Weight Loss And Nutrition Specialist

Shane Smith, DC -  - Chiropractor

Modern Chiropractic

Shane Smith, DC

Chiropractor located in Newington, CT & Torrington, CT

The majority of American adults– more than two-thirds– are overweight or obese, which puts them at a greater risk for numerous diseases and serious health conditions. At Modern Chiropractic, located in Newington and Torrington, Connecticut, Dr. Shane Smith offers individualized and completely natural weight loss programs centered on testing and eliminating specific foods that are uniquely unhealthy and cause inflammation for each patient.

Weight Loss and Nutrition Q & A

What is Dr. Smith’s approach to weight loss?

We’ve all heard the phrase, “one man’s food is another man’s poison.” Nothing could be truer when it comes to food. Some people have an intolerance to eggs, others to dairy, and still, others, believe it or not, to various fruits and vegetables. Food sensitivities and intolerances create an inflammatory response inside the body. Inflammation is at the root of all diseases and can also be responsible for the difficulty in losing weight. In fact, over 200 health conditions, from low thyroid to digestive issues, are impacted by an individual’s food sensitivities. At Modern Chiropractic we address this issue head-on, with FoodTest 95™, a sophisticated blood test that evaluates each patient’s response to 100 different food items, including yeast and gluten. With these individualized results, we develop a specific anti-inflammatory nutritional plan just for you. Depending on your health and your goals, the plan may or may not include supplemental support. Once your nutrition plan is established, weight-loss, along with numerous other health benefits, will follow.

What does the food sensitivity test entail?

This is a simple finger-prick test that takes about 3 minutes. Your blood is then sent off to the lab and in about 12-14 days, we get the results.

What are the benefits of losing weight through the program at Modern Chiropractic?

In addition to fitting back into those skinny jeans, this program will leave patients with increased energy and vitality. The food sensitivities and nutritional counsel received set the stage for a lifetime of optimum health and wellness. Along with losing weight, patients can enjoy such overall health benefits as:

  • Improved immunity
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Relief of chronic pain and inflammation
  • Diabetes prevention
  • Relief of digestive disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome
  • Increased energy
  • Improvement of any skin conditions (such as eczema and psoriasis)
  • Relief from headaches and migraines
  • Better sleep


Most insurance plans are accepted at our chiropractic office. We accept auto accident, workers compensation, and personal injury cases that have resulted in back pain, neck pain, headaches, or other related pain conditions. We also accept most health insurance plans, including Medicare. Because there are many insurance plans out there and because coverage for chiropractic care varies widely, please call us to find out if your plan covers care in our office. Before you start a chiropractic care plan, our staff would be happy to verify your benefits and explain them to you at no charge. We also offer cash payment plans.

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