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Nutrition Specialist

The Allende Centre for Regenerative Medicine & Vitality

Alternative Medicine & Wellness Center located in Fresno, CA

Many Americans don’t get the essential vitamins and minerals they need from diet alone. Nutritional deficiencies can affect your energy, mood, and health. At The Allende Centre for Regenerative Medicine & Vitality, Diego Allende, DO, offers vitamin therapy, supplements, and nutritional counseling to make sure your dietary needs are being met. Call the Fresno, California, clinic for a consultation or book an appointment online today.

Nutrition Q & A

Why is nutrition important?

In order for your body to function properly and for you to live a long and satisfying life, you need to get certain amounts of nutrients through your diet. The field of study about these nutrients and how they affect your body is called nutrition.

Eating a nutritious diet helps you in more ways than you might think. Some nutrients give you the energy to go about your day, while others keep your skin, hair, and nails healthy and strong. Proper nutrition also helps your body repair and regenerate in cases of sickness and injury.

Nutrients also play a vital role in preventing disease and illness. Vitamin deficiencies can cause fatigue and immune system malfunction. They can also worsen diseases like diabetes and fibromyalgia. 

Unfortunately, most people’s diets are lacking some of the nutrients they need. Dr. Allende can help you learn how to incorporate essential nutrients into your diet in reasonable amounts. 

If you have a deficit of a certain nutrient, he may recommend IV therapy to deliver it into your system quickly or through other methods that you won’t easily find in a store.

How can I tell if I have poor nutrition?

If you’re not getting proper nutrition through your diet, you may notice some unusual symptoms that affect your daily life. Improper nutrition can lead to:

  • Tiredness
  • Easy bruising
  • Moodiness
  • Depression
  • Memory loss
  • Dental issues
  • Brittle hair
  • Bowel issues

Your diet might not be your first thought when it comes to the cause of these symptoms. If you’ve noticed a change in the way you feel or function, talk to Dr. Allende to find out if you need to improve your nutrition.

What nutrients do I need?

Your body needs countless nutrients, some in large quantities (macronutrients) and others in small quantities (micronutrients). The seven major classes of nutrients are:

  • Water
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fats
  • Proteins
  • Fiber
  • Minerals 
  • Vitamins

There are other micronutrients that you may not be aware of, but their deficit may cause signs and symptoms. If you’re missing these, Dr. Allende can identify them and offer alternative ways of getting them into your system.

Missing macronutrients like water, proteins, and carbohydrates are usually easier to identify. If you’re lacking protein in your diet, for example, it can be difficult to gain muscle and repair injuries. If you’re dehydrated from a lack of water, you feel thirsty. 

Vitamin and mineral deficiencies are harder to identify and may require a diagnosis from Dr. Allende.

How can I improve my nutrition?

Dr. Allende teaches you how to improve the nutritional content of your diet and identifies areas where it’s lacking. He also recommends supplements if you can’t get enough of some nutrients from your diet alone.

To combat the effects of vitamin and mineral deficiencies, Dr. Allende offers vitamin infusion via IV therapy. 

During your vitamin infusion treatment, he delivers the nutrients you need directly into your bloodstream, which allows for quicker absorption by avoiding the slow process of your digestive system. 


Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) Therapy 

NAD therapy can also improve the following medical conditions, as shown from medical research: 

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Muscle pain and weakness
  • Joint pain and stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Alcohol and drug addiction
  • Diabetes
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Memory loss/forgetfulness
  • Attention deficit
  • Fevers
  • Sore and swollen throats
  • Lymph glands
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Alzheimer’s 
  • Cancer

In addition, it provides benefits in people in general good health, such as:

  • Increased physical energy
  • Improved mental performance
  • Improved response to short term memory

Nutritional deficiencies affect your life more than you think. Find out if you’re getting adequate nutrition by calling The Allende Centre for Regenerative Medicine & Vitality or booking your appointment online today.

Conditions / IndicationsOptimal DosageDurationBooster Dose

Athletic Performance - Energy Boost




3-4 hr infusion: 1 day



Cognitive Boost


1400mg as two doses


3-4 hr infusion 2 consecutive days


Yes, Oral spray


(Effect lasting 3 months)

- Brain health
- Eye health
- Cardiac health
- Skin health
- Hair health
- Longevity boots

as 10 doses


3-4 hr infusion (2 x 5 consecutive days)


Infusion follow-up after 3 months (700mg single dose) or nasal or oral spray of equivalent dose