We’ve all heard the saying, “you are what you eat”, well; the saying does have some truth to it. The food choices we make define who we have been, who we are, and who we want to become, and let’s face it, many of us want to become healthier. Whether you need a complete new diet overhaul, are looking to manage a medical condition, want to eat better, or get inspiration for new, healthy recipes, nutritional counseling can help.
Nutritional counseling is a type of evaluation that analyzes various health needs in regard to diet and exercise. A nutritional counselor can help you to set achievable health goals and teach you various ways of maintaining these goals throughout your lifetime. Many people can benefit from working with a nutritionist for various reasons. Here are a few conditions that can specifically benefit from dietary interventions:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Diabetes and pre-diabetic conditions
- Celiac disease
- Irritable bowl syndrome (IBS)
- Obesity or overweight
Nutrition is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Without proper nutrition, you may not have enough energy to make it through the day. Proper nutrition also plays a vital role in your overall health. It is a known fact that a lot of diseases today are caused by an unhealthy diet. Eating nutritious food doesn’t necessarily mean eating lettuce and celery for the rest of your life. Nutritional counselors can help create a diet for you consisting of great nutritious foods such as salmon, chicken, natural peanut butter, eggs, whole grain pasta, etc.
Garden State Spine and Pain Institute is proud to offer our patients nutritional counseling. We love seeing our patients achieve their goals and are happy to assist them in any way we can. Unlike other nutritional programs, our doctors and counselors review and manage patients’ blood work ensuring that all markers are kept within proper limits. Another thing that sets us apart from other nutritional programs is that it’s covered by most insurance plans due to the medical components we have implemented. If you would like to learn more about our nutritional counseling or any of our other services, contact us for an appointment.