Nutrition focuses on how you can make dietary decisions that improve your overall health and reduce your risk of disease. Alexandria Watkins, DNP-APRN, and the team at LiveWell Med Solutions emphasize nutrition as part of their holistic care. To get started with healthy nutrition, call the integrative practice in Carrollton, Texas, or request an appointment online today.
Nutrition is the field of health care that studies the nutrients in the food you eat, how your body uses them, and the correlation between diet, health, and disease.
Everyone has different nutritional needs based on their lifestyle, medical history, and unique genetic makeup. That’s why it’s important to seek professional advice on nutrition from qualified health care providers like the team at LiveWell Med Solutions.
Nutrients are the components in your food that nourish your body and keep you energized. There are two main categories of nutrients:
Macronutrients include nutrients you need to consume in relatively large quantities. Carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and water are macronutrients. You can further break down carbohydrates into fiber, starch, and sugar.
Eating and drinking a proper balance of macronutrients can help you maintain an ideal weight, balance your hormones, and reduce your risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Micronutrients include vitamins and minerals you need in small amounts. Essential minerals include calcium, potassium, sodium, and iron.
The main categories of vitamins are water-soluble, which your body eliminates excesses of through urine, and fat-soluble, which your body stores. Water-soluble vitamins include eight B vitamins and vitamin C. The fat-soluble vitamins are A, D, E, and K.
Some vitamins, minerals, and proteins also act as antioxidants, which means they help remove free radicals from your body. Too many free radicals can lead to cellular damage and disease.
Getting too much or not enough of one or more nutrients can cause noticeable changes in your health, such as hair loss, fatigue, and digestive problems. A deficiency of certain nutrients can lead to serious health problems like hemorrhaging, nerve damage, and weak bones.
The best way to find out if your nutrition is on track is to talk to a qualified expert at LiveWell Med Solutions. Their holistic approach to health care prioritizes nutrition and personalized treatment through concierge medicine.
If you have nutritional gaps, they may recommend dietary changes and supplementation through IV vitamin therapy or vitamins and minerals you take orally. LiveWell Med Solutions offers high-quality supplements by Ortho Molecular Products®.
People seek nutritional advice for a wide range of reasons. It’s a good idea to schedule an appointment if you:
Many people want to learn about nutrition simply to gain a deeper understanding of what they eat and how it impacts their health.
To schedule your nutrition consultation, call LiveWell Med Solutions today or request an appointment online.