Dietary factors play a significant role in wellness, and each person’s needs are unique. Using a holistic nutritional approach that takes your physical health, lifestyle and more into account, Fuller Health Group is pleased to offer nutritional guidance, diagnostics, and services to patients in the Chicago and Oak Park, Illinois areas.
Holistic nutrition goes beyond calorie or gram counting by addressing numerous aspects of your life that could be affecting your health, energy levels, and weight. It considers emotional and behavioral factors, as well as ways one area of your life may be affecting another. Work or relationship stress could lead you to overeat, for example, or poor sleep could detract from your energy levels and ability to exercise efficiently.
Bio-individuality is based on the concept that no one diet works well for everyone. Foods affect people differently, and each person’s needs are unique. At Fuller Health Group, we consider your overall health, activity level, bleeding time, metabolic rate, and personal preferences to determine your dietary needs.
The Integrative Nutrition Pyramid is a visual guide to eating in proper nutritional balance. It emphasizes nutrient-dense foods, such as high-quality, organic vegetables and fruit, complex carbohydrate sources, lean protein sources and plenty of water. Meanwhile, it suggests less meat, dairy, added sugars, and artificial foods. The pyramid is surrounded by the primary food circle, or the parts of life that satisfy our hunger for living and create a more balanced life.
During your nutrition counseling session, your healthcare practitioner will guide you through questions to best assess your overall lifestyle, wellness, and goals. Be prepared to share your current eating habits, as well as your exercise frequency, any health conditions or symptoms you’re experiencing, and your medical history. To make the most of your analysis, you may want to track your dietary and lifestyle habits for several days or more in a journal to bring along with you to your appointment. Additional tests, such as a blood type analysis or body composition test, may be administered or ordered.
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