I have been coming to Integrative Sports and Wellness and love it. I have seen everyone from spine surgeons, physical therapists, and other muscle specialists and none of them have really been able to help me or lead me in the right direction. In just the few first weeks i went here my activity level completely changed and I can now play golf again pain free the way that i have always wanted to. I can play 18 holes now when i could only play 12-13 holes before my back completely gave out. I love the Kinesio Tape that Dr. Russ puts on my back. In fact that first week I was able to play 36 holes in 2 days and my back was barely even sore after my round. Treatments are definitely helping me! I look forward to the rest of my treatment plan. Thanks for giving my life back. Jake R. Lakeway Tx

Jake R
Dieting and Nutritional Products Print E-mail

The clinicians at Integrative Sports and Wellness are trained in nutrition and how diet affects your health and well-being. At Integrative Sports and Wellness, we believe that proper nutrition comprises more than simply eating three meals a day. The chiropractic profession and integrative medicine views nutrition as the critical building blocks your body needs to maintain and improve your health, and includes diet modification and nutritional supplements in order to achieve this. Some foods should be avoided, while others consumed more frequently.

The food that we eat today is much different than it was 20 years ago.  It has far fewer vitamins, minerals, and powerful substances that help us defend against diseases.  This is due to the early harvesting techniques used to prolong the life of fruits and vegetables so they can be shipped all over the world.  Also, the soil from which our food is grown has been depleted of the essential nutients we need.  Have you noticed how the FDA has continually raised the recommended daily allowances for fruits and vegetables over the years?

There are two things everyone needs to eliminate from their diets immediately!
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup - We find this in a variety of foods.  It is a cheap, artificial sweetner many companies use to enhance the flavor of their foods and prolong the shelf life.  HFCS is found in soda, candy, fruit juice drinks, processed foods and bread to name a few.
  • Trans Fats - Trans fats are very common in processed foods and also increase the shelf life.  Trans fats can be recognized in products by looking for "partially hydrogenated vegetable (corn, soy) oil in the ingredients list.  Be aware that the FDA allows companies to advertise "0 grams trans fats" as long as the amount in 1 serving size is under 0.5 grams.

These two additives have been proven to cause heart disease, diabetes, cancer, ahlzeimer's disease, obesity, liver dysfunction and infertility. 

You should avoid:
    •    Smoking and Alcohol
    •    White refined sugar and candy
    •    “Junk Food” and empty calories
    •    Caffeine, found in coffee and cola drinks
    •    Salt and foods high in salt content

You should increase your intake of:

    •    Water
    •    Fruits and Vegetables
    •    Whole grain breads and cereal
    •    Lean cut red meats
    •    Fish and Poultry
    •    Skin Milk and low fat dairy products

You should consult Integrative Sports and Wellness directly for your specific nutrient requirements.  Remember, your specific condition may require special dietary requirements, Integrative Sports and Wellness can help you with high quality supplements at our in office nutrition store!


Integrative Sports and Wellness Medical Center offers a wide variety of products that will help you reach your health goals.  We sell only the highest quality supplements that are only available to health-care providers.  These supplements are manufactured differently by adhering to the strictest guidelines and most up-to-date techniques.  Also, these supplements are manufactured with additional co-factors that increase your body's ability to absorb the supplement, making the product more "bio-available."   Unfortunately many products you find in grocery stores do not have the same quality standards or high bio-availability, leading to a very low utilization and absorption.  In addition, the clinicians at Integrative Sports and Wellness have been trained in understanding proper supplementation and nutrition.  Why would you trust your health with anyone else?

There are many reasons to take nutritional supplements even if you have no symptoms.  The following list is an example of the main reasons:

  • Today's soil is depleted - Many soils are low in zinc, manganese, calcium and magnesium.  This means that although you may eat a diet abundant in fruits and vegetables, you may not obtain all the nutrients your body needs.
  • Pesticides and herbicides kill soil micro-organisms and affect the nutrition of the plant - Soil micro-organisms are needed to make minerals and other nutrients available to plants.  When they are absent, the result is lower nutrient content.
  • Food processing drastically reduces nutrient content - Refining wheat, for example, removes 80% of is magnesium, 70-80% of its zinc, 87% of its chromium.
  • Stressful lifestyles - This depletes many nutrients including calcium, magnesium and zinc.  Stress causes excessive sympathetic nervous system activity, which reduces digestive ability.  This, in turn, reduces nutrient absorption and utilization drastically.

At Integrative Sports and Wellness we recommend using high grade nutritional supplements. The following nutritional companies listed are ones we recommend to our patients. If you are interested in ordering any supplements from their list of products, please either consult your healthcare provider first or let us know so we can guide you in doing so.   As a patient of Integrative Sports and Wellness, rest assured that we offer these supplements and other products as a convenience to you.  Our prices will always be competitive with the market and although we may recommend particular quality brands, your care as a patient will never be compromised if you choose to buy the supplements elsewhere.  


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