Plant Based Nutrition Specialist

Family Medical Care, PLLC

Board Certified Family Practice Physicians & Nurse Practitioners located in Hayden, ID

Plant-based nutrition can help you lose or maintain weight, lower your risk of chronic disease, and help stabilize your blood sugar levels if you’re diabetic. With the help of expert primary care physician John Torquato, MD, of Family Medical Care, PLLC, in Hayden, Idaho, you can get started on a custom NEWSTART® program and learn to incorporate more plant-based foods into your diet. Find out how plant-based nutrition can help you by booking an exam online or by calling the clinic directly to schedule.

Plant Based Nutrition Q & A

What is plant-based nutrition?

Plant-based nutrition involves incorporating foods into your diet that are derived from plants. It’s not all fruits and veggies (although those are certainly important), rather, plant-based nutrition also includes beans, nuts, oils, whole grains, and more. 

The NEWSTART Lifestyle Program incorporates eight simple factors to improve your overall health: nutrition, exercise, water, sunlight, temperance, air, rest, and trust. Combining these elements into your life and learning healthier cooking methods, proper portion sizes, and finding meat-alternatives that you enjoy, promotes health and improves your overall well-being. 

Are there benefits of plant-based nutrition?  

Yes! Your personalized NEWSTART Lifestyle Program and plant-based nutrition plan from Family Medical Care, PLLC, are holistic approaches to resolving chronic diseases and lowering your risk of serious health issues in the future. Following a plant-based diet can:

  • Lower your blood pressure and cholesterol 
  • Help you lose or maintain weight
  • Stabilize your blood sugar 
  • Improve digestion 
  • Protect your heart 

Plant-based diets have even been proven to increase longevity. Because it’s challenging to figure out how to get proper amounts of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and micronutrients into your diet on your own, Dr. Torquato spends time educating you about your customized nutrition plan. 

How do I get started on plant-based nutrition?

Your individualized NEWSTART Lifestyle Program and plant-based nutrition dietary plan from Family Medical Care, PLLC, begins with an evaluation. Dr. Torquato sits and talks with you about your personal and family health history, as well as your daily habits and what you normally eat. 

Depending on your health, Dr. Torquato may conduct some labs, such as a blood draw or urinalysis, to determine if you have any concerning health problems  — and their severity — he can help you manage. Dr. Torquato tailors your plant-based nutrition plan to your needs in an effort to improve your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. 

Once Dr. Torquato outlines your plant-based nutrition plan, you can get started on your new healthy eating habits right away. Dr. Torquato may have you check in to Family Medical Care, PLLC, every few weeks to hold you accountable and make any necessary changes to your NEWSTART plan.

Learn more about customized plant-based nutrition services offered at Family Medical Care, PLLC, by booking an appointment. Schedule your visit online or over the phone today.