Good nutrition: a key part of your health plan.
You’ve probably heard the old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” We have nothing against apples, but healthy eating is a bit more complex. Researchers are always turning up new information about which foods are best for us, so nutritional guidelines keep changing and evolving. A customized nutrition plan is one of the tools your ArchWell Health care team can provide to help you improve all aspects of your health.
Talk to your doctor about which foods are right for you.
Some medical conditions require special dietary adjustments. A few examples are Type 2 diabetes, arthritis, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis. If you’ve been diagnosed with such a condition or are experiencing digestive issues, it’s important to discuss your concerns with your doctor. They can offer guidance on how to make healthy changes to your diet.
Your ArchWell Health provider may refer you to our internal nutritional education program. Additionally, if you’re considering significant changes to your diet, such as starting a new weight loss plan or taking supplements, it’s a good idea to talk with your doctor first to make sure the change is safe and appropriate for your individual needs.
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What to expect at your nutrition appointment
During your visit, you and your primary care provider will discuss your current dietary habits, medical history, and any specific health goals or concerns you may have. Your provider may also take measurements like weight, height, and body mass index to help determine your individual nutritional needs. Based on this information, your provider can work with you to create your personalized nutrition plan.
Your personalized nutrition plan may include recommendations for specific foods or food groups to include or avoid, as well as tips for meal planning and preparation. Your provider may also offer guidance on how to handle challenging situations, like dining out or attending social events, while still maintaining a healthy diet. A nutrition consultation with your primary care provider can be a valuable first step toward improving your overall health and well-being.