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Nutrition Specialist

Maniya Health

Primary Care Practice located in Hamilton, Robbinsville & Hopewell, NJ

The food you eat affects various aspects of your health, including your energy levels and metabolism. If you want to eat a more balanced diet, nutrition guidance can help. At Maniya Health, the team of primary care providers and Registered Dietitians use nutrition to reduce the symptoms of certain health problems and improve your quality of life. To schedule an appointment in Hamilton or Robbinsville, New Jersey, call the office or click the online booking feature today.

Nutrition Q & A

What is nutrition?

Nutrition refers to the food you eat. Specifically, it focuses on the relationship between your diet and health. If you eat food that is full of sugar, salt, and saturated fat, you’re more likely to experience health problems like heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity. 

If you eat a healthy, balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains, you can maintain a healthy weight, achieve your fitness goals, and reduce the risk of potentially serious health problems.

Aside from educating you on eating well with nutrition guidance, Maniya Health offers chiropractic care and acupuncture to encourage whole-body health and general well-being. All three are especially helpful for cervicogenic headache and migraine relief.

What conditions can benefit from improved nutrition?

The team at Maniya Health uses nutrition education to help treat various medical conditions, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Kidney disease
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Headaches
  • Migraines

There is a metabolic component to migraines that proper nutrition may alleviate.

You might also benefit from nutrition guidance if you’re overweight or obese and want to lose weight. 

What does nutrition guidance involve?

At Maniya Health, nutrition guidance begins with an in-office assessment. 

During the assessment, your provider reviews your medical history and asks about your lifestyle, including the type of food you eat, how often you exercise, and if you have any underlying health problems. Next, your provider orders lab tests: complete blood count, glycated hemoglobin (A1C) test, and basic metabolic panel. 

After your provider gathers the necessary information, they develop a custom nutrition plan that aligns with your needs. For example, if you’re trying to lose weight, they might recommend a low-calorie diet. If you have a nutritional or vitamin deficiency, your provider might recommend certain types of food that are high in what you lack or nutritional supplements.

If you choose to participate in nutrition guidance, you return to Maniya Health every few weeks for a checkup and modifications to your nutrition plan as necessary.

Ultimately, the goal of nutrition is to relieve uncomfortable symptoms, restore your body to balance, and encourage well-being.

How long does it take to benefit from improved nutrition?

The length of time it takes to benefit from improved nutrition depends on various factors, including your age, medical history, and individual goals. If you have an underlying medical condition like diabetes, you might notice an improvement within just a few days. If you want to lose a significant amount of weight, it can take weeks or even months.

Be patient, attend each of your follow-up appointments, and follow your Maniya Health provider’s instructions carefully.

To learn more about the benefits of nutrition, make an appointment at Maniya Health by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.