When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need. – Ancient Ayurvedic Proverb
One of the greatest factors dictating overall health is nutrition. We offer both in-office and phone consultations for diet and nutritional concerns. Whether you are living with a condition like high blood pressure or rheumatoid arthritis, you are an athlete trying to better your work-outs and competition, or you are a over-weight and over-stressed type-A personality trying to find balance, Dr. Mennerick will review your history and help you work toward your goals. Based on that conversation, Dr. Mennerick may order blood work or review any recent blood work you had performed at another doctor’s office. This allows her to detect common vitamin or mineral deficiencies and make targeted recommendations for supplements that would be most effective for you as well as gives us a base-line measurement. She may ask you to keep a food diary over the course of a week to see trends in the foods you may or may not be eating.
When it comes to diet, we recommend the Paleo-Mediterranean Diet as a basis for nearly all of our patients. We use an approach that focuses on small changes that fit within your goals and lifestyle. We live this way ourselves, so the recommendations are formed on both science and experience. Dr. Mennerick strives to find ways to make food fun, convenient, and full of nourishment.
We carry a full line of vitamins and supplements from Perque Integrative Health. We have carefully chosen these because of their high potency, lack of fillers and dyes, and pharmaceutical grade quality. Many patients find they respond very quickly after beginning these supplements and find themselves wondering what exactly was in their old vitamins!