Nutrition has a multi-dimensional effect on individuals’ physical and mental health as well as overall well-being. An adequate and balanced diet is of utmost importance in recovery and rehabilitation. The human body requires energy, especially protein, and unsaturated fatty acids to compensate for inflammation as well as a plethora of micronutrients, which contribute to healing. Although food should be the primary source for nutrition, there are various supplements that may be beneficial.
For many individuals struggling with weight loss strategies, a structured diet and education could have great effects well beyond what may be seen in the mirror. Weight loss is an effective long-term strategy to mitigate the effects of chronic stresses related to excess weight. The translation of greater forces through the body must be absorbed by the bones and joints which can increase the individuals’ likelihood of injury or re-injury. Beyond the mechanical effects of a well-balanced diet, one’s organ systems can also benefit. The heart will become less stressed by the accumulation of arterial plaquing that builds up as a result of poor dietary habits. The digestive system will be more efficient as a result of making better dietary choices. Brain fog and cognition may improve with deliberate food decisions.
Through a thorough evaluation of ones’ dietary habits our providers are able to determine the necessity of introducing dietary supplements. It is our job to determine which supplements may be most effective and safe for you.
Here’s some evidence supporting a structured diet:
“High-fiber foods tend to be more filling than low-fiber foods, so you’re likely to eat less and stay satisfied longer. And high-fiber foods tend to take longer to eat and to be less ‘energy dense,’ which means they have fewer calories for the same volume of food.”
Keeps skin, teeth, and eyes healthy, supports muscles, boosts immunity, strengthens bones, lowers risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers, supports healthy pregnancies and breastfeeding, helps the digestive system function, etc.
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health PromotionDietary choices, for example, contribute to the risk for developing hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, overweight/obesity, and inflammation, which in turn increase the risk for diseases that are associated with significant morbidity and mortality, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer