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Austin, TX 78759
Wellness is the Opposite of Illness
Your goal should be wellness. Wellness is the optimal state of health that can keep you from getting sick and contracting disease. Too many people believe that the only time they should ever see a doctor is when they are sick. In fact, that’s really the worst time to see a doctor because illness has already happened, and treatment is typically more costly and uncomfortable than prevention.
Wellness begins with your lifestyle choices:
- Regular physical exams & testing (blood, body composition, food sensitivity, etc.)
- A balanced diet of natural, unprocessed foods with plenty of fruits & vegetables
- Regular exercise, at least three to five times every week
- Probiotic foods or supplementation
- Detoxification as needed
Your thyroid is a major gland of energy and metabolism and every cell in your body has receptors for the thyroid hormone. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck around your Adam’s apple. If your thyroid gland is diseased or does not perform optimally, it can have a significant effect on energy levels, focus and memory. It also affects your skin, hair, nails and even your ability to regulate your body temperature.
Anxiety and depression can be symptoms of thyroid disease. Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) may be associated with depression, while hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) may be associated with anxiety or panic attacks. Dr. Johnson and his staff will address the root cause of the thyroid imbalance and treat it with nutritional support and supplements and medication if necessary.
How often do you meet or hear about people with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease or colitis? These conditions have grown more common as our standard American diet (SAD) has changed. The typical diet causes inflammation. If the body is constantly inflammed, our immune system is constantly responding to the attack and weakens from the battle over time. Dr. Johnson and his staff will identify the weaknesses in your diet and create a new eating plan designed to reduce or eliminate your symptoms. He has helped many diabetics live better lives through dietary changes.
Dr. Johnson helps people manage their diseases and conditions. He helps people with:
- Diabetes & pre-diabetes
- Dermatitis, eczema & psoriasis
- GI (digestive) disorders
- High cholesterol
- Headaches & migraines
- Heart disease
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Insulin resistance
- Thyroid disease, thyroid cancer
Controlling stress is a critically important component for your health. Uncontrolled stress that continues without relief turns into distress. Distress can lead to headaches, upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest pains, sexual dysfunction and sleep difficulties. Then there are the emotional problems that include:
- Panic attacks
Stress and anxiety are your body's way of signaling that things may be out of balance in your life. Let Dr. Johnson and his staff help you find strategies that will help you bring your life back to balance.
In our busy modern world, toxins are very common. Environmental toxins include heavy metals, pesticides, chemicals, food additives, drugs and various pollutants, which are present in the air, water and food that we consume. Internal toxins include "bad" bacteria, yeasts and parasites in the digestive system. These internally generated toxins are absorbed into your bloodstream where they impact your health and vitality.
A natural detoxification program is one of the most effective strategies for rapidly improving your health. It helps clear toxins from your body and leaves you feeling healthy and energetic.
We may recommend a safe, gentle detox program to clear your body of accumulated toxins. The natural supplements used in this program allow your body's detoxification and repair systems to function efficiently, without causing undesirable side effects. The Metagenics® integrated detoxification program:
- Removes toxin exposure through dietary & lifestyle changes
- Removes bad bacteria & waste from your digestive system
- Renews your digestive lining & healthy bacteria to improve digestive function
- Releases your body's toxins so they can be eliminated
The integrated detoxification program is the most effective way of giving your body a thorough "spring clean" and get you feeling "on top of the world" again!
The ideal time to start preparing your body for a pregnancy is six months to a year before you conceive. That's why Dr. Johnson offers pre-conception counseling to women and couples who are considering starting a family or adding another member to their family. His counseling focuses on helping you become your healthiest self, both physically and emotionally, before you take that all-important next step.
Discover the many health benefits of detoxification. Call Neal D. Johnson, MD, at 512.346.6086. You can also use our online Request an Appointment form to book your consultation. Our nutritional wellness patients come to us from Wells Branch, Austin, Pflugerville, Round Rock and Cedar Park.