Nutrition and nutrition education

Nutrition, nutrition education and diet

Usually, when talking about diet, we use to think about food restriction and reducing the amount of calories introduced.

Really, the term diet comes from the Greek diaita, way of life. In the antiquity of Greek medicine, the diet, in the sense of a way of life aimed at health, provided rules that governed every aspect of daily life: from nutrition, to physical exercise, to rest. So not an extraordinary weight-loss therapy, as erroneously believed, but an order to be observed with diligence to have constant care of one's life, Here, this is what we refer to and what we invite you to have in mind when, proceeding in the reading, you will meet the word diet

I deal with nutrition and nutrition education, not with food programs based on calorie counting, although these will also be taken into account. For this reason I do not use professional software for the compilation of diets and I specify that the food programs prescribed by me are not the result of mere mathematical calculations and algorithms, but refer to the most recent and innovative techniques of nutritional manipulation thanks to which it is more physiological, and pleasant for the patient, the achievement of weight control goals that will be so healthy, with flexibility, graduality, and satisfying the needs of the patient's daily life organization.


What diseases can take benefit from a proper nutrition?

• Acne

• Halitosis

• Allergies and allergic asthma

• Headache and migraine

• Celiac disease

• Cellulite

• High cholesterol

• Irritable colon

• Cognitive impairment of the elderly

• Dermatitis and eczema

• Diabetes

• School inattention

• Difficulty concentrating at work

• Intestinal dysbiosis

• Dyslipidemia (high cholesterol and triglycerides)

• Dismetabolism (thyroid disease, diabetes)

• Dyspepsia (slow and difficult digestion)

• Climacteric and menopausal disorders

• Diverticula of the colon

• Localized and / or diffuse bone and joint pains

• Gastritis and gastroesophageal reflux

High blood sugar, sugar intolerance, diabetes

• Loss of appetite during cancer therapies

• Wheat intolerance

• Lactose intolerance

• Yeast intolerance

• Nickel intolerance

• High blood sugar

• Lack of appetite

• Insulin resistance

• Wheat intolerance

• Lactose intolerance

• Yeast intolerance

• Nickel intolerance

• Food intolerance

• Hypertension

• Hyperthyroidism

• Hyperuricemia

• Hypothyroidism

• Recurrent headache

• Diseases of the kidney (chronic renal failure)

• Gallbladder disease (and cholecystectomy)

• Diseases of the digestive system

• Meteorism

• Crohn's disease

• Obesity in school age

• Obesity in adults

• Osteoporosis

• Liver disorders (chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis ...)

• Thyroid disorders (autoimmune thyroiditis)

• To improve fertility (maternity / paternity)

• Diffuse skin itching

• Gastroesophageal reflux

• Ulcerative recto-colitis

• Water retention

• Metabolic syndrome

• Overweight in school age

• overweight in adults

• Recurrent or persistent tiredness

• Fatty liver disease (fatty liver)

• Constipation (constipation)

• High triglycerides level


How the visit is conducted and the diet is set

During the first visit, an accurate medical view will be performed, with contextual collection of anthropometric data, and a thorough history of life and food. 

Based on the information obtained and the desired and achievable objective, a starting food plan will be drawn up which will aim to restore metabolic and purification functions.

Subsequent checks, usually set at 15/30 days, will allow assessing and monitoring the progress achieved, clarifying any doubts that may have arisen in the meantime and possibly making changes to the initial food plan.


When can it be useful to research the benefits of a personalized food program?

·         before seeking maternity / paternity, to improve couple fertility

·         during pregnancy

·         during breastfeeding

·         from weaning and throughout school age

·         when practicing sports, to improve performance

·         when you want to change your physical appearance, losing fat and increasing muscle mass (or both)

·         to improve bowel regularity (in case of tendentially constipated or diarrheal alvo)

·         after a debilitating illness, for a faster and more efficient recovery

·         during chemotherapy treatments

Discover the wellness “diets":

·         Anti-inflammatory diaita, recommended for those suffering from inflammatory diseases

·         Diaita to improve cognitive functions (attention to school, concentration at work, memory with advancing age)

·         Preventive diaita of osteoporosis


Sport Nutritional Expert certified by ISSN, International Society of Sport Nutrition

As a Sport Nutritional Expert work in contact with those who practice physical activity at an amateur and / or professional level.

My first approach always consists in educating to a correct diet in a general sense. Once this is done, the nutrients are wisely used to increase performance and the timing of their recruitment is tailored to individual needs that are different in the preparation, pre- and post-competition phases.


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