Nutrition Specialist

German Zermeno, MD

Integrative Medicine & Functional Medicine located in Tustin, CA

Poor nutrition is a leading cause of developing chronic diseases like cancer. A lack of essential nutrients in your diet leads to a decrease in wellness and an increase in illness. Call or make an appointment online today with Dr. German Zermeno at the American Institute of Natural Medicine in Santa Ana, California for a holistic approach to improving your nutrition.

Nutrition Q & A

What is nutrition?

Nutrition involves eating a healthy, balanced diet by making good food choices. It’s essential for maintaining a healthy mind and body that your diet provides the energy and nutrients you need to stay active and alert.

Why is proper nutrition important?

Proper nutrition is the first step to good health. The food you eat affects your overall wellness, and making good nutritional choices is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. Proper nutrition helps you reach and maintain a healthy weight, lowers your risk for chronic diseases, and promotes your overall health.

Unhealthy eating habits continue to contribute to the obesity epidemic in the United States, and even if you’re at a healthy weight, a poor diet increases your risk of developing conditions like heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and cancer.

All of these conditions are being diagnosed more and more at younger ages, so teaching your children to eat healthy while they’re still young helps them remain healthy throughout their lives.

The link between proper nutrition and overall health is too vital to ignore. By taking steps to improve your diet, you get the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy, active, and strong.

How can I improve my nutrition?

Processed foods are frequently deficient in vitamins, minerals, proteins, and essential fats. These inadequacies alter metabolic functions in your body. Here are some tips for improving your nutritional intake:

  • Increase your consumption of fruits and vegetables
  • Drink more water
  • Eat a variety of lean proteins
  • Slow down when eating
  • Reduce portion sizes
  • Pay attention to hunger and fullness cues

Dr. Zermeno determines your specific nutritional needs based on your health questionnaire and hair analysis. He performs a thorough examination and takes into account your medical history, your symptoms, and your diet so that any nutritional imbalances can be rectified through the sustainable and affordable plan he creates for you.

To get help improving your nutrition to better your overall health, call or book an appointment online at the American Institute of Natural Medicine today.