A new kind of Clinical Nutrition

Eating your veggies and taking a multivitamin isn’t enough to keep you healthy anymore.  We face a host of overwhelming factors these days; we’re up against genetically-modified foods, new pollutants, increased mercury exposure, chronic and excessive stress, new viruses and bacteria, and even new genetic mutations.  Luckily, high-end Clinical Nutrition is evolving into a field known as Functional Medicine, a newly-emerging medical subspecialty that takes a scientific, holistic approach to these new challenges so that you can feel better and get on with YOUR life!

Frustrated or dissatisfied with run-of-the-mill medical treatment?

Ask yourself these questions:

* Are you searching for a doctor who really listens and truly cares for your well-being?
* Have other healthcare providers told you that you’ll just have to “learn to live with it”?
* Does it seem like only options being offered to you are drugs or Surgery?
* Does it seem like your doctors are giving you prescription after prescription just to get you out of their office?
* Have you been told that your tests are all normal, but you know something’s wrong?
* Have you been told “it’s all in your head”?
* Have your previous doctors not been able to find the cause of your symptoms?
* Have you had limited success in your search for solutions?
* Do you want a professional whose work complements the care you are currently receiving from other providers?

You’re not alone!

Modern medicine is failing.  Typical doctors are great at dealing with emergencies or life-threatening conditions.  The majority of their protocols are designed to deal with symptoms, and to stabilize urgent situations using drastic methods meant for the short-term.  A basic education does not include a lot of information on how to effectively manage (or reverse) the complex, chronic disease patterns we face today.  And unfortunately, most of them aren’t interested in learning.

Natural methods often don’t do much better when it comes to managing serious complex degenerative conditions.  Many people end up turning to natural and holistic providers (such as naturopaths, dieticians, or non-doctor nutritionists) because they grow concerned about the accumulating side-effects, and the limited (if any) mileage they get from prescription drug treatment.  These practitioners are very good at supplementing a deficient nutrient, or substituting a less harmful herb in place of a harsh medication.  However, they usually lack the training to effectively address underlying issues, and in most states, they lack the legal ability to order the appropriate testing.  Without the valuable information gleaned from testing, they’re shooting in the dark and hoping for the best.

Serious lag time. There’s a huge gap between current cutting-edge research and the way most conventional doctors and holistic practitioners practice. The gap is enormous, as long as 50 years, particularly in the areas of complex, chronic illness and nutrition. This means that conventional medical practices and many naturopathic practices are based on information from up to 50 years ago.

We’ve created a solution, right here in your own backyard, for people who are looking for a LOGICAL, SCIENTIFIC, and NATURAL alternative…

Advanced Clinical Nutrition by a new name: Functional Medicine

We know a whole lot more than we did 50 years ago, even 5 or 10 years ago.  We know a lot of new information about blood sugar and other nutrients, inflammation and immune system function, adrenal and thyroid gland functions, hormone balance, and liver detoxification systems.  We’re starting to truly understand how nutrition, exercise, prescribed medications, high stress levels, and other lifestyle factors influence our state of health, for better or worse; we’re even finding out how to use these factors to our advantage in terms of reversing or managing complex syndromes.  These conditions typically do not respond well to drugs, and simple supplementation don’t quite go far enough, either.

A New Approach to Nutrition: Clinical Lab Testing

First, we use extensive intake paperwork to get a comprehensive health history of your entire life from before you were born, up to today, and everything in between.  This paperwork is one of our major tools, it gives us a great deal of information about your daily habits, stress level, brain function, quality of life, medical history, and more…it’s basically the story of YOU.  The information we gather in these pages, guides our thought processes in deciding which lab testing is most appropriate for you.

The recommended high-end full-spectrum lab testing is another major tool that we use to objectively look at your body’s chemistry (hormones, blood sugar, immune system, gastrointestinal system, etc).  In doing this, we make sure we’re getting the most complete picture of you on a cellular level, in order to identify as many potential factors as possible that could’ve contributed to your current state of health.

Then, we use a whole-body approach that considers not only each body system, but also whether or not all systems are playing nice with each other.  Our multi-facet approach includes a deep knowledge of endocrinology (how glands and hormones work), immunology (how the immune system and allergies work), biochemistry (how nutrition and absorption work), and neurology (how the nervous system–the brain and spinal cord–work).

For best results, we look at EVERYTHING AT THE SAME TIME; that is to say that we are thorough.  Getting to the bottom of these complex, long-term health issues takes some serious digging; functional medicine takes time…you didn’t get this way overnight, thus you most likely will not see miracle results overnight.

We Offer the Following Services

Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.

Here is a brief overview of the array of specialized services offered by our clinic. Please take some time, and explore what we have to offer.

Chiropractic Manipulation San Antonio
Functional Integrative Medicine San Antonio
Acupuncture Services San Antonio
Massage Therapy San Antonio

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Meet Our Team
Dr. Lara Sweeney, DC
Dr. J. Lara Sweeney, DC IFMCP

Dr. Lara Sweeney has an impressive array of training, education, and certification. More ...

Dr. Jay Sweeney, DC
Dr. Jay Sweeney, DC DABCA

Dr. Jay Sweeney has an impressive array of training, education, and certification. More ...

Michelle Anderson
Michelle Anderson, LMT

Michelle has over 19 years massage & soft-tissue experience & is versed in a wide range of techniques More ...

Amanda Hughes
Amanda Hughes

Amanda is our "Go-to" person for all things "food"; whatever you might need from the world of diet and nutrition, she is eager to help.

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(210) 340-2150

Our office hours are:

Monday through Thursday
9:00am – 1:00pm and 3:00pm – 5:30pm

9:00am – 1:00pm

Weekends & Holidays

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Proudly serving San Antonio and all of our South Texas neighbors:

Alamo Heights, Bandera, Blanco, Boerne, Buda, Bulverde, Canyon Lake, Castle Hills, Cibolo, Converse, Fair Oaks Ranch, Garden Ridge, Grey Forrest, Helotes, Hill Country Village, Hollywood Park, Hondo, Indian Hills, Kerrville, Kirby, Kyle, Leon Valley, Live Oak, Lockhart, New Braunfels, Olmos Park, Pleasanton, San Marcos, Schertz, Seguin, Selma, Shavano Park, Stone Oak, Terrell Hills, Universal City,

Our Address

1931 NW Military Hwy.
Suite 204
Castle Hills, TX 78213

Our building “The Pavilions at Castle Hills”, is located at the corner of NW Military Hwy. and Sunflower in Castle Hills. It’s a two-story brown brick building; “First Serve Tennis”, “Bicycle Heaven”, and “Hearing Aid Labs” occupy the front. Our office is located on the second floor, on the back side of the building. Plenty of parking is available in both the front and rear lots. There are stairways located at either end of the building; and for your convenience, there is an elevator located on the back side of the building, at the end of the south tunnel.