How a Chiropractor Can Help With Lifestyle Changes

Sponsored by: AlignLife of Summerville

Would you like to wake up and feel great?  Would you like to finally shed those pesky 30 pounds?

Would you like to turn back the clock 15 years, maybe quit taking some of your many, expensive prescriptions?

Well, AlignLife of Summerville is helping people do these things and more every day.

There is a reason AlignLife was voted “best chiropractic office” five years in a row. Dr. Thomas Mercante, better known to patients as Dr. Tom, has been changing lives for over 20 years through a combination of wellness methods integrating chiropractic and nutrition, making his practice truly unique.

AlignLife is built around the philosophy of Five Star Services: body alignment, toxin elimination, nutritional enhancement, hormone balance and weight management. When these five services are working together for you, optimal health is at your fingertips.

“At AlignLife, we are about helping people with lifestyle changes,” Dr. Mercante explains. “Chiropractic is not just neck pain, low back pain and headaches. Patients come in who have lost their health and I help them get it back.”

Dr. Mercante explains the body is intelligent by design. It’s created to heal itself, but certain things can affect its ability to do that, such as poor nutrition and spinal misalignment. When a chiropractor adjusts a person’s spine, the process removes nerve interference and restores the body’s ability to heal itself.

The testimonials of patients echo this statement and tell of the compassionate care and wellness achieved through chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy and nutritional counseling.

Longtime patient, Kevin H. wrote in a recent testimonial, “Dr. Tom changed my life almost overnight! Within two sessions, the constant pain was gone. I did the Ultimate Body Cleanse to help my weight loss and increase my energy. After losing 15 pounds in 10 days and being pain free, I was able to start working out again. I have now lost a total of 30 pounds and I feel better than I did when I was 35. I truly believe I have added several more quality years to my life.”

Parents also bring their children in for ear infections and fevers as well as maintenance adjustments. AlignLife patient Sean Carroll brings his children in for their overall health. “I have never had such healthy children,” said Carroll of his 4 and 5 year olds, who have been under Chiropractic care since birth.

Dr. Mercante became a Certified Gluten Practitioner (CPG) in 2014. He was amazed when many patients in his office who were taking medication for conditions such as fibromyalgia, joint pain, headaches, brain fog, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, gas or bloating were getting great results on a gluten-free diet.

Many people who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chrohns Disease, chronic joint pain, acid reflux, psoriasis, skin disorders, fibromyalgia, headaches, allergies, ADHD, numbness and tingling in their arms or feet can trace the origin back to these often overlooked sensitivities to gluten, or the long term effect gluten has on the intestinal tract causing leaky gut syndrome. Even more frightening is that gluten sensitivity has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Gluten may be slowly damaging brain cells every time you consume it and you may not know it.

The problem most people are having with modern wheat is it has changed dramatically in the past 50 years. Wheat strains have been hybridized, crossbred and modified to the point where it is not digestible by most humans.

Dr. Mercante does several health workshops a year to help introduce his wellness concepts to the public. His mission is to help as many families as possible achieve optimal health without the use of unnecessary drugs and surgery.  Visit our website at for current seminars or call 843-376-5858.