Trinity Health Center
Nader Said, MD
Weight Loss Specialist & Cosmetic Specialist located in Hunting Creek Point Plaza, New Port Richey, FL
What you put in your body affects more than your waistline: it can also affect your mood, cardiovascular health, and energy levels. At Trinity Health Center, Nader Said, MD, and his expert team can educate you on the best foods to eat to reduce stress, ease headaches and chronic pain, lose weight, and more. The right nutritional plan can improve the way you look and feel. For more information, call Trinity Health Center in New Port Richey, Florida.
Nutritional Medicine Q&A
What is nutritional medicine?
Have you ever noticed how much better you feel after eating healthy for a week? Poor nutrition can lead to sluggishness, brain fog, fatigue, and more serious illnesses like Type 2 diabetes. Nutritional medicine is the study of how food and nutrition affect your overall physical, mental, and emotional health — not just your weight and skin.
How does poor nutrition affect my health?
Poor nutrition can impair your ability to lead a fully functioning life. In the short-term, it can make you feel lethargic and weak. Over time, poor nutrition can lead to a number of serious illnesses, including:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- High cholesterol
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Colorectal cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Fatty liver disease
Because poor nutrition and obesity often go hand in hand, they can also lead to chronic pain. Carrying extra weight puts pressure on your back, hips, and knees. For those struggling to cope with chronic pain, weight loss can be a viable option for easing or eliminating that pain.
How can nutritional medicine improve my health?
If you opt for nutritional medicine counseling with Dr. Said, he must first evaluate your medical history and assess your overall health and fitness to design a plan that helps you meet your health goals.
In addition to a physical exam, Dr. Said could recommend lab tests to detect nutritional imbalances and assess your organ and digestive system functions. These tests help the Trinity Health Center team get a better picture of your current health.
Once he has all the information he needs, Dr. Said can design a nutritional plan that lowers your risk of certain diseases, minimizes chronic pain and inflammation, boosts energy levels, eliminates brain fog, and more.
While a diet low in sugar and simple carbohydrates and high in lean protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber is generally recommended, Dr. Said’s nutritional counseling also targets vitamin and mineral deficiencies. He can even create a plan that boosts your immune system and protects your body from disease.
Proper nutrition can’t replace medicine, but it does work with medication to improve your overall health and well-being. If you’re ready to discuss nutritional counseling with Dr. Said, call Trinity Health Center.