Nutrient Therapy

Integrative Medicine located in Auburn, WA
Nutrient Therapy

Nutrient Therapy services offered in Auburn, WA

A quality, nutrient-dense diet can make a significant impact on your health. At Docere Integrated Medicine in Auburn, Washington, Dr. Tamoro McDonald, ND, and the team help guide you to healthier food selections that best support your well-being. To learn more about how diet can improve your health and well-being, call the office today or schedule an appointment online.

What is nutrient therapy?

Nutrient therapy, also known as medical nutrition therapy (MNT), uses nutrition to support your health and treat illness. 

Some leading causes of illness are attributed to poor diet and lifestyle. The disease can be managed and sometimes reversed by focusing on dietary intake. Nutrition therapy creates an individualized plan that’s unique to your specific needs.

What common conditions can nutrient therapy treat?

Diet plays a role in managing a variety of complex and chronic conditions, and nutrient therapy might be helpful if you have any of the following:

  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Kidney disease
  • Heart disease
  • Gastrointestinal disorders

Diet paired with lifestyle changes can significantly impact your daily life and overall health. 

What does nutrient therapy look like?

Nutrient therapy is a customized plan tailored to your specific needs. The caring experts at Docere Integrated Medicine first assess whether nutrient therapy is right for you. If so, your provider takes an in-depth look at your eating habits and general lifestyle.

A 24-hour dietary recall assesses vital minerals and nutrients you consume regularly. The Docere Integrative Medicine nutrition specialist may suggest additional tools, such as a food journal, to monitor and discuss future interventions. 

From there, your nutrition specialist creates a plan that incorporates small, palatable changes for you to follow. The goal is small incremental steps to encourage change that supports the treatment of your illness or nutritional status.

Is nutrient therapy just eating more fruits and vegetables?

Though fruits and vegetables provide many nutritional benefits like fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins, nutrient therapy encompasses various practices to best support your needs. Nutrient therapy recommendations may include foods that are easier to consume if you have trouble with taste, texture, or swallowing. 

Nutrient therapy looks at both diet quality and lifestyle factors that can be improved to elevate your health. Sleep and stress management are well within lifestyle contributors that your nutrition specialist considers in your personalized nutrient therapy plan. Depending on your needs, nutrient therapy may also increase the amount you eat to maintain a healthy weight.

Call the office in Auburn, Washington, today, or book online through the convenient portal to learn more about how nutrient therapy supports your well-being.