Family Medicine located in New Braunfels, TX
Dr. Jay Gruhlkey and his team at Lonestar Medical are dedicated to helping their patients from in and around New Braunfels, Texas to live their healthiest lives with customized nutritional counseling.
Nutrition Counseling Q&A
Why Is Nutrition So Important?
Every organ and tissue in the body depend on nutrients to function properly, and that means healthy and balanced dietary choices to include all the vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other components essential for optimal health and wellness is essential at every age. Dr. Gruhlkey promotes a balanced diet comprising of primarily whole, natural foods. The processed convenience foods that too many people rely on are often high in sodium, fats and other unhealthy ingredients that can have a negative effect on health. Making healthy nutritional choices forms the foundation of better health and wellness, providing the body with the nutrients it needs to perform at its full potential and to ward off medical issues.
What Is Nutritional Counseling?
Dr. Gruhlkey offers nutritional counseling to educate his patients. Patients learn about the nutrients their bodies’ need and what foods provide the right amount of calories as well as all of the macro and micronutrients the body needs. Dr. Gruhlkey customizes nutritional counseling session to take into account the food preferences of each patient, his or her health issues, medical history, and lifestyle factors that can sometimes get in the way of healthy eating. This helps patients to make sustainable changes to their diets and improve their health and wellbeing.
What Kinds of Foods Are Included?
Every patient has unique needs and tastes. Dr. Gruhlkey customizes meal plans that are delicious and fulfilling to the patient while still providing the right balance of proteins, carbohydrates and healthy fats and a wide variety of different foods to ensure that all of the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. The patient’s lifestyle and the amount of time or interest he or she has in cooking will also be taken into account, as pre-packaged and processed convenience foods should be avoided. Many patients learn to love to cook and enjoy preparing their meals and snacks, especially as they see the benefits of healthy eating in their waistline and wellbeing.
Dr. Gruhlkey recommends classes and events at Food 4 Success, LLC to help make better nutrition part of your daily routine!
Lonestar Medical accepts most major insurance. If you have any questions about your eligibility or coverage, please call our office. We are happy to help you!
Words from our patients
"I have been a patient of Dr. Gruhlkey's office in New Braunfels/Gruene, TX for several years. He is an excellent general physician and family doctor."
"He is the best doctor I have taken my son to. His staff is always amazing. He takes his time with his patients and makes sure you understand everything he tells you."
"The best Family Physician I have ever had. They are always there when I need them, and always attentive to my needs."