Nutrition Recommendations Change
How Do I Keep Up with Nutrition Recommendations?
Dietary, water and supplement nutritional recommendations change daily as new research becomes available.
How do you keep up?
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We are sharing this information with you to keep you informed, improve your health and well-being and help you understand critical health care information and how it impacts your health and your wallet. So what are the implications?
Here is the latest:
Diet – According to Dr. Juanee Surprise DC DCBCN and former president of the American Chiropractic Associations Council on Nutrition, 68% of Americans are overweight. One of the biggest reasons – trans fats, which are in virtually all packaged and processed foods. Dr Surprise recommends the Mediterranean Diet, which consists of fruits, vegetables, olive oil, beans, nuts, seeds, and a variety of protein sources like fish (wild caught), chicken (free-range) and beef (grass fed).
Water – Dr. Surprise states the water recommendation is to drink half your body weight in ounces, so a 200 lb person will drink 100 ounces a day of pure water, not tap or bottled.
Supplements – Supplements help fill the nutritional need our poor diets create. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), most Americans are nutritionally deficient. Dr. Georgia Nab DC ACN, on staff at Standard Process Inc, recommends a quality multivitamin, an Omega 3 supplement (fish oil), vitamin D and a probiotic on a regular basis. That is a good start, I would add Magnesium to that list since estimates are that 83% of patients are deficient in Magnesium.
Consult you doctor or health care provider before starting a supplement program, especially if you are on prescription medication.
Remember health is a journey and not a destination. What you do in the practice of health care will go miles and pay dividends over time.
If you still feel that you are struggling in creating a healthy living plan or want to learn more about nutrition in Algonquin or nutrition in Lake in the Hills, you will be thrilled to know that Dr. Galante has powerful programs that will teach you the specific steps that will help you to become and stay healthier.