Posted on July 5, 2012 to AOC Physician Articles
Orthopaedic Surgeons do more than fix broken bones. We also help people decrease the aches and pains that are part of life. We know that what you EAT has a big effect on how you feel.
Overeating and obesity have the obvious effect of adding stress to joints resulting in arthritis and pain at an early age. The rate of obesity has more than doubled since 1980. Poor diets and obesity are also linked to Type II Diabetes. Diabetes results in damage to both nerves and blood vessels. This damage not only can be painful, but also hinders the body’s ability to heal and can even result in amputations or other painful disabilities.
Various foods have different effects on the body. Some help decrease inflammation and pain. Some can help us to metabolize fat and lose weight.
As Orthopaedic Surgeons, we see the problems that result from bad eating habits. We realize that most people don’t know enough about what makes up a healthy diet. We also know that this is not our area of expertise. That is why we are happy to partner with The Delicious Dietitian. Since 2011, they have offered a FREE Wellness program for our patients.
At the Delicious Dietician, they teach people about healthy foods and portions. They can help with proper diets for individual health problems. They can also teach you how to buy the best foods on a budget.
Healthy eating is a choice that impacts how we feel for the rest of our lives. At AOC, we know that healthy people are more productive. We encourage our employees to improve their health and happiness by working with The Delicious Dietician.
Dr. Suanne White-Spunner is a Physician at Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic P.C. in Mobile, Alabama specializing in Orthopaedic Surgery, Arthroscopy and Hand Surgery.
Click here to see Dr. White-Spunner’s education and medical background.
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