Functional Nutrition


The basis of chiropractic care is to restore proper function to the nervous system so the body can self regulate. There are 3 things that can affect nervous system balance: chemical, physical and emotional stressors. We all are aware of the physical stressors like repetitive work, heavy lifting, auto or work accidents, but chemical and emotional stressors can cause long term health issues that also affect our nervous system. In order for optimal health to be achieved, we need to address all 3 stressors that could be contributing to nervous system dysfunction. Dr Powell’s first line of defense is always the chiropractic adjustment but only treating the spine and not the whole body leads us back to the vicious cycle of repeated acute care. Dr. Powell’s goal is to take the acute patient and move them into a wellness patient who only needs wellness checks.

Dr. Sonda has spent the past several years diving into the underlying causes of “dis-ease” finding that most issues begin with the Standard American Diet (SAD) that most people eat. This diet is the leading contributor to conditions such as blood sugar deregulation, Type 2 diabetes, hypoglycemia, insulin resistance, thyroid conditions, Fibromyalgia, Adrenal Fatigue, Hormone Imbalance, Auto Immune conditions, chronic infections such as staph, strep, Candida/yeast, Lyme, and many more. Dr. Sonda has done extensive studies into how our biochemistry and genetics play a role in overall health and if we are struggling with methylation or mitochondrial dysfunction this will greatly affect how we are not only feeling but can lead to other health issues due to our body lacking nutrients like Vitamin B12, 9, 6, 2, Vitamin C, and Magnesium. When Dr. Powell is working with patients many times they want to know what genetic markers are present that could be causing these problems. This is a good tool but is not necessary because we shouldn’t treat the genetic issue but rather restore the area that is deregulated and move toward treating the patient and preventing further “disease”. Dr. Sonda works closely with other providers making your health a complete partnership to getting you feeling your best and living a life of Optimal health!