Nutrition

American Acupuncture Academy

SaTerra Vishnu, DOM, AP

Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Integrative Medicine Practitioner & Electrodiagnostic Medicine located in Mount Dora, FL

Without proper nutrition, your body suffers, but with it, you feel your best. That’s why SaTerra Vishnu, DOM, AP, offers nutritional guidance at American Acupuncture Academy in Mount Dora, Florida. If you want help eating the best diet for your body, don’t hesitate to call the office or schedule your visit online.

Nutrition Q & A

Why is nutrition so important?

Your body is made up of cells that need fuel to stay alive. The food you choose to eat has the potential to deliver that fuel in the form of nutrients. But not all food is created equal. A healthy, balanced diet gives your body what it needs to thrive. A poor diet doesn’t just leave you feeling sluggish and mentally foggy, but it also exposes you to a wide range of diseases. 

In fact, almost half of Americans are living with a chronic disease that’s preventable. Some of the diseases that could be prevented with proper diet and other lifestyle changes, such as regular exercise, include:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • High cholesterol
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Some types of cancer 

Eating right isn’t just important for your short-term health. The decisions you make about nutrition today have the potential to impact you for the rest of your life. That’s why Dr. Vishnu partners with his patients to ensure they’re getting the nutrients they need. 

What nutrition do I need?

Eating a nutritionally balanced diet is much more than just eating some vegetables with dinner. Your body needs protein, carbohydrates, fats, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other substances. Sufficient water intake is also important, and you should be drinking half your weight in ounces each day. 

All told, ensuring your diet has everything your body needs is challenging. Dr. Vishnu has decades of experience that he uses to help you understand the nutrition your body needs to thrive. 

What if I can’t get all of my nutrients from my diet?

Some people have a difficult time getting the required nutrients from food alone. Vegetarians, for example, often need to supplement with vitamin B12 because it isn’t available in plant-based foods. 

To ensure your body gets everything it needs, Dr. Vishnu offers Standard Process® supplements. These supplements use whole foods as their ingredients to bring you the highest-potency natural supplements possible. With these supplements, you can rest easy knowing your body is getting everything it needs to function at its best, helping you feel great today and minimizing your risk of a wide range of chronic conditions.

To get started with Dr. Vishnu’s nutritional guidance, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.