Nutrition Counseling

Desert Wells Family Medicine

Family Medicine located in Queen Creek, AZ

Do you want to improve your health and well-being? Are you tired of trying various fad diets without seeing any results? If so, you may benefit from nutritional counseling. The caring team at Desert Wells Family Medicine in Queen Creek, Arizona, specializes in using nutrition to combat obesity, address chronic health problems, and improve their patients’ overall quality of life. To request your consultation, call the office, or use the online booking tool today.

Nutrition Counseling Q & A

What is a healthy diet?

A healthy diet is low in fat and sodium and contains all of the vitamins, carbohydrates, minerals, and proteins your body needs to function at full capacity. Good nutrition also includes:

  • Eating fruits and vegetables
  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Limiting trans fats and sugars
  • Consuming lean meats

It’s also important to limit your intake of alcohol, caffeine, and saturated fats.

If you’re struggling to maintain proper nutrition, or you want to lose weight and keep it off, nutrition counseling at Desert Wells Family Medicine can help.

Who is a good candidate for nutrition counseling?

Anyone who is overweight or living with a chronic condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol can benefit from nutrition counseling. You might also benefit from nutrition counseling if you have a mental health diagnosis like depression or anxiety.

But, nutrition counseling isn’t solely for those with chronic disease or that need to shed pounds to improve their health. Anyone who wants to improve or maintain a high level of wellness and prevent chronic disease can benefit from nutrition counseling, including athletes.

How can nutrition counseling manage diabetes?

If you’re living with type 2 diabetes, you might think medication is the only way to prevent your symptoms from getting worse. However, nutrition counseling provides a natural way to lower your blood sugar levels while improving your overall health.

Eating complex carbohydrates such as brown rice, oatmeal, fruits, and vegetables help regulate your blood sugar levels naturally. In addition, good glycemic control significantly lowers your risk of complications associated with type 2 diabetes, including heart and kidney disease. 

What types of nutrition counseling are available?

The team at Desert Wells Family Medicine offer a number of nutrition-related treatments, including:

Health coaching

Health coaching allows you to work one-on-one with the Desert Wells Family Medicine team. Following a physical exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your goals for treatment, they develop a diet and exercise plan that aligns with your unique needs. They might also recommend vitamin injections.

Medically supervised weight loss

Maintaining a healthy weight is a key component of a nutritious lifestyle. Even if you’re slightly overweight, you’re more likely to suffer from heart problems, musculoskeletal pain, and digestive issues. The team can recommend food, activities, and general lifestyle practices that help you shed pounds and maintain good health.

Vitamin injections

Twenty-three percent of Americans suffer from one or more vitamin deficiencies. If you’re deficient in certain vitamins, your body doesn’t function as it should. In addition, you might feel lethargic, depressed, or foggy-headed. Vitamin injections can boost your immune system while providing your body with the nutrients it desperately needs. 

Mental health services

Eating junk food and a lack of exercise exacerbate common mental health problems like anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. The team can make recommendations to change how you approach food or recommend a diet to improve your physical health, which may ease your mental health symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Improved nutrition can change your life for the better. Call the office or click the online booking tool to make a nutrition counseling appointment at Desert Wells Family Medicine today.