Lately, it seems that with most illness; one is advised on what they are eating wrong or foods to stay off. It’s the hard truth, but it is hard to ignore the correlation between nutrition and health.
Following the normal eating trend of foods like pizza, meat pie, sausage rolls, small chops and ice cream (the list is countless). These foods are high in unhealthy fats, sugar and salt and low in fiber, vitamins and minerals. While there’s no denying the fact that these foods taste good, when you eat them, your body must pay the price. In fact, if these foods make up the majority of your diet, you might find yourself in need of a dietary intervention.
Something must kill a man, right?
Well, there is something called medical nutritional therapy (dietary intervention).
Medical nutrition therapy is a dietary intervention that is used to prevent or treat health conditions that are caused by or made worse by unhealthy eating habits.
A trending cause of concern these days are our blood pressure or sugar level, in some cases the doctor would recommend you watch your diet to prevent being on a regular medication, or may go ahead and prescribe a medication but with the intention to take you off the mediation if you eat right.
Now the issue is how to eat right to prevent or to resolve the existing medical issue?
Step 1: Evaluate your current diet.
Step 2: Worked out a plan to bring more fruits, vegetables, complex carbohydrates and plant foods into your diet.
Step 3: Preparing these meal in a healthy way (steam or cook instead of fry).
Step 4: Begin active (exercise) a little there; a little here; goes a long way.
Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) may be used by any person with a variety of medical conditions. They may benefit from medical nutrition therapy.
Conditions and symptoms that have been studied include:
- Dry skin
- Joint pain
- Gestational diabetes
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Gastrointestinal problems
- High cholesterol
- Insulin resistance
- Thyroid disease
- Food allergies
- Chronic fatigue
- Menopausal symptoms
- Kidney failure
- Eating disorders
- Wound healing
- Cardiovascular disease,
- Obesity, and
- Post-surgical therapy.
Medical nutrition therapy can consist of individual or group sessions, integrating nutrition and lifestyle counselling.
For additional information on this and other questions about starting a lifestyle change program, Contact Michelle Bello on Twitter :-gracious_mi , IG:@graciousmi_lifestyle, and like her Facebook page GraciousMI lifestyle