The purpose of dietary counseling is to assist a patient in the modification of their nutritional patterns, with the intent of improving health and lifestyle. Our Living Wellness Doctors provide science based information, as well as practical knowledge and experience, to motivate her patients to make the necessary changes in diet that will allow for the realization of his or her personal goals.
Our intention with the Dietary Counseling Program is to improve a patient’s health and quality of life through dietary education, advice, motivation and accountability. Our Living Wellness Doctors will discuss with you, as her patient, realistic expectations based on age, health diagnosis, genetic and cultural factors, motivation level, and overall willingness to make necessary modifications in diet.
We provide individualized dietary counseling which will provide you, as the patient, important insight into food-related illnesses, and education regarding how various nutrients (protein, carbohydrate, fat, alcohol) can affect illnesses or obesity. This program is tailored to meet the treatment needs of each patient, and includes meal planning and education about healthy eating habits.Our Living Wellness Doctors recognize the benefit of individualizing nutritional care and that a “one-size-fits-all” approach to modifying eating habits is not be effective.
In the context of the definition, and with respect to the therapeutic order, the practice of naturopathic nutrition may include the appropriate use of the following:
- Behavioral and lifestyle counseling
- Diet therapy (including health maintenance, therapeutic diets, and dietary modification)
- Food selection, preparation, and medicinal cooking
- Therapeutic application of foods with specific functions
- Traditional approaches to detoxification
- Therapeutic fasting strategies
- Nutritional supplementation