The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates is well-known for saying, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” That philosophy forms the basis of functional medicine, as practiced by Dr. Aleksandra "Ola" Deibel, MD, at Medika Holistic Wellness Center, in Boynton Beach, Florida. Dr. Ola, along with a registered nutritionist/dietician, will help you find the right foods that your body needs to achieve an optimal state of wellness and health. To set up a nutritional wellness consultation, call the friendly Medika Holistic Wellness Center staff or use the online contact form.
Finding the optimal foods for your physiology and individual chemistry leads to nutritional wellness.
Dr. Ola is there to support you as you make dietary changes that are good, such as eliminating toxins and sugars while eating plenty of vegetables, healthy fats, and moderate amounts of protein.
Dr. Ola also administers tests to identify any food sensitivities that might be the cause of your medical conditions or uncomfortable symptoms.
Many unhealthy foods — particularly processed foods and sugar — cause your body to become inflamed.
Inflammation is at the root of many chronic diseases, including diabetes and arthritis. Just a few of the symptoms that could be caused by pro-inflammatory or toxic foods include:
In functional medicine, most symptoms can be traced back to stressors, such as an unhealthy diet or environment.
To achieve optimal health, you should stop eating foods that contain toxins. Central to nutritional wellness is a detox period of about 7 days in which you eliminate the following foods:
You replace those foods with nutrient-dense vegetables, low-glycemic starches such as sweet potatoes, and good fats such as grass-fed butter, coconut oil, and MCT oil. Dr. Ola may also recommend individually targeted nutritional supplements, based on your needs.
Vegetables are nutrient-dense but have very few calories, which means that you can eat as many of them as you want throughout the day.
Not only are vegetables filled with vitamins, such as vitamins A and C, they also have a variety of potent antioxidants, such as polyphenols, which combat cell damage.
Once Dr. Ola and the Medika Holistic Wellness Center team help you replace pro-inflammatory foods with nutrient-dense foods, most of your symptoms should improve. You experience benefits such as:
To find out how you can attain nutritional wellness, contact the Medika Holistic Wellness Center team by phone or online form.