Proper nutrition for Disease Prevention and Treatment
A current and modern, yet known for centuries approach, relates to the effects of foods and nutrients on gene expression. “Food is your medicine”, as highlighted by the great Father of Medicine, Hippocrates.
Body homeostasis and metabolic pathways are directly dependent on receiving and absorbing foods.
At both the prevention and the treatment level of Chronic and Autoimmune Diseases, the individual nutritional type determines health levels.
The individual nutritional type focuses on metabolic pathways and mechanisms of nutritional elements, and studies how they act on cellular level, as regulators of the final functions of organs and tissues.
Molecular Nutrition considers each organism as unique. Therefore, while two or more organisms may present the same disorder (e.g. hypertension), the mechanisms that led to this may be different.
Genetic predisposition, environmental influences and the current biochemical status may also be different.
But what do we mean with healthy and balanced diet?
Most certainly, our body needs all those nutrients, which are required for its proper biochemical balance.
Just till a few decades ago we could only see portly people among the privileged classes, while now the opposite is observed. Millions of people worldwide, despite the fact that they follow nutritional options and advice about their health, cannot achieve the desired results for their organism. They are ill on a permanent and systematic basis.
The plethora of information regarding diet is enormous, while at the same time there are many contradictory data.
The foods we eat may contain carbohydrates, proteins, fats, as well as vitamins, trace elements and minerals. Nothing else.
It is obvious that a balanced diet should include all the above mentioned ingredients.
Nutrition in terms of this condition is related to quantities, percentage, actual needs and, finally, with food itself, which do not contain the same amount of nutrients as some decades ago.
Therefore, nutritional protocols administered differ depending on the chronic or autoimmune disease, as well as according to a large number of other factors.
Following biochemical or metabolic exams, dysfunctions are detected and existing deficiencies are identified.
There are many tests available depending on the Medical History. The cost of most of them is affordable and the results are ready within two to three days.
This allows us to determine the exact dosage, duration, quantity and combination of foods (formula) per person.
The patient does not feel hungry or deprived, while gradually restoration of insufficiencies in terms of nutrients and trace elements is achieved.
In case the detected insufficiencies are many or extended, therapeutic nutritional regimen is supplemented by micromolecule protocols.
Diseases and disorders caused by an unbalanced diet
- Magnesium: DNA damage, bowel cancer
- Folic acid: Damage at chromosomal level, large intestine cancer
- Vitamin D: multiple forms of cancer, neurologic disorders
- Zinc: cancer in esophagus
- Potassium: heart diseases
- Vitamin Κ: osteoporosis, insulin resistance
- Selenium: stroke, thrombosis, cardiac diseases
- Iron: developmental disorders in children
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