The role the diet plays in health and wellness is that the diet drives the bodies level of health. The diet can either support the proper functioning of the body and enhance health, or it can support the maintenance of a chronic illness or it can even cause more illness and jeopardize the person's health.
Living in New Jersey and New York nutrition becomes very important. With the constant stress many of us are under and with toxic exposure from our environment proper nutrition is vital to our long term health. With a good nutritionist people can make changes to their diet to manage their weight, reduce the risk of certain diseases, and help current conditions like diabetes or heart disease from becoming worse. A nutritionist can recommend a diet that is tailored to an individual's needs and it can include natural antioxidants and cancer fighting foods. Nutritionists work in institutions like schools and nursing homes as well as in private practices, so area residents can feel at ease that their loved ones are receiving healthy meals, snacks and proper supplements.
Working with practitioners of the dietary sciences can help people reduce their risks of many diseases. Obesity increases a patient's risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other illnesses. If someone is overweight, the doctor may ask the patient to meet with a nutritionist in order to start a sensible diet for weight loss.
There are several professionals that offer nutrition advice. Naturopath physicians often prescribe dietary changes as part of the treatment plan for a patient/client. Health coaches, dieticians and nutritionists offer services in food, menu planning, diet and supplements, as they have been properly trained. There are also health coaches who are qualified to help.
Holistic and clinical nutritionists must study the links between diet and disease. If the New Jersey client has an illness that requires a special diet, the practitioner or consultant of nutrition must be able to explain the diet to the patient so that the patient can successfully follow the special diet. The holistic and clinical nutritionist has to make the diet something that the patient realistically can follow.
In the states of New Jersey and New York the nutritionist does not need to become licensed. However, there is legislature pending that would require nutritionists and dieticians in NJ and NY to become licensed.
Holistic and Clinical Nutritionists, health coaches, and natural health doctors work in many different of settings. Some own their own clinics and offer supplements for nutrition. Cafeterias, hospitals, doctor's offices, schools, and nursing homes in New York and New Jersey are other places where dieticians and some nutritionists may work.
Dr. Robert Galarowicz is Naturopathic Physician practicing holistic medicine in Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Hudson and Morris Counties.
Dr. Robert Galarowicz ND is
a New Jersey Naturopath working with residents from Passaic, Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Morris Counties.
Here he shares some of his expertise on holistic medicine.
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