Food Is Medicine
Nutrition – the foundation of personal wellness
At Well Life Family Medicine, we take diet seriously and believe in the healing power of food. Our parent’s weren’t kidding when they said we are what we eat!
We offer nutritional counseling and nutritional therapy services that provide guidance and individually formulated nutrition and lifestyle plans. These can address issues of weight control, disease prevention, and disease management, and more. If you’re currently suffering from an illness, changing your diet could lessen your symptoms or possibly eliminate them altogether.
Our team will work with you assess and develop a plan that meets your health goals.
“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison”
– Ann Wigmore
Modern technology can reveal deep insights into your nutritional health
Vitamins and minerals required in small quantities, or micronutrients, are essential to our health, development and growth. Each nutrient that we know of is responsible for specific physiological functions that are unique to them.
A lack of these vital nutrients can have a devastating impact on the body’s immune system. This means that it is absolutely essential that we have adequate intake of these vitamins and minerals because it can mean the difference between a healthy and an unhealthy life.
At Well Life Family Medicine, we offer Genova’s Nutraval and SpectraCell’s Micronutrient Test – which are comprehensive nutritional analyses of the body’s intracellular functioning. In all, 35 important vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other micronutrients are measured in your white blood cells.
The results of this analysis can reveal insight into your functional nutritional status over a long period of time and provide you with a meaningful measurement that can be used to tailor your individualized nutritional plan.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
Proper diet and supplement usage leads to the best outcomes
We help you optimize your diet
With so much information out there, it can be hard to know how to make the right decisions when it comes to your diet and eating habits. On top of that, the general dietary guidelines may not apply to your unique body and specific biochemistry.
At Well Life Family Medicine, our testing will reveal what you specifically need, and we will devise healthy dietary recommendations that fill any holes. Recipes and motivation are included.
Critical vitamins and minerals that are hard to get through a normal diet
While supplements can’t take the place of a healthy diet, they can be highly beneficial for overall health and effective in managing some medical conditions. They should always be used under the guidance of a trained practitioner – when taken with other supplements or medications unexpected side effects may occur.
Well Life Family Medicine has a long history of working with supplements and guiding patients towards a healthy supplement regimen. If you are ready to take steps to ensure you’re getting the vitamins and minerals you need, contact us today.
Check out our Flyer to see some of the different nutrition programs we offer!