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Novomed’s nutritionists take an integrative approach that differs from more conventional clinics. Our experts harness the best in cutting-edge conventional and natural science to treat nutritional, health and skin concerns from the inside out. They work with your body’s own immune system and healing potential – many of our patients experience positive results, often after years of failed conventional treatments. In line with all of Novomed’s specialists, our nutritionists believe in treating every patient as an individual, creating personalized nutrition programs rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach.

Feel Better From Within

We offer:

  • Support for digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, bloating, indigestion, etc
  • General healthy-eating advice for you and your family
  • Nutritional advice if you are diagnosed with any medical condition or allergy
  • Help in combating or dealing with lifestyle-related conditions such as diabetes
  • Weight-loss support for sustainable results
  • Assistance if you are training for a sports event or trying to get fit
  • Much, much more

In your consultation, our experts will fully examine all aspects of your lifestyle and family history, before creating a personalized plan for you. The following are examples of your personal factors and test results they could take into account:

  • health, weight and fitness goals
  • medical history and family history
  • blood pressure test
  • laboratory tests
  • allergy tests
  • genetic tests
  • anthropometrical measurements
  • metabolic rate measurement
  • body’s composition (fat, water, protein, etc)

Body measurements

Anthropometric Measurements & Tools

BMI: In metric terms, your Body Mass Index is your weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of your height (in meters). For example if you are 1.7m tall and weigh 60kg, your BMI would be 60 / (2.89)  = 20.77, which would put you in the normal weight category (18.5 to 24.9). According to this scale, anything under 18.5 is underweight, while a score of 25-29.9 is overweight, and obese is a score of 30 or above. While your BMI can give an indication of where you fit on the underweight-to-obese scale, it is problematic as it doesn’t take body composition into account, for example, how much of you weight is bone, fat, muscle, etc. It also ignores race and sex differences.

Waist-hip ratio: This is your waist measurement divided by your hip measurement. This measurement is also used as an indication of health risks since abdominal weight (fat distribution) is linked to some serious health conditions, such as diabetes. The US National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases classifies a waist-hip ratio above 0.8 (women) or 1 (men) as putting someone at increased health risk.

Body composition analyzers (BCA): As it is not just the amount of body fat but also the distribution of it that has been linked to increased health risks, BCA is a useful tool since it provides a thorough breakdown of body composition, as well as other readings such as metabolic rate and exact body measurements.

The Health Risks of Obesity

While being overweight or obese does not necessarily mean you will develop any of the following health conditions, your risk for getting them could be increased.

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Gall stones and gallbladder disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Certain cancers
  • Gout
  • Breathing problems such as asthma and sleep apnea

Both your weight and where it is distributed in your body can have an effect on your health. If you are worried about your weight, our nutritionists can give you more detail on your body composition, and advise if you need to lose weight. If you do, they will create a personalized healthy diet plan for achieving sustainable weight loss.

Disclaimer – Information on this website is not in any way intended to replace medical care or advice from a doctor. It is merely a guide to read before visiting one of our qualified medical experts. Never change your treatment plan or adapt any part of your healthcare or lifestyle based on anything contained here without first talking to a doctor.

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