In the realm of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the science of nutrition occupies a very prominent place. Nutrition according to the Daoist concept of five elements was established literally thousands of years ago, meaning how we can support our body or a diseased organ with individual foods. The five-element diet can easily be applied in fusion with Western nutrition science. Changing our everyday diet alone may be an effective help in starting the self-healing mechanism of our body, in most cases. Nutrition counseling in our center is always carried out by a qualified professional who has the appropriate knowledge of nutrition and the hormonal system, and sees the correlation between metabolic profiles and lab results. Based on these, she recommends apersonalized therapy and dietary supplements.
The main purpose of this occasion is to discuss nutrition-related information and to start you on the path of a personalized healthy diet. We find it important that you understand the connections of your body. This way the information we provide becomes a solid foundation that you can look back upon any time and re-apply what you learned with us. If you have hormonal issues or your doctor has recommended hormone counseling, we definitely recommend that you use both hormonal and nutritional counseling services at the same time, since the two areas are closely related. Our dietitians can …
We created our nutrition workbook to map the eating and lifestyle habits of our patients. The workbook will be handed to you at the reception of our health center when registering for nutritional counseling. Please fill out the ‘fill it out at home’ pages and bring the workbook with you for the consultation. You might use it for jotting down recipes or ingredients as well. (Based on the experience of our consultants, in the absence of a nutrition diary, the content and quantity of the meals taken prior are incomplete and difficult to recall, so please take care to fill them in for your own sake.) Please fill out the nutrition diary and nutrition history before the consultation and bring it with you to the meeting. This way that the dietitian can get to know your nutrition best and give you personalized advice. You can download them from here, or use one of the many new phone apps recording consumed food and drinks with a few clicks.
The first time of nutritional counseling is 45 minutes, each subsequent consultation is 15 minutes.
In most cases, yes.
The counseling is fully personalized, so we recommend that only the patient be present.
Yes, of course. However, for best results, our patients must accept that certain foods/food groups and drinks must be avoided during the course of the treatment. Within the limits of reasonableness, our consultants try to adapt their recommendations to the patients’ lifestyles.
There is no clear answer to this question. In all cases, we adapt the counseling to the needs of the patient based on her/his microbiome lab results, so the nutrition plan we put together is prepared exclusively for her/him.
Not at all. We strive to recommend ingredients that can also be found on the shelves of supermarkets. In case your condition requires special nutritional supplements, they can always be purchased in most health stores or online.