Nutritional Counseling

Nutritional advice and treatment for Los Angeles, Hollywood

In today’s society eating healthy has almost become a cliché; even fast food places publicize “healthy” menus. With this vast quantity of information and misinformation about what a healthy diet is, it may become hard to know and choose a really good diet for you and your family.

At Courtyard Wellness we work out a personally designed, easy to follow, nutritional guideline that will get you on your way to good health.

The human body has the ability to heal itself if proper nutrition is part of your lifestyle. Common stresses can increase the load on the body and therefore increase the demand for essential nutrients needed for optimal function.

Here are some of the factors that can bring about a nutritional deficiency:

  • regular alcohol use
  • regular coffee use
  • use of drugs
  • use of contraception
  • infection or illness
  • exposure to air and water pollution
  • Cigarette smoke
  • chronic dieting
  • surgery
  • injuries or wounds
  • exposure to pesticides
  • poor digestion
  • pregnancy
  • increased emotional stres
  • increased occupational stress

What is a nutritional deficiency?

It is simply the lack or scarcity of a certain nutrient that the body needs to operate correctly. When a nutritional deficiency is present the body is more prone to illness and disease.

For example the following chronic diseases may be caused by nutritional deficiencies:

  • coronary artery disease
  • obesity
  • diabetes
  • hypertension
  • cancer
  • stroke

Courtyard Wellness provides specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient’s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you. Dr. Drew Gordon can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.