The age-old phrase, “You are what you eat,” is a wise one. Of course, the health challenges we face have many causes, but chief among them is diet. That’s why nutritional education and one-on-one counseling with our certified clinical nutritionist is an integral part of the Whitaker Wellness Institute’s Back to Health Program. Who could benefit from this therapy? Perhaps the question should really be, who couldn’t?
America has the dubious distinction of being the fattest country in the world. Two-thirds of us are overweight and one-third are clinically obese. Poor diet is a primary contributor to our epidemic of obesity—and the surest solution to weight loss is to correct dietary indiscretions and incorporate regular exercise into the equation. A significant percent of overweight people have diabetes, and unless they can get a handle on their weight, millions more are heading toward this degenerative condition. The good news is, most of our patients have been able to control their weight and their blood sugar—without drugs—simply by changing their diet and exercising regularly.
There is no question that a poor diet increases the risk and severity of cardiovascular disease and that dietary changes can reverse disease markers such as high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It has also been clearly established that diet plays a role in cancer, digestive disorders, and many other diseases. No matter what your health concern, the nutritional education programs and personalized counseling we offer at the Whitaker Wellness Institute are a significant step toward optimal health.
You need only look at the list of best-selling books to know that people are looking for guidance on diet and nutrition. Unfortunately, there is a great deal of contradictory advice out there, and it’s terribly confusing for people who are serious about using diet as a therapeutic tool.
We place a great deal of emphasis on nutritional education and counseling at the Whitaker Wellness Institute. Ours is a commonsense approach that makes the transition to healthy eating an empowering and positive experience.
During our Back to Health Program, you will enjoy meals designed and prepared by our certified nutritionist and our gourmet chef. Our nutrient-dense diet is centered on fiber-rich vegetables and other low-glycemic carbohydrates and lean protein from fish, poultry, and beans. The meals we serve are an integral part of your therapeutic program for reversing disease and regaining health. You’ll attend a series of in-depth nutrition lectures and workshops to learn the science behind the Whitaker Wellness approach as well as practical advice on shopping, reading labels, cooking, and ordering in restaurants. A field trip to a local health food store and a cooking demonstration make it a truly hands-on, unforgettable learning experience.
Many Whitaker Wellness patients opt for a personal consultation with our skilled and experienced nutritionist. In addition to helping you learn about the power of nutrition, our nutritionist will help you clarify past mistakes, uncover problematic foods, and design a personalized diet for your specific problems and tastes. We will also provide ongoing support, by phone if necessary, to help you stay on track as you settle into your new way of eating.
If you need a little more help, our therapeutic lifestyle changes (TLC) or fasting/mini-fast programs may be prescribed by your Whitaker Wellness Physician. Together, these innovative weight loss therapies have helped countless patients shed unwanted pounds—and keep them off for good. We’re confident we can help you win your weight loss battle as well.
At the Whitaker Wellness Institute, we believe that a good diet can benefit every aspect of your health. Here’s just a partial list of conditions that can benefit from nutritional counseling.
- Autoimmune disorders
- Celiac disease
- Chronic fatigue
- Chronic gastrointestinal (GI) problems
- Crohn’s disease
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Heart disease
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
One-Stop Shop for Wellness
Renowned physician, author, and speaker, Julian Whitaker, MD, opened the doors of the Whitaker Wellness Institute in 1979. Since then, our clinic has helped more than 45,000 patients overcome serious health challenges and get back on the road to healthy living. We’re proud to offer nearly two dozen safe, innovative, healing therapies under one roof—that’s more than any other facility in the northern hemisphere. Just think of us as your “one-stop shop for wellness.”
To get started and find out how receiving nutritional counseling at the Whitaker Wellness Institute can help you lose weight, lower cholesterol, improve diabetic symptoms, relieve hypertension, and much, much more, click on the buttons below to schedule a complimentary consultation or contact us to learn more. You can also schedule your complimentary consultation or obtain more information by calling our Patient Services Representatives at (800) 488-1500.
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