Nutrition

Wdowin NMD

Integrative Medical Center located in Corona Del Mar, CA

Your nutrition status can significantly impact your overall health and wellness. Garrett Wdowin, NMD, and his team at Wdowin NMD in Corona Del Mar, California, are committed to helping you achieve your best nutritional health through vitamin supplementation, IV therapy, weight loss support, and dietary education. For a consultation and plan for improving your nutritional health, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

Nutrition Q & A

What causes nutritional deficiencies?

Nutritional deficiency happens when the body does not absorb the necessary amounts of essential nutrients that are needed to maintain a healthy body. Deficiency may be due to a diet low in vitamins and minerals, or your body may be incapable of absorbing or metabolizing these nutrients due to an illness.

Causes of nutritional deficiencies include:

  • Poor diet
  • Food intolerances or allergies
  • Celiac disease or Crohn’s
  • Leaky gut
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Pregnancy
  • Cancer
  • Kidney disease
  • Heavy metal toxicity in the blood

Nutrients that are commonly deficient for people in the United States include iron, calcium, magnesium, and vitamins A, D, and B12. With proper support, many of these underlying causes and deficiencies can be treated and your nutritional health restored.

How can poor nutrition affect my health?

When your body does not have its nutritional needs met, it can lead to a variety of acute and chronic health problems, such as:

  • Obesity
  • Early signs of aging
  • Skin disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Anemia
  • Sleep disorders
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Neurodegenerative disorders, such as dementia
  • Digestive problems

Nutritional deficits can greatly impact your overall health and create a variety of symptoms that are difficult to control without first treating the nutritional imbalance.

What are the symptoms of nutrient deficiency?

If you have a nutritional deficiency, you may have symptoms such as:

  • Brittle hair or nails
  • Sleep problems
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Difficulty losing or gaining weight
  • Anxiety or depression symptoms
  • Skin problems, such as acne
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Chronic pain or fatigue
  • Hair loss or thinning
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Bleeding gums
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Poor wound healing

Supplementing with specific vitamins and minerals may help to relieve your symptoms as well as restore your body’s overall wellness.

What treatment options are available for nutritional deficiencies?

Dr. Wdowin and his team are proud to offer a number of services to help you restore your nutritional health. They believe that combining dietary modifications, exercise, and nutritional supplementation, they can help improve your overall wellness.

Services include:

  • Weight loss counseling and support
  • IV nutrition
  • Dietary support and individualized meal plans
  • Food allergy testing
  • Nutritional injections, including B12 and weight support shots
  • Exercise programs

Dr. Wdowin believes so strongly in the role that nutrition plays in health and wellness, he has developed multiple products, such as Ingenious IVs, a nutritional IV infusion, and Cover Three, which is a neuroprotective supplement for athletes to help protect their brains from injury.

For a complete evaluation of your nutritional health, call the office or schedule an appointment with the team at Wdowin NMD.