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You Are What You Eat

Mar 02, 2012 08:19AM ● By Melissa Gagne, ND

We’ve all heard the old adage “You are what you eat,” but how many of us have taken the time to think about what it really means? The food we eat provides more than just fuel for our bodies; it is the raw material used to build our skin, hair, muscle, and bone. The nutrients in our food are key in synthesizing our hormones, neurotransmitters, and enzymes. We literally ARE what we EAT!

Having a proper balance of macronutrients (protein, fat, and carbohydrates) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) is essential to our overall good health. Therefore, the most well-rounded treatment plan for common medical problems such as allergies, arthritis, respiratory conditions, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, heart disease, menopause, chronic fatigue, weight issues and cancer should include nutritional counseling.

Denville Medical now provides nutritional counseling and weight loss/management counseling as part of its medical care. During your initial nutritional consultation, Dr. Gagne promises to get to know you as a whole person, taking time to assess your health goals, current dietary intake, and dietary habits. She also works one on one to formulate a nutritional plan best suited for individual needs and lifestyle. Follow-up visits are scheduled to support you in following the nutrition plan as well as to discuss any problems or difficulties you are facing.

Call today to schedule your first appointment! Denville Medical accepts most insurance for nutritional counseling. Denville Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center, 161 E. Main St. (Route 53) Denville, NJ 07834. 973-627-7888.

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