Obesity Medicine and Weight Loss in Denville
Denville Residents Ask: What is Gut Health?
Gut health, a popular term in the plant based medical field these days can be defined as “the function and balance of bacteria of the many parts of the gastrointestinal tract. Ideally, organs such as the esophagus, stomach and intestines all work together to allow us to eat and digest food without discomfort.” A healthy digestive system is ideal for optimal gut health. A clean, plant based or plant forward diet with plenty of fiber helps to break down food properly. This prevents issues such as bloating, constipation, and abdominal pain.
What is Gut Neuroendocrine Axis?
According to Neurotherapeutics, “One of the systems that is emerging to closely interact with the gut microbiota is the body’s major neuroendocrine system that controls various body processes in response to stress, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. This interaction is of pivotal importance; as various disorders of the microbiota-gut-brain axis are associated with dysregulation of the HPA axis.”
About My Medical Practice
I’m a practicing physician who considers myself a bariatrician. Defined as a medical weight loss doctor who specializes in the treatment of obesity and its associated conditions, I do not use surgical methods as treatment. When I’m not taking care of my patients, I stay busy playing full time Mom and gourmet chef. I have a passion for healthy eating and am here to bust the myth that healthy vegetarian food is boring!
Stay Active in Denville
In addition to vegan or vegetarian recipes and intermittent fasting, physical activity should be added into everyday routines. My clients work physical activity into their new lifestyles along with their specialized weight loss methods I provide for them. It’s easy to stay active! Try taking long walks, climb stairs, and take advantage of at home on demand videos or DVDs you may have access to. Locally, you can check out the new series of trails within the Boonton Resevoir or Troy Meadows. Enjoy local gyms and fitness studios such as Esporta Fitness or Orange Theory. Eat clean and shop fresh local produce at various farmer’s markets such as the Boonton or Denville Farmer’s Markets.
Denville Residents: Eat Clean and Enjoy Life!
Eating a clean, plant based diet is so much more than salads and smoothies. There are endless options to create unique, exciting meals. You won’t miss the processed foods. Check out some of the below recipes and their health benefits:
- Red Thai Curry with Tofu
- Protein from the tofu
- Vitamins A & C from the bell peppers, pineapple & multiple health benefits from bromelain which pineapples provide in abundance.
- Amazing dietary fiber, digestive & anti-inflammatory benefits from adding other vegetables such as onion, bamboo shoots & baby corn.
- Butternut Squash Soup
- Vitamins A, C & carotenoid from the carrots, squash, and peppers
- Coconut milk promotes gut health, contains anti-inflammatory properties, and can help to strengthen the immune system
- Vietnamese Spring Rolls
- Loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols
- High in fiber and plant protein
Gut Health Services at My Practice
Advanced Cardiology & Primary Care LLC offers many different services. For Gastrointestinal Health, the following services Include:
- Hemorrhoids (piles)
- Vomiting (Nausea, Upset Stomach)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Abdominal pain
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis)
Schedule a Consultation With Me
Lose weight safely under the care of a metabolic medical practitioner. I look forward to meeting with you and getting you started on your healthy weight loss journey. Choose from one of our three locations for the first simple step.