Atlantic Endocrinology New York City

Nutrition Wellness

NUTRITION WELLNESS

At Atlantic Endocrinology & Diabetes Center we know nutrition wellness is one of the keys to a healthy life. Our doctors are your source for guidance toward your most vibrant life. Prepare yourself to live life to your fullest and healthiest!

WHAT IS GOOD NUTRITION OR NUTRITION WELLNESS?

Good nutrition or Nutrition Wellness is nothing more than choosing foods that your body needs and tastes good. You don’t have to suffer through a kale sandwich. That’s not realistic.

Good nutrition helps your body prevent disease and function more efficiently. The right foods provide the body with the energy, protein, essential fats, vitamins, and minerals it needs to live, grow, and function optimally.

Although the “my body is my temple” thinking can become trite and tedious, eating the right foods — more fruits, vegetables, starchy, fiber-rich foods and fresh products; fewer fatty, sugary, salty, processed foods — has scientifically proven short- and long-term health benefits.

WHAT IS WELLNESS?

Wellness is a term that is often used and abused throughout today’s healthcare environment. Many people think “wellness” is simply how their health is doing. Am I getting sick? Do I have chronic pain? Those kinds of issues. But wellness actually encompasses our entire life.

At Atlantic Endocrinology & Diabetes Center we understand nutrition and wellness on a personal level, and we’re committed to helping you achieve your goals. We know that committing to a healthy lifestyle can be tough — that’s why we are here to help.

We offer a team of experts in health and nutrition, along with the latest health information and technology. Our team offers individualized nutrition and weight-management treatment plans.

We’ll work with you to establish goals and find the treatment plan that works for you.

THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION DEFINES WELLNESS AS:

A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Here at Atlantic Endocrinology & Diabetes Center we treat nutrition as just part of your overall wellness. We believe there are five facts to wellness: •Mental wellness: Includes a healthy personal philosophy, striving for lifelong learning, continually building your base of knowledge. •Physical wellness: Overall physical health and fitness, including our ability to ward off illness. •Lifestyle wellness: How we balance our work life and our home life. •Social wellness: How we build and manage our relationships and contribute to our community and the environment at large. •Spiritual wellness: Becoming aware of our life’s purpose, utilizing our unique gifts and talents.

BENEFITS TO A NUTRITION WELLNESS APPROACH

We have adopted an individualized Nutrition Wellness approach to helping our patients, and acknowledge that everyone is different, and that a one-size-fits-all approach could never truly address the cause for an individual’s symptoms. We are not here to provide you with temporary results. We are here to help you change your health, and change your life.

Everything we do here at Atlantic Endocrinology & Diabetes Center, from our testing to our recommendations is customized to meet the individual patient’s needs. Our approach is developed to address each person’s unique situation, health history, and symptoms

WHY GOOD NUTRITION MATTERS

Good nutrition is essential in keeping current and future generations of Americans healthy across the lifespan. Breastfeeding helps protect against childhood illnesses, including ear and respiratory infections, asthma, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). People with healthy eating patterns live longer and are at lower risk for serious health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. For people with chronic diseases, healthy eating can help manage these conditions and prevent complications.

BENEFITS OF HEALTHY EATING FOR ADULTS

• May help you live longer.
• Keeps skin, teeth, and eyes healthy.
• Supports muscles.
• Boosts immunity.
• Strengthens bones.
• Lowers risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers.
• Supports healthy pregnancies and breastfeeding.
• Helps the digestive system function.
• Helps achieve and maintain a healthy weight.