Of all the factors that can affect a person’s well-being, lifestyle often plays the greatest role. Exercise habits, tobacco exposure and food choices are all things that will largely determine your overall health. The biggest piece of this puzzle, however, is diet. The right food choices can reduce your risk of chronic disease, stroke and even cancer. They can also provide more energy, focus and overall mental clarity. These are among the many reasons why nutrition counseling can be incredibly beneficial.
Mitigate the Effects of Health Issues Through Nutrition
Whether you’ve recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure or diabetes, diet will invariably play a role in determining how well you’re able to manage your illness and how severe your symptoms ultimately become. In fact, many people are able to naturally resolve both hypertension and type 2 diabetes by making the right dietary and lifestyle changes. Through nutrition counseling, you can learn about strategies for better portion control while seeing which foods to avoid, and which healthful selections to get more of.
Establish and Maintain a Balanced Body Weight
Obesity is the underlying cause of countless chronic conditions. From back pain and foot pain to high cholesterol and fatty liver disease, overweight individuals tend to experience a very vast range of health challenges that can often be mitigated or resolved entirely by simply eating better and dropping excess pounds. Unfortunately, many dieters walk a very fine line between eating too much and not eating enough. Fad diets or crash diets can send the metabolism into a state of shock, despite their ability to produce rapid, albeit short-term results. Metabolic slowdown always makes it harder for people to lose weight and keep it off, even after having implemented balanced diets and routine exercise plans.
Nutrition counseling can help you establish feasible weight loss goals. These are strategies that are designed to promote long-term success. Rather than shedding excess pounds at a rapid rate, people can establish healthy life habits that they can actually maintain throughout the years. This is essential for breaking a vicious cycle of losing weight only to put it right back on again. Best of all, our nutritional counselors can even help people adopt eating strategies that ramp up the metabolism for better all-around fat burning.
Identify and Address Nutritional Deficiencies
People with chronic depression and anxiety are often surprised to discover that these issues frequently have diet-related causes. If you aren’t getting enough magnesium or other essential minerals or vitamins in your diet, you have a much higher likelihood of dealing with problems like insomnia, malaise, mood swings, agitation and lack of focus, among many other things. Our team can perform blood work and other diagnostic testing for identifying and quantifying nutritional deficiencies. With the patient-specific information that these tests provide, it becomes possible to design and implement highly effective nutritional plans for bolstering and improving a person’s overall well-being and health.