How to Address, Manage & Minimize Health Issues with Holistic Nutrition
Changing your eating habits can be the key to transforming your health and wellbeing. It can also be a first-line defense in preventing certain health issues and effectively managing the symptoms of others.
At KTN Studio, Ltd., our Greenwood Village Nutrition Practitioner, Joshua Grayck, is dedicated to empowering clients with food awareness and sustainable strategies that can help them:
- Reduce the chronic inflammation associated with various health impairments
- Take control of their health with customized, restorative and transformative nutrition solutions that fit their needs and work with their lifestyle
- Work towards optimizing their health and wellbeing.
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Josh is experienced at working with clients who may already be undergoing medical treatments, filling the gap between physician and patient while striving to reduce the need for more invasive treatments. He is ready to partner with you and devise an integrative, holistic nutrition plan that can help you manage and/or minimize health issues so you can optimize your health and maximize your quality of life.
While Josh always welcomes your calls and emails, please explore the following for some examples of the health issues that Josh is experienced at addressing through his nutrition solutions.
Disclaimer: The following is solely intended for information changes. Do not make drastic dietary changes without first consulting a nutrition practitioner and/or your physician.
Hypertension refers to high blood pressure, which can, over time, damage the blood vessels and heart. If left untreated, hypertension can cause other, more serious health complications, like heart disease, heart attack and stroke.
Limiting sodium intake by reading the Nutritional Facts and ingredient list and comparing like products are some nutritional practices that can help and address hypertension and effectively manage its symptoms.
Type II Diabetes
Type II diabetes, previously referred to as noninsulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition marked by a resistance to insulin or the body’s failure to produce sufficient insulin to maintain glucose levels. If left unmanaged, type II diabetes can lead to debilitating or potentially life-threatening complications, like severe kidney damage or heart disease.
Some effective nutritional strategies for managing type II diabetes may include:
- Eliminating whole grains and major cereal grains, like wheat, corn, rice, barley and oats
- Eating the right amount of quality-sourced proteins, which can be found in grass-fed, pasture-raised beef and pasture-raised or free-range eggs
- Eating plenty of fresh and fermented vegetables while limiting processed and refined carbohydrates and all sugars.
High Cholesterol & Triglycerides
High cholesterol levels refer to excess levels of lipids (fats) in the blood. Over time, high cholesterol levels can impair the flow of blood through the arteries, increasing the risk of stroke.
Triglycerides are a type of lipid, with high triglyceride levels being associated with an elevated risk of pancreas, liver and heart problems. Generally, high triglyceride levels tend to coexist with other health issues, like diabetes, hypertension and obesity.
Dietary changes like eating more walnuts, spinach and/or other foods that are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids may be helpful in controlling and potentially lowering high cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Metabolic syndrome refers to a combination of the following coexisting conditions, which can elevate the risk of diabetes, heart disease, heart attack and stroke:
- High blood pressure
- Abnormal cholesterol levels
- High blood sugar levels
- Excessive fat at the waist.
Some nutrition solutions that can address metabolic syndrome may include:
- Limiting intake of processed foods, whole grains and sugars
- Limiting alcohol intake
- Eating more healthy fats like avocado and vegetables and fruit high in antioxidants.
Autoimmune disorders refer to a category of diseases that cause the immune system to target and attack the body’s own healthy cells, tissues, organs and/or systems. Some common autoimmune diseases include:
- Celiac disease, which involves negative immune system reactions to the ingestion of gluten
- Grave’s Disease, which occurs when immune system dysfunction causes the thyroid gland to become overly active (resulting in hyperthyroidism)
- Hashimoto’s Disease, which occurs when the immune system attacks the thyroid gland, causing it to become underactive (resulting in hypothyroidism)
- Lupus, which results in the immune system attacking the body’s joints, kidneys, blood cells, heart and other vital tissues and organs
- Multiple sclerosis, which involves the immune system attacking the body’s nerves and nervous system
- Rheumatoid arthritis, which occurs when the immune systems attacks the body’s joints, particularly those in the hands and feet.
Some nutrition solutions that can be effective at managing autoimmune disorders and reducing their symptoms may include:
- Limiting (or eliminating) gluten, processed foods and table salt
- Cutting down on sugar and alcohol intake
- Eating more green leafy vegetables and foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids.
Digestive disorders refer to any condition that disrupts the proper functioning of the body’s digestive system. Some common digestive disorders include:
- Crohn’s Disease, which inflames the digestive tract, causing abdominal pain, diarrhea and other complications
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which is a gastrointestinal problem affecting the large intestines, causing constipation, pain, diarrhea and other complications
- Ulcerative colitis (UC), which causes ulcers and inflammation along the digestive tract, particularly in the large intestine and rectum.
Some dietary changes that can address and manage digestive issues may include:
- Eating more fiber, vegetables and fruits
- Limiting (or eliminating) gluten and sugar intake
- Avoiding spicy foods and dairy products.
Prevent & Manage Health Issues with Nutrition Solutions that Work for You: Contact Greenwood Village Nutrition Practitioner Joshua Grayck at KTN Studio, Ltd.
Your health conditions do NOT have to overpower your life or detract from your wellbeing. Greenwood Village Nutrition Practitioner Joshua Grayck is ready to develop integrative, holistic nutrition solutions that help you take control of your health, manage current conditions and prevent others in the future.
Call (720) 987-6336 or email KTN Studio for a FREE consultation.
At KTN Studio, Nutrition Practitioner Joshua Grayck takes an integrative approach to restoring and transforming his clients’ health and wellbeing through custom nutrition solutions. This involves a combination of education, support, resources and planning to cultivate and enhance:
- Food awareness
- Healthy, wholesome and nutritious dietary and lifestyle choices
- Long-term plans for optimizing health and wellbeing.
From Greenwood Village, Joshua Grayck is proud to partner with clients throughout Arapahoe County and the state of Colorado.