Why is nutrition so important?
Our Philosophy on Nutrition
At our office we know that good nutrition is a vital part of your health! It is a fact that optimal health is linked to a high quality, nutritious diet. Today, it is well know that good nutrition is one of the primary preventative measures you can take against disease! It can literally be a matter of enjoying life to the fullest and being your best, or a life of pain, disease, and “just getting by.” Many people, although they may not realize it, are committing nutritional suicide. By eating bad foods low in nutrition and high in harmful ingredients, they are robbing their body of life, energy and happiness . . . one mouthful at a time.
A poor diet equals poor function, garbage in—garbage out as they say. If you are having symptoms or some kind of illness, it is obvious that some system or part of your body is not functioning properly. If we are lacking the necessary nutrients that our body needs to function, eventually our bodies will break down.
Why do you eat?
One word: ENERGY! There are some of the emotional and physical reasons why you eat, but do you ever put much thought into why your body needs food? Not just any food, by the way, but healthy, good-for-you food? The foods you eat provide the energy your body needs to function. Just like you need to put fuel in your car or recharge your cell phone battery, your body needs to be fed energy-providing foods every day. A healthy diet will give your body plenty of energy and raw materials you need to stay healthy. However, poor quality food actually robs the body of energy and may cause us to reach for a variety of “stimulants” to make it through the day.
Hippocrates said, “Let thy food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.”
Our Customized Nutrition Programs
Our nutrition programs are customized for each patient based on their, needs, health assessment and test results. We also work with your other healthcare providers when appropriate to serve you better.
We offer a number of tests and questionnaires that can determine what part of the body is breaking down and not functioning properly. These diagnostics can also reveal what may be causing the breakdown (food sensitivity, heavy metal toxicity, biotoxins, etc.). Once we have the test and questionnaire information, we can recommend a very specific nutritional protocol to detoxify and/or rebuild the body appropriate to your needs.
Certain supplements may be given and will be targeted for your situation. Each nutrition program is designed to repair, restore, and rebuild function. Depending on your test results, you may need to avoid certain foods for a period of time or eat foods that are new to you for a period of time. We give you a specific, easy-to-follow plan so that you are not left on your own. You will have recipes that you can make that are both nutritious and delicious.
Do I have to eat only salads and sprouts to do this program and be healthy?
100% correct! Okay, just kidding! Participants are often surprised at how good healthy food can taste! Listen, don’t get me wrong, we love healthy food, but we want it to taste good as well. When you go through one of our nutrition programs, you will be given a specific nutrition plan that includes many easy to make and delicious recipes. If it didn’t taste good, we wouldn’t include it! Of course, everybody’s taste buds are a bit different, but you will be sure to find many, if not all, recipes enjoyable.
Where do I start?
Call our office at 252-335-2225. You will be scheduled for an appointment with the doctor, by phone or in office (you choose), and he will give test(s) recommendations. Once we see the results from your test and questionnaires, we can give you a specific plan. Don’t wait any longer, call today! We look forward to hearing from you.