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CoraMed Healthcare

Family Medicine Physicians & Cosmetic Specialists located in Pomona, CA

Nutrition Specialist

You only get a portion of your nutritional needs from food. For this reason, most patients need nutritional supplements or daily multivitamins. Because choosing the best vitamins and supplements for you and your family can be overwhelming, ask Dr. Lloyd Costello for advice. As a board-certified holistic practitioner at CoraMed Healthcare in Pomona, California, he can help you figure out which types of supplements are best for you.

Nutrition Q & A

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Do I really need to take a multivitamin daily?

Yes. Taking a daily multivitamin can’t harm you. It’s one of the easiest ways to fill any vitamin and mineral gaps in your diet. Multivitamins include energy-boosting vitamins, including the B vitamins and vitamin C, as well as bone-building minerals, such as calcium and magnesium.

Even though daily multivitamins are harmless, and you can buy them over-the-counter, it’s important to talk with Dr. Costello before taking them. He’ll want to ensure you’re getting the proper dosage of nutrients, without going overboard on any certain one.

Should I add protein powder to my diet?

Protein is essential for cell growth, healing, and muscle function. For the most part, you should be able to get the protein you need by eating poultry, fish, or beef. Protein is even hidden in vegetarian foods like beans, lentils, and eggs. But in some cases, supplementing your diet with protein powder can be beneficial. You might need to use protein powder if:

  • You recently started a workout program.
  • You’re trying to build lean muscle.
  • You’re following a strict vegan diet.
  • You’re going through a growth spurt.
  • You suffered an injury or had surgery recently.

Because protein needs vary depending on your health status and activity level, Dr. Costello can help you determine exactly which type of protein supplements to take and how much you need.

What about taking fish oil or omega-3 fatty acid supplements?

Fatty fish, such as salmon, is full of healthy fats known as omega-3 fatty acids. These types of “good” fats have been linked to lowering your blood pressure and protecting your heart health. But if you’re not a fish eater or don’t consume the recommended 4-ounce servings 2 times per week, you might be missing out on valuable omega-3 fatty acids.

Just like with all other nutritional supplements, finding the right omega-3 option can be challenging. Dr. Costello can help you determine if omega-3 supplements are beneficial for you and which kind to take.

Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "If you can dream the perfect Dr, Dr Costello is it! He is kind, gentle, caring, understanding, patient, happy, and motivated into helping his patients."

    Verified Patient
  • Google+

    "Everything. Dr. Costello and staff are always upbeat, smiling.... I live in the San Fernando Valley & it's a 3-4 hr drive there and back & I wouldn't trade him"

    Kirby M.
  • Google+

    "Everything. Dr. Costello and staff are always upbeat, smiling.... I live in the San Fernando Valley & it's a 3-4 hr drive there and back & I wouldn't trade him"

    Kirby M.
  • Google+

    "Dr costello and his staff are very attentive, he was very through, i have been to many doctors and he is one of the best ones"

    Marina G.
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Costello is extremely knowledgeable and is an amazing advocate for pain patients. A+"

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Been with Dr. Costello for almosts 20 years. All my children were raised with him as their doctor. He is the BEST in the Inland Empire!"

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "I've gone to Dr. Costello for 22 yrs, he has been my 3 girls doctor also. They love going there too. Thank You Dr. Costello and Staff."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "I have been to so many Dr's, and there isn't one that even comes close to comparing to Dr Costello, i feel so lucky and blessed to have him as my Doctor"

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    ".I feel so very fortunate to have Dr C as my Dr and encourage any person that wants or needs a new Dr to give Dr C a try...you will be so glad you did!"

    Verified Patient
Location
CoraMed Healthcare
1902 Royalty Drive, Suite 130
Pomona, CA 91767
Phone: 909-865-5777
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909-865-5777