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Individualized Exercise Program

As with diet, exercise must be individualized for each patient. There is no drug or therapy that comes close to improving a person’s health than exercise. The systems that are affected positively by exercise are blood pressure, blood flow, cardiac output, dissolved oxygen in the blood, energy output, blood glucose/diabetes, metabolic rate, muscle health, obesity, pulmonary/lungs, sympathetic nervous system and bone health. Virtually every system in the human body is affected in some way by increasing levels of physical activity. Exercise can be categorized as muscular/strength training, anaerobic (sprinting), endurance training (aerobic)

The bottom line is the benefits of regular exercise causes a substantial decrease in all causes of mortality.

Exercise exerts a powerful acute and chronic effect on virtually every system in the human body. In assessing these effects and prescribing exercise, it is important to keep in mind the very different effects of aerobic versus resistance exercise. Both forms of exercise are recommended and should be a component of a comprehensive exercise program.

Dr. Hunt has an Honours Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (BPHE) degree, which gives him the experience and knowledge to assist his patients with an appropriated exercise plan

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The Importance of a Personalized Diet

At Hunt Naturopathic Clinic a patient’s appropriate diet is based on their biochemical individuality. Just as each person is unique, so too is their dietary plan.

There are diets that are “generally healthy,” but it is just that. They are general and not specific for the individual person.

The ways to assess the correct diet for each patient is based upon the patient’s health condition (pathology) and laboratory test information.

A patient with specific health conditions such as gout, obesity, high blood pressure, skin issues (eczema, psoriasis), inflammatory bowel disease, atonic constipation, anemia, etc. may receive a diet plan that is individualized to their disease.

Other ways of assessing the proper diet may be through complete blood count, ferritin, food allergy testing, blood typing, stool testing for infectious microbes such as candida, low levels of short chain fatty acids and malabsorption.

With diet being such a critical factor in a person’s health, we invest a great deal of time to make sure we have the correct food plan/diet for each patient.

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