Nutrition Counseling


Nutrition Counseling

“Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.”

Hippocrates, the Father of Modern Medicine


Nothing that we voluntarily do to our bodies affects human beings as powerfully as our dietary intake. The average lifespan is 75 years.  If we eat 3-4 times a day the result is approximately 90,000 dietary doses that enter our body.  Each of us has a fundamental nutritional choice to make:  Ingest whole, organic foods in their natural form, or ingest processed “techno” foods in which the nutritive substances have been stripped away in a factory and the remaining food product has been loaded with artificial dyes, artificial chemicals, fat and sugar.


Most medical problems including Cancer, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Coronary Artery Disease, Arthritis, and Allergies are directly caused by your food choices and are therefore Preventable.


Please discontinue all milk and dairy products.  We are the only species to consume the suckling milk of another species.  Dairy products are high in calories so the calf can grow and high in fat utilized by the developing calf brain and nervous system.  We are not calves!


When cheese is made, milk is separated into curds and whey (curdling), this process requires the addition of rennet. Rennet contains the enzyme chymosin. Rennet is obtained from the abomasum (fourth stomach) of newly-born calves where the chymosin aids digestion and absorption of milk.  Adult cows do not have this enzyme.  Chymosin is extracted from slaughtered calves by washing and drying the stomach lining, which is then cut into small pieces and macerated in a solution of boric acid/brine for 4-5 days.   YUM 🙁


The global giants Nestle, Cargill, Unilever, Kraft, Conagra, Pepsico and Coca Cola, best described as the “Food Cartel”, utilize huge advertising budgets and unethically display celebrities and superheros on product packages.  This is a multi-billion dollar industry!!  The Food Cartel brain washes Americans and has this country addicted to fat and sugar while poisoning us with chemicals.


Artificial Sweeteners are poisons in pink, yellow and blue packets:

Nutrasweet (Aspartame) contains 10% methanol (wood alcohol) which is metabolized in the body to formaldehyde (embalming fluid) and formic acid (fire ant venom)?  Phenylalanine and aspartic acid, the other 2 components of aspartame, are amino acids that quickly enter the brain & central nervous system at abnormally high levels, over stimulating brain cells to death.  This toxic, chemical soup which Americans consume in mass quantity causes the following neurological and psychological problems:  Seizures, Convulsions, Dizziness, Tremors, Migraines and Severe Headaches, Memory Loss, Slurring of Speech, Confusion, Numbness or Tingling of Extremities, Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Insomnia, Irritability, Panic Attacks, Marked Personality Changes,  Phobias


“The FDA denied aspartame approval for more than 8 years until the newly appointed FDA commissioner Arthur Hull Hayes overruled the final scientific review panel, approved aspartame, and then went to work for G.D. Searle (the initial owner of aspartame)”


Splenda (Sucralose) is a trigger for migraine headaches, causes rashes, flushing, panic-like agitation, dizziness, numbness, diarrhea, swelling, muscle aches, headaches, intestinal cramping, urinary/bladder symptoms, and stomach pain.


HealthSmartMD strongly recommends the following:

  1.  Eat organic, whole foods.   Be prepared for dramatic increased food costs.  These foods can be obtained at Whole Foods, 4th Generation Market, Nutrition Cottage and Publix GreenWise.
  2.  Eliminate red meat, dairy, sugar and simple carbohydrates (white bread, white flour, white rice, white potatoes).
  3.  Increase soluble and insoluble fiber intake to 25+ grams per day.
  4.  Increase soy intake.
  5.  Learn how to eat out.  You are the boss!  Tell them exactly what you want and how you want it prepared.
  6.  Drink alot of spring water.  No Aquafina or Dasani; these are tap water.
  7.  Take Food Supplements.  We don’t get all the nutrients we need from our food.  Our soil is anemic.  The majority of our foods are processed, stripping them of vital nutrients.  Our practice (and Dr. Silver) has been using Nature’s Sunshine products for many years.  Please see:
  8.  Take the emotion out of eating.  Food is the fuel necessary to keep your body functioning optimally.  Only use high octane fuel; you only get one body!
  9.  Acknowlege that sugar and fat addictions are real.  You may need medical help overcoming these addictions.


10 Step Weight Loss Program

Why Have a Licensed M.D. Supervise Your Weight Loss?


A licensed M.D. is trained to diagnose serious medical conditions that might be overlooked by non-physician practitioners and by weight loss centers that promote costly “fad” diet plans.


Dr. Stephen Silver is a Florida licensed M.D. who has been assisting patients with weight loss for more than 20 years.  First, he will diagnose and treat medical conditions that may be causing your weight problem.  Your medical weight loss program will be personalized and your health will be closely monitored.


  1. Evaluation by a Licensed M.D.

Dr. Stephen Silver will perform a comprehensive physical examination and health assessment, including laboratory evaluation and body fat analysis.  Medical conditions that might be causing your weight problem or making it difficult for you to lose weight will be addressed.


If necessary, a coordinated treatment plan with your current physicians will be developed.  Your medical status will be assessed and documented carefully.  We will advise your doctors of your treatment course and progress.


  1.  Diet Journal

By documenting all oral intake and journaling properly, the most appropriate program will be developed for you.  Daily exercise, medications, and nutritional supplements will also be recorded.  Dr. Silver will review your journal at each visit, provide counseling, and recommend changes.


  1. Nutrition Counseling

A customized diet program, with an emphasis on whole foods, will be developed.  Counseling will address the amount of calories, carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and fat that are right for you.

A HealthSmart M.D.  Food and Nutrition Guide will be provided that clearly outlines a healthy eating stategy.


  1. Lifestyle/Behavior Modification

You will be taught how to recognize and deal with emotional issues such as cravings and eating when you are not hungry.  These emotional triggers can sabotage your health eating habits.

HealthSmart M.D. works with a Licensed Clinical Psychologist to fully evaluate and effectively treat these issues.


  1. Exercise

Your physical fitness is assessed and a personalized program is recommended.  An active lifestyle is one key to weight loss success.


  1. Lipotropic Injections

MIC B12 and B-Complex: Methionine, Inositol, Choline, B12 or B-Complex injections are given on a regular basis.  These lipotropic nutrients help metabolize fat in the liver and other tissues.


  1. Medication

If appropriate, medication to control appetite and assist in weight loss will be prescribed.  HealthSmart M.D. may require a Cardiology evaluation to evaluate heart health.


  1. Nutritional Supplements

Certain over-the-counter nutritional supplements are dangerous.  They can interact with your medications or cause serious medical consequences.  Only safe, effective supplements will be recommended.


  1. Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an adjunct, not a replacement, to your Traditional Medical care.  It is beneficial in treating many medical problems, including weight gain, and can help with appetite suppression.


  1. Maintenance

Tools developed during the program will keep you slim and fit for a lifetime.  Periodic maintenance visits ensure success.

*Our medically supervised program is safe, effective, professional, and based on healthy eating habits, proper nutrition, and exercise.

*You will be provided with the support and motivation necessary for your success.

*At HealthSmart M.D. your health and safety is our primary concern.

*At all times, you will be treated with compassion, understanding, and dignity.

*Look great.  Feel great.  Live longer.