Utilizing Nutrition as Part of Patient Care & Recovery

Free tips to helping your patients safely use fasting methods in nutrition plans

Cindi Lockhart, RDN, LD, IFNCP

Nutrition is a significant factor in overall human health and using it to your and your patients’ advantage can optimize recovery efforts as well as long-term health. From dietary changes, to fasting strategies, implementing nutrition-based practices into your treatment plans could very well be the best thing for your patients’ health.

The term “fasting” can have a negative connotation because there is a fine line to be walked between losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle and developing an unhealthy lifestyle that can put someone’s life at risk. It is very common, especially in today’s culture, to accidentally cross over the line.

Fasting does not need to be an unhealthy practice. In fact, it can have health benefits that modern medicine (prescriptions, operations, etc.) has a hard time providing.

Cindi Lockhart, RDN, LD, IFNCP, has fasting tips that you can learn and apply to your practice to ensure that your patients are being mindful when on a fast:

  1. Stay Hydrated
    • 1/2 body weight in oz daily of filtered water or herbal tea
    • No alcohol
  2. Rest and Relaxation
    • Take time to repair and regenerate while fasting
    • Plan fasting time strategically
  3. Avoid streneous activity, but don't be a couch potato
    • Gentle movement, like a nature walk, is key
  4. Emphasize nutrient-dense foods on feeding days/hours
    • Colorful, non-starchy vegetables
    • Fruits
    • Whole grains
    • Legumes
    • Lean, clean proteins
    • Healthy plant-based fats
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Meet the Expert:
Cindi Lockhart, RDN, LD, IFNCP, is board-certified as an integrative and functional nutrition practitioner with over 30 years in professional practice. She has trained nutrition, fitness, and medical practitioners throughout most of her career, yet maintains a personal practice with clients as she believes that the only way she can effectively educate and inspire other practitioners is through her own practical experience with clients. In addition to educating on how Food is Medicine, Cindi also specializes in coaching clients and practitioners on the importance of managing stress, optimizing sleep, proper exercise and movement, and reducing exposure to environmental toxins. Cindi has extensive expertise in women’s health issues including hormonal imbalances, thyroid dysfunction, and autoimmunity as well as gut health, weight management, histamine intolerance, and immune health.

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Topic: Diet and Nutrition

Tags: Diet and nutrition | Nutrition | Nutritional Treatment

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