Diet—the foods and drinks we consume on a regular basis—play a pivotal role in our body’s wellbeing. Our muscles, bones, and organ tissue are sustained and repaired from the nutrients we put into our bodies, so it’s important that we’re mindful of what we eat.
Our nutritionists will educate, motivate, and support you as they develop a personal nutritional road map for you. They will talk with you about medical history, lifestyle, and weight goals to create a plan that meets your body’s needs without discouraging you or keeping you from some of life’s tastiest treats!
A nutrition consultation starts with a review of your medical history, including any medications and supplements you’re currently taking. Next we’ll learn about your lifestyle to understand the stress levels, sleep patterns, energy levels, exercise, and gastrointestinal function that are all a part of your health. Your customized nutritional plan will include any dietary preferences and cooking habits and will help remedy trouble spots, like skipping meals or late-night snacking.
A nutrition consult is foremost a discussion—it is not a lecture! Nutritionists don’t just tell you what to do to improve your diet; we help you set and achieve your health goals. Flexibly is key and we begin with changes that will have the most impact and from there incorporate strategies that make the most sense for your lifestyle. Your nutrition plan puts you on the road to better health.
People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are at risk for worsening symptoms as a result of respiratory infections. Avoiding these infections and treating them quickly if they occur are important parts of COPD therapy.
Nutrition counselling is also a cost-effective investment in your long-term health. Better nutrition can enable you to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, manage weight, and help keep blood sugar stable, which can all potentially save you thousands of dollars in medications and other care later down the road.