When people think about nutrition, they usually think weight loss. However, more and more we are learning that the foods we eat and our overall lifestyle are tightly linked to our risk for disease. Furthermore, science is now showing that not only can diet prevent disease, it can also significantly impact existing disease.
As a result, any comprehensive medical/wellness program needs to provide a great nutritional support program, customized specifically to individual needs. Saying everyone needs to be on a low-calorie diet, with no regard to the quality of the food being consumed, is outdated and irrelevant. That old school cookie-cutter approach for nutrition does not work!
At Integrative Health we look at nutrition through the lens of functional medicine. We look at what is going on in the body. Do you have digestive issues, food sensitivities, chronic pain, hormone issues, autoimmune conditions, thyroid issues, or toxicity? What is the cause of these issues? At Integrative Health we work to get to the bottom of these questions. Once we have our answers, we can put together a customized approach with both diet and supplement support to work toward resolving these issues.
More and more people today have trouble losing weight. Most doctors think that if you can't lose weight, you are eating more then you say you are. However, that is not always the case. When someone has chronic inflammation as a result of hormonal issues, digestive issues, autoimmune conditions, etc., it is much harder to lose weight. At Integrative Health we address weight loss from the inside out. The doctor addresses the underlying cause of your inability to lose weight, and the nutritionist develops a customized program to compliment the doctor's program.
At Integrative Health we do not like the word "diet". Diet, by definition, sets you up for failure. A diet is a ridged set of rules around food which you do for an allotted period of time. But then what? Once the period of time ends, you go back to doing what you were doing before and gain back all the weight.
It is all about lifestyle! A lifestyle, by definition, is a program where you do not feel deprived, and you enjoy your food. It can't be any other way. If you feel deprived, you can only do it for so long. This brings you right back to square one of the diet dilemma. Believe it or not, you can lose weight, improve your health, and still enjoy your food.
One of the biggest roles of the nutritionist at Integrative Health is to give you tasty, creative and healthy ideas so you can realistically change your lifestyle and like it!
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