What is Nutrition?
Nutrition is the science that explains the processes behind how food is broken down and utilized by our bodies. Once consumed, food is broken down into building blocks consisting of carbohydrates, fat, protein, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and water.
- Carbohydrates (sugars and starch) can be rapidly metabolized for the production of energy, but because they are consumed so rapidly the body is only able to obtain energy for a short time.
- Fat and protein can also be broken down for energy but require more effort from your body to metabolize. Protein from your food provides the amino acids required for building DNA and RNA which in turn are used to produce other proteins required by the body. Essential fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6) are important for myelin production which surrounds neurons and helps facilitate the transmission of information throughout the body.
- Vitamins and minerals are needed in smaller quantities, yet are essential for starting many of the chemical reactions that take place in your body.
- Our body is 70% water, so our body needs large quantities of it for a variety of metabolic processes from digestion and detoxification to energy production. All these nutrients are critical for our bodies to function appropriately.
Genetic mutations can decrease the number of nutrients available for important processes. For example, they can affect neurotransmitter production and be responsible for neurological and mental conditions.
In addition, different conditions can affect the absorption of nutrients like Dysbiosis (overgrowth of candida and/or bad bacteria and parasites in the gut) which in consequence can cause Leaky Gut Syndrome that results in problems with neurotransmitters and the immune system allowing toxic chemicals to enter our bloodstream and cause neuro-inflammation.
The processes in our body are interconnected, so one problem is going to have a chain effect and affect other processes in our body. The result of these interconnected process failures is what we know as diseases.
a holistic philosophy
The WIN Holistic Nutrition Program
The WIN Holistic Nutrition Program is focused on identifying genetic and biochemical deficits as well as establishing an Integrative Medicine / Functional Protocol that stimulates the regeneration of cells to promote healing, neurogenesis, and neuroplasticity. Our pediatric nutrition program utilizes medical treatments combining Allopathic Medicine, Functional Medicine Treatments, Homeopathic and Botanical Treatment.
What Our Patients Say
I can say my son Jarrell has been blessed to start Franceschi Method therapeutic treatment. Jarell was a child who could not make simple sentences to communicate, and frequently would get sick with Asthma (from 4 weeks, one week he was ok). Immediately, I started in in Star Kids Club (now known as Wellness Institute of Neurodevelopment) and the treatment he started gluten, casein, and lactose free diet. I can say with certainty that my son now socializes better with friends in school, speaks much…Read More Testimonials
Doctor Carmen Baez: “The word “Thank you” does not satisfy our great feeling of gratitude to you. You accompanied and guided us wisely thru the path of good health, is something that we are and will be always grateful. Your vision of life and of medicine take you out of the field of “Pediatrics” and placed you at the level of “mentor”. Thanks to your professionalism our daughters have developed the best way possible. We have never had an experience so satisfying and enriched with a…Read More Testimonials
Para nosotros fue una gran experiencia en la cual vimos un gran desarrollo en nuestro hijo. Todo el equipo es fantastico y agradable. Johani logró hacer una gran compenetración con Carlos X, siendo esta una de las claves para el exito de esta terapia. Desde el primer mes vimos un desarrollo en su memoria, interacción con las personas, y el habla. El equipo estudió con nosotros mano a mano en el proceso de empezar en la escuela en su 1er grado. Fueron de gran ayuda y una de las pieza clave en…Read More Testimonials
For us as parents, this has been a great experience, in which; we were able to observe huge changes in our son’s overall development. All the Team of staff are fascinating and admirable. The specialist whom attended our son, gained a huge mutual understanding with Carlos, in which was the key for a successful therapy. Since the very first month, we were able to observe a change in his social interactions, his speech and memory. The Team of staff has been with us, hand on hand throughout the whole…Read More Testimonials
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Houston, TX 77057
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
101 San Patricio Ave. Maramar Plaza, Suite 1060
Guaynabo, PR 00968