conditions Can Clinical Nutrition Assist With?

Nutrition is great, but can it really have an effect on health conditions? There are actually a good number of health conditions that Clinical Nutrition is able to provide assistance with. Some of the health conditions include:


  • Weight Management
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Asthma
  • Respiratory Complaints
  • Pregnancy
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Psoriasis
  • PMS
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Anxiety
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Migraines
  • Headaches
  • Eczema
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Fatigue


With the right diet, exercise, habits, and nutrition, patients will most certainly always see positive results against these types of symptoms and illnesses.

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How long before I notice the results from Clinical Nutrition?

If patients stay consistent with the plan that has been put in place, they can begin to notice significant changes anywhere between 4 and 6 weeks. It is very important that patients stick with the program that is set in place in order to see these changes.

How do I know which Clinical Nutrition supplements are right for me?

Once you have had your initial conversation with the nutritionist, and the main problem for the symptoms have been identified, proper supplements in the correct quantity will be prescribed to help your body resolve the problem. The end goal for a nutritionist is to try and use a little supplements as they can, while your body heals as naturally as possible.

Do I need to stay on a Clinical Nutrition regimen for the rest of my life?

Throughout your life, you may see that your health changes, and that additional steps and adjustments need to be made to your dietary regimen. How long you stay with a regimen really depends on your body’s condition and what the level of health you are at during that time. It is encouraged that you stay with the regimen as long as you can to see the best possible results.

Why can’t I just eat better instead of implementing Clinical Nutrition?

Unfortunately, the quality of food we are exposed to is gradually declining at a staggering rate. The result of this is that countless people are physically ill and completely dependent on pharmaceutical drugs. The way food is right now makes it extremely difficult to get all of the proper nutrients that your body needs to stay healthy. Clinical Nutrition guides you on a path that leads to safe, natural and holistic health.

How important is Clinical Nutrition?

At Longevity Effect, we believe that clinical nutrition plays an integral role in your overall health. When you supply your body with the proper nutrients, vitamins, and minerals it requires, it will be able to accomplish its natural healing processes much more easily. Taking Homeopathic Remedies and Herbs as well as abiding by the nutrition guidelines you are given will provide you with a much quicker recovery.

Does Clinical Nutrition improve overall health?

Yes! Clinical nutrition improves the overall health of your body. When you provide your body with the proper vitamins and minerals it requires, your immune system will receive a much-needed boost. This results in greater resistance to illnesses or other common health concerns such as Adrenal Fatigue. In addition to these benefits, working with the doctors at Longevity Effect will give you better insight into understanding the basic needs of your body.

Can Clinical Nutrition heal Adrenal Fatigue?

One of the ways Dr. Sarah Washatka and Dr. Brandon Washatka assists their patients in their recovery from Adrenal Fatigue is through the use of Clinical Nutrition. Many forces, both external and internal, can trigger Adrenal Fatigue in an individual. One of the ways to pursue healthy Adrenal levels is by providing your body with the natural ingredients it is lacking. Homeopathic Remedies and Herbs are often highly beneficial in this process.

How are remedies and herbs prescribed?

Dr. Brandon Washatka and Dr. Sarah Washatka both utilize the addition of Homeopathic Remedies and Herbs in their respective practices. They prescribe these remedies and herbs by asking key questions about your health and daily habits during your initial visits. By asking these important questions, they will discover the underlying root of your health concerns. 

Does Clinical Nutrition play a part in emotional health?

Surprisingly, yes! Clinical nutrition can play a big role in emotional health and wellbeing. Unbalanced levels of vitamins and minerals in the body can impact many emotional health concerns. Utilizing holistic health practices combined with clinical nutrition can restore your body to a state of total health, emotionally and physically.

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What Will A Clinical Nutrition Appointment Be Like?

1. The first step to Clinical Nutrition is generally to have a one on one conversation the nutritionist themselves. With this conversation, the nutritionist is able to ask you very specific questions that will help them make an analysis of the patients health. Specific questions in regard to personal diet, family history, medical history and what kind of habits they already have in place.

2. Based on all of the gathered information, changes to the diet and lifestyle of the patient will be made, and some recommended supplements.

3. For the most part, two or three appointments following the initial conversation is needed to accurately and efficiently observe the progress of the patient so that additional adjustments can be made as needed.

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If you suffer with any of these symptoms, Clinical Nutrition may be for you.

Aches and Pains

Both chronic and acute aches and pains are relieved by combining clinical nutrition with other forms of functional medicine and chiropractic care. Many times, inflammation is the cause of many aches and pains throughout the body. The primary cause of inflammation is often the consumption of foods that are not beneficial to your overall health. 
Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal Fatigue can be relieved by the use of clinical nutrition and functional medicine. Homeopathic Remedies and Herbs are often very helpful in restoring crucial vitamins and minerals which your body is lacking. Resolving Adrenal Fatigue through the use of clinical nutrition is often fast and highly effective.
Chronic Headaches

Many people suffer from chronic headaches. A common cause of this problem is a lack of key vitamins and minerals in the body. Fast and effective relief from chronic headaches can be found by simply providing your body with the nutrients they are lacking.