Nutrition is the science of nutrients and how they are digested, absorbed, transported, metabolized, utilized, stored, and discharged by the body. What we put into our bodies on a daily basis, combined with lifestyle habits such as appropriate sleep patterns and managing stress can have a profound impact on our quality of life. Nutrition is an essential aspect of both disease prevention and wellness optimization and is a cornerstone for the services and programs offered at Tikkun Holistic Medicine.
For patients with arthritis, excess weight increases stress on joints contributing to pain and discomfort. Weight managed with proper nutrition, supported with anti inflammatory foods such as omega-3 fats found in cold-water fish sources can reduce stiffness and joint tenderness.
For skin care patients, nutrition plays a vital role to support healthy skin processes. Many skin conditions are aggravated by stress, poor nutrition, dehydration, hormone imbalances, and damaging environmental exposure. Skin consultation services include nutritional guidelines and recommended skin care products for home use.
Recognizing the importance of nutrition in all aspects of health and well being, Tikkun’s certified nutritionist, Lilaina Partida, offers ongoing educational programs providing up to date nutrition information and research for patients and the general community.