Nutrition

Mango Medical

Podiatry & Primary Care Practice located in Kamuela, HI

Good nutrition is the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle, and one of the core elements at Mango Medical in Kamuela, Hawaii. With a degree in nutrition, Timothy Duerler, MD, incorporates nutrition as an important part of your complete medical treatment plan. Along with the rest of the highly skilled primary care physicians at Mango Medical, Dr. Duerler is committed to helping you and your whole family live a healthier life through simple nutritional principles. Learn how food affects your health. Call the office to schedule a consultation or use the online booking system.

Nutrition Q & A

How is nutrition an important part of my medical care?

Your body requires seven major types of nutrients for optimal health and wellness. These seven nutrients are:

  • Protein
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fat
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Water
  • Fiber

Some nutrients provide energy so your body can function properly, while others — like water and fiber — don’t provide energy, but they do keep your body’s systems running smoothly. In addition to the major nutrients, your body also needs micronutrients in smaller quantities, including minerals such as potassium, iron, calcium, and magnesium.

Your body also needs small amounts of organic compounds, otherwise known as vitamins. Vitamins help provide supplemental nutrition to your body when you don’t get the nutrition you need from foods. As part of your complete medical plan, good nutrition fuels your body and keeps it running optimally.

When you eat healthy foods and get the vitamins and minerals you need, it can help boost your immune system, your memory, your mood, and help prevent chronic health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer.

What nutritional programs do you offer?

At Mango Medical, the primary care team focuses on helping you understand sound nutritional principles so you can make long-term changes to your diet. Rather than embracing the latest dietary fads, the team focuses on:

  • Healthy eating behaviors
  • Making wholesome, unprocessed food choices
  • Eating more fruits and vegetables

Your provider also helps you realize the importance of getting enough sleep and incorporating aerobic exercise into your life on a regular basis. Additionally, taking care of your mental health affects your nutritional choices, so your doctor recommends ways to reduce stress and manage day-to-day problems more effectively.

At Mango Medical, a good nutritional plan simply becomes part of your overall health and wellness plan to help you live a healthier life every day.

In addition to their customized nutritional programs, the Mango Medical team maintains close partnerships with health coaches, nutritionists, and diabetes educators. You can even choose to participate in innovative online wellness programs and work with a team of practitioners to help you accomplish all your nutrition and wellness goals, including weight loss.

How do I get started with a better nutrition plan?

Whether you want to lose weight, get more exercise, or learn how to cook healthier meals for your whole family, the Mango Medical team can help you take the first step. Call the office or book a consultation online to get started.