Fit Louisville

2018

Greater Louisville Health Guide is a directory and resource guide to health providers and services in Louisville, Kentucky. Includes listings of area doctors and dentists, hospitals, nursing homes and emergency care.

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4 F I T 2 0 1 8 - 2 0 1 9 NUTRITIONIST What are some of the newest findings in dietary nutrition? "There's a lot of good data coming out about the microbiome and how important it is to keep the balance in your gut between all the different bacterial species that inhabit our bodies. That's why you hear a lot about probiotics now, and even that's changing a lot from day to day, because there's many different strains available and a lot of the products on the market are sort of generally oriented. We don't have enough information to know which bacterial strain could help or get someone feeling better for a specific condition at this point. There's so much research still to be done. I think down the line we're going to be able to tell people which strain they need according to what kind of health conditions they have." What ailments do you typically see? "A lot of people will come in because they have irritable bowel syndrome. They will have reflux. They will have all kinds of different gastrointestinal issues. But they also come in because they have joint pain or they've gotten a diagnosis of fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome. I have a lot of people who come in that have chronic headaches and migraines, those sorts of things. Even skin conditions." What are some easy habits to help avoid these issues? "I would suggest that people try to eat very clean. Try to get away from packaged or processed foods. Eat things that are natural. Just try to work away from additives and preservatives. I think the younger crowd is very interested in nutrition for different reasons than the older crowd. The older crowd is just trying to improve how they feel — maybe they're dealing with some diagnosed chronic issues — and the younger crowd is just trying to stay on top of it from the get-go. I think there's more information out there about nutrition and how it's such an integral part of staying healthy. You see the trend even in grocery stores. There's more foods available that are cleaner. You don't have to go out of your way to go to any particular store. You can go to Kroger or any other store and find some good options." What do you do to stay healthy? "I try to eat clean and not overeat. I try to watch the portion sizes. In the simplest way, that's what I do. Try to keep it clean with natural foods. And lots of vegetables." Sandra Meyerowitz Nutrition Works WHOLE HEALTH Tips from six specialists.

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