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Which Diet is Right For You?


By Andrew M. Heiner, MD

Almost everyone tries a diet at some point in his or her life. With so many diets out there it can be difficult to choose the one that is best suited to your individual needs. Many choose a specific diet with hopes of losing weight. Some choose to diet to help alleviate specific medical conditions. And others may choose to diet simply to feel more energetic.

Many diets are popular today: Keto, Whole 30, Paleo, Intermittent Fasting, WW®, Gluten Free, FODMAP, and others. These all have  specific advantages and should be used with specific goals in mind based on the individual’s unique situation.

Numerous medical conditions are treated first-line with dietary maneuvers: fatty liver, type II diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, inflammatory conditions, etc. Physical activity is usually incorporated to enhance the health benefits of a diet and should not be overlooked.

Many people have gastrointestinal symptoms that may require special attention in addition to dietary change. Indigestion, bloating, heartburn, excessive gas, weight gain, weight loss, diarrhea, constipation, nausea or vomiting may signal that a specific problem needs to be addressed.

Whatever your reason for seeking a different diet and lifestyle, we at Granite Peaks Gastroenterology can help tailor a program to your needs while feeling confident that you are not ignoring a more serious or dangerous medical condition. Contact our Sandy or Lehi office for an appointment today.