Nutritional Medicine & Health
Apollo Health Clinic
Nutritional medicine studies the impact of macronutrients and micronutrients on the chemical processes of the body at a cellular level. While plants can create their own optimal levels of nutrition via photosynthesis, humans must obtain all their nutrients through ingested foods and supplements.
The difference between nutritional medicine and other forms of treatments is the chemistry involved. Because living cells rely on chemical processes in order to communicate, gain energy, and fulfill their roles in the body, these processes govern everything from electrical impulses in the body to seratonin production that helps you enjoy daily activities and experiences.
Who Can Benefit from Nutritional Medicine?
Everyone can benefit from nutritional medicine, as our bodies rely on the food we eat to supply us with the nutrients we need to survive on a daily basis. However, standard daily services of fruits and vegetables will vary between person to person and depend on certain physiological or medical conditions. For instance, someone who is pregnant, breastfeeding, recovering from illness, or working toward a healthier body weight will have different nutritional needs from someone in peak physical condition. Aging and lifestyle changes can have a profound impact on the body’s nutritional requirements.
Furthermore, physiological and psychological stress can impact a person’s nutritional needs, as can existing conditions such as Crohn’s Disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Bone density and certain blood conditions can also dictate different nutritional requirements, making the advice and guidance of a nutritionist a necessity for those seeking to heal their bodies and prevent illness through nutrition.
What to Expect During Your First Nutritionist Consultation
During your initial consultation, you should be prepared to provide extensive history of your medical records, nutrition information, food intake, dietary preferences, and any allergies you may have. Furthermore, you’ll need to provide detailed information regarding your lifestyle, the amount of stress you feel, and any other health concerns you may have. You should also inform your nutritionist of any medications you’re taking and your alcohol, tobacco, and drug use.
After the initial consultation, subsequent visits will assess your state of health and make alterations to your diet and supplement regiment in order to achieve better balance. As your visits go on, you’ll learn more about your body’s chemical processes and how it responds to changes in diet, exercise, and lifestyle, helping you make more informed decisions into the future.