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The best medicine is the one we take daily, but perhaps not the one we are used to. It all starts by adjusting your diet.

The health of body and mind go hand in hand with the choices we make on a daily basis. Our Clinical Nutrition team reinforces the importance of targeting the causes of the disease and encourages our patients to actively seek a balanced diet adjusted to their needs.

Your Nutrition Consultation at Clínica Sintra Saúde

When did you last have a Nutritional screening?​

From a preventive health perspective, everyone can benefit from taking a closer look at their eating habits.​
For those who suffer from a pathology, symptom or have a specific goal, they will need help to determine and implement the most appropriate nutritional interventions.

At your Nutrition Consultation you will discuss eating habits, sleeping patterns, movement, as well as stress levels and your medical history. The objective will be to draw up an individualised plan to achieve your goals.

5 tips for weight loss

Like everything important in life, achieving healthy and lasting weight loss requires some dedication.

Low carb
Gluten Free
Intermitent Fasting

It is normal that during some stage of your life you plan to lose weight. Whether after a pregnancy, after obtaining less satisfactory results from routine tests or simply seeing the numbers on your scale rising.

Which diet will best suit your needs? paleo, keto, low carb, sem gluten, jejum intermitente, etc.).

Which one is THE BEST?

In fact, they can all be adjusted, but the 5 steps we describe in this article are undoubtedly something that you should always take into account in your lifestyle.

Fashion or craze? The truth is that more and more people are reporting discomfort after eating gluten-containing products.

Gluten Intolerance

One of the diseases directly worsened by eating foods containing gluten is celiac disease (CD), although there are others.

Diagnosis of CD requires duodenal biopsy while the patient is on a gluten-containing diet and, in most adults, blood tests. A gluten-free diet has been considered the only effective treatment for CD.

Adherence to this regimen has been shown to result in partial or complete healing of the duodenal mucosa, along with symptomatic resolution and signs of malabsorption.

It is natural that celiac patients, or parents, in the case of children, may feel somewhat lost with the restrictions at an early stage. But it is something that can be overcome. Our Clinical Nutrition specialty will help you feel more confident in controlling your symptoms and exposure to gluten.

In the meantime, know which foods you should avoid and which foods you can eat with "confidence".

The Power of Food

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, followed by oncological diseases.

What do they both have in common? Both are strongly associated with bad lifestyle habits, which naturally include eating habits. Symptoms such as abdominal bloating, fullness, burning in the stomach, nausea, diarrhea and headaches are, in many cases, the result of routines of eating high-calorie meals that are difficult to digest.

There are other signs that you may have an unbalanced diet, which include hair changes, aging skin, bad breath, lack of clarity or mental fatigue, lack of energy or simply getting sick easily.

There are pharmacological responses or supplements for the specific relief of these symptoms, we cannot forget their origin and how much more effective it would be to simply correct our eating habits.

Schedule your Nutrition Consultation... Address the issue at its roots

Diabetes: prevention through diet is the best medicine

We recommend a consultation with our Clinical Nutrition specialist to start your journey against diabetes.

There are 3 common types of diabetes: type 1 , type 2 and gestational diabetes

On type 1 diabetes,the disease arises as a response from the immune system, which leads to the destruction of the pancreatic cells responsible for producing insulin. We call this type of response an autoimmune reaction, in which the organism attacks itself.
On diabetes type 2 there are several possible causes, including genetic predisposition in the family, although there are other important factors (which we have control over) that increase the risk of the disease, including a sedentary lifestyle and poor diet.
The gestational diabeteswhich can appear during pregnancy in women who have never been diabetic, can pose risks to the baby, so pregnant women must take appropriate precautions. It is a type of diabetes that typically disappears after the baby is born, but increases the risk of a pregnant woman getting type 2 diabetes later. 
To sum it all, a healthy lifestyle will reduce, delay or prevent possible effects of diabetes. However, additionally, ensure that blood glucose levels are measured daily, as well as checking the condition of the feet and, in case you have been prescribed them, to take your medication.

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