Understanding the connection between your health and your diet is key to feeling your very best. At Motus Integrative Health, we approach our patients with their individual needs in mind. Wellness coaching may be the answer that gets you on the right path. Setting off on a health journey takes ample preparation, with a clear understanding of your goals and the path you’ll take to reach them. Our physicians do everything we can to make your journey a smooth one. Here’s why we believe your diet should be at the forefront of any health plan.
Most of us have heard at one point, “you are what you eat.” Eating healthy foods is a matter of getting the nutrients you need while excluding excess sugar, calories and fats. Eating a balanced diet, however, is a broad concept that looks different for everyone. What you need intake is different than your significant other or your parent, or a friend. You cannot compare yourself accurately to other’s nutritional needs, so working with a nutritionist is key. Our nutritionists at our office can lend you a hand. We’ll help you create a diet plan that encompasses your unique dietary needs.
Food allergies are another obstacle that some individuals have to overcome. An estimated million people have food allergies, and they usually begin in childhood, although that’s not necessarily the case for everyone. If you have food intolerances, finding replacements for the foods you cannot eat is essential. When we rework your diet plan, we’ll take any food intolerances into consideration.
One of the main contributors to chronic pain is high inflammation levels in the body. Inflammation refers to the flood of white blood cells that enter the bloodstream and attack foreign contaminants. It’s an immune response that protects us from infection. However, prolonged inflammation can damage your body and healthy cells, resulting in swelling and pain. Fortunately, your diet plays a role in reducing inflammation. Replacing sugary foods with meals that are filled with healthy fats, probiotics and nutrients can lower inflammation levels and even reduce your pain. Many individuals have learned that eating a diet rich in nutritious foods lowers their risk for flare-ups.
For some individuals, improving their diet goes hand-in-hand with losing weight. Obesity strains the body and even makes some forms of chronic pain, such as joint pain, worse. Losing weight and staying active will stave off some of the pain. With the help of a nutritionist, you will be able to identify how the food you eat influences your weight. Losing weight in a healthy way involves eating the right foods and building good eating habits. Moderate your snacking and identify what causes you to eat when you aren’t truly hungry, such as when you are stressed or sad. Learning how to substitute high-calorie foods with nutritious superfoods is a habit that’ll benefit you for many years to come.
The best way to improve your diet is by speaking with a dependable nutritionist. Call our team at Motus Integrative Health today to learn more!
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