Meet Dr. Pooja Patel DC:


  • Life University, College of Chiropractic Marietta, Ga
  • Degree: Doctor of Chiropractic – 2010-2014

Dr. Patel been serving communities throughout Georgia and Ohio. Dr. Patel has a strong passion to serve the community and educate families. Her vision for Medina is to see families and individuals expressing their optimal potential in life, through regular chiropractic care. Dr. Patel has experience working with all ages from new born infants to senior citizens.

Our mission at Lifetime Family Chiropractic is to educate and serve
northern Ohio using the principles of Chiropractic. We want to reach as many families with the ultimate goal being to lead them to a greater state of health as well as deeper appreciation of God. 

Tip to implement better nutrition:

Write down your top 10 health related goals. Example: 1. Drinking water within 1 hour of waking up and 8 glasses per day 2. Do not shop in the middle isles of the grocery store Write down all 10. Implement only 1. Once you have that 1 down, Then move on to 2. Once you get 1 &2 down, move onto 3

Carbohydrates often get a bad wrap. However carbs alone aren't bad, everyone needs them because carbs are the body's primary source of energy. 

There are 3 types of Carbohydrates:

  1. Sugar
  2. Starches
  3. Fiber

Women should consume 25g of Fiber a day and Men 35-40g. A high fiber diet lowers your risk of cancer and other diseases such as IBS. 

A normal diet should contain 50% Carbs, 20% Protein and 30% Fat. To achieve your weight loss goals you need to figure out your goal weight and keep a food diary. 

You should consume a colorful diet full of raw fruits and vegetables and drink 8-10 glasses of water a day! 

You should consume a colorful diet full of raw fruits and vegetables and drink 8-10 glasses of water a day! 

One of the keys to understanding nutrition is learning how to read food labels

  • Look at the ingredient list first. If the label has a long list of ingredients or words that you can't pronounce its usually highly processed and should be avoided! 
  • Next check the serving size
  • Look at the calorie content
  • Sodium content- you shouldn't consume more then 800mg of Sodium per serving. 
  • Sugars- make sure you learn all the different words for sugar! 

How to count Macronutrients instead of calories:

Macronutrients are carbs, fats, and proteins—the three basic components of every diet. One of the problems with traditional calorie counting is that it doesn’t take into account what you’re eating, just how many calories you take in. You should focus on eating the right thing and it may be more beneficial to focus on macronutrients rather then calories. 

Try one of these Macronutrient calculators: 

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We hope you enjoy this series on Nutrition!