Nutrition and Metabolic Disorders

Numerous and widespread
Disorders related to nutrition and metabolic functions are numerous. They are also widespread today, in virtually all classes of society, and on all continents. Malnutrition, the primary cause of these disorders, derives from overnutrition in western society, and undernutrition in the third world. In the West, affluent malnutrition has rendered high cholesterol rates, overweight and obesity rampant even among the young, the result of consuming foods our ancestors never dreamt of, and generally eating counter the instructions of our genes. In developing countries, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, beriberi, pellagra, underweight and just plain hunger are the principal problems.

Hormonal and enzyme complications
There is little doubt that overweight and obesity are the most persistent and disturbing disorders in western society today. Once it was thought that excessive weight was caused by an energy imbalance - ingesting more calories than needed for all daily tasks. Now we know this was oversimplified.

A considerable number of overweight and obese men and women eat no more than the average. Hormonal and enzyme complications are usually the underlying factors of many metabolic disorders. This fact remains still unrecognized by many health professionals. As a result, they starve their clients or put them through a variety of diets that that does little for the underlying causes, but ends up by exhausting or weakening their immune system.

The problem is that excess weight tends to aggravate most other diseases of the individual. Combined with a depressed immune function, the result is health deterioration and a gradual inability to cope with the numerous health emergencies of life.

Other metabolic disorders
Other metabolic disorders have to do with the numerous additives and contaminants found in our foods. Also nutritional deficiencies that involve vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and fatty acids, whether they are caused by poverty, ignorance, or incapacity to meet nutrition goals because of chronic alcoholism or chronic illnesses. And finally the self-imposed nutritional restrictions imposed mainly by women, in response to social pressures and fashion that have made unnatural thinness a desirable goal.
Our program
Our individualized program aims to correct the metabolic imbalances that may be at the root of your problem, taking into account your present state of health, history of ailments, hereditary factors, bodily demands, and special traits that distinguish you as an individual.

In greater detail, our program offers,

  1. Comprehensive measures.Identification of the best natural means to deal with your problem, and set up of treatment goals.
  2. Diet. What foods are best to eat for your condition, how to eat them, what to cut down or eliminate for a while, to get the best out of your nutrition.
  3. Nutritional supplements. Which vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids, fatty acids, fiber, etc, you may need, the dosages and times to take them, so as to avoid annoying and even harmful nutrient interactions.
  4. Botanical support. Which standardized herbal preparations may be of assistance, their dosages, contraindications, etc.
  5. Lifestyle changes. Some metabolic disorders require lifestyle readjustments, especially anorexia nervosa and bulimia where lifestyle may be at the root of the problem. These changes can help you recover easier and faster, and at the same time reduce the risks of recurrence of the problem.
  6. Exercise. What type of exercises may be of help, and which may worsen the problem.
  7. Physical therapies. Other types of natural treatment that may be of help, including acupuncture, homeopathy, kinesiology, etc