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Nutrition Counseling

Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC

Family Practice & Internal Medicine Physicians located in Scottsdale, AZ

Nutrition counseling describes the process of educating on the importance of eating a balanced, healthy diet. Typically, it promotes superfoods, vitamins, and nutritional supplements to prevent health problems and encourage general well-being. At Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC, Helene Wechsler, MD, and Scott L. Bernstein, MD, boast years of experience providing nutrition counseling to adults and teens. To make an appointment at either practice location in Scottsdale, Arizona, call the nearest office, or click the online booking tool today.

Nutrition Counseling Q & A

What is nutrition counseling?

Nutrition counseling focuses on the relationship between diet and health outcomes. The foods and drinks you regularly consume affect your energy levels, emotions, and well-being.

If your diet consists of fatty, salty, or sugary foods, you’re more likely to experience chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Likewise, if you consume a balanced diet that contains fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains, your body gets the vitamins and nutrients it needs to thrive.

What does nutrition counseling involve?

At Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC, nutrition counseling involves several aspects, including:

Initial consultation

Before developing a custom nutrition counseling plan, your provider asks about your current diet, including the types of food you eat, your daily calorie intake, and how often you prepare food at home. Make sure you’re honest and open when sharing this information, as your answers directly affect your program.

Laboratory testing

Next, your provider orders a series of lab tests, including blood work. They use your tests to determine if you have any vitamin and nutritional deficiencies or hormonal imbalances.

Vitamins and nutritional supplements

Once your provider has a better idea of your individual needs, they design a custom nutrition counseling plan. The plan includes a comprehensive diet, including ideas for meals and snacks as well as recommendations for vitamins and nutritional supplements. 

Follow-up appointments

Throughout the treatment process, you visit Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC, every few weeks. At each checkup, your provider monitors your progress and adjusts your plan as necessary. 

Who can benefit from nutrition counseling?

Anyone who wants to eat a healthier and more balanced diet can benefit from nutrition counseling. You might also benefit if you’re living with a chronic illness, regularly feel fatigued, or struggle with weight gain and want to shed pounds once and for all.

Is nutrition counseling safe?

Yes. Nutrition counseling is safe and usually well-tolerated. Each care plan is designed to your health history and needs, ensuring positive outcomes and lasting results. If you have any questions or concerns during the counseling process, contact the team at Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC, right away.

To learn more about nutrition counseling, make an appointment at Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC, by calling the nearest office, or clicking the online booking tool today.