Our Nutrition Department at CMQ Hospitals

Nutrition in Puerto Vallarta

Our Mission at the Nutrition Department

Our Nutrition Department is committed to the improvement of your health through good nutrition. Likewise, we are always looking for ways to improve your quality of life. We use methods based on treatment protocols for each type of disease, such as:

  • obesity
  • diabetes
  • hypertension
  • kidney failure
  • metabolic syndrome
  • dyslipidemia
  • anorexia
  • bulimia

Based on the diagnosis, we provide a personalized diet plan that suits your lifestyle. With different purchase options and food preparation suggestions. Metabolism rehabilitation for cell regeneration, loss of body fat, and increase of muscle and bone density. Diagnosis of nutritional status through body composition techniques via anthropometry and electric bioimpedance. Personalized weekly eating plans (with timings and food portions included) that suit your lifestyle.


  • Better quality of life.
  • Better metabolic variables (glucose, lipid profile, uric acid, liver function tests, creatinine, etc.).
  • Fix and/or maintain biochemical variable figures at adequate values.
  • Achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.
  • Properly integrate a meal plan into the exercise program.
  • Better eating habits.


Weight Control Counseling and Eating Plan

Being overweight or obese are sensitive issues in our day, because due to these conditions, thousands of people suffer diseases that diminish their qualities of life and wallets. We care about the health of each one of our patients and we help them live well, through improving their eating habits and physical activity, thus controlling those extra kilos that can be harmful to their health.

Counseling and Eating Plans for Athletes

It is proven that nutrition is one of the most important factors for an athlete’s performance – both for athletes who perform recreationally as well as for high-performance ones.

Our main objective for the athlete’s diet is to guarantee regular growth in the young athlete and to constantly recover the adult’s physique and even maintain or increase their performance capacity.

We adjust their diet in 4 main stages:

  • Training
  • Pre-competition
  • Competition
  • Recovery or post competition.

Pregnancy Counseling and Eating Plans at our Nutrition Department

Rapid growth periods and the development of fetal organs and tissues happen at specific times during pregnancy. It is necessary that essential nutrients are available in the quantities required during those times for optimal fetal growth and development.

In every pregnancy, it is very common for the typical symptoms (that cause discomfort to all women) to appear in each of the stages:

  • Sickness.
  • Vomiting.
  • Heartburn (reflux).
  • Rejecting food.
  • Lack of minerals.
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Constipation and hemorrhoids.

However, there is a way to decrease and overcome them. We offer an alternative for every woman at this important stage. One of the most important factors is to pay attention to the diet we are accustomed to, as well as to take into account the nutritional properties of the food we eat, to achieve a partially asymptomatic pregnancy.

We guide you through this stage, to reach the end of your pregnancy at your ideal weight. We know it is very important for our bodies and to feel good physically.

Counseling and Eating Plan for Diseases at our Nutrition Department

Prevention, control, and improvement of different diseases through meal plans and food supplementation:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity and Bariatric Surgery
  • Renal insufficiency
  • Liver failure
  • Dyslipidemias (Cholesterol, Triglycerides)
  • Malnutrition

Enteral Nutrition

Enteral nutrition is a special feeding technique, which along with parenteral nutrition, is also called artificial nutrition.

It consists of administering the different nutritional elements through a probe. It is placed with one end on the outside and the other on different sections of the digestive tract, such as: the stomach and duodenum or jejunum, removing the oral and esophageal stages of digestion. This type of nutritional support is administered when an adequate voluntary oral feeding is not possible, provided that the digestive system allows nutrient absorption. The essential requirement for a patient to receive this type of nutrition is to have a digestive system with minimal motor and functional capacity. Within a broader concept, enteral nutrition also includes the oral route if food supplements or chemically defined formulas are used.

Parenteral Nutrition

Parenteral nutrition provides the patient with the basic nutrients he needs through intravenous routes. The substances administered must provide the required energy and essential nutrients (sugars, salts, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, etc.), and they must be safe and suitable for the patient’s metabolism.

This type of nutrition can be partial or total, depending on whether or not it is accompanied by enteral nutrition. It is generally used in specific cases with premature babies, patients operated on the digestive tract, or people with short bowel syndrome. When a person is unable to feed him or herself, they must resort to alternative methods that allow them to receive the necessary nutrients to be able to live.