Diet therapy (health food) in Karlovy Vary
Diet therapy is a therapeutic method consisting in the treatment of various diseases with a special diet; the same as medical nutrition. Diet therapy is the use of nutrition for the treatment of various diseases. The basis of diet therapy is the theory of balanced nutrition. The influence of clinical nutrition is determined by the qualitative and quantitative composition of food (proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, microelements, etc.), its calorific value, physical properties (volume, temperature, texture), diet (eating hours, food distribution during days, the frequency of receptions), the therapeutic effect of individual products. Medical nutrition is prescribed in the form of special diets (therapeutic diets / tables), taking into account the pathogenesis of the disease, the characteristics of the course of the main and associated diseases in a patient. Diet therapy is strictly consistent with the overall treatment plan. Sometimes dietotherapy is the main method of treatment, sometimes it serves as an obligatory therapeutic background against which all other, including specific, therapy is applied.