The Individualized Nutrition Program at Horizon Natural Medicine: combating the “one-size-fits-all” diet mentality to get real results
Are you struggling to lose weight? Do you count calories, eat healthy, and exercise, only to see the same number on the scale day after day? Or maybe you are suffering from fatigue, constipation, or skin problems, and can’t seem to figure out why. The problem may be that the “healthy” foods you are eating may not be healthy for YOU.
I bet this sounds familiar: your friend tries a popular fad diet. She tells you that she feels better than he has ever felt before, and the weight loss is obvious. So then, with this overwhelming evidence right in front of you, you decide to try the diet too. But instead of feeling great, you feel sluggish, cranky, and depressed, and the weight loss is slow if not non-existent. What happened?
The answer is something called “Biochemical Individuality”. Basically, this means that different people have different bodies. We have different nutrient requirements, and we break down those nutrients at different rates. We have different amounts of stomach acid, different detoxification capabilities, and different food intolerances. When you stop to think about the great diversity of the human race, it actually makes perfect sense.
Because individualizing treatment plans takes significantly more time and effort for medical professionals, most physicians are still using the old “one size fits all” diet/health model. But at Horizon Natural Medicine, we believe individualized medicine is the fastest and most effective way to help our patients achieve maximal health. No diet or treatment plan is the same, and using this model is what makes our outcomes so successful.
The Individualized Nutrition Program at Horizon Natural Medicine utilizes your family history and blood type and combines that information with simple-to-obtain genetic markers like your fingerprints, bone lengths, and jaw angle. We also factor in current medical conditions, medications, and labwork values like your cholesterol levels, blood sugar, and liver function. This information is then combined and analyzed by a high-tech medical software program that then provides you will a highly personalized diet and lifestyle guide. The guide includes a full description of your body’s immune system and digestive capabilities, lists of “super foods”, “ neutral foods”, and “avoid foods”, and access to an online meal planning software program that allows to you find recipes that are harmonious with the results of your diet report. To get started with your individualized program, call Dr. Katie at Horizon Natural Medicine today.
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