At Total Wellness Solutions, we provide a wide variety of health and wellness services to ensure you feel your best. Our team consists of experienced professionals who provide nutritional counseling, so you can take control of your nutrition to create balance in your diet and your life.
What is Nutritional Counseling?
The field of nutritional counseling is a relatively new phenomenon in medicine. In nutritional counseling, a patient is analyzed regarding their diet and exercise. Nutrition is a type of science that studies food nutrients and how they affect the body. A qualified nutritional counselor will record a patient’s dietary habits and then use that information to find out whether the patient has adequate bodily nutrition.
In addition to assessing the patient’s nutrition consumption, the counselor will offer guidance for developing a healthy diet. The counselor will also offer science-backed advice on how to eat a healthy, nutritionally balanced meal that meets the patient’s needs. Some patients have a specific set of circumstances that will need to be incorporated into the counseling; for example, if a patient has a nut allergy, the counselor will avoid recommending nuts in a diet plan.
The Benefits of Healthy Nutrition
Good nutrition provides the body with all the vitamins and minerals that it needs to function properly. When a person’s nutritional needs are met, their overall health improves–often including their athletic abilities, lowered risk of disease, and a more positive mood. Someone with a proper nutritional diet can expect to experience the following benefits:
- A reduction in the risk of disease. This is especially true for heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis.
- Lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
- An improvement in energy levels and well-being.
- A stronger ability to fight off illness or recover from an injury.
A higher chance of weight loss, especially with the right nutritional supplements.Having good nutrition is especially important for young people, who need the right vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to develop physically. Parents who are informed about good nutritional habits will be better equipped to raise healthy, happy children. Nutritional Counseling doesn’t just have to be about the patient, you can also discuss dieting and healthy eating strategies for children as well.