Nutrition

Clinical nutrition is the study of the relationship between food and a healthy body. More specifically, it is the science of nutrients and how they are digested, absorbed, transported, metabolized, stored, and eliminated by the body. Besides studying how food works in the body, nutritionists are interested in how the environment affects the quality and safety of foods, and what influence these factors have on health and disease.

Studies show that eating habits play a major role in the development of certain chronic diseases including heart disease, obesity, cancer, and diabetes. Making changes to your diet can help prevent and treat these conditions and help your body and mind function at its best.

Food is medicine and is critical in healing. We recommend all clients have a nutritional consult to optimize their well being and to understand the critical relationship between food and health.

© Copyright GAIA Collaborative Medicine 2016