Our bodies were made with a natural ability to fight off infection and to have enough energy to make it through daily life. Unfortunately, many foods on the market today have additives and chemicals that suppress our immune systems, cause inflammation, and actually zap the energy right out of us. Dr.Darding believes that a nutritious diet of whole foods supplemented by age-appropriate vitamins can make us healthy, happy, smart and active.
What’s the best diet?
For decades, people have altered their food choices based on fad diets that promise rapid weight loss and increased energy. The truth is that eliminating ALL carbohydrates or ALL fats does nothing but deprive our bodies of important nutrients. Nutrition experts will tell you that the most important thing to eliminate from your diet is processed food. What is processed food? It’s most of the stuff that comes in boxes and bags – macaroni and cheese, Cheetos, Frosted Flakes. The stuff that’s full of unnatural chemicals that may taste great but is terrible for our bodies.
What are whole foods?
If we eat whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and meat that is not processed, we avoid dangerous chemicals that cause inflammation and even diseases including cancer. Whole foods have all the vitamins and minerals that our bodies need to stay well. Dr. Darding serves as a nutritionist to her clients and makes recommendations for foods that support cellular function.
How can advice from a nutritionist help me heal?
Whether your problem is just being diagnosed or you are in the middle of physical therapy, there are essential vitamins and nutrients that different components of your body need in order to heal. You need protein for muscle recovery, calcium to strengthen bones, vitamin C to boost immunity. There are so many benefits to a good nutrition program that Dr. D would love to share with you.
I’m looking for a nutritionist near me – can I call Dr. Darding?
Absolutely! Dr. Darding is educated and very knowledgeable in the field of nutrition. Whether you want to talk about your child’s diet or your own, make an appointment to see her.
After adding the foods that Dr. Darding recommended into my diet, I’ve been waking up able to move much better. There are so many antioxidants in fruits that I never knew about, and it’s been a big help in reducing inflammation that was causing my pain.
– Betty Smith, Millstadt