SOURCE: Cornerstone Chiropractic

April 11, 2012 10:00 ET

Everett Chiropractor Encourages Nutritional Counseling for Weight Loss Success

EVERETT, WA--(Marketwire - Apr 11, 2012) - Everett chiropractor, Dr. Michael Ilyankoff, offers personal nutritional counseling for weight loss and wellness at Cornerstone Chiropractic. According to Dr. Ilyankoff, the connection between obesity and preventable problems such as Type II Diabetes, heart disease, back pain, etc., emphasizes the need for more support and education to help people make nutritional improvements. Dr. Ilyankoff says that many overweight people are frustrated by the conflicting messages about how and what to eat, so they struggle to make progress. Dr. Ilyankoff's chiropractic center focuses on individual nutritional coaching, which he says helps many people lose weight for good.

Dr. Ilyankoff explains that effective nutritional counseling does more than tell people what not to eat. "Attitude is a huge percentage of successful weight loss," he says. "Most people already know that fruits and vegetables are good and that highly-processed foods are harmful. They think that purchasing a few nutritional products to cover bad eating habits is going to help. But there is no quick-fix, and no one-size-fits-all diet that works for everyone. When people understand that proper nutrition can help them feel better, and they have a support system to back them up, they are more likely to lose weight and keep it off over the long term."

According to Dr. Ilyankoff, his chiropractic nutritional program helps patients develop a plan that works for them individually. He says that some patients have food sensitivities that aggravate actually prevent losing weight, so each patient undergoes a thorough physical exam and then they work to design a nutritional plan to address their individual health issues. Although each patient may have different nutritional needs based on their age, condition and other factors, he lists several changes that he recommends for all of his patients: avoid foods containing high-fructose corn syrup and MSG; reduce sugar and salt intake; reduce saturated, trans and processed fats; drink water; and make half of each meal from organic fruits and vegetables.

Even with these changes, Dr. Ilyankoff says that he recommends certain nutritional products that can help ensure that patients get all of the nutrients they need. He explains that even the healthiest eater can miss optimal vitamin and mineral intake. Although he cautions against drugstore supplements generally, he counsels patients on which whole-food-based nutritional products can fill in nutritional gaps they may have.

Dr. Ilyankoff stresses that nutritional changes do not have to be painful. "Healthy eating can, and should be fun. The emotional connection humans have with food can't be ignored, nor should it be. The key is making a positive emotional connection with positive nutrition, and then enjoying how much better you feel because of those changes."

Dr. Michael Ilyankoff and his wife, Dr. Lisa Ilyankoff, have been running the Cornerstone Chiropractic clinic in Everett since 1999. The chiropractors promote whole body wellness and healthy habits for their patients. For their personal nutrition guide and green smoothie recipe, visitors can go to their website at

Contact Information

  • Cornerstone Chiropractic
    Everett, WA