Clinical nutrition is the study of the relationship between food and a healthy body. It is the science of nutrients and how they are digested, absorbed, transported, metabolized, stored, and eliminated by the body.
Dietary Interventions: A healthy diet is the single most important tool for your body to prevent and recover from illness. What we eat can have a tremendous impact on the manifestation of disease in the body. With any condition there will be foods that have the ability to help the body return to a state of ideal health whereas others can contribute to the disease process. Through the use of nutritional diet plans, like a hypoallergenic diet, a weight loss diet, or a detox diet, to name a few, a number of therapeutic outcomes can be achieved just by altering how and what we eat. Our goal will be to develop a well balanced sustainable diet versus the use of fad diets.
Orthomolecular Medicine: Clinical nutrition also includes the use of specific nutritional supplements to address deficiencies or to act as a treatment tool for various health concerns. Orthomolecular medicine is designed to enable individuals to reach their ideal health by utilizing only naturally occurring substances (e.g. vitamins, minerals, enzymes, trace elements, co-enzymes). The proper balance of these substances in the body is the key to reaching physical, mental, and emotional health and stability. Depending on the specific needs of the body a protocol will be designed with some short term and some longer term nutritional interventions.