Nutritional Wellness Specialist

Medika Holistic Wellness Center

Holistic Wellness located in Boynton Beach, FL

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 at Medika Holistic Wellness Center, in Boynton Beach, Florida. Our team 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.

Nutritional Wellness Q & A

What is nutritional wellness?

Finding the optimal foods for your physiology and individual chemistry leads to nutritional wellness. 

Our team 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. 

The team also administers tests to identify any food sensitivities that might be the cause of your medical conditions or uncomfortable symptoms.

What kinds of symptoms do unhealthy foods cause?

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:

  • Obesity
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Memory problems
  • Allergies
  • Premenstrual syndrome

In functional medicine, most symptoms can be traced back to stressors, such as an unhealthy diet or environment.

Why do I have to “detox” for nutritional wellness?

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:

  • Sugar (including corn syrup and processed honey)
  • All processed foods
  • All grains (wheat, oats, rice, corn, barley, etc.)
  • White potatoes
  • Conventional (non-grass-fed) dairy

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. The team may also recommend individually targeted nutritional supplements, based on your needs.

Why are vegetables so important for nutritional wellness?

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. 

What are the benefits I can expect from nutritional wellness?

Once 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:

  • More energy
  • Clearer skin
  • Pain-free joints
  • Fewer headaches
  • Less digestive distress
  • Clearer cognition
  • Better mood

To find out how you can attain nutritional wellness, contact the Medika Holistic Wellness Center team by phone or online form.