Nutrition Counseling

Got Nutrition? by Dr. Cara Hillwig

Do a simple search on the web and you’ll find nutrition information and diet advice everywhere. You may wonder: a) is the information even valid and/or b) does any of it actually apply to YOU?

Here’s where working with a qualified nutritionist may help. After a detailed history and examination, I’ll work to help you sort out what foods YOU should—and should not—eat. If applicable, we’ll discuss which vitamins, minerals, and herbs best may suit YOUR body. I’ll work to help you make sense out of the sheer number (and types) of supplements and nutritional products available on the market. I’ll also happily collaborate with your medical doctor.

You and I will set goals and you will be held accountable. How great would it be to be able to contact a reputable nutritionist by email or phone whenever you have a nutrition-related question?

The Three Visit Nutrition Package:

Visit 1. Consultation & Evaluation

* Discussion of Your Health (recent blood work, past and current health conditions, family health)
* Discussion of Goals (formulation of goals on which we can agree for your nutritional program)
* Focused examination

Visit 2. Report and Recommendations (usually one week after Visit 1)

* Review of your exam findings as they relate to your goals
* Discussion of your personalized recommendations
* Written Report, with relevant reading material
* 10% discount on any supplements ordered during this visit

Visit 3. Follow-Up Assessment (usually at 6 or 8 weeks after Visit 2)

* Discussion of the plan’s effectiveness
* Examination and/or follow-up outcome assessments
* Follow-Up recommendations/options discussed

Examples of health concerns that are often amenable to nutrition:

  • Allergies (e.g. seasonal, environmental, and food allergies)
  • Arthritis (e.g. osteo-, psoriatic and rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Attention Difficulties (e.g. ADD, ADHD)
  • Blood Sugar Imbalances (sugar cravings and “crashings”)
  • Cardiovascular Concerns (high cholesterol, family history of heart disease)
  • Endocrine Dysfunction (e.g. hypo- and hyper- thyroid, Diabetes)
  • Fitness Demands (maximizing your work-out / reducing fatigue)
  • Dermatology (e.g. eczema, acne)
  • Detoxification (improving liver function)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches (e.g. migraines)
  • Immune Dysfunction (frequent colds/flu, auto-immune dysfunction)
  • Women’s Health (e.g. PMS issues, pregnancy preparation, menopause)
  • Wellness (e.g. weight loss / weight gain, healthy meal planning)



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