The Chicago Neuroscience Institute (CNI) offers nutritional assessment and support. The basis for intervention is determined through the use of different methods such as the patient’s healthcare history, current nutrition status, lifestyle habits, body composition evaluation and laboratory assessment. In each situation the approach is personalized. Nutritional recommendations may be used to improve general health, to help prevent a disease process or to address a specific and active disease process. A specialized nutritional approach may also be used to help build muscle and improve athletic performance.
The following clinical nutrition and/or dietetic services are offered services are offered:
Cardiovascular disease and stroke remain leading cause of death in United States. Preservation and enhancement of neurological function requires a healthy cardiovascular system. The term cardiometabolic health encompasses systemic influences on heart and blood vessel integrity. CNI offers nutritional and lifestyle support for healthy blood (fat) lipid levels, blood vessel function, and overall heart health.
Maintaining a healthy weight plays a critical role in overall, as well as, neurological health. CNI offers individuals with a personalized approach to weight loss. In some cases to facilitate weight loss for health reasons, they specialize approach may be required consisting of some meal replacements until critical weight loss goals are achieved and new habits are developed. One of the most successful programs CNI offers is the Metagenics Healthy Transformation Weight Loss Program.
High levels of cognitive and physical performance require a healthy nervous system. Cognitive and emotional health has a powerful influence on lifestyle choices, fitness and overall wellness. CNI offers nutritional and lifestyle support to help improve mood and to support healthy neurological function.
Balanced blood sugar control is absolutely essential for optimum cognitive and physical performance. It is also required to protect the nervous system into reduce the risk for acquiring heart and/or peripheral vascular disease. Optimum blood glucose regulation is one of the single most important modifiable factors which contribute to overall health. Good choices along with a healthy diet, regular exercise, weight management, and nutritional support can help restore and maintain healthy blood sugar regulation.
Wellness and optimum physical performance is dependent upon maintaining healthy bones, joints and muscles. CNI offers scientifically-based approaches to help reduce pain and improve the likelihood of favorable tissue repair, remodeling and recovery.
Human performance in all its dimensions is highly dependent on the integrated functions of a healthy nervous system, healthy nusculoskeletal system and supportive metabolism. Each of us performs at a level which places harmful demands upon our bodies. Adequate recovery requires knowledge of the process, nutritional support and healthy choices. The staff at CNI considers the likelihood that each and every one of us strives to improve our performance in one or more areas of our lives, not unlike an athlete. CNI offers scientifically-based approaches to help improve overall health and human performance.