Nutritional Counseling Q & A

If overall wellness is your goal, nutritional counseling is a great way to tackle your health from the inside out. At his practice in Austin, Texas, Dr. Dennis Miller offers nutritional counseling that takes into consideration the goals and needs of each of his patients. Through simple lifestyle and nutritional changes, you can make a comprehensive impact on your health for the better. To find out how you can eat your way to good health, call or book an appointment online.

Why is nutrition important?

Just as your car needs fuel to run, you need food to fuel your body, too. Your body’s nutritional needs are varied and complex, often changing as conditions warrant, but there are some general rules of thumb for basic nutritional requirements, such as:

  • Water
  • Protein
  • Fat
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Carbohydrates

Though these needs are fairly black and white across the board and essential for your body’s function, gray areas crop up quickly when it comes to your individual needs, which is where nutritional counseling can help.

What is nutritional counseling?

Although basic nutritional needs are fairly clear, and even long outlined in the United States government’s food pyramid, individual needs make proper nutrition a moving, confusing target. To help you navigate the tricky nutritional waters, Dr. Miller offers nutritional counseling based on simple lifestyle and diet changes that have an incredibly powerful effect on your overall health.

To get started, Dr. Miller does the following:

  • Conducts a body composition analysis
  • Reviews your current and past health
  • Discusses your goals
  • Discusses your habits

With this valuable information in hand, Dr. Miller counsels you on which nutritional components you need to increase and on which you need to cut back. For example, Dr. Miller may find that your carbohydrate intake is far outpacing your protein intake, and he will suggest ways to restore a better balance between the two. He may also recommend supplements in areas where your body may need a boost.

For Dr. Miller, good nutrition is more than just eating right. During his early years in chiropractic school, and beyond, he spent many weekends at seminars and reading books to better understand how lifestyle and nutritional changes can help change your life. Using this knowledge base, Dr. Miller cuts through the clutter and offers you no-nonsense recommendations for better nutrition and monitors your progress along the way, making tweaks where necessary.

Why do I need nutritional counseling?

There’s little that good nutrition can’t improve. If you simply want to practice good preventive health care and look and feel your best at all times, nutritional counseling is a great place to start.

Good nutritional counseling is also an integral part of treating many health conditions, including:

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol issues
  • Anemia

To learn how nutritional counseling can help you, call Dennis Miller, DC, or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.