Micronutrition advice

The main aim of micronutrition is to improve the quality of care by giving greater consideration to dietary recommendations and personalized supplements, prescribed by a healthcare professional.

Dietary health consultation :

 

Above and beyond the main recommendations about diet that apply to the general population, the most effective dietary recommendations will be those that take account of the needs of each individual by observing a patient’s : 
 
• personality, in particular the type of diet and his or her personal relationship with food

• state of health, the result of interactions between genetic predispositions and life style

• any special needs depending on digestive capacities, activities (amount and intensity of physical activity), current disturbances (infection, inflammation, course of treatment) and current or past habits (smoking, alcohol consumption, etc)


Dietary recommendations are based on the Crete Mediterranean diet model that emphasizes certain points :
 
• micronutritional density with a view to limiting empty calories
• the minerals provided through the diet will be evaluated
• good food associations that promote a satisfactory acid - base status
• the choice of seasoning oils is a preliminary to any dietary recommendation to ensure a correct balance between omega-3 and 6 fatty acids

Finally, and an essential point with regard to digestion : a healthy diet must be suited to individual sensitivities. It must contribute to good digestion and be well tolerated. Restoring the balance of the digestive ecosystem is very important. 
 


Recommendations about dietary supplements :


 
Supplements are based on each individual and are never systematically recommended.
 
Advice about supplements will be helped by highlighting any disturbances. Consequently supplements can be used to rapidly relieve a patient’s functional disorders, before correcting the diet for continued relief. 
 
Changing the diet and taking dietary supplements no longer conflict. On the contrary, they act in synergy to produce faster results and a better understanding and appropriation of the change in diet.
 
In order to evaluate individual needs, healthcare professionals can use diet and functional questionnaires. As needs be they can call on functional biology examinations.