Many people are often nervous about seeing a nutritionist because they have a misconception that the nutritionist will judge or scold them because of their poor eating habits. However, the reality is that a nutrition counseling session is not as bad as it sounds and a professional nutritionist at a community health care center will never judge you for your eating habits. Instead, they will closely work with you and give you advice and recommendations on how you can achieve your nutritional or diet goals.

Most of the care providers in community health care centers try to make nutrition counseling as helpful and enjoyable as possible. Additionally, they will also patiently listen to you to understand more about your diet and lifestyle. So, do not hesitate to schedule a visit to a free women’s clinic near your location.

The friendly environment in a free women’s clinic will give you the strength and confidence to open up to your health care provider, which will in turn bring benefits to both the parties. A registered dietitian (RD) or a certified nutrition consultant usually does nutrition counseling and they will be qualified in creating individual action plans that will help you to lead a healthier lifestyle.

Most patients visit a nutrition consultant to discover more on how their food choices are affecting their health while others come for an entire diet overhaul. If you are suffering from celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diabetes or pre-diabetic conditions, any kind of allergies, etc.,  book an appointment with a nutrition consultant as soon as possible, as these conditions can be dealt specifically with dietary interventions.

Apart from the above-mentioned health conditions, pregnant women, obese and overweight people, and those with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and heart problems should also consult with a nutritionist to gain control over their condition.

During your initial visit to the free women’s clinic, the nutritionist will ask you a few questions about your lifestyle, diet, and the reason why you are visiting. The nutritionist will also conduct a thorough review of your medical history, and analyze your sleep patterns, stress levels, gastrointestinal function, energy levels, and exercising habits. Make sure to note everything that you have had in the past 24 hours prior to the visit, as it will help the nutritionist to put forward a correct diet plan for you.

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    About the Author

    Dr. Ghassan M. Al-Jazayrly, MD

    A graduate of University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Al-Jazayrly or, as he is colloquially known: Dr. AJ, is an oncologist and hematologist of a Complete Care Community Health Center (CCCHC) with more than 36 years of experience. In recent years, he’s been involved with a non profit organization known as Every Woman Counts (EWC) which provides free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to California’s underserved populations in order to eliminate health disparities for low-income individuals.

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