“You are what you eat” is a long-used saying, but medically, it remains more relevant than ever. With so many people caught in the whirlwind of careers, families and other obligations that keep them seemingly forever on-the-go, finding time to eat healthy food can be tough.
At some point, most of us have skipped a healthy home-cooked meal and instead opted for more convenient fast-food or take-out just to feed our bodies as fast as possible. Many people also consume unhealthy processed foods instead of the healthier option of whole foods with proper nutrients needed to stay healthy.
People of all ages can suffer from a lack of nutrients. That’s why Judy L. Bourget Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness Practice offers nutrition assessments to help our patients make sure their diets are providing them with the nutrients they need to stay healthy and lead active and fulfilling lives. To learn more about our nutrition programs, or to make an appointment with Dr. Bourget at our Dana Point, California, offices, contact us today.
If your diet has been unhealthy for an extended period of time, you are at a far greater risk of facing serious health issues as you get older.
Diet is key to good health. Some physical symptoms that your diet is poor include:
At Judy L. Bourget Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness Practice, we offer various tests that give us crucial information on your nutritional needs. These tests let us know if your diet may be negatively impacting your overall health – and what treatments are available to correct problems caused by poor diet and nutrition.
Testing can determine whether fatty deposits are an issue, and whether you are receiving enough Vitamin B12, calcium and iron.
Keeping a food diary combined with nutritional tests also can help us better assess your nutritional needs and what changes in your diet and lifestyle may be needed. Doctor Bourget also will review your medical history and talk to you about what medications you are on. That’s because some medicine may prevent your body from getting the nutrients and minerals it needs.
At Bourget Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness Practice, we can customize your diet along with a supplement plan – all based upon your individual needs.
While many people want to shed unwanted pounds, maintaining a diet that gives you needed nutrients is just as important to maintaining good overall health.
Don’t let your diet cause a lack of nutrients that you need to live a healthy life. If you are feeling weak, tired – and just off your game, a lack of nutrients may be to blame.