By carefully managing your diet, you can reduce your risk for many diseases and improve the medical outcome for heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and certain cancers.
Diet therapy is based on the idea that the use of naturally occurring substances (such as vitamins, amino acids, trace elements, electrolytes, and fatty acids) can prevent and treat disease. The patientís presenting symptoms will be evaluated based on the likelihood of nutrition deficiencies or imbalances. Additional testing such as blood studies or dietary diaries may be done to further identify opportunities for improvement.
A dietary supplement is a preparation intended to supply nutrients, (such as vitamins, minerals, fatty acids or amino acids) that are missing or not consumed in sufficient quantity in a person's diet.
Nutritional supplementation and/or dietary changes will be recommended if indicated.