Medicine > 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
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
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
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
to my C.V.