Here at the Holistic Health Center, we fully believe that food is the key to long-lasting health.
Herbs and supplements can drastically speed healing, but the food we eat will maintain our health for life. What we eat is the basis for every single function in our body. The nutrients we derive from our food are what give us energy, build immunity, and fight disease.
What is the most amazing about food is that we can actually use it as medicine. We can enhance certain functions, or calm others. Food can be used to reduce allergies, enhance mood, decrease inflammation, improve brain function, speed up or slow the thyroid, and to address almost any ailment in the world. By using food to address disease, we avoid side effects that come with many of today’s pharmaceuticals.
Using food as medicine can sometimes be trickier than utilizing a one size fits all diet.
Dr. Meagan Purdy takes each patient’s preferences, restrictions, and individual ailments into account before recommending a particular “diet” or nutritional plan. Some patients with fibromyalgia will benefit from a plant-based diet, while others need much higher fat levels. Dr. Purdy looks at you, your lifestyle, and your ailments as one to make the perfect nutritional guide for you.
You will not see Dr. Meagan Purdy cutting calories or entire macronutrient groups, but instead focusing on prescribing healing foods to eat more of. Yes, certain conditions will fare better by avoiding chemically processed foods, but we teach to first fill up on nourishing foods which is our sneaky way of filling you up so you no longer desire the junk.
At the Holistic Health Center of Dallas, we also offer food sensitivity testing and micronutrient testing for individuals looking for a more precise solution. Food sensitivity testing pairs your blood with individual foods to see which ones cause inflammation for you. Micronutrient testing looks at your current blood levels of the essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants. After receiving results you will make a supplementation plan with Dr. Purdy so that you can get back to functioning at your optimal levels