Eating a balanced diet sounds easy and straightforward, but no single diet or eating style works for everyone. At TrueCARE Integrative Medicine in Glenview, Illinois, Renuka Patel, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, takes a personalized approach to health and wellness. Ms. Patel understands the importance of nutrition for overall health and provides customized nutrition plans that match individual needs. That includes customized nutritional supplement plans. For personalized nutrition, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

What is nutrition?

Nutrition is a science that focuses on how nutrients and energy in your food affect health and well-being. Eating a balanced diet filled with a variety of foods from all the food groups should provide your body with the essential nutrients and energy it needs to function properly.

However, nutrition isn’t easy. There are many factors that influence your nutritional needs, such as overall health, level of activity, environmental exposure, absorption of vitamins and minerals. No single diet or way of eating works for all.

Ms. Patel at TrueCARE Integrative Medicine understands the many benefits of good nutrition when it comes to health. She also knows the value of personalized nutrition. Energy, vitamin, and mineral needs differ. Getting the right balance of nutrients can improve your overall well-being.

What is personalized nutrition?

Ms. Patel is an integrative practitioner who customizes plans of care to meet individual needs. That includes providing personalized nutrition.

Before making any specific diet or nutritional supplement recommendations, Ms. Patel performs a thorough history and physical examination. She asks detailed questions about your usual diet, exercise habits, daily routine, life stressors, and environmental exposure. She also reviews your medical and family history.

To provide personalized nutrition that promotes health and well-being, Ms. Patel runs lab tests. These lab tests might include a check for nutritional deficiencies, screening for health conditions, and assessing gut health. Ms. Patel may also run lab tests for food allergies and sensitivities.

Ms. Patel uses the information she gathers from your initial assessment and lab work to create your customized nutrition plan, including nutrition supplements.

What type of nutrition supplements do I need?

The type of nutrition supplements you need depends on your current health concerns and wellness goals. Ms. Patel uses the information from the lab tests and your interview to create your personalized nutrition supplement plan.

She recommends vitamins and minerals that give you optimal results.

Getting the right balance of nutrition ensures your body works at its best. Nutritional supplements may also include nutrients that support gut health, improve digestion, nutrient absorption, and overall well-being.

For personalized nutrition and nutrition supplements, call TrueCARE Integrative Medicine or schedule an appointment online today.