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Keith Ward Sweigard, MD
(215) 886-0174
500 York Rd
Jenkintown, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Abington Mem Hosp, Abington, Pa
Group Practice: Internal Med Assoc Of Abington

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Martin Drew Trichtinger, MD
(215) 886-0174
500 York Rd
Jenkintown, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Abington Mem Hosp, Abington, Pa
Group Practice: Internal Medicine Assoc

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Free 2B Me Nutrition Services Inc
(215) 517-7777
25 Washington Lane
Wyncote, PA
 
Paul Harvey Steerman, MD
(215) 728-7774
7500 Central Ave
Philadelphia, PA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Jeanes Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa; Albert Einstein Med Ctr, Philadelphia, Pa
Group Practice: Steerman & Korus

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The Institute For Diabetic Management,Ltd
(215) 552-8331
9126 Blue Grass Rd
Philadelphia, PA
 
Leland James Green, MD
(215) 887-8801
548 Willow Grove Ave
Glenside, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1955

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Free 2b Me Nutrition Services Inc
(215) 517-7777
25 Washington Lane
Wyncote, PA
 
Glenn David Horowitz, MD
(215) 673-0343
9892 Bustleton Ave
Philadelphia, PA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Elkins Park Hosp, Elkins Park, Pa
Group Practice: Surgical Services Ltd

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The Institute For Diabetic Management,ltd
(215) 552-8331
9126 Blue Grass Rd
Philadelphia, PA
 
Greater Phila Health Action, Inc.
(215) 744-1302
4510 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA
 
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Nutrition and Your Spine

A Patient's Guide to Nutrition and Your Spine

Introduction

You are what you eat. Is that simply a funny saying or is there some truth to that old adage? The spine is not something that usually comes to mind when one thinks about nutrition - but it should. Nutrition is important in having a healthy spine. Good nutrition also helps control pain and disability when we are suffering from many different types of spine conditions.

This guide will help you understand

  • what is nutrition
  • how nutrition affects the spine
  • how nutrition affects injury, inflammation, and pain
  • how to use good nutrition to get ready for and recover from spine surgery

How you eat and exercise (or don’t exercise) will make you more or less likely to have problems with your bones, joints, and connective tissue. This guide will help you learn how to use nutrition for healing after an injury. We will describe how you can make simple changes to your diet and other lifestyle habits. These changes can be helpful if you have a painful spine condition. You will learn how to tell if you have given the changes enough time to work for you. You’ll learn to know if it’s time to move on to other health care solutions for your problem.

Nutrition

What is nutrition?

Nutrients are the chemical elements that make up a food. Nutrients are the basics of what you eat that give your body what you need for "running the show", that is, for metabolism. Certain nutrients such as carbohydrates, fats, and proteins provide energy. Other substances such as water, electrolytes, minerals, and vitamins are needed for metabolic processes.

Nutrition is all of the internal chemical changes that happen as a result of what we eat (or do not eat) each day. Good nutrition means that what we are swallowing is something that adds to our health. Once we have digested it, food has an important job to do in our body.

Good nutrition is needed for tissue growth and repair. We get good nutrition by eating foods and taking supplements that contain all the proper and necessary ingredients. We also get good nutrition by being able to completely digest the things we swallow. Then we must be able to absorb the nutrients into the blood and other body fluids. With the right nutrients given to the cells, metabolism, or the work of the body, can occur in the most efficient and healthy way.

By the definition above, we know that a lot of what we eat is not nutritional. When we eat a purple pill or swallow a blue-colored sports drink, what we are taking in has no job to do in our body. That purple or green coloring is not a chemical your body has any use for. The same is true for things like the preservatives added to your cereal. These chemicals are put in so that the cereal doesn’t get moldy in the box. The same thing is true for traces of hormones and antibiotics left in our meat and dairy foods. When you eat French fries from a fast-food restaurant, the oil they have been cooked in ...

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