Dietherapy, i.e. the use of therapeutic or therapeutic diets to support the treatment with drugs of selected diseases, mainly dietary ones (diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, etc.). It is an individually adapted diet for each patient, adapted to the supply of energy, macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates and fats) and minerals depending on the patient’s state of health.Such a diet is a periodic diet, because it is not properly balanced.
Therapy is indicated for the onset of sudden and short-term deterioration of health as well as chronic illnesses such as cancer, under- or over-function of the secretory gland, autoimmune diseases, diabetes mellitus and insulin resistance, food allergy and intolerance, hormone disorders and many others.
The initiation of dietary therapy is recommended at each stage of disease development. It is never too late to make changes in lifestyle and diet. Nutritional support aims at accelerating the pharmacological effect, alleviating discomfort and even improving well-being.
The role of nutrition, i.e. proper nutrition, is not yet recognised, although its effectiveness in supporting the treatment of selected individuals has been demonstrated by several clinical studies.
Dietherapy – types
Diet therapy distinguishes between limiting the consumption of products or product groups and eliminating individual products from the diet. Phenylketonuria (complete elimination of the protein with the amino acid phenylalanine), celiac disease (complete elimination of gluten).
Therapy may be based on supplementation of vitamin and mineral deficiencies in malabsorption or diseases of certain sections of the gastrointestinal tract, especially the intestine.
Dietherapy – for whom:
- Overweight and obesity
- Allergies and food intolerances
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Disorders of the movement system (bone-joint)
- Skin disorders
- short-term and chronic inflammation of the body
- Complaints or selected disease units of the digestive tract
- and many others
What does the effectiveness of diet therapy depend on?
Therapy is effective and effective ONLY if the nutritional and supplementation program for the specific case of the patient is correctly and individually selected by a specialist and adhered to by the patient.
Clinical studies have shown that a change in dietary habits to a healthy diet has a positive impact on health by lowering blood pressure, regulating blood sugar and insulin levels, improving well-being, reducing the incidence of somnolence and reducing the risk of further disease units.