What Is Preventive Nutrition?
Preventive nutrition covers all aspects of wellness, including genetic variation, diet and nutritional awareness, physical fitness, stress management, and gaining a sense of responsibility for lifestyle choices and their effects upon one’s health.
Preventive nutrition is concerned with a high level of personal well-being, disease prevention, and recognition of recurring health problems or symptoms of discomfort which are often precursors to medical problems. By analyzing your blood work, a three-day food diary, and our exclusive questionnaire, we discover through diet, nutrient, and lifestyle modification what is required for you to achieve optimal health.
People seek guidance from a registered dietitian for many reasons. Some individuals are concerned with wellness, disease prevention, athletic performance enhancement, or feeding concerns with children, while others are trying to manage their medical conditions with food and meal planning. Because it can be difficult to figure out which foods make up a healthy diet, registered dietitians are available to help you create a plan that meets your individual health needs and goals.
What Are The Benefits?
Our goal is to arm you with all the tools to achieve optimal health for the long and short-term. Many people find that small changes in life-style can greatly increase their general sense of well-being, contribute to higher levels of energy and vitality, decrease mood swings, and increase resistance to illness and infection. Often, recurring health problems can be alleviated or abetted through changes in diet, exercise levels, stress management skills, and nutritional supplementation.
In addition to these daily benefits, current scientific research clearly documents the need for dietary change to reduce the risk of developing degenerative diseases including heart disease, cancer, arthritis, obesity, and diabetes. Fortunately, the recommendations for those varied medical problems are similar. First, your genetic variation plays a vital role in addressing these problems. Second, by eating a large variety of fresh, natural foods with emphasis on bio-available protein, compatible carbohydrates, and healthy fats while reducing harmful food additives, refined sugar, heavily processed foods, and empty calories will also address these problems. Although these recommendations seem simple, they can bewilder the client when trying to put them into practice.
Our aim is to create the most individualized nutritional protocol for you and simplify our recommendations so that they can be implemented naturally.
Who Can Benefit?
People with any or most of the following conditions:
- Allergies/food sensitivities
- Heart disease risks
- Celiac disease (gluten intolerance)
- Cancer history
- Blood sugar imbalance
- Digestive distress
- Fatigue/low energy
- Blood pressure imbalances
- Suppressed immunity/autoimmune disorders
- Children with behavior/learning problems
- Children who are finicky eaters
- People with compulsive eating patterns
- Senior citizens trying to slow down the aging process
- Pregnant/nursing women or women trying to conceive
- Women with cystic breast disease, PMS, or chronic vaginal/bladder infections
- Women struggling with menopausal issues
Many people think that reaching a weight goal constitutes successful dieting. While losing weight is a great achievement, the real challenge and success comes from maintaining that weight loss. By altering your eating habits based on your individual needs, you will be able to end emotional overeating and listen to your body’s natural instincts and hunger signals.
For many of us, diet, urban living, aging, medical problems, medications, cigarettes, alcohol, compromised health, stress, and/or genetic tendencies increase our need for specific nutrients. In addition to optimizing body functions, nutritional supplements can provide dietary support for disease prevention. Since each of us differs biochemically and genetically, a supplementation program is designed to meet your individual needs. We go to great lengths to dispense only the highest quality, allergen/preservative-free, independently assayed, and most heavily researched dietary supplements available.
What the dietician will do
- Work individually with you to assess your nutrition needs (review your medical and diet history, blood tests, weight and weight trends, along with other physical measurements)
- Design a personalized meal plan for you
- Help you establish realistic goals, short term and long term
- Equip you with techniques to stay on track with your nutrition plan
- Provide ongoing encouragement and support in 15-30 minute sessions until your goals are met (three or more visits are recommended for best results)
Most common reasons to see a dietician
- High cholesterol
- Blood pressure control
- Women’s’ health (osteoporosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome)
- Pregnancy (proper nutrition, management of gestational diabetes)
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Eating disorders
- Kidney failure