By now, you have seen more than you can swallow on diet and nutrition products, promoted through slick, seductive merchandising. It seems like everyone’s become an expert on what’s good for you. “Muscle-building” supplements. “Mega” vitamins. “Nutrition” bars. “Miracle” juice-fasting diets. Celebrity-endorsed products. “Fat-busting” pills. High-protein, low-carb, low-fat, or “cleansing” diets. Prepackaged meal “plans.” Weight-loss “clubs.” The food pyramid. The new food pyramid.
Dr. Rosenthal says, “People tend to make nutrition complicated and it’s not. You shouldn’t have to take all kinds of nutritional supplements indefinitely.”
He has clinical training in up-to-date, all-natural nutrition protocols. He also trained as
a chef from 1991 to 1995 under executive chef Terry Wieclawski in Pasadena, CA.
To promote health through optimal nutrition, do three things:
Step 1. Recognize what doesn’t help you and get rid of it.
Step 2. Recognize what does help and do more of it.
Step 3. Maintain steps 1 and 2.
Keeping up with nutrition research also is important, but it’s complex and time- eat makes a profound difference in how you feel and look, now and long-term. Popular diets may work in the short-term, but can’t be followed forever. As soon as you go off them, you’re back where you started—if you’re lucky.
Dr. Rosenthal helps you benefit from current nutrition-related research and reach your health and fitness goals by conducting an individual nutritional analysis. First, you discuss your concerns with him. Then you answer a questionnaire and keep a food diary. Should you choose; blood, urine, saliva and bio-electrical impedance tests may be done to check baseline values.
He considers functioning of the gastrointestinal system, endocrine system, glucose regulation, cardiovascular system, immune system, musculo-skeletal system, central nervous system, and more. He may recommend a fitness program to complement your diet to reach your goals. He may recommend supplements, which may change as you enter Step 3 above, the maintenance phase.