Proper nutrition plays a large part in the rehabilitation process.  Improper absorption of nutrients can delay healing.  There are many suggested foods to increase the consumption of during the healing process such as anti-inflammatory fats (olive oil, avocados, fish oil, mixed nuts and seeds) while avoiding pro-inflammatory fats (processed foods high in saturated fats, foods with trans fats).  Herbs and spices such as turmeric, curry powder, and garlic have also been shown to help manage inflammation. While taking these items into consideration is of overall importance, the Clinical Nutritionists at Comprehensive Medical Care take it one step further utilizing a Science Based Nutrition method.

Clinical Nutrition is the nutrition of patients in the healthcare setting to provide them with a healthy environment in order to promote healing, decrease abnormal markers, and rid the body of toxins that are causing illness, inflammation, and pain.

A common misconception when people hear the word ‘nutrition’ or ‘nutritional counseling’ is the association solely to weight loss or in the cases of competitive athletes and fitness-minded individuals, muscle gain.  And while counseling can help in these areas, the approach of our Comprehensive Medical Care team and Science Based Nutrition can help with healthcare beyond weight gain and loss.

Specific nutritional counseling is available to treat:

  • Vitamin Deficiencies
  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension
  • High Cholesterol
  • Cardiac Issues
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • GERD
  • Cancer
  • Hypo-Hyperthyroidism
  • Kidney Issues
  • Liver Issues
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Bacterial Stomach Issues
  • Parasitic Infections
  • Allergies
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fatigue
  • Low Energy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Hormonal Issues
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Poor Attention
  • Insomnia
  • Parkinson’s Disease

How does Clinical Nutritional Counseling Work?

Upon initial consultation with our team Nutritionist, patients will complete a questionnaire while the Nutritionist reviews any previous lab work and medical history.  Additional comprehensive blood chemistry panel, urinalysis and/or hair sampling will be ordered and sent to the lab for clinical testing.  The results are then analyzed for areas of inefficiency and an individualized plan for improvement is crafted.  This can include introducing supplementation of specific vitamins and minerals a patient is lacking in their traditional diet to recommended food increases and decreases on a daily/weekly basis.

Patients will monitor progress and maintain contact with the nutritionist roughly every 2 to 4 weeks before being retested every 2 to 3 months.