Nutrition Consultation

A review of current diet and nutrition status and recommendations for changes to improve overall health and well-being.

Our Norwalk Hospital clinical nutritionists are trained to provide you with the information you need to address health concerns with diet and nutrition. This consultation empowers you to understand your specific nutrition needs and the role of diet and nutrition in optimizing your health and well-being.

Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster

A 5-step program and relaxation CD from Peggy Huddleston, to help you be an active participant in your healing process.

Our program utilizes Peggy Huddleston’s book, “Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster” and a relaxation CD.  Huddleston is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and a psychotherapist.

The five steps include:

  • Calming preoperative jitters
  • Visualizing recovery
  • Surrounding yourself with the love of family and friends
  • Using “healing statements”
  • Establishing supportive doctor-patient relationships

How does it help? Learning mind-body techniques helps you feel calmer before surgery, have less pain after surgery, and reduce side effects of treatment. A research study at a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital showed that hospitalized patients using Huddleston’s program had less anxiety, used less pain medication and had a reduced heart rate. The use of the relaxation CD helps to:

  • Reduce anxiety
  • Stop headaches
  • Reduce chronic pain
  • Lessen side effects of chemotherapy
  • Helps you to feel calmer during a biopsy, endoscopy, cardiac catheterization or MRI