Nutrition services offered in Alexandria and Lansdowne, VA

Adopting healthy nutrition habits is one of the best ways to stay in good health, strengthen your immune system, maintain an ideal body weight, and reduce your risk of chronic diseases. At CN Internal Medicine in Alexandria and Lansdowne, Virginia, the internal medicine, family medicine, and primary care specialists offer nutrition counseling to maximize how your body looks, feels, and functions. Call the office today to schedule a nutrition evaluation, or use the online booking tab.

Nutrition Q&A

What is nutrition counseling?

Nutrition counseling at CN Internal Medicine includes nutrition education, dietary supplements, vitamin injections, IV therapy, medically supervised weight loss, and medical monitoring. These work to improve your nutritional status and reduce the risk of obesity and chronic diseases. Nutrition education can also help you properly manage diseases like diabetes, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, and food allergies that require dietary restrictions.

What are the benefits of exceptional nutrition?

The advantages you can expect when choosing nutrition services at CN Internal Medicine include:

  • Healthier body weight
  • Low risk of nutrition deficiencies
  • More energy
  • Better chronic disease management
  • Low risk of chronic diseases
  • Improved cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Reduced body fat
  • Healthier hair, skin, and nails
  • Improved heart and brain health
  • Better quality of life

Good nutrition habits can reduce your chance of illnesses, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other chronic conditions.

What happens during nutrition consultations?

During nutrition consultations at CN Internal Medicine, a nutrition specialist weighs you and evaluates your body mass index (BMI) and body composition. Your BMI is a number expressing the relationship between your weight and height. They also check your blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs. The CN Internal Medicine team reviews your lifestyle, including your usual diet and exercise patterns. They document the hours you sleep, how you deal with stress, and whether you smoke or drink alcohol. They also provide a fitness assessment. You might undergo blood tests to detect nutrient deficiencies, an electrocardiogram (EKG), or other diagnostic tests to screen for illnesses and diseases.

Which nutrition plans are best for me?

The CN Internal Medicine team tailors a nutrition plan just for you. They offer meal and menu planning, dietary advice, exercise recommendations, and medically supervised weight loss. You might need medication to help you drop excess weight, reduce your appetite, or speed up your metabolism. IV therapy or vitamin shots are available to better hydrate you and infuse nutrients into your body. Your nutrition specialist follows up with you to ensure your plan works effectively and your nutritional needs are met. They help you achieve and maintain your goal weight and manage diseases you might have. The CN Internal Medicine team changes your nutrition plan when needed to ensure successful results. Schedule a nutrition consultation at CN Internal Medicine today by phone or online to maximize your body’s nutrition.