Clinical nutrition involves the assessment of your nutritional status through a highly detailed medical history and a physical examination. Dietary assessment will focus on the adequacy of macronutrients (protein, carbohydrate and healthy fat), micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), special needs (for metabolic and disease-related requirements) and food reactivity. This last area of investigation includes food allergies, food sensitivities and food intolerances.
A customized diet is then constructed to optimize your health. Sequential therapeutic diets may be necessary when there are coexisting conditions with competing requirements. IV therapy and supplements may be recommended to jumpstart your progress.