Nutrition


Staying healthy includes not only taking care of your body when it’s ill but also giving it all the nutrients it needs to succeed. By creating good eating habits and consuming a wholesome diet, you can maintain a healthy body and reduce the chances of developing different illnesses and complications.

Living a balanced lifestyle will help you look and feel your absolute best. At Community Health Center of Snohomish, we believe that your entire family can benefit from visiting a qualified medical specialist that helps you develop healthy eating habits.

 

What is Nutritional Guidance?

In medicine, nutrition is the study of dietary habits and how the consumption of food affects our health. As we all know, food provides the nourishment we need to be stay alive, but the impact of nutrition goes way beyond that. At a molecular level, the food you consume is transformed and broken down into its different components, which directly affect the way you feel and look.

Visiting a nutrition specialist can help you make the necessary changes to your diet and lifestyle. While we all know that exercising is good, combining regular physical activities with good nutrition will yield the best results in terms of health and well-being.

Instead of simply visiting a medical specialist once symptoms start manifesting, we believe that great health starts with wholesome nutrition. Our team of nutrition experts can help assess your current physical condition and look at the objectives you want to achieve in the short and long-run. You’ll be able to set tangible goals and achieve them by making positive changes to different facets of your life.

Nutrition is an ongoing effort, so your first session should be used to set the tone as well as a few benchmarks. By listening to your concerns, analyzing your medical history, lifestyle, and body type, your nutrition specialist can build a custom plan for you and all of your family members.

 

Consuming Functional Nutrients

Nutrition goes far beyond feeling and looking good, especially if you already live with a chronic condition. While some chronic illnesses are controlled with medication, others may also be mitigated by following a certain regime. Patients suffering from diabetes, high cholesterol, and other conditions may control and minimize their symptoms with a simple dietary change.

Despite the fact that people of all ages can benefit from a healthy diet, it’s even more important if there are children or senior citizens in your household. Children of all ages need the right nutrients to grow and function properly. Poor dietary habits can have a severe impact, resulting in poor academic performance and the underdevelopment of social skills, just to name a few symptoms.

nutrition guidance

A nutrition specialist can also help you develop a specific diet for elderly household members. Our bodies decay naturally over time, and stop producing certain compounds that result in different signs of aging. Setting up a regular exercise regime and a precise diet can help keep your body in good condition for a longer period of time.

 

Benefits of Visiting a Nutrition Specialist

We all know that good nutrition leads to a healthy body. That being said, a lot of people don’t develop good eating habits naturally. These folks require professional guidance in order to develop positive eating habits and make the right changes to their lifestyle.

Seeing a nutrition specialist has numerous benefits, for instance:

Tailored Plans for Your Whole Family

Developing better eating habits is always easier when it’s a team effort. Visiting a physician can help you make general changes as a family, but also look at each person’s individual requirements.

In a lot of cases, different family members have very different dietary requirements. Keeping track of each person’s individual needs will allow you to make positive adjustments for children, senior family members, and adults as well.

Special Diet Recommendations

Many people avoid going to a nutritionist because they are intolerant or allergic to certain foods, so they are afraid of trying new ingredients. However, nutrition experts can give you valuable insights on your particular intolerances and help you overcome some of these by gradually introducing new elements into your diet.

Gain Valuable Understanding

Perhaps the biggest benefit of visiting a medical professional is that you gain valuable information about your body. You can learn about your body type, metabolism, and what foods suit you best.

On the other hand, you can also learn about the general characteristics of each ingredient you use, for instance, which have anti-inflammatory properties, which are antioxidants, and which ones have positive effects on your gut.

Observe and Treat Chronic Conditions

Chronic conditions can range from pain right down to gastric distress. Consuming the right nutrients may help mitigate recurring symptoms and reduce the severity of certain conditions.

Not only this, but a change in eating habits and a meticulous exercise regime may even pose viable treatments for folks who are injured or severely overweight.

Extensive Family History Availability

Not only is it easier and more effective to visit one nutrition expert for your entire household, but your physician will also be able to reference your family history whenever necessary. Your long-time physician may consider factors like previous injuries, genetics, and other historical elements that may not be obvious to a new doctor.

Specialty Clinics

Clinics like Community Health Center of Snohomish offer all the medical facilities required to build an effective nutrition plan for your family. At the same time, our vast team of medical professionals can provide assistance in case you are diagnosed with any conditions that require specialty treatments.

And, because we can refer you to an expert within our network of medical professionals, our specialists will have the same information available as your nutrition physician.

 

Getting the Right Nutritional Advice from a Medical Center

Instead of waiting until one of your household members develops any symptoms, making a proactive effort to develop healthy dietary habits can have a very positive impact on your family. At Community Health Center of Snohomish, our nutrition experts can provide dietary advice to people of all ages.

Our team of medical experts can put together a blueprint for a healthier lifestyle for your entire family, so get in touch by giving us a call or visiting one of our many locations.

Making An Appointment

Please call the medical clinic nearest you to schedule an appointment.  You should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
Please call for routine appointments with as much advance notice as possible.
Although we do make same-day appointments for urgent care, it is always best to call ahead and let us know you are coming in.

Learn the Healthy Way to...

  • Lose weight
  • Gain weight
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Lower your cholesterol

What To Bring On Your First Visit

  • Medical insurance card, Medicaid coupon and/or Medicare card
  • Proof of income (pay stubs, tax return)
  • Photo ID
  • A list of all medications