The food you eat every day is among the most powerful factors in how your body feels and functions. Although many people have a complicated relationship with food and diet, there is an expansive body of evidence stretching back for centuries that supports the concept of food as not just fuel, but medicine.
The human body is a complex network of organs and systems, all fueled by the food we take in every day. Getting the right blend of nutrients can be challenging, especially in the face of conflicting nutritional “advice” and a demanding lifestyle.
Making meaningful improvements to your long-term nutrition habits can prevent disease, help manage and improve chronic disease, and enhance daily physical and cognitive performance.
Nutrition counseling is a highly personalized approach to effectively fueling your body at a cellular level. It begins with an assessment of your current health, as well as an examination of your current nutrition habits.
Once your physician and registered dietician understand where you are in terms of nutrition, they design a customized plan to create improvements. These improvements include finding ways to incorporate more high-quality, whole foods into your daily diet.
Reliance on highly processed food is a growing problem in America and worldwide. By learning how to make healthier choices when preparing food at home and while dining out, patients can improve a critical part of their wellbeing.
If research and common sense have taught us anything, it's that strict diet plans are rarely sustainable. A far better approach is to make lots of smaller changes you can embrace and build upon for the rest of your life.
For some, this means focusing on the beverage choices you make throughout the day. Staying hydrated is essential, but drinks that have too much sugar or are filled with chemicals can cause serious health problems. Taking in too much alcohol is also a common problem.
Other people need to reduce reliance on fast food and processed foods. This might mean learning how to plan and prepare healthy meals at home. If your lifestyle doesn’t leave time for meal preparation, you can learn how to choose prepared foods that will nourish your body without causing harm.
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