Posts for: December, 2019
Change your habits and mindset around eating to improve your diet and your wellbeing.
Food is something to be enjoyed and savored. Food can bring families and friends together and create incredible memories. Of course, what we put into our bodies can also dictate how we feel physically and mentally. Processed foods and junk food can wreak havoc on our bodies and increase our risk for illness and chronic diseases such as diabetes. Our Rome, NY, osteopathic doctor Dr. Camille Dillard wants to arm patients with the knowledge and preventive medicine aimed at improving everyone’s nutrition for a sound mind, body and spirit.
Food is Medicine
This is a pretty powerful statement; however, food truly can be as helpful as medicine sometimes. It’s best to think of food as preventive medicine. What we eat contains vitamins, nutrients and minerals that our body needs, and eating more of the foods that have these healthy elements helps our bodies work as optimally as possible.
Think about how sluggish, tired, bloated and off you feel when you grab fast food. Now think about how nourished you felt after a fresh home-cooked meal. Food has the ability to improve or negatively impact your health, and our Rome, NY, osteopathic physician can help you create the nutritional plan that works for you.
Good nutrition can offer a host of amazing health benefits:
- Reduce your risk for cancer
- Improve bone health
- Elevate mood
- Boost memory
- Improve gut health
- Manage chronic conditions (e.g. diabetes)
- Prevent disease
- Improve sleep
- Promote good heart health
- Maintain a healthy weight
Be Patient and Mindful
Shifting your diet completely can feel overwhelming and stressful, which can make it easy to fall back into bad habits. Instead, focus on making small changes such as incorporating more vegetables into your meals or tracking your food intake each day. Make a new small change a week and don’t forget to reward yourself when you create a new healthy habit.
There are no quick fixes or fad diets that work. Trust us; if there was a diet plan that instantly helped everyone drop those unwanted pounds and keep them healthy everyone would be following it. The best tools at our disposal are to be aware of what we are putting in our bodies, making sure that we drink enough water and that we read labels on all the foods we buy so we know what we are consuming.
We know that changing your diet and nutrition can be confusing. That’s why Natural Health Center in Rome, NY, has its very own health food store full of vitamins, herbs, oils, gluten-free foods, healthy snacks, alternative milk, organic foods and more.
Dr. Camille Dillard and her team can guide you on the path to better nutrition and better health right here in Rome, NY. Call us today to schedule a nutrition consultation.