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Nutrition Health

SWFL Integrative Medicine

Board Certified Gynecologists & Integrative Medicine Specialists located in Fort Myers, FL

Everything you eat has an effect on your health, either boosting your vitality and keeping you well, or causing a variety of illnesses. Nutrition is the foundation of good health, and Heather Auld, MD, and her team at SWFL Integrative Medicine in Fort Myers, Florida, have considerable expertise in finding the right combination of diet and supplements to optimize your health. To find out more about nutrition health, call SWFL Integrative Medicine today or book an appointment online.

Nutrition Health Q&A

What is nutrition health?

Nutrition is one of the foundations of good health, consisting of all the substances your body needs to function and flourish. Every aspect of your health has links to nutrition, from the tiniest micronutrients like vitamins and minerals to the balance of the food groups, which include protein, carbohydrates, fat, and fiber.

Every consultation you have at SWFL Integrative Medicine addresses your nutritional status and requirements. Your provider can help select the dietary plan that would be best for you based on your medical history, health goals, genetics, and what you can realistically achieve.

What can nutrition health do for me?

Nutrition health is essential for your everyday well-being and in preventing many common, often life-threatening illnesses. If you are already sick, improving your nutrition can help with a wide variety of chronic diseases and health problems, including:

  • Cancer
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Thyroid problems
  • Heart disease
  • Elevated cholesterol
  • Pharmaceutical intolerance
  • Chemical insensitivities
  • Cardiovascular problems
  • Type 2 diabetes

Some of these conditions are caused or made worse by a poor diet. In all cases, better nutrition optimizes health, which makes you more able to live with and recover from serious health conditions like these.

Your provider can also offer lab testing for micronutrient status, so you can see if you have any deficiencies. Micronutrient testing can also highlight any nutrient overconsumption too, which can happen with excessive or incorrect supplementation. 

How does nutrition health help with weight loss?

Nutrition health has a key role to play in losing excess weight and maintaining a healthy weight over the long term.

One of the biggest health challenges facing people today is understanding how to eat a nutritious, balanced diet and maintaining a healthy weight. It can be difficult to know what to eat and how to make dietary changes when you lead a busy life.

Your provider at SWFL Integrative Medicine can help in numerous ways, from assisting with grocery shopping tips and meal preparation to choosing well when eating out. Rather than adopting a one-size-fits-all approach, the SWFL Integrative Medicine philosophy is to ensure you’re comfortable with your food choices and feel satisfied with your meals. 

Your provider at SWFL Integrative Medicine evaluates the different reasons for weight management problems before creating a diet plan for you. Effective weight-loss strategies optimize nutrition, address lifestyle issues, and use supplements to enhance your well-being.  

The goal is to find a diet that you can sustain long-term, while still enjoying your life to the fullest.

To find out more about the importance of nutrition health, call SWFL Integrative Medicine today or book an appointment online.