Nutrition Specialist

Josette C. Palmer, MD, MPH, FAAFP -  - Family Medicine Physician

Happy Healthy You Family Medicine

Josette C. Palmer, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Family Medicine Physician located in Glassboro, NJ

At Happy Healthy You Family Medicine in Glassboro, New Jersey, Dr. Palmer and her team understand that good health starts with proper nutrition. That's why they have a nutritionist on staff to assist with all your unique dietary needs and answer any questions. Whether you're living with diabetes or interested in trying the Paleo diet for weight management, call the office today to schedule a consultation about your nutrition.

Nutrition Q & A

How is health related to nutrition?

Everyone has heard the saying, “you are what you eat.” There's truth to that statement. Everything we eat gets broken down into tiny molecules that feed our bodies at the cellular level. Because of this, healthy, balanced diets are necessary for optimal health and included as a part of the treatment plan for some diseases.

It's important for everyone to understand healthy nutrition, even if you're not sick. Some foods, such as processed meats and other highly-processed foods, have been linked to certain types of cancer.

More importantly, a healthy diet can help you stay more vibrant energized so you can squeeze every last drop from your day, living the happiest, healthiest life possible.

What does a nutritionist do?

Nutritionists are experts of food and nutrition. They help you make the right decisions about what to eat to feel your best depending on your specific needs.

Some people have food allergies or sensitivities without even being aware of it. These can cause unpleasant symptoms such as gas and bloating, skin irritations, or even mood swings.

A nutritionist can help you discover possible food-related sources of suffering in your life. Then, they can advise you on how to plan out healthy, delicious meals that avoid problem foods and incorporate lots of nutrient-rich replacements that promote optimal health.

Why should you see a nutritionist?

Nutritionists are specifically trained in the best dietary adjustments for your personal health needs.

A nutritionist might suggest changes to your diet that help you maintain a clear complexion, keeping you looking young and beautiful. They can also help you lose weight to fit back into your clothes, or even help you sleep better at night!

Some medical conditions, such as diabetes, celiac disease, osteoporosis, and kidney disease require changes in your diet to stay healthy. If you have diabetes or prediabetes and are feeling overwhelmed with managing your blood sugar, a nutritionist can take care of you!

Anyone with questions about their diet or how nutrition might play a role in their health is encouraged to speak with the nutritionist at Happy Healthy You Family Medicine. Call or click today to set up a consultation!