What is Clinical Nutrition?
Clinical nutrition is the therapeutic utilization of foods and pharmaceutical grade supplements to maintain optimal health and has been used for various types of illness. It includes both nutrition and dietetics to supply the proper amount of nutrients and provide the right balance of energy.
As a field, clinical nutrition studies how nutrients are digested, absorbed, utilized and excreted by our bodies. Nutrients power our body and come in two forms: macronutrients and micronutrients.
Macronutrients Provide Energy to Our Bodies:
Micronutrients Support Our Metabolism:
How Can Clinical Nutrition Help Me?
80% of diseases today are preventable! Studies show that our eating habits can directly affect the development of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, obesity and even cancer. To prevent or treat these medical conditions, changes to diet and lifestyle can have a major effect.
Conflicting advice about health and nutrition is everywhere and changing all the time. It is hard to know what to believe and what information to trust. Dr. Cutler and the staff at Cutler Integrative Medicine will spend time with you discussing your medical history, genetics, lifestyle, sleep patterns, physical exercise regimen, and mental health habits.
A laboratory test can be run to determine if you are deficient in any nutrients or have food sensitivities. We will help you sort through conflicting information and make clear nutrition recommendations.