Nutrition and Supplementation
I STRONGLY BELIEVE “FOOD IS MEDICINE”
There is a definite connection between “food” and “mood”. I utilize nutritional treatment options as alternatives or adjuncts to medication.
Our brains are working 24/7 taking care of everything from breathing to moving to thinking. Just like a finely tuned machine, they will function at a much higher level if we provide them with proper fuel. The caveat to this, however, is that MY proper fuel is probably not the same as YOUR proper fuel.
We are all unique and each of us will thrive with a diet that is created exclusively for us. I conduct micronutrient testing and nutritional evaluations to measure where my patients may be deficient in nutrients. I also evaluate each patient for food sensitivities and intolerances as they might effect inflammation in the brain.
We all realize that some eating patterns will negatively impact everyone. By example, diets high in refined sugars worsen your body’s regulation of insulin and promote inflammation and oxidative stress. This is bad brain food! Studies have shown a direct correlation between a diet high in refined sugars and impaired brain function — exasperating symptoms of mood disorders such as depression.
Unfortunately, in today’s world food is not enough. We must utilize high quality vitamin supplementation to ensure we are receiving the level of nutrients are brain and body require to thrive. Soil depletion, water depletion, pesticides, and our gut’s inability to absorb…these are just a few reasons why supplementation is mandatory.
Together my patients and I create customized plans with the overall goal being to treat underlying health issues through nutrition, supplementation and lifestyle changes.