Dietary therapy teaches you how to carefully manage your diet, so you can reduce your risk of many diseases including diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and some cancer.
Diet therapy is based on the building blocks of every part of our bodies: what we eat. Proteins (and the amino acids they are made of), fatty acids, electrolytes, vitamins and minerals all may help to prevent and treat disease when they are in the right balance for you, the individual. On the other hand, any presence of deficiencies is examined. Diet diaries and blood tests are additional tests that can identify hidden areas of improvement.
Sometimes, you may need to take one or more dietary supplements. This is the case if you cannot eat sufficient amounts of some vitamins, minerals, fatty acids or amino acids. If your personal diet therapy plan calls for supplements, the amount of time you are meant to take them for will be explained, unless you need ongoing treatment.