Nutritional medicine is an approach to medical care that focuses on the role of nutrients and micronutrients the body needs to maintain health and wellness. The body relies on a steady stream of nutrients and micronutrients to continue functioning properly. This includes vitamins and minerals. Nutritional medicine focuses on supplementing deficiencies, so the body has the nutrients it needs for optimal health without relying on drugs or other more aggressive therapies.
Nutritional assessments begin with a physical examination and a review of the personal and family medical histories of the patient to form a complete picture of health that can help uncover specific nutritional needs to treat or ward off diseases. Nutrition directly influences many chronic and serious diseases, and an exam and health history can help reveal risk factors that can be reduced with nutritional care. Also, comprehensive lab work will be performed, which can include blood work, saliva swabs, urinalysis and fecal analysis, as well as other types of assessments to gain the most detailed and accurate picture of a patient's health that is possible.
Nutritional medicine typically begins with testing to determine which nutrients and micronutrients are lacking. Following Alpha Health Care’s assessment involving detailed blood tests and an in-depth person to person interview, a plan of care will be developed for each patient. The Alpha Health Care weight loss center takes your health history and current medical condition into consideration when determining your nutritional program. All medications used are time-tested and proven to be effective with a 20 to 30-year track record. Dietary changes and other changes to help remove toxins that can interfere with nutritional absorption or treatments to help maximize the benefits of other nutrients.
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