Nutrition is the science of food, the nutrients in foods and how the body uses those nutrients. It includes the process of ingestion, digestion, absorption, metabolism, transport, storage and excretion of those nutrients. It also includes the environmental, psychological and behavioral aspects of food and eating. The six classes of nutrients include: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water.
Good nutrition means getting the right amount of nutrients from healthy foods in the right combinations. Having nutrition knowledge and making smart choices about the foods you eat can and will help you achieve optimum health over your lifetime, and be a key to avoiding obesity, illness, and many of today’s most prevalent chronic diseases.
Dr. Laura’s Nutrition Philosophy
In addition to Dr. Laura’s chiropractic training where she studied organic chemistry, biochemistry and nutrition Dr. Laura polak has finished 100 hours in Applied Kinesiology, most people know as “muscle testing”, received a certificate in nutrition response testing, NRT, and has taken many courses in pharmaceutical nutritional supplements and herbs.
Because of the many different diets and styles of eating out there, Dr. Laura has come to honor and respect that each and everybody has an optimum way of utilizing his or her food. There is no one diet that is best for any individual. We are constantly evolving in our relationship and bio-chemistry thorough our lives. For instance; at one point a woman in her early 20s may need to eat red meat to assist in an iron deficient anemia during her cycle. But that same woman in her late 50s may thrive on a vegetarian or vegan diet.
Dr. Laura specializes in helping you understand the chemical changes that can occur by our hormones, digestion and assimilation of foods and interactions with the body.
She provides assistance in foods and medicines in every form.