Nutrition

New Beginnings Health Care -  - Integrative Medical Center

New Beginnings Health Care

Integrative Medical Center & Medical Aesthetics Center located in La Mesa, CA

Good nutrition serves as the foundation for optimal health. Patricia Deckert, DO, and the integrative medical team at New Beginnings Health Care understand the value nutrition plays in health and wellness, so they offer nutrition services, including nutritional supplements and help with weight management. To schedule a nutrition appointment, call the office in La Mesa, California, or book one online.

Nutrition Q & A

What is nutrition?

The food and beverages you consume provide your body with the energy and nutrients needed for proper functioning. Your nutrition refers to the specific balance of energy and nutrients your body needs to optimize your health and wellness.

Obesity rates are at an all-time high in America. In fact, nearly 70% of all Americans are overweight or obese. Many patients are frustrated with their lack of progress from their diet and exercise protocols.

The team at New Beginnings Health Care is trained to rule out any underlying condition that may be negatively impacting your ability to lose weight. Optimizing your thyroid, adrenals, and sex hormones is an important factor in metabolism, and thus supports your ability to shed pounds.

The team suggests you start your weight-loss journey by first assessing your body composition and fat percentage with a quick in-office scan known as bioimpedance analysis (BIA).

What is nutrition therapy?

New Beginnings Health Care has an on-staff nutritional therapist who provides individualized nutrition plans based on your specific needs. The nutrition therapist devises a plan based on your overall health and bioindividual needs, as well as your goals, lifestyle, and food preferences.

When you participate in nutrition therapy, you meet one on one with the nutritional therapist to learn about food and how it affects your health. These regular meetings also help you make the necessary diet and lifestyle changes that support your ultimate wellness goals.

What are some of the available nutrition programs?

The team at New Beginnings Health Care typically creates individual nutrition protocols to meet your specific bioindividual needs. However, the integrative medical practice offers two nutrition programs to help you achieve your health goals. These programs include:

ProLon® Fasting Mimicking Diet (ProLon FMD)

ProLon FMD is a 5-day diet program aimed at supporting your body’s regenerative and rejuvenating process. The program consists of a fasting plant-based meal plan that improves various physiological markers associated with aging.

The ProLon FMD mitigates the burden and danger of water-only fasting by providing a tasty and convenient, safe dietary program that doesn’t require ongoing lifestyle changes, such as long-term dieting.

By following the 5-day fast, you may lose up to 5 pounds and 1.2 inches of waist circumference while preserving lean body mass.

HCG diet protocol

If you’re trying to lose weight, the specialists at New Beginnings Health Care may recommend the HCG diet protocol, which consists of a structured diet plan and human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) bioidentical hormones that encourage your body to burn fat to help you lose weight. This program lasts 3-6 weeks and is often recommended to jumpstart your weight loss efforts.

New Beginnings Health Care also offers SculpSure®, which is an FDA-approved, nonsurgical aesthetic treatment that destroys unwanted fat cells. SculpSure can help sculpt your body into a slimmer form by targeting pockets of stubborn fat after you’ve lost weight or if your body mass index is already between 25-30.

Each treatment reduces up to 24% of fat cells in the treated tissue.

How do I know what types of supplements I need?

The experienced team at New Beginnings Health Care can devise a supplement regimen for you to ensure your body gets all the nutrients it needs for good health. They also offer intravenous nutrition therapy to deliver nutrients directly into your bloodstream.

Balanced nutrition supports health and wellness. To get help with your diet, call the office or book a nutrition appointment online.