Nutritional Counseling Programs
Nutritional factors play a pivotal role in curing and preventing disease. Our approach to nutritional replacement is to teach guidelines to a healthful diet and replace only what is deficient with the most natural, bio-available forms using only the finest of clinical supplementation. We use advanced diagnostic tests to identify vitamin, mineral, amino acid and anti-oxidant deficiencies. We then tailor supplementation specifically to your body’s needs, often using individually compounded formulations. In addition to providing you with nutritional counseling and therapy, we can also help you reach your weight loss goals through our comprehensive diets.
SaJune Certified Nutrition, Fitness, and Lifestyle Coaches offer the following programs and education and will work with you on creating a customized program that is right for you. If you’re interested in receiving nutrition and weight program guidance from a practice that cares, contact SaJune Institute for Restorative and Regenerative today to schedule a consultation appointment.
Our nutrition program is focused on three major areas as shown in the diagram below.
Measurement of Your Nutritional Status
Many people work to improve their health through diet, exercise and supplementation, yet still may have deficiencies. This can be due to a variety of factors including biochemical individuality, absorption, chronic illness, aging, and lifestyle. We know that 50% of people taking multi-vitamins are still nutritionally deficient. Being deficient in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants can suppress the functions of the immune system as well as affect one’s overall health and probability for development of disease. At SaJune, we can uncover these deficiencies and address them through a micronutrient blood test. SpectraCell Laboratories developed their exclusive, patented micronutrient tests to measure the function of selected vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other essential micronutrients within your white blood cells. Analysis can reveal a person’s functional nutrient status over a much longer time period than conventional serum testing.
The Food You Eat
Of course, the food we eat must be considered and addressed when working toward optimal health. Our nutrition programs are run by a certified health and nutrition coach who works closely with your medical provider to ensure recommendations are given to you based on your individualized medical plan. Each of our nutrition programs includes detailed education on the basic principles of nutrition including:
- Following the “plate ratio” for blood sugar stabilization
- Preferred carbs, proteins, and fats
- How to read labels
- How to dine out
- How to go grocery shopping
- How do meal preparation
- Stress management
- Exercise program recommendations
MD Prescriptives is a supplement company created by clinicians who realized patients were taking a large number of supplements with marginal effectiveness. There was a need for a professional grade line that incorporated the most bioavailable forms of each nutrient at therapeutic doses. MD Prescriptives incorporates those principals while offering an unsurpassed value to the patient. This is an innovative line of professional products designed to seamlessly integrate the latest scientific research with well-tested clinical effectiveness offering comprehensive care to the patient. These products are also hypoallergenic with no hidden fillers, artificial colors, fragrance to diminish the bioavailability or quality of the product. In addition, products are free from wheat, yeast, gluten, corn, sugar, starch, preservatives or hydrogenated oils. Part of your care will include carefully selected supplement recommendations based on the symptoms you are experiencing, your lab values and/or SpectraCell micronutrient test, and your diet.
A clean body is a healthy body. Toxins such as plastics, heavy metals, pesticides, and chemicals can cause diseases such as heart disease, arthritis and cancer. We can help your body get rid oi these toxins by altering:
- Individualized detoxification program based on careful history and advanced diagnostic tests
- Heavy metal/toxin analysis
- Live blood observation
- Chelation (oral and N) to remove mercury and lead
- PH balancing
Metabolic Balance/Insulin Resistance Program
This program restores optimal metabolic balance, gives you back your shape, lowers cholesterol and controls diabetes and pre-diabetes. Just like every other disease, excess body fat and weight gain are a result of imbalances in hormones, nutrition, mind and body and the presence of toxins in the bowel and liver. This 12 week individualized program is non-calorie restrictive and designed for restore and optimal balance of hormones and nutrients while reducing toxins and alkalizing the body. This program aims to mobilize stubborn fat which is resistant to calorie restriction and exercise, as well as optimize detoxification.
Those struggling with weight, high cholesterol, pre-diabetes, or diabetes, that are interested in a slow and controlled approach to overall health, are good candidates for this program. Typical weight loss can range from 5-20 pounds. Patients also report a higher level of energy, a flatter belly, better digestion, less bloating, and less fatigue.
