Nutrition Specialist

Nutrition is an essential component to maintaining a healthy weight and optimal body function. From his practice in Marina Del Rey, California, Dr. Michael Billauer offers nutrition counseling, testing, and supplements to improve the overall health and wellbeing of his patients.

Nutrition Q&A

by Michael Billauer, DC

What role does nutrition play in wellbeing?

Good nutrition is critical to maintaining optimal body function. Consuming the correct balance of nutrients through a healthy diet and supplements provides every organ and tissue with the needed proteins, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids to function properly. As a person ages, his or her nutritional needs will change as the hormone levels in the body fluctuate. Also, many people become less active as they age, which can contribute to weight gain and other health issues.

Dr. Billauer encourages his patients to follow a balanced diet of primarily whole, natural foods. Modern lifestyles often cause too many people rely on unhealthy, processed food choices for the sake of convenience. However, these foods are high in sugars, sodium, fats and other chemical additives that negatively affect a person’s health and wellbeing.

Dr. Billauer helps his patients to make smart nutritional choices to form a stronger foundation for better health and wellness. Ensuring that the nutritional needs of the body are met enables the body to perform at optimal levels and to ward off serious acute and chronic medical issues.

What is nutritional counseling?

Dr. Billauer provides nutritional counseling to educate his patients about what the body needs. Patients will undergo testing to determine if there are any deficiencies and the doctor will suggest a diet plan that will provide them with the right amount of calories as well as all of the nutrients the body needs for optimal function. Dr. Billauer takes a patient’s food preferences into account as diet changes must be appealing to be sustained. He also considers the patient’s health issues, medical history, and lifestyle factors to ensure that his or her needs are met while still being an easy to follow plan.

What is Dr. Billauer’s approach to nutrition?

Dr. Billauer’s medical philosophy is that a balanced and healthy body will function at optimal levels. Nutrition is a significant contributing factor to optimal body function and it must be taken into account when treating a patient. For example, many patients ask Dr. Billauer for help with weight loss and if that patient’s body is not functioning properly, suffering from stress or emotional distress, or experiencing gut inflammation, attempts to lose weight will fail. Dr. Billauer takes a holistic and compassionate approach to improving your whole health and will make specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices. His ultimate goal is to enhance his patients’ return to optimal health by providing specific treatments for reducing weight, cholesterol, stress and high blood pressure.

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