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Nutrition Counseling

Advanced Health -  - Integrative Functional Medical Clinic

Advanced Health

Integrative Functional Medical Clinic located in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA

SF Advanced Health offers patients effective, easy solutions to optimize nutrition and its direct connection to one’s health by offering patients customized treatment plans based on a person’s individual personal needs and lifestyle.

 

Nutrition Counseling Q&A


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SF Advanced Health offers patients effective, easy solutions to optimize nutrition and its direct connection to one’s health by offering patients customized treatment plans based on a person’s individual personal needs and lifestyle.

How can Advanced Health help me to optimize my diet?

Each person has different needs for obtaining sufficient nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and calories for their body to function optimally. It is critical to understand how different types of food, its consumption and digestion are directly connected to one’s sleep cycle, stress and activity levels. The practitioners at Advanced Health see each person as a unique individual and devise the treatment plan accordingly.

To best care for each patient, practitioners obtain a comprehensive history along with order diagnostic tests. Some common questions asked during the intake are:

  • Where does your food come from?
  • Which food and beverages make your body feel good and bad?
  • How much food does your body need to optimally function?
  • When does your body need to be fed in order to feel the most energized?
  • How does my stress level directly impact my eating habits?
  • How much physical activity does your body need to support the calories being consumed?

At Advanced Health, we work in partnership with our patients to create a sustainable treatment plan interlinked with optimizing one’s nutrition along with the direct connection to chronic diseases.

How do I decide which practitioner to see in regards to my specific nutrition and diet needs?

Dr. Payal Bhandari M.D., the integrative functional physician at Advanced Health, specializes in using “food is medicine”. She defines the root cause of any illness and determines how food can sufficiently feed each cell in the body irrelevant of the patient’s individual diet restrictions and chronic health ailments. Dr. Bhandari creates personalized treatment plans with nutrition as its backbone in order to drive the healing process.

Dr. Leena Pandya N.D., the naturopath at Advanced Health, specializes in tailoring your specific dietary restrictions with your ultimate health goals. She is well-versed in a myriad of diets, including HCG, ketogenic, Anti-Candida, GAPS, and alkaline, and customizing a patient’s nutrition game plan.

Nutritionist Nicole Bianchi N.C. specializes in a certified holistic nutritionist who specializes in gastrointestinal health and ancestral eating (a.k.a., how to eat today which is aligned with the way people have been eating for hundreds of years) along with working with families with young children and teenagers, pregnant women, and eating healthy through the menopause years. defining meal plans for any dietary restrictions. Nicole can define specific meal plans based on your individual needs and support Advanced Health’s mantra, “food is thy medicine”.

Our Advanced Health team incorporates whole food nutrition education through plant-based eating and away from the non-diet lens in order to drive illness into wellness.

Contact Advanced Health today to start your journey towards a healthier lifestyle.