Integrative Nutrition

Integrative Nutrition Specialist
Integrative nutrition and specialized health plans are available at the Gastro Center of Maryland. Dr. Rudy Rai, Dr. Pia Prakash and their staff offer individualized treatment programs for each patient they see at their locations in Olney and Columbia, Maryland.

Integrative Nutrition Q & A

What is integrative nutrition?

Integrative nutrition is a combination of medical insight and conventional nutrition methods. This involves natural, nutritional elements that incorporate raw, organic and unprocessed foods in the diet. This type of nutritional planning allows for the maximum amount of nutrition to come from foods in their most natural state. Nutrients received through foods are the easiest and most effective for the body to utilize. Supplements are also used to ensure that the patient receives the recommended daily allowance of each nutrient needed by the body.  

What does holistic mean?

Holistic means "all" or "considering every aspect." When used in the context of medicine or healing, holistic means treating the mind, body, and spirit, not just addressing the physical symptoms. It involves getting to the core of a symptom by examining all facets a person presents with. When it comes to nutrition, holistic means feeding the mind and spirit through nourishing the physical body, providing nutrients that support optimal brain function, and promoting clearer thinking and better concentration.

What benefit does integrative nutrition offer?

Integrative nutrition establishes the nutrients needed by the body for optimal functioning and explores the benefits of fresh, wholesome, unprocessed food in the diet. This type of nutrition improves the function of the digestive tract, pushing it to work efficiently and promoting intestinal health. Integrative nutrition is a perfect blend of medicine and nutrition that helps heal the body through the foods included in the diet. Call or book an appointment online to receive your personalized health plan.

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