Nutrition plays a vital role in promoting health and preventing disease by providing the body with essential nutrients needed for growth, maintenance, and optimal function. A balanced and nutrient-rich diet can have a profound impact on overall well-being. Using food to maximize the potential for health and reverse dysfunction or disease is well known to be effective, as well as vital for all individual’s long-term health. For the body to function at optimal capacity, essential nutrients must be broken-down and absorbed such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and various vitamins and minerals. Providing the body with optimal nutrients allows for essential cellular processes to occur including repair, digestion, metabolism, and body detoxification.
Poor diets that consist of foods high in sugars and processed food items contribute to health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. Persistent nutritional deficiencies are also common in the world today. As such, nutritional guidance and therapy has become increasingly important and we offer the concepts, strategies, and tools to help use food and dietary patterns and lifestyle choices to promote health.