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Nutrition Specialist

Richard Firshein, D.O. -  - Integrative Medicine

Firshein Center

Richard Firshein, D.O.

Integrative Medicine & Family Medicine located in Manhattan, Upper East Side, NY

Proper nutrition is essential for more than just a slim waistline; it directly contributes to your overall health on a cellular level. Dr. Richard Firshein at the Firshein Center on the Manhattan of Upper East Side brings a whole body approach to medical care that focuses on the benefits of nutrition on a healthy body. To see how improving your nutrition can support your health, call the Firshein Center, or schedule an appointment online today.


Why is good nutrition important?

Following a healthy diet that supports proper nutrition helps your body receive the minerals, vitamins, and nutrients it needs for optimal function. These meals and snacks typically include low-calorie foods that are rich in nutrients, including:

  • Plenty of fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Low or fat-free milk
  • Lean meats, poultry, and fish
  • Non-animal sources of protein, like beans or tofu

It’s also important to avoid under overeating as well as high sugar, high fat, and high salt foods.

What are the risks of improper nutrition?

Good nutrition is important for all people, regardless of age, ethnicity, or gender, to support your overall well-being and avoid health problems.

Unhealthy eating habits are connected to a wide range of health issues:

  • Tooth decay
  • Obesity
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Certain cancers

Improper nutrition can also increase your fatigue, stress, and capacity to work.

How can I improve my nutrition?

Dr. Firshein’s approach is simple: Provide the best medical care and take care of you no matter the time or the place. During your appointment, he conducts a comprehensive physical exam to look for signs of nutrition deficiencies. Based on their findings, he works closely with you to develop a personalized approach to improve your nutrition based on your unique needs and overall health.

The first step to improving your nutrition often includes:

  • Drinking more water
  • Reducing your consumption of sugary, fatty, or salty foods
  • Adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet
  • Receiving nutritional counseling to learn about healthy eating habits
  • Learning approaches to improving your diet, like planning your meals and shopping for healthier ingredients

For additional nutritional support, Dr. Firshein might recommend an overall nutrition program that includes detoxification and IV therapy.

What is IV therapy?

IV therapy delivers vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, and other nutrients directly into your bloodstream. These treatments not only detoxify your body and enhance your immune system, but they can also improve your skin and promote relaxation.

When you have nutritional deficiencies, your cellular metabolism can diminish, and waste products can build up in your system. This waste can affect your cellular performance, impair your wellbeing, and lead to illness or disease.

By receiving nutritional IV therapy directly into your bloodstream, you can boost your cellular performance to flush stored metabolic waste from your system.

Call the Firshein Center, or schedule an appointment online today.