In order to optimize health it is often necessary for patients to delve into their dietary habits and work out a detailed nutritional plan. For many people, this is best done by a registered dietitian or nutritional counselor. Such one-to-one counseling provides an excellent opportunity to ask questions, share concerns, and create a customized menu of food options.
It is our belief that many patients with conditions such as obesity, GERD, celiac disease, constipation, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, lipid disorders, coronary artery disease, previous cancer, or yeast and candida issues will benefit from this one-to-one counseling.
Nutrition and Health Counseling
More and more people are seeking to take an active role in their own health. At Los Angeles Integrative Gastroenterology & Nutrition, we work hard to help our patients get the knowledge they need to create a diet plan that is effective in helping them overcome problems such as stomach pains, chronic fatigue syndrome, GERD symptoms, and more.
We do this by pairing our patients with expert dietitians and nutritional counselors. During this counseling, our health and nutrition experts help our patients devise a customized dietary plan. They also help them look at their lifestyle and make the necessary changes to become healthier.
What are the Elements of a Healthy Lifestyle?
Some of the most important elements of a healthy lifestyle include:
- Sexual health
When you visit with our dietitian and lifestyle educators they will take into account these areas and more. Our detailed assessment is designed to take a holistic view of your lifestyle and provide recommendations to balance and improve your health.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What does a nutritionist do?
A: A nutritionist, like a dietitian, is someone who has studied food and it’s impact on our bodies. When you see a nutritionist or a dietitian, you will get advice on what foods are best for you.
Q: How does lifestyle affect health?
A: Medical professionals have long known about the link between lifestyle and overall health. Lifestyle factors that can have an important impact on well-being include exercise, diet, and alcohol consumption. Making the right choices can help patients live longer, healthier lives.
Q: How often will I need to meet with a dietician and lifestyle counselor?
A: How often you meet with your dietitian and lifestyle counselor may vary from a one-time appointment to several times a week. The frequency depends largely on your personal requirements.
Q: What is the role of environmental factors in overall health?
A: At Los Angeles Integrative Gastroenterology & Nutrition, we believe in taking everything into account and giving our patients a holistic view of their health. This includes an assessment of environmental factors such as air quality, water quality, exposure to toxic substance, and more.
Contact a Holistic Dietitian in Los Angeles
Are you looking for a way to improve your quality of life through holistic dietary and lifestyle changes? At Los Angeles Integrative Gastroenterology & Nutrition, we specialize in treating the whole patient. Contact our office at (310) 289-8000 to schedule an appointment and find out what we can do for you.
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