Clinical Nutrition

English: vegetables

“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” ~Thomas Edison

Optimal nutrition is the very foundation on which health is built. Today more than ever we need to emphasize disease prevention through healthy living and minimize risk factors shown to contribute to modern diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and infections.  With an eye to prevention, each individual will achieve the highest level of wellness possible.

Nutrition affects cell, tissue and organ structure and ultimately function. We become what we eat. If we want to appear vibrant, glowing and youthful on the outside we must first work on the inside.

The typical American diet contains countless chemicals in the forms of dyes, preservatives, emulsifiers, hormones and antibiotics as well as the residue of pesticides and fertilizers from modern farming methods. It makes sense to eat as clean a diet as you can to limit your exposure to these chemicals. Whole, organic, unprocessed foods are the cleanest sources of nutrients that the body can use.

Food and herbs have energetic properties categorized by taste and temperature. Based on your Chinese medicine diagnosis your practitioner may suggest that you add or minimize specific foods in your diet. A patient with the East Asian Medicine diagnosis of dampness or phlegm, for example, will be asked to decrease their intake of phlegm-producing foods like dairy and sugar.

Poor-quality and negative-energy foods interfere with the body’s recovery process, but nutrient-dense foods specific to your needs can drastically improve your body’s ability to heal, recover from – and even prevent – disease. The way that you eat your food has a direct effect on your health. Eating on the run or while working, eating late at night or eating when upset may all interfere with proper digestion.

It is difficult these days to consume enough high-quality, nutrient-dense foods to meet all our nutritional needs; this is why it’s necessary to add food-based supplements that will compliment positive nutritional changes. Each individual’s nutrition and supplement needs are different, from the decathlete to the nursing mother to those looking to lose weight or simply maintain their health. I customize a supplement and herb regimen for each client that is whole food-based and of the highest quality on the market.

The combination of Nutrition and Herbal therapies address the root of your condition.



For more info about how holistic living through Acupuncture, East Asian Medicine, Exercise and Nutrition can help optimize your health, contact Dr. George Tabares L.Ac. at 619.723.6705 or