The Right Combination of Nutrition, Exercise & Supplements Can Make a Big Difference
Lifestyle medicine (LM) is the scientific approach to decreasing disease and health risks in patients by utilizing modalities such as nutrition, supplements (nutraceuticals), physical activity, stress reduction, rest, smoking cessation, and avoidance of alcohol and substance abuse. It is the recommended approach to preventing and treating many chronic diseases. And gastrointestinal diseases are no exception.
This is the most durable, sustainable and effective approach to staying healthy and reducing risks from inflammation and disease.
Dr. Fine has designed a series of programs to assist his patients in reaching their full potential.
Fine Fusion products were developed to offer a better, higher quality line of nutraceutical products that when integrated with conventional medical treatment and a healthy lifestyle, can optimize your health and well-being. Dr. Fine has spent many years researching and learning about functional medicine and how to promote a healthy and symptom free life for his patients.
Through his customized plans, and a series of specific protocols that are based on a patient’s age, health factors & risks, family history, and life style , Dr. Fine assists his patients to live a healthier, better quality life. Certain Supplements are important to consider for improved health.
Learn how Dr. Fine’s Eating Plans can help you feel better !
FDH Lifestyle Health Eating Plan
FDH Lifestyle Health Eating Plan (LHEP) incorporates a total health perspective that includes physical, behavioral, nutritional and medical aspects that engage patients for better compliance and better results.
The LHEP does not deprive you of food, there will be plenty of different food options to choose from, but it will be different.
With the support of allied healthcare professionals and myself, you can change and adjust behaviors that may have resulted in your current health status. This new insight will be most important as you begin your journey to better health.
My Five Step Plan
1. Motivation and Active Participation.
You are your greatest asset and most important resource. A readiness to recognize that you have health issues that need to be addressed and corrected is essential to your success.
A willingness to invest the time, effort and resources for this journey is important. The stronger your commitment, the more likely you are to reach your goals. Most health problems in this country are reversible and are the result of poor dietary habits and lifestyle. Once you learn to make better choices, you will see results quickly.
This process works best when you have the emotional support of your spouse, family and friends. I am willing to support you to help you achieve your goals. Together we will stay the course.
2. Obtain a Baseline Status.
Your primary care provider or Dr. Fine can perform a complete physical, baseline labs, and food-sensitivity profile. Once completed, Dr. Fine will chart your progress on a regular basis.
3. Customized Eating and Lifestyle Plan.
Nutritional counseling is needed to identify your basal energy expenditure (BEE) and then identify the BEE for your ideal body weight (IBW). This means counting calories, managing portion control, and maintaining a food journal. If you follow my eating and lifestyle plan, you can achieve realistic and sustainable results. A reasonable goal is to lose 10% of your body weight in the first year.
Exercise is an important part of this plan and is a great way to increase your resting metabolic rate to help you burn more calories. Exercising 3 times a week to start is fine but ideally you should exercise 5 times per week for faster results. If you are unsure of your cardiac health, obtain a cardiac evaluation before starting. Also, stretching, deep breathing, and circuit-interval training may be incorporated into your plan.
5. Nutritional Supplements.
Nutritional supplements can enhance your ability to both lose weight, decrease food cravings and increase your exercise performance. Additionally, they can ensure that you receive all the vitamins and minerals you need. These supplements are customized based on your current health, medical history and Dr. Fine’s expertise and 30 years of experience working with supplements to treat his patients.