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Nutritional Counseling


Integrated Wellness Center located in Royal Oak, MI

Whether you’re suffering from acute illness, managing a chronic disease, or recovering from substance abuse, your nutrition is essential to protecting and improving your health. Gray Jessiman CNTP, CNFC, MA, BA , and the team at Holgistic in Royal Oak, Michigan, offer expert nutritional counseling to complement your journey to total wellness. Specialties include weight loss, Brain health and aging, Blood sugar imbalances, Digestive Wellness, autoimmune Diseases, food allergies and intolerances, Mood disorders, Detox protocols, hormone imbalances, prenatal nutrition, cardiovascular health, as well as general therapeutic cooking and meal planning. For a consultation, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Nutritional Counseling Q & A

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What is nutritional counseling?

Nutritional counseling is an essential part of any comprehensive health plan. To support total wellness, prevent disease, and heal your body of illness or addiction, you must have nutrient-rich, functional foods that boost your body’s natural ability to take care of itself.

Nutritional counseling is a complete assessment and treatment plan that takes into account every aspect of your health status and risks. Nutritional counseling helps you set attainable goals by educating and empowering you to make healthy choices about what and how you feed your body.

At Holgistic, a registered dietician oversees your nutritional counseling and works closely with your functional medicine team. Nutritional counseling complements their naturopathic and integrative medicine treatment plans, which support your optimal health and healing.

How can nutritional counseling improve my health?

Nutritional counseling can help support your health whether you’re generally healthy, an elite athlete, or suffering from illness, disease, or addiction. Conditions that may improve with quality nutritional counseling include:

  • Aging
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Heart disease
  • Obesity
  • Hypertension
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive disorders

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), quality nutrition can help improve mood, decrease anxiety and stress, and improve sleep. They contend that it’s essential to consider the nutritional needs of men and women with behavioral health needs, including those recovering from addiction.

What does nutritional counseling entail? 

At Holgistic, your nutritional counseling begins with a recommendation from your physician. Our registered dietician then assesses your nutritional status and collects information that helps them determine the best treatment plan for you. 

Your 1-1 ½ hour initial consultation will allow us to learn about your health issues, your food choices, stress level, digestion, and activity level. We will prioritize your main health goals and will leave with dietary recommendations and supplements that will support your specific health condition. An intake form will be sent prior to your first visit. Follow up visits will include recipes to support your health condition. 

A good diary analysis will provide additional information about your macro and micro nutrient deficiencies. Putting it all together by preparing the recipes for your condition is the most valuable skill. During your follow up visits you will learn which dietary protocols you need for your condition and which supplements to take. YOu will be armed with recipes to support your health and we will shop with you at select grocers and then spend an hour in your kitchen preparing your recipes and learning kitchen techniques. 

Their evaluation includes: 

  • Physician recommendations
  • Your health status 
  • Your diagnosis, if any 
  • Your eating and lifestyle habits
  • Your activity habits
  • Your weight and other metrics
  • Laboratory testing 

Using this information, your provider develops a meal plan, offers extensive education, and coaches you as you reach achievable goals. They may recommend working alongside Holgistic’s herbalist, naturopathic medicine specialists, or other professionals on the team to ensure your personalized treatment plan is effective and supportive of your optimal health. 

For quality nutritional counseling, call or schedule an appointment online with Holgistic today.


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