Over the past century, essential nutrient deficiencies have dramatically decreased but chronic diet-related diseases have risen. In USA more than two-thirds of adults and nearly one-third of children and youth are overweight or obese. About half of all adults have one or more chronic diseases, many of which are related to poor quality eating patterns and physical inactivity.
Healthy Eating Pattern
Nutrition plays a vital role in the prevention of many of chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease, hypertension, type II diabetes, cancers, and poor bone health. The ‘Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 (8th Ed.)’ recommend: • Follow a healthy eating pattern across the lifespan. All food and beverage choices matter. Choose a healthy... View Article
Medical Nutritional Care For Different Medical Conditions
Registered Dietitians at the Nutrition & Health Center provide medical nutritional care at different medical conditions like: • BARIATRIC SURGERY • DIABETES • CANCER • CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE • CELIAC DISEASE • CHILDHOOD OBESITY • FOOD ALLERGY • GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE • HIV/AIDS • HYPERLIPIDEMIA • KIDNEY DISEASE • LACTOSE INTOLERANCE • OBESITY • WOMEN’S... View Article
Bariatric surgery, is performed only on severely overweight people who are more than twice their ideal weight. This level of obesity often is referred to as morbid obesity since it can result in many serious, and potentially deadly, health problems. This surgery is performed on people whose risk of complications of surgery is outweighed by... View Article
Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled growth of cells in the human body. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that almost one and one-half million new cases of cancer would be diagnosed in 2007 in the United States. Once the information needed to determine the cancer’s stage is gathered, the physician... View Article
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the resulting complications are the main cause of death for both males and females in the United States. Diseases of the cardiovascular system include those that compromise the pumping ability of the heart, cause failure of the valves, or result in narrowing or hardening of the arteries. CVD includes hypertension, atherosclerosis, coronary heart... View Article
Celiac disease, also known as sprue, celiac sprue, non-tropical sprue, and gluten-sensitive enteropathy, is a life-long genetically-related autoimmune disease in which the body’s reaction to gluten causes damage to the intestines that results in poor absorption of nutrients, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies often develop. Celiac disease is most common among people of Northern European ancestry... View Article
Childhood obesity is of increasing concern as a public health problem in the United States. Some surveys have found the total obesity rate among children and adolescents to be between 21% and 24%. During the same time, 32.2% of adults were obese. Overweight is caused by taking in more calories than the body uses (energy... View Article
Diabetes mellitus is a condition in which the pancreas no longer produces enough insulin (Type I diabetes) or cells stop responding to the insulin that is produced (Type II diabetes), so that glucose in the blood cannot be absorbed into the cells of the body. Diabetes is a chronic disease that causes serious health complications... View Article
Food allergies occur when the body has an abnormal reaction to a food eaten or touched. Symptoms of food allergy vary and can include: • Tingling of the mouth, arms or legs • Rash, hives or itching • Abdominal cramps, vomiting or diarrhea • Breathing difficulties • Hypotension (low blood pressure) • Swelling of... View Article
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
GERD, or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, occurs when gastric juice from the stomach backs up into the bottom of the esophagus and causes irritation, inflammation or erosion of the cells lining the esophagus. About 60 million Americans have heartburn at least once a month, although not everyone who has heartburn has GERD, and not everyone who... View Article
HIV / AIDS
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) identified in 1983 causes AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) that may progress over many years and is characterized by a slow deterioration of the immune system. When the immune system becomes further compromised, the patient may experience opportunistic infections, caused by the reduced function of the immune system resulting in nonspecific and... View Article
Hyperlipidemia is an elevation of lipid levels (fats) in the bloodstream. These lipids include cholesterol, cholesterol compounds, phospholipids and triglycerides, and all carried in the blood as part of large molecules called lipoproteins. There are three types of hyperlipidemias: hyperlipoproteinemia, hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia. It has been shown that people with a hyperlipidemia disorder are more... View Article
The kidney diet (renal diet) is a set of guidelines for people with kidney disease. The types of foods prescribed depend on the level of kidney failure the patient is experiencing, but generally the diet involves controlling the amount of sodium, potassium, phosphorus, protein, and fluid that a person ingests. People with kidney disease should... View Article
Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest significant amounts of lactose, the primary sugar in milk. This inability results from a shortage of the enzyme lactase, which is normally produced by the cells that line the small intestine. Lactase breaks down lactose into glucose and galactose (which changes then into glucose in liver). If this... View Article
Obesity is an abnormal accumulation of body fat and associated with increased risk of illness, disability, and death. The World Health Organization terms obesity a worldwide epidemic, and the diseases which can occur due to obesity are becoming increasingly prevalent. Much concern has been generated about the increasing incidence of obesity among Americans. Some studies... View Article
Women have special nutritional needs due to hormonal changes that occur with menstruation, pregnancy, lactation, and menopause, all of which alter the recommended daily intake of nutrients. Iron-deficiency anemia is a very common nutritional disorder following the beginning of the menstrual cycle, is also common among females with poor diets or very low body... View Article
We evaluate your body characteristics: your body composition, metabolic rate, dietary patterns and eating habits.
We develop a personalized diet plan and exercise program on the basis of our examination and your health status.
A Registered Dietitian will provide a nutritional follow-up, offering regular recommendations and examinations.