In November 2011, a patient came to us seeking alternative treatment for her complaints, which included headaches, poor memory, muscle spasms, and leg cramps. She had tried many other treatment plans, but they had failed. The patient was found to have a poor dietary intake that consisted of sunflower seeds, popcorn, diet soda, and coffee. Laboratory values were also low, especially in calcium, in vitamins A, C, D, and in B complex vitamins. The patient received intravenous doses of vitamin C and certain B complex vitamins. She also received injections of B vitamins. Supplements were also recommended, and these included B complex vitamins, vitamin D3, and some omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. A follow up appointment was made to discuss healthy eating habits with the patient. This would include three healthy meals per day. These meals included vegetables, legumes, fruits, lean meats, whole grain breads, pasta, nuts and water.
Within one month, the patient stated that she felt a lot better. She was no longer tired, and her headaches had improved. She noticed less congestion, and her energy had improved greatly. The patient was very pleased with her results. Everyone at the Clinic was excited to see such a tremendous improvement.
A healthy diet allows the body to receive the proper nutrients to function well, and it gives the person energy and vitality. What a person eats is one of the most important things they can do to live a healthy life style and prevent illness and disease. For many years, poor diet has been known to play a key role in chronic diseases. Some of these diseases include adult-onset diabetes, heart trouble, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, cancers and strokes. The benefits of eating healthy are clear. They include increased energy, healthy body weight, and a lower risk of disease. Eating healthy prevents a life filled with chronic disease and early death. In addition, eating healthy contributes to an overall sense of well-being.
The patient discussed in this article is a great example of how eating a healthy diet can help your overall health. The Riordan Clinic emphasizes treating the whole person. Call 316-682-3100 to get started today on a healthier YOU!