Functional Nutrition at Weitz Sports Chiropractic and Nutrition

Dr. Ben Weitz, DC, CCSP, CSCS


I am Dr. Weitz and I am available for individual nutritional consultations, exclusively on Thursdays and other days by special arrangement.  I can also consult with you via video using Skype or Zoom or over the phone.  I have studied nutrition for over 30 years and I am a certified FirstLine Therapy Nutrition Healthcare Provider, one of the top rated nutrition programs, developed by Dr. Jeffrey Bland, one of the pioneers in the integrative nutrition field.  I have taken over 400 hours of post graduate training in nutrition and have given over 30 lectures/talks on nutrition at various libraries, community centers, at Whole Foods Markets, for the Santa Monica COOP, and at various corporations, including Fox Television, the 1-800 Dentist offices, Guggenheim Financial, Medtronics, Summit Entertainment, Greene Broillet and Wheeler, and Deluxe/Method Studios. I have helped quite a number of people to improve their lifestyles to lose weight, gain weight, reverse diabetes, lower their cardiovascular disease risk, restore their energy levels, improve their sleep, reduce their joint pain, improve sports performance, and manage a host of chronic diseases from multiple sclerosis to psoriatic arthritis to Crohn’s to cancer. I have worked with celebrities, professional athletes, corporate executives, civic leaders, and many others.

After completing a health history form and questionaires, I will sit down with you and listen to you as we discuss your health history, your symptoms, and your concerns in detail.  I will examine laboratory test results taken by your medical doctor or I may recommend you go back to your MD for additional tests.  Or I may recommend running functional laboratory tests, such as vitamin testing, hormone testing, food allergy testing, or other relevant blood, urine, saliva, stool, or hair testing in order to get information to help you feel better and improve your health.  There are some great integrative labs that offer testing drastically different from the typical lab tests that you are used to.  In office tests include: blood sugar testing, urine analysis, salivary ph, zinc deficiency, blood pressure, and body composition testing using bioimpendance or ultrasound.

Then I will weigh you, measure you, and perform bioimpedance analysis for body composition.  Bioimpedance analysis provides useful information about the amount of fat, muscle, and water in your body, including how much water is inside versus outside your cells (an indication of inflammation or toxicity), as well as your basal metabolic rate (BMR).  The BMR is the rate at which you burn calories at rest.  This figure provides a baseline figure for how much food to eat.  Then I will design a sample nutritional program for you based on your needs and preferences with numerous substitutions and recommendations for supplements.  It will be easy to follow and does not require weighing your food or counting your calories.

Every program is individualized and based on your goals, your unique physiology, your health history, and scientific results from bioimpedance and laboratory testing.  I base all of my recommendations on the latest scientific research on health and nutrition, along with my decades of clinical experience, as well as my intuition.  I have worked with clients of all ages and with various health conditions, including obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, hypo/hyperthyroidism, insomnia, post menopause, autoimmune diseases (including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and multiple sclerosis), neurological diseases, adrenal dysfunction (burn out), osteoporosis, and even cancer.  I have helped clients lose hundreds of pounds of fat, regain their energy and their zest for life, restore their memory and mental alertness, improve their sports performance, lower their cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure, reduce inflammation, reverse their diabetes, and get various other chronic diseases under control.

Each time you come in we will repeat the bioimpedance analysis, so we know whether the weight you lose or gain is coming from fat or muscle or water.  Weight loss should come from fat, while weight gain should come from muscle.  Quick weight loss programs often result in the loss of water, which is just temporary.  And they may result in the loss of muscle, which will slow your metabolic rate (BMR).

Make an appointment for a nutrition consultation and let me help you get on the road to better health.  Video or phone consultations are available. As your personal health coach, I will be dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.  Or consider signing up for our 12 week FirstLine Therapy nutritional counseling program at a discounted rate, which includes an initial consultation, plus follow up visits once per week for 4 weeks, followed by one visit every two weeks for 8 additional weeks.  There’s no time like the present to start feeling and looking better!

Check out my Rational Wellness podcast for discussions on various topics in health and nutrition and with interviews with many of the top Functional Medicine doctors. Here is the link to the Apple Podcast version of Rational Wellness and here is the link to the video version of the Rational Wellness podcast on YouTube.