OCSM: Lifestyle Medicine

OCSM Lifestyle Medicine- Andrea Espinoza, MD, FCCP, and the expert team at Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine in Metairie,

Nutritional Mindfulness Q&A

What is nutritional mindfulness?

Nutritional mindfulness helps you stay aware of how to optimize your nutrition, which can serve as a foundational basis for keeping your body healthy and well. Nutritional mindfulness can promote effective, successful results, whether you need to optimize your nutrition to prepare your body for an upcoming surgery or want to lower your risk of health concerns.

With a personalized plan and the superior guidance of the highly trained professionals at the Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine, you can rely on gaining an overall sense of well-being.

What does nutritional mindfulness involve?

Your path to nutritional mindfulness begins with a consultation with the Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine team. They have the expertise and experience to optimize a plan that helps you commence your mindful journey to a healthy lifestyle.

They first review your medical history, conduct a physical exam, and learn about any supplements and/or prescription medications you take. In addition, they learn about your lifestyle habits, like tobacco use, the amount of alcohol you consume weekly, your hygiene habits, and the foods you eat.

The Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine encourages a plant-based diet to promote optimal wellness. Navigating your customized plan may involve creating a food log for effective tracking purposes. That way, they can determine what’s working and what changes might be needed along the way.

They also promote group mindfulness sessions and group yoga sessions, which can help clear your mind and promote peace in your body. You can count on the team to create a healthy thought-life to release you from roadblocks that could hinder your success. 

What are the benefits of nutritional mindfulness?

Focusing on your nutrition with intentionality can offer your overall health many benefits, including reducing your risk for:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Chronic pain
  • Heart disease

Nutritional mindfulness can also grant relaxation that allows you restful sleep, which plays a vital role in your health.

When is nutritional mindfulness necessary?

If you’re preparing for surgery, your pre-surgery nutritional game plays a vital role in how your body responds to and recovers from surgery. Eating a healthy diet can ultimately decrease your time in the hospital, help your body heal quickly, and lessen your risk for issues like infection and bleeding.

The practice also offers nutritional mindfulness to promote a healthy lifestyle to empower a life of overall well-being.

To learn more about nutritional mindfulness, call the friendly office staff today or schedule a consultation online.

Author
Andrea G. Espinoza MD Board Certified Pulmonologist Board Certified LifeStyle Medicine

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