What is Therapeutic Nutrition?
Therapeutic nutrition uses real food and/or supplemented nutrients that the body needs to heal from and prevent disease.
If the body is missing or deficient in certain nutrients, illness can develop. It is important to let a healthcare professional monitor these nutrients for quality, dose, and sufficient blood levels in order to maintain safety and effectiveness. Our doctors are specially trained to do just this.
What are some signs or symptoms of Nutrient deficiencies?
Nutrient deficiencies can show up in many different ways: As example,the nails may become discolored or develop ridges. Skin or hair character can change. A person's energy or focus might suffer. Weight may decrease or increase. Bowel habits might change, or muscle cramps may occur. A thorough history, examination, and even some labs can help identify if you need therapeutic nutrition.
Can Therapeutic Nutrition help me with medical problems?
Yes! Supplementing vitamins or nutrients in the diet at therapeutic levels can prevent and treat disease. For example, therapeutic nutrition has been known to help high cholesterol, hypertension, mood disorders such as depression, fatigue, heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and more. These are just a few examples of disease processes that can occur and be corrected by therapeutic nutrition.
Can Therapeutic Nutrition be an alternative to drug therapy?
Yes. Sometimes therapeutic nutrition can produce the same benefit as a prescription drug and without the risks or side effects. Examples include treatment of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, asthma, depression/anxiety, and others. See one of our doctors to find out if therapeutic nutrition is a healthier alternative for you.
How do I know if Therapeutic Nutrition is right for me?
Give us a call, so we can get you scheduled with one of our docs. We'll get you scheduled in so you can get started toward your best health! (360) 651 9355.