Finding the Right Diet for You
By Brunswick Family Medicine
July 27, 2021
When it comes to a patient’s health and wellbeing, an osteopath is a doctor that focuses on providing holistic and natural solutions to improve how the body functions and feels as a whole. As you probably can guess, an osteopath is also focused on ways to improve a patient’s habits, diet, and lifestyle to ensure better health and wellbeing. An osteopath can also help you adopt healthy nutritional habits and even help you find the ideal diet to suit your health and lifestyle.
When you visit an osteopath for a nutritional consultation here’s what to expect:
We’ll Discuss Your Current Diet
It’s important to understand what you are currently eating now so we can understand what is working and what’s not. Most of the western world eats a diet full of sugar, processed meats, sodium, and vegetable oils. An osteopath will ask you a range of questions regarding your current health and diet to better understand where you are right now and where you need to be, diet-wise.
We’ll Discuss Your Health Goals
We also want to understand what your goals are for your diet. Are you looking to shed just a few pounds or over 100 pounds? Are you looking to get ripped? Do you simply want to feel better or are you trying to reduce your risk for heart disease and diabetes? Your doctor needs to understand your diet goals, as each goal has its own unique needs and requirements.
We’ll Go through Your Medical History
We will also want to know your current health and medical history to better determine the type of diet that will work best for you. For example, people with hypertension will want to stick with a low-sodium diet while people with high cholesterol may want to follow a mostly plant-based diet such as the Mediterranean diet. Your doctor needs to see your complete and detailed medical history first before crafting a diet plan that will work for you.
We’ll Create Your Custom Diet
An osteopath is all about educating patients so that they aren’t just being told what to do but that they actually understand what they are doing and why they are doing it. We will sit down with you to discuss your diet in detail. Feel free to ask us any questions you might have during this time (as we know you might have quite a few!).
An osteopath doesn’t believe in fad diets that promise to shed tens of pounds in days. They don’t believe in diet teas or pills, either; just simple, nutritional changes that you can easily implement every day into your routine to lead a healthier life. The term “diet” has a negative connotation. It makes people think that they have to avoid all of their favorite foods. An osteopath will equip you with a healthy nutritional lifestyle that doesn’t feel restrictive and allows you to still enjoy so many amazing and nutrient-rich foods.
If you are concerned about your current diet, know that an osteopath can help you create the ideal nutritional plan to fit your needs. By focusing on ways to improve your diet you can reduce your risk for a variety of health problems including diabetes and heart disease. Let an osteopath help you get your diet back on track.