Some of the concepts you will learn and/or experience are:
- 7-day intestinal cleanse and liver cleanse through diet modification and supplements.
- Nutritional supplements to increase insulin sensitivity, fat metabolism and muscle support.
- Exercise instruction to oxygenate the body and reduce acidity.
- Stress management and breathing techniques to reduce the impact of stress on metabolism.
- Individualized instruction on:
- How to balance meals with metabolically balanced recipes
- Making healthy choices when eating out
- Making choices while shopping and interpreting labels on food products
- Optimal sources for sugars, fat, protein, carbohydrates and fiber
- Optimal plate ratio (50% vegetables, 25% protein, 25% complex carbs)
- How to raise pH
Plant Based Nutrition Program
What is the aim of the plant-based nutrition program?
Scientific data from the last 2 decades is showing that the best way to prevent and correct degenerative disease is to aim for the highest level of raw plant proteins possible, which raises the pH of the body. Our experience has been that when people adopt a predominately plant-based diet (raw or cooked), their health improves and conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, eczema and psoriasis improve drastically. We are also aware that correcting the immune system in cancer patients requires this kind of diet. The purpose of this program is to educate you about how to successfully integrate plant-based proteins into your nutritional program
This program focuses on reducing meat, fish, dairy, eggs, processed and refined foods (which increase acidity) and replacing them with vegetables, whole grains, beans and nuts, seeds, sprouts and sea vegetables that provide nutrition at a cellular level. The general philosophy is “if men made it don’t eat it!” This program focuses on all the foods we CAN have rather than what we cannot have. The aim is to balance the body’s pH level so cellular energy and repair is optimized. An acidic internal environment contributes to internal inflammation, which leads to diseases and cancers. Eliminating these foods from the diet balances the pH within the body which leads to a healthier internal environment.
Some of the concepts you will learn and/or experience are:
- The data that supports plant-based nutrition
- The best sources of plant-based protein and where you get them
- Recipes that will allow you to maintain your essential amino acids and are delicious
- Recipes bursting with anti-oxidant/anti-inflammatory value based on data
This program is ideal for anyone interested in improving their quality of life, detoxifying the body, alkalizing the body and especially those with inflammatory conditions such as:
- Skin conditions (psoriasis, eczema, rashes)
- Heart, vascular conditions, neurological (hypertension, atherosclerosis, stroke risk)
- Intestinal conditions (colitis, irritable bowel syndrome)
- Cancer and other immune dysfunction
- Musculoskeletal conditions (fibromyalgia, lupus, Sjogren’s, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis)
What is the aim of Super Food education?
Our belief is that superfoods should be a part of every patient’s diet for optimal vitality and health. This is an important element of health that is interwoven into all of our nutritional program as we understand the nutritional power of including superfoods in the daily diet.
“Superfoods” are those vegetables, fruits, seeds and nuts which contain a dense abundance of phytonutrients and anti-oxidants greatly exceeding the values in common vegetables and fruits. These are better described in the book “Superfoods” by David Wolfe. Examples of powerful superfoods include aloe, maca, cacao, goji, bee pollen, spirulina, blue-algae, hempseed, marine phytoplankton and coconut. These foods are raw and generally contain proteins and essential nutrients that cannot be obtained from a traditional diet. Superfoods actively work to maintain a healthy immune system and to mount healthy immune responses. With a well-chosen, organic-based diet containing raw, plant-based fresh materials provided by superfoods, we stand a chance to improve our health in a way that has never been available in the past.
During your consultations for any program offered in our office, you may sample various superfoods, so you know which you like and which you do not. Those who include superfoods on a regular basis experience benefits such as alkalization and remineralization of the body, increased energy levels and libido, increased internal alkalinity, more joy and mental focus.
Interested in starting a nutritional counseling program in the Orlando, Winter Park FL area? Contact SaJune Institute for Restorative and Regenerative Medicine today to schedule a consultation appointment.