Who I am

Thumbnail of Dr. Paola Proietti Cesaretti Nutritionist in Treviso @thewealthyspoon
Dr. Paola Proietti Cesaretti Nutritionist

I am a Nutritionist whose experience comes from twenty-four years of work as Pharmacist.

I achieved my bachelor degree in Biology of Nutrition while working as Pharmacist. This working experience is one of my strengths not only because it is based on a long period, but also because it has been characterized by a direct contact with my patients. In this way, I have developed specific competences in the use of medicines and supplements in a healthy lifestyle.

Most of my patients questioned themselves with nearly the same question: “what shall I eat to feel better? How can I improve my health by eating differently from what I am doing now?”

In light of this experiences I undertook the path that brought me today to be a Nutritionist. A profession which allows me to take my patients to a path of healthy nutrition.

The path that I propose allows to achieve the healthy weight or to lead a healthy lifestyle capable to bring wellness, health and energy. It is applicable not only in prevention, but even in presence of specific disorders like hypertension, hyperlipidemia or diabetes.

My personal experience taught me that the personalization of the nutritional path is fundamental to achieve results sustainable in the long term. For this reason, I define different protocols according to the specific need, based on the evaluation of the daily routine and of the individual tastes of the patient.

Even on practical level, in order to facilitate the success of each nutritional path, I pay particular attention to the problems of the daily cooking. My personal intererest in the healthy nutrition helps me to suggest simple recipes prepared according to the needs of the patient and to the time of the season.

The main objective of my profession does not consist in the formulation of a temporary diet targeted to the achievement of a short-term result, but in taking the patient along a path which leads to a healthy lifestyle to stay for all the life long.

A lifestyle which is able to guarantee physical and mental wellness

My consultations

My experience allows me to offer specific advice in situations characterized by menopause or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or endometriosis. These consultations are integrated into a specific health path for women (“Woman Path”).

Practice in food education allows me to follow specific dietary needs: I can study diets aimed at weight reduction in a relatively short time to those interested in them for specific needs (“Holographic Protein Diets”).

My integrated skills help me to develop personalized diets for proven pathological conditions and for allergies or intolerances.

My food plans are inspired by healthy eating in order to start the patient to improve his long-term lifestyle.

The Visit in the Studio

The first visit to my office in Treviso aims to have as much data as possible to define the best food plan for the patient.

An accurate personal, family and food history is performed together.

Subsequently, we proceed with the measurement of anthropometric data (weight, height and circumferences) and then after completing a questionnaire on vague symptoms, also called MUS (Medically Unexplained Symptoms), the analysis of body composition and system analysis are carried out autonomic nervous system through the use of non-invasive diagnostic tools.

The Body Composition Analysis

It is the measure of body composition in its quantitative, qualitative and functional aspects. It is performed with the BioTekna ™ bioimpedance meter. Parameters such as total body water, extra and intra-cellular water, fat mass, lean mass, extra-cellular matrix, energy expenditure at rest and the circadian trend of the hormonal system will be detected.

The analysis of the autonomic nervous system

It is the overall analysis of the activity of the autonomic nervous system and the variability of the heart rate. It is performed with PPT Stress Flow from BioTekna ™. It allows to highlight any stress-related inflammatory disorders.

A careful evaluation of the results obtained will allow me to develop a personalized food plan inspired by a healthy diet.

My aim is to accompany people who come to me on a path of lifestyle improvement which, precisely because it is personalized, will be easily followed over time without too many sacrifices.

ANS analysis with PPG Stress Flow

The PPG stress flow tool allows you to analyze the functionality of the Autonomous Nervous System (ANS) in a non-invasive way, in a few minutes, that is, that part of the nervous system that deals with numerous organic functions.

The apparatus consists of a control unit equipped with specific sensors that are positioned on the fingertips of the fingers.

The autonomic nervous system has two components, which, during the day, continuously alternate in a balanced way: the orthosympathetic component and the parasympathetic component. Let’s see what they stand out for.

The orthosympathetic component is activated especially in the morning and in times of emotional stress such as during physical activity or during work.
It is responsible for keeping the body in an “attack” state: it increases muscle contraction and stress hormones and the reactivity of the whole system.

The parasympathetic component is activated especially in the evening, in moments of relaxation such as during rest or digestion.
It allows the correct recovery of energies and stimulates the immune system.
States of chronic stress, anxiety, incorrect lifestyle can unbalance the balance and make the activity of one system or another prevail, with significant consequences from the point of view of symptoms.

The symptoms of a “dysregulated” Autonomous Nervous System are manifold. They are defined as MUS: medically unexplained symptoms.

We highlight some of the most important symptoms:

  • Always cold hands and feet (as the thermoregulation effect is altered)
  • Acidity and bloating of stomach after meals
  • Inhibition of intestinal peristalsis (constipation or irritable colon)
  • Sleep disorders
  • Constant headaches
  • Difficulty relaxing and concentrating
  • Constant sense of tiredness and fatigue
  • Search for “Comfort Foods” in the evening window (carbohydrate carving)
  • Anxiety and emotional blockages

When one or more MUS occur, especially if present for more than six months, in this case we speak of chronic stress. In this case, a visit to evaluate a specific recovery plan based on a food protocol and stress management through a specific respiratory therapy is recommended.

Respiratory therapy is based on personalized respiratory bio-feedback. The procedure is simple and quick (lasts about 10 minutes) and is very effective bringing an immediate sense of well-being.

Subsequently, the patient will be instructed on the personalized technique that can also be performed at home in order to prolong the effects even in the long term, reaching, for example, greater relaxation or greater energy, better quality of sleep or relaxation of emotional tensions.