Nutritional Medicine

Eating healthy is one of the premier foundations of building good health.nutrition_wordle

Dr. Gary Hardy uses some supplements for specific conditions, but it is not a major part of his practice.

Why is that? 

Foods act like chemical messengers in the body. Just by eating pure whole foods by themselves can influence the expression of our genes, assist in restoring health in many of our diseases and create the conditions for health to flourish in both mind and body. Supplements are only that – supplements.

Some Foods Can Heal, Others Can Hurt 

Today, eating many of the nutrient-depleted and high caloric foods can cause our health to deteriorate and increase our susceptibility towards developing a wide variety of diseases. Nutritional science, when applied specifically to each individual and the specific disease they suffer from, can make significant improvements in the process of restoring health.

What Sort of Foods Should I eat?

The healthiest way of eating is to eat whole, natural nutrient rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and meats and fish and some grains. These foods are nutrient dense which means they contain a high level of nutrients in relation to the number of calories they contain. You get all the essential nutrients that you need for excellent health including vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, essential fats, fiber and the least amount of calories. Using herbs and spices, these foods can be delicious and made in a variety of ways to assist your health to grow into a more vibrant state of being. girl_holding_veggie_basket

Methods of evaluation:

  • Dietary survey evaluation
  • Body composition test
  • Standard Blood work for iron and other tests as required such as gluten sensitivity
  • Food allergy and Food Intolerance testing: IgE, IgA, IgG
  • Findings from physical examination