Diet & Nutrition Programs
Many different foods can have dramatic effects on the way your body responds to certain disease processes. If someone has digestive complaints, or certain pain diseases, many foods can drastically interfere with recovery and could potentially make the disease process much worse. Diet Therapy is person specific for the specific disease process that they endure.
At ActiveMed we offer weight loss diet programs and cleanses in the following modalities:
Traditional Chinese Nutrition Therapy
At ActiveMed Integrative Health Center, our physicians are trained and knowledgeable in all aspects of nutrition, supplementation, and natural foods. A consultation for nutrition therapy goes beyond vague advice to eat healthier. We will sit down and talk to you one on one to come up with a complete nutrition plan suited to your own unique personal needs, health, tastes, and preferences.
The goal of a nutrition consult is not just to show how to eat healthy, but to make sure that food is delicious!
A modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Nutrition Therapy, aka, Chinese food therapy, is a method of promoting healing and treating disease through the use of natural foods and herbs rather than medication. The wrong foods can interfere with a body’s recovery process, but the right foods can drastically improve the body’s ability to heal, recovery from disease, and prevent disease from even happening.
Nutrition Therapy has been practiced by physicians in China for thousands of years, one of the earliest written records being from the Yellow Emperor’s Classic, an ancient Chinese medical text that is the basis of Chinese medical theory today. While Western nutrition looks at food in terms of vitamin, mineral, and general nutrient properties, in Eastern practices, it is also categorized into different groups, tastes, flavors, and characteristics depending on the effect they have on the body. Even factors such as environment and seasons are taken into account.
One of the main strengths of dietary therapy is its power as a foundational treatment. Food has therapeutic properties the same as drugs or herbs, but often less specific, less drastic, and little side effect. It may be slower to take affect, but it will impact every system of the body. A properly applied dietary therapy and smart food choices can only prevent someone from getting ill, it will make it so that fewer or no medications are needed when they are.
The detoxification program we offer at ActiveMed is a sophisticated physician supervised protocol that helps to cleanse the body of harmful toxic substances that we all accumulate over the years of living. The program consists of any or all of the following: diet, herbal therapy, acupuncture, nutrition supplements, lymphatic drainage massage, nutrition, reflexology and other massage techniques. This program is also individualized, which makes this program extremely effective.
Nutraceuticals are nutritional supplements that are mostly of natural form and are developed to provide physiological effects. These substances are very powerful, substances that can be used to treat health complaints. Many of our patients come in with a bag full of supplements they are taking for certain complaints. This can be very harmful. The combination of certain supplements can definitely cause health problems and side effects. It is highly advisable that anyone taking supplements consult a knowledgeable health care practitioner that is trained in nutraceuticals.
We believe in our patients’ well-being and to ensure you have access to the best nutraceuticals and supplement we created our Virtual Pharmacy.