Nutrition counselling at NMR will focus on nutritional therapies shown to have strong clinical efficacy. Common problems that, at least in part, are managed nutritionally by our physicians include: blood sugar control problems, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, gastrointestinal dysfunction and disease, hormonal imbalances, food hypersensitivities, fatigue, inflammatory joint problems and many autoimmune conditions. Blood and other lab testing may be a necessary component of a patient’s diagnostic workup. Either by itself or in conjunction with other medical therapies, nutritional intervention many times proves to be a critical part of a patient’s therapy.
Being monitored by a healthcare provider who specializes in nutrition will ensure your long-term health while you lose weight and build muscles so that your efforts aren’t putting you at risk for other health related issues. For example:
- Low-Carb Diets: Eliminating carbohydrates from your diet is not healthy. Carbohydrates, primarily from vegetables and fruit, are a great source of vitamins, fiber and antioxidants that your body needs to help prevent disease.
- High Protein Diets: Eating protein is essential, as mentioned above, but those proteins that are high in saturated fat (processed meat, bacon, hot dogs, lunchmeat) can increase the risk of cardiovascular / heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer. For long term health, the adequate amount of protein, along with the quality of protein, is important. Choose lean meat, poultry, fish, beans and nuts which contain high amounts of protein and healthy fats.
Fad diets may deliver the results you are looking for in the short term, but may be detrimental to your long term health and wellness. To optimize your results, concurrently develop these healthy nutrition habits along with your rehab or fitness program. And do know that quality rehabilitation demands a program that combines proficient manual therapies and specifically targeted therapeutic exercise. At NMR we look to encompass all aspects that are important for regaining and maintaining one’s health – particularly as it relates to nutrition.