Nutrition is defined as the "science of food, the nutrients and other substances therein, their action, interaction and balance in relation to health and disease, and the processes by which the organism ingests, absorbs, transports, utilizes and excretes food substances. (National Institutes of Health)
What is a "healthy diet"?
A healthy eating pattern is one that provides enough of each essential nutrient from nutrient-dense foods, contains a variety of foods from all of the basic food groups, and focuses on balancing calories consumed with calories expended to help you achieve and sustain a healthy weight. This eating pattern limits intake of solid fats, sugar, salt (sodium) and alcohol. A healthy diet reduces the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and osteoporosis.
Northshore Medical and Aesthetics Center (NMAC) provides a number of services to educate, guide and help you maintain a healthier lifestyle including:
General Medicine
  NMAC is devoted to providing comprehensive health care for and lasting, caring relationships with patients and their families. NMAC provides continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family
Lifestyle and Nutrition Counselling
  One-on-one and group coaching, and workshops for men, women, couples and families who desire to change their lifestyle and eating habits by making step by step adjustments. Working with clients to help create happy, healthy lives in a way that is flexible, fun and free of denial and discipline through a holistic approach to health and wellness creating gradual, lifelong changes.
Medical Weight Loss Program
  Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG), a naturally occurring hormone found in pregnant women triggers the hypothalamus to mobilize stored fat into the bloodstream and to protect the body's good fat while preventing muscle tissue from breaking down. Researchers have found that by administering HCG in small doses abnormal body fat decreaseswhich aids in weight loss. When combined with a medically-supervised, healthy, low calorie diet the weight loss is greater and effective because of the way the HCG interacts with the body's abnormal fat stores. This program is suitable for men and women with average weight loss for males being 35 to 45 lbs and females 15 to 25 lbs.
New Medical Services
with a Natural Approach
Dr. Amani Flood, ND is a qualified naturopathic medical doctor. She passionately believes in the body’s intrinsic healing power. She encourages patients to view their healthcare as a partnership in which they play a critical role. By empowering patients through education and advocacy she helps them reach their fullest health potential, regardless of their medical condition. Dr. Amani graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. Her main Areas of Practice include Preventative Medicine, Homeopathy and Diet and Nutrition with a special interest in Cancer, Diabetes and Detoxification.
DermaFrac Micro Channeling & Infusion
DermaFrac Micro channeling & Infusion offers simultaneous delivery of infused ingredients in a pain-free, no downtime treatment. DermaFrac is an alternative to fractional laser treatments which offers the added benefit of active infusion of topicals without anesthesia and at a lower cost.
DermaFrac is designed to improve:
Wrinkles Brown spots
Fine lines Dry skin
Acne Uneven pigmentation
Microdermabrasion is a state-of-the-art skin rejuvenation system that gently abrades the surface of the skin using crystal free tips. A controlled vacuum lifts off the dry, damaged cell layers, leaving behind smoother, more vibrant skin. With progressive treatments this exfoliation procedure can remove damage caused by age, the sun and other environmental factors, leaving the skin looking years younger.Microdermabrasion is most often performed on the face, but can also be used on hands, chest and other areas where rough skin is prevalent; such as elbows, knees and heels.
Microdermabrasion has proven to be clinically effective for:
Dry or oily skin Hyperpigmentation
Fine lines and wrinkles Acne prone skin
Sun damaged skin Scar tissue reduction
Chemical Peels
Sun exposure, acne or just getting older can leave your skin tone uneven, wrinkled, spotted or scarred. If you want your skin to look smoother and younger, consider a chemical peel, which uses a chemical solution to smooth the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers.
A chemical peel, also called chemexfoliation or derma peeling, is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin. Although chemical peels are used mostly on the face, they can also be used to improve the skin on your neck and hands.
Chemical Peels are successful in improving:
Acne or acne scars Irregular skin pigmentation
Age and liver spots Rough skin and scaly patches
Fine lines and wrinkles Scars
Freckles Sun-damaged skin