If you are unfamiliar with nutritional counseling, you likely have many questions! What is nutritional counseling? How does it work? Who can benefit from it? But fear not! Here at AIM for Wellbeing, nutritional counseling has been a longstanding part of our integrative approach to medicine. As a result, we’ve put together this helpful guide to answer your questions about nutritional counseling and determine whether it might be a good option for you.
What is Nutritional Counseling?
Nutritional counseling is an individualized approach to improving personal health through a combination of dietary changes and lifestyle modifications under the direction of professionals. Our dieticians are functionally medicine trained to help you reach your wellness goals by assessing your body’s unique needs. They work alongside our team of physicians and other medical providers in order to ensure that you get the best care for your specific health needs.
How Does Nutritional Counseling Work?
When you visit us for nutritional counseling, we begin with a simple assessment during which our dieticians will work with you to better understand your needs. By reviewing your eating habits and conducting cutting-edge functional lab tests, our team can make specific nutritional recommendations for you, as well as helping to develop lifestyle, diet, and supplement programs tailored to your personal needs. As you follow this plan, our team will help to monitor your progress and answer any questions you might have. Additionally, we can provide food-relationship coaching to help improve the way you think about food. This is part of our body, mind, and spirit approach to wellness here at AIM for Wellbeing.
Who Can Benefit From Nutritional Counseling?
Many people can benefit from nutritional counseling! Whether you are looking to manage your weight, improve your overall health and energy levels, optimize athletic performance, or manage specific health conditions like diabetes or heart disease, our dieticians can work with you to develop a plan that is right for you. Anyone looking to develop healthier eating habits and improve their overall wellbeing can benefit from our nutritional counseling services.
How Do I Get Started With Nutritional Counseling?
In order to prepare for your first appointment with us, you will record your eating habits using our Diet Diary so that we can make specific nutritional recommendations for you. We then use a series of cutting-edge functional lab tests to gain further understanding of your unique needs. From there, our dieticians will work with you to develop a plan to help improve your eating habits and sustain positive lifestyle changes!
Is Nutritional Counseling Covered by Insurance?
Coverage for nutritional counseling can vary widely depending on the insurance provider and policy in question. Many health plans will cover nutritional counseling for individuals with health conditions such as diabetes, obesity, or heart disease as part of their ongoing treatment for these issues. However, other plans may not include nutritional counseling. You can reach out to your insurance provider to find out more information on whether you are covered for nutritional counseling.
Now that you know more about nutritional counseling, you’re one step closer to taking the next step along your journey to wellbeing. Reach out to our dedicated team here at AIM for Wellbeing and let us be your partner in achieving a healthier life!