What is Clinical Nutrition?

Clinical Nutrition is the study of the relationship between diet and health. It is the science of nutrients which examines how the body digests, absorbs, transports, metabolizes, stores and eliminate nutrients. Researchers are learning more and more the significance that nutrients have in both preventing and treating illness.

Through clinical nutrition sessions, our practitioners will gather information about medical history, family history and personal lifestyle.  The practitioner will analyze diet, digestion, sleep and exercise patterns for our patients. With this knowledge, our doctors will recommend individualized modifications in diet and nutritional supplements which would include specific vitamins, minerals or amino acids that can vastly improve the state of a person’s health.

Emphasis on clinical nutrition counseling is more important  than ever as our agricultural practices have created new age medical conditions.  Concerns that certain food intolerance habits like gluten free are only trends and fads, however, the truth is that this is a growing global trend and it is challenging our bodies in more ways than ever.  It will be more difficult to follow through what Thomas Edison once said  "the doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition."

What are the benefits?

  • Individualized diet assessment and recommendation

  • Repair and restore digestive pathway

  • Improve stomach absorption

  • Decrease Toxin burden

  • Support small and large intestine nutrient absorption and metabolizing

  • Optimal weight maintenance or achievement

How long is each session and how many sessions are required?

The initial clinical nutrition assessment is part of the first and second visits. It involves a comprehensive assessment of your routine diet, lifestyle and current health concerns. Our practitioners will determine if any laboratory testing will be required depending on the present symptoms and the health goals of the patient.  The testing could include the food sensitivity panel, celiac screening or ruling out heliobactor pylori overgrowth. Blood vitamin and mineral analysis can be used to detect nutrient deficiencies.

In follow up sessions, our naturopathic doctors will make the recommendations necessary to create a diet and lifestyle plan that will work best for you. They will continue to monitor the progress of your nutrition plan, and repeat testing for progress if required.

Conditions Treated

  • Preventing and controlling Diabetes

  • Preventing and treating Heart Disease

  • Cancer

  • Obesity

  • Lowering Cholesterol

  • Fatigue/Energy Levels

  • Food sensitivity

  • Celiac

  • Intestinal permeability

  • Gastritis

  • IBS/IBD

  • Crohn's"s or Ulcerative colitis

  • Fatty liver or gallbladder conditions

"you are what you eat, but more importantly, you are what you digest!"    Patricia Gabryl N.D - a mother, wife, sister and naturopathic doctor