Nutrition Specialist

Apex Health & Body Sculpting

Aesthetic Medicine & Weight Loss Center located in New Orleans, LA

It’s easy to acknowledge that eating well makes you look and feel your best, but creating a nutritious diet plan without guidance from an expert can be difficult. If you’re in the New Orleans area, you can find personalized nutritional help with Michael Jones, MD, at Apex Health & Body Sculpting. If you’re looking for assistance with your diet, call or schedule a consultation online at Apex Health & Body Sculpting.

Nutrition Q & A

What is nutrition?

Nutrition is the science of the nutrients in your food and your body’s ability to process them. Eating a nutritious diet is an essential part of staying healthy. It can be difficult to eat and keep a nutritious diet on your own, which is why Dr. Michael Jones offers nutrition services and coaches you on how to eat well and meet your nutrition needs.

Your cells need certain amounts of nutrients to work efficiently and stay alive. You can get these nutrients through your diet, but if you don’t get enough, your body can stop functioning properly, and you may get sick.

What nutrients does my body need?

Your body needs seven major types of nutrients. The seven types are:

  • Proteins
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fat
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Fiber
  • Water

You don’t need that many minerals or vitamins, but they are essential to your body’s proper functioning. However, you do need the other five in relatively large quantities in order for your body to work efficiently and correctly.

How can I improve my nutrition?

You can improve your nutrition by consulting with Dr. Jones. He may tell you to record what you eat and how much you eat for a period of time to get an idea of the nutrients that you’re getting and what you may be lacking in your diet. Once he knows how you generally eat, he works with you to form a diet plan that fits in all of the nutrients in the amounts that you need.

After you’ve followed your diet plan for some time, he monitors you to make sure that you’re getting enough of each nutrient. For example, you may be lacking in vitamins if you feel tired during the day. In that case, Dr. Jones would recommend vitamin supplements for you or B12 injections if it’s vitamin B that you need.

Anyone can benefit from nutrition education and counseling. If you’d like to improve your diet and make sure that it includes everything that you need, call or schedule an appointment online to find out more about nutrition at Apex Health & Body Sculpting.