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When a nutritionist is a missing piece of the puzzle

October 2, 2016

By Emily Isaacson

Senior's Care Nutrition: Why do we need a nutritionist?

A nutritionist offers an important piece of the healthcare puzzle. Even if you are in good health, it is important to see a nutritionist or dietitian at least once a year, unlike a dental checkup. A nutritionist will look at your health history, your symptoms, and your present condition to decide if you have any nutrient deficiencies. Nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, play an important role in digesting, assimilating, and absorbing our food. If our nutrients are poorly absorbed and used in the body we can suffer from symptoms of vitamin and mineral deficiency. Thus this becomes a vicious cycle, with many  unpleasant symptoms. Prevent this situation in advance by visiting the nutritionist for your nutrition check-up.

A nutritionist will assess your diet to see if it is well balanced enough to support your health through the life cycle. This helps to prevent nutrition-related symptoms such as fatigue, overweight, and disease. If your diet is inadequate or has less nutrients than your body needs, your nutritionist may recommend building foods, nutrient-rich foods, or a supplement.  Particularly in the senior years, it is important to have a good nutritionist alongside your healthcare team. They will recommend foods to help you, and advocate for you to get the nutrition you need. A nutritionist assists you to follow a therapeutic diet, particularly if you suffer from a condition or disease, instead of a fad diet. Their support in disease management is essential.

Come in to the P U L S E Nutrition Clinic and see nutritionist Emily Isaacson today. We are located at 33077 First Ave, Mission, B.C. Or visit us online at www.pulsenutrition.org

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