The Power of Nutrition
"After 30 years as a practicing dietitian, I am still amazed and excited about how the right nutritional balance can make such a big difference in the health and happiness of people! I attribute my good health to nutrition. I have seen it solve health problems and heal ill people 1000's of times in my career. I have even seen it save lives. I know it works.
What we know about the intimate connection between nutrition and health continues to expand every day. To stay abreast, I continue to study in the fields of nutrition, preventive health, and functional medicine. For Sustainable Diets™, I am committed to bringing our clients the very best cutting-edge nutrition therapy."
Teri Underwood, Founder Sustainable Diets
What is a Nutrient?
Nutrients are chemicals found in food, water, and air; such as vitamins, minerals, water, plant pigments, fats, protein, carbohydrates, and oxygen. They cannot be synthesized in our body in enough quantity to meet our needs—we need to rely on our diet. There are over 50 known essential nutrients and 100’s more that are conditionally essential. When a nutrient is missing, in excess, or out of balance for a prolonged period of time—health problems eventually occur.