Nutritional Sciences

The link between what we eat and our state of health was recognized even in ancient times. In the 5th century B.C., Hippocrates of Cos, who is considered the father of medicine, exhorted to “let your food be your medicine and your medicine your food.” In fact we obtain from food the Energy necessary for our vital function and for bodily activity (glucides, lipids, proteins). We also obtain from food the plastic substances necessary for growth, the reshaping and restoration of tissues (protein), in addition to the regulatory substances of metabolic reactions (minerals and vitamins). The dietary contribution of macro and micronutrients is essential for developing vital functions and maintaining a healthy body.
Nutritional Science studies diet as a means of guaranteeing the necessary nutritional contribution and optimal digestion to the body. Furthermore, considering the information that this science presents, it is possible to recognize the existing relationships among several nutritional principals and the manifestation of specific diseases: obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular pathologies, allergies, osteoporosis, malabsorption, cancer.

A healthy diet is always adjusted to individual needs and thus constitutes a real preventive action against problems connected to the onset of numerous pathologies.

To this end, it is important to be aware that the current knowledge of Genetics, combined with nutritional information, has in recent years resulted in the development of a particular branch of Nutritional Science: Nutrigenomics. It is a nutritional model based on the recognition of individual ultrastructural peculiarities (genetic polymorphism).
Allergies, food intolerance, dysmetabolic problems are associated with the genetic constellation of each individual and already find a precise indicator in the constitution of the subject, or rather in his phenotype.
As a consequence, in regard to Nutrigenomics, food constitutes a real genetic modulator and it is thus possible to use nutrients, being aware of their influence on individual enzymatic activities, to induce metabolic re-programming (nutritional epigenetics).
Currently it is possible to improve and cure various physical processes by designing a personalized diet that contains food and micronutrients which are able to correct individual metabolic defects.

“Let your food be your medicine and your medicine your food.”


Training and Personal Experience

Personally, in the production of a diet plan, I follow a different dietary strategy for each patient, exactly because it is based on the clinical study of the Biotype and on the identification of individual needs and requirements. For this reason it is possible for me to obtain positive results in treating the overweight and obese following individualized dietary treatment programs which are not always restrictive.

Recently I have begun to utilize genetic and hormonal testing in collaboration with ImbioLab to evaluate predisposition to metabolic and food allergy diseases (predisposition to celiac disease, lactose intolerance, insulin resistance; gene FTO; vitamin D receptor polymorphism, etc.) and the patient’s oxidative stress state. This enables me to design an actual “dietary therapy” program. I utilize, in addition to diet, with overall benefits to the patient, homotoxicological and constitutional homeopathic drugs and supplements to optimize metabolic processes and promote drainage of toxins which are inevitably mobilized during the course of a weight loss program.
A proper diet, in keeping with the above, rebalances the individual biological base reducing inflammatory phenomena connected to toxic accumulation and contributes to alleviating symptoms of various pathologies (allergy, dyspepsia and gastroesophageal reflux, headache). I would like to emphasize that a personalized dietary program offers benefits to everyone, not only to those who are overweight.

In the past years I have also broadened my knowledge of Eating Disorders (bulimia, anorexia, binge-eating) and I can offer integrated approach support. (Go to my C.V.)