Nutrition Counseling And Meal Planning

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 long-term solutions to optimize their nutrition and its connection with health versus disease. Patients are offered a customized program based on their personal needs and lifestyle.

Nutrition Counseling and Meal Planning Q&A

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SF Advanced Health offers patients effective long-term solutions to optimize their nutrition and its connection with health versus disease. Patients are offered a customized program based on their 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 test. Some common questions asked during the intake are:

  • Where does food come from?
  • Which food and beverages make the body and mind feel good and bad?
  • How much food does the body need to optimally function?
  • When does the body need to be fed in order to optimally use the energy?
  • How fast should I chew my food for optimal digestion?
  • How much sleep does the body need to feel calm and prevent fatigue-induced eating habits?
  • How much physical activity does the body need to support the calories being consumed?

 

The answers to these questions help practitioners determine where a person’s health issues stem from.  At Advanced Health, we work in partnership with our patients to create a sustainable treatment plan that helps optimize their nutrition.  One’s diet is also directly tied to optimizing all chronic health conditions.

How do you I decide which practitioner in the clinic to see based on my specific nutrition and diet needs?

Dr. 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 so chronic diseases can begin to lessen or be reversed.  Dr. Bhandari M.D. defines a personalized diet ideal for each patient and how it can immediately help a person heal.

 

Nutritionist Nicole Bianchi N.C. specializes in defining meal plans for any dietary restrictions.  Nicole 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).  Nicole is also passionate about the direct role of sugar on modern metabolic disorders such as pre-diabetes, diabetes, thyroid disorders, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, autoimmune disorders, and cancer.

 

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Katie Schmidt MPH, INHC offers non-diet approaches to nutrition and helps clients heal their relationship with food by strengthening their mind-body connection.  Katie also focuses a great deal on gut health since it is directly tied to the body being able to use certain foods for energy versus certain foods actually causing illness. By incorporating mindful and intuitive eating strategies to replace dangerous dieting patterns (i.e., yo-yo dieting, emotional eating), Katie work with clients to form sustainable food and lifestyle habits for better digestion.

 

Our Advanced Health team incorporates whole food nutrition education, plant-focused  cooking through a non-diet lens, and its connection to illness and wellness.

 

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

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