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Gastroenterology and Nutrition of Central Florida -  - Gastroenterologist

Gastroenterology and Nutrition of Central Florida

Gastroenterologists & Certified Nutritionists located in The Villages, Leesburg, & Wildwood, FL

When you’re struggling with a gastroenterology issue such as GERD, irritable bowel syndrome, or Crohn’s disease, nutrition can make the difference between recovering and extended suffering. At Gastroenterology & Nutrition of Central Florida, dedicated physicians Nehme Gabriel, MD, and Raj Borade, MD, plan a comprehensive treatment plan for you. From nutrition and medication to surgery and more, you can heal fastest with a comprehensive approach. Call the office in The Villages, Leesburg, or Brownwood Paddock Square in Wildwood, Florida, or click the online booking tool now for nutrition guidance.

Nutrition Q & A

What is nutrition counseling?

At Gastroenterology & Nutrition of Central Florida, nutrition counseling is part of the treatment plan for many gastrointestinal diseases and illnesses. During nutrition counseling, you and your provider work as a team to develop strategies for improved health and wellness. 

Many gastrointestinal diseases and conditions require a specific approach to food, and your provider educates you about what to eat, what to avoid, and how to easily integrate these changes into your lifestyle. 

For example, with acid reflux and GERD, certain things like citrus fruits and spicy foods tend to trigger symptoms. If you have irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, or hemorrhoids, your provider often recommends increasing your fiber intake.  

You learn about the specific recommendations for your situation, and then your provider helps you implement alternative eating plans that keep your condition stable.

Nutrition counseling can also include specific dietary supplement recommendations. For example, some patients experience excellent results from probiotics, aka good bacteria, when dealing with conditions like irritable bowel syndrome. Or, supplements can correct nutritional deficiencies you may have, like vitamin B12 deficiency.

What gastrointestinal conditions require nutrition counseling?

Many different gastrointestinal conditions benefit from nutrition counseling services. Your Gastroenterology & Nutrition of Central Florida physician may include nutrition counseling as one component of your comprehensive care when you have any of the following diseases or conditions: 

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Crohn's disease
  • Celiac disease
  • GERD
  • Acid reflux
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Hepatitis B or C
  • Pancreas disease
  • Gallstones
  • Barrett's esophagus

If you have other underlying health problems like diabetes, it's not a problem. Gastroenterology & Nutrition of Central Florida always customizes your nutrition program based on not only your GI issues but also your whole-body health needs.

What are the benefits of nutrition counseling?

Nutrition counseling can help you control your illness or disease. In certain cases, dietary and lifestyle changes could even help you stay healthy without medication. In other cases, diet, lifestyle, and medication all work together. 

Simply by improving your nutrition, you can also reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke, and other serious illnesses. 

Gastroenterology & Nutrition of Central Florida offers all-encompassing treatment and care for GI illnesses and diseases, including the best in personalized nutrition support. Call the office nearest you or click on the scheduler to set up your appointment now.