Clinical nutrition assesses the relationship between the food you consume and how your body utilises it. Nutrients from foods and the way in which they are digested, absorbed, transported, metabolised, stored, and eliminated by the body all play a key role in how healthy your body is. Environmental factors may impact the quality and safety of foods, which may influence your health, and lead to poor immunity or disease.
Research focuses on individual nutrients helping to prevent and treat disease, analyzing how whole foods may allow nutrients to work together. For example, when consumed in foods antioxidants like beta carotene, selenium, vitamin E, and vitamin C protect against the development of heart disease, cancer, and other chronic degenerative diseases.
A consultation with Tracy can determine if the body is lacking in certain vitamins, minerals or other nutrients, which increases the risk of developing an illness. While the best way to maintain adequate nutrients in your body is through the foods you eat, it may be necessary to take a supplement. This is not the answer to long term good health. A comprehensive diet and lifestyle plan can be tailored to your needs, taking into account work, family and social commitments in order for you achieve a healthier body, mind and spirit.