Nutrition is the foundation for health and ensures your body functions optimally. Forming healthy eating habits is essential in reducing the risks of chronic disease and improving health overall.
Addressing nutrition is integral in a holistic approach and is not one-size-fits-all. While we offer nutritional guidelines even for the healthy individual, certain chronic conditions require specific nutritional approaches.
We use nutrition with a variety of health conditions, including arthritis, colds, flus, heartburn, irritable bowel disease, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, high cholesterol, hypertension, osteoporosis, and others.
Ideally we can help you achieve your nutrient goals through diet alone but when that is not sufficient we will recommend the therapeutic use of nutritional supplements.
We generally only recommend products that have enacted voluntary quality assurance and quality control guidelines using the proposed FDA cGMP standards.
Many companies voluntarily comply with cGMP standards. However, the companies that don’t implement cGMP guidelines may contain contaminants, fillers, or be absent of the listed contents. We cannot evaluate every product and will recommend only specific companies that we know adhere to these guidelines.
We have no monetary affiliations with any nutritional supplement or herbal product companies. We always limit recommendations to a minimum due to cost and convenience concerns.
Food Allergies and Special Diets
North Star offers guidance in generally healthy eating and nutrition. We also help with more specific dietary recommendations such as vegetarian/vegan diets, the DASH diet, the Ornish diet, the Mediterranean diet, sports nutrition, etc.
We can help you with the diagnosis of food allergies/intolerances and the dietary modifications that result. Food allergies may include celiac disease, lactose intolerance, fructose intolerance, and others. We understand that changing one’s diet is a challenge but we will support you through this process one step at a time.