Nutrition (also called nourishment or aliment) is the provision, to cells and organisms, of the materials necessary (in the form of food) to support life. What foods your diet consists of have a direct impact on your overall wellbeing – both mind and body. You diet can affect mood, energy levels, digestive health, cardiovascular health, and more.
Many common health problems can be prevented or relieved with a healthy diet. And while there are general guidelines for how you can eat healthily, everyone has slightly different needs. For instance, a person with a chronic immune deficiency will require a different balance of nutrients than a person who’s simply trying to maintain a healthy weight.
This is where nutrition counseling comes in. At our Cincinnati and New York health and wellness clinics, we use regenerative medicine to help patients achieve their best health. And while that means the latest and greatest in stem cells and PRP therapy, it also means using holistic, integrative methods to treat chronic pain and other conditions.
Clinical nutritionists are health professionals who focus more specifically on the role of nutrition in chronic disease, including possible prevention or remediation by addressing nutritional deficiencies before resorting to drugs. Nutritionists who have been through an education in Function Medicine are rare. Our Nutritionist has this training and will work with you to identify your specific health needs and goals, and then make a plan to help you reach them.
The Dangers of an Unhealthy Diet
A poor diet may have an injurious impact on health, causing deficiency diseases as well as chronic and life-threatening conditions. A diet that is lacking in nutrients or full of toxic foods reduces your body’s potential and adversely affects your quality of life.
Deficiency diseases caused by poor nutrition include:
- Vitamin K deficiency
Chronic, potentially fatal conditions that poor nutrition can contribute to include:
- Diabetes II
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Kidney failure
- Fatty liver disease
In addition, 13 types of cancer have been linked correlatively to a bad diet, including endometrial and colorectal cancers.
Other bad side effects of eating toxic and/or too much food include:
- Digestive problems
- Weight gain
How Nutritionists Help Your Body Heal
Nutritional counseling is the best way to make a permanent, sustainable change in your diet, and to know exactly how to go about it. And eating healthy is a lot simpler than you’d think, especially when you have a plan and a person to guide the way.
What do you get out of an optimized diet? A lot more than you lose if your diet is poor. Proper nutrition can alleviate chronic pain, prevent Alzheimer’s, help maintain a healthy weight, improve skin and hair health, resolve IBS, boost your energy levels, and much more.
Focused in regenerative medicine, our clinic uses integrative approaches to healing. And whether you’re suffering from an injury, illness, or both, the quality of your diet plays a significant role in minimizing healing time. Let the Nutritionists at the Blatman Health & Wellness Center of Cincinnati, Ohio help you develop a healthy diet plan & provide the nutritional counseling you require.