Primary Care, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Physician located in Tenleytown, Washington DC
Proper nutrition creates the foundation for optimal health and wellness. At Restorative Health in Washington, DC, Ali Safayan, MD, and the team provide a number of nutrition services to help you look and feel your best. From nutrition counseling and IV therapy to weight management, the team can prepare an individualized nutrition plan that allows you to achieve your health and fitness goals. Call Restorative Health or schedule an appointment online now to learn more.
Nutrition Services Q & A
Why are nutrition services important?
Nutrition impacts nearly every aspect of your life. It’s no secret that a healthy diet can help you lose weight, but the benefits of proper nutrition extend far beyond your waistline. Poor nutrition influences your fitness level, skin complexion, cognitive abilities, mood, and more.
A nutrient-rich diet can:
- Boost energy levels
- Reduce fatigue
- Improve cognitive function
- Prevent certain cancers
- Maintain heart health
- Lower high cholesterol
- Reduce the risk of diabetes, stroke, and heart attack
- Lower high blood pressure
Good nutrition means your body has all of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants it needs to function optimally. At Restorative Health, Dr. Safayan offers a variety of nutrition services to determine exactly what your body needs to thrive.
How do I know which nutrition services I need?
Dr. Safayan takes a holistic approach to nutrition counseling. He starts with a comprehensive consultation, during which he reviews your medical history and asks you questions about your health, diet, and fitness level. This information helps Dr. Safayan better understand your current state of health and future goals.
If necessary, Dr. Safayan may recommend lab testing to determine whether you have an underlying condition that’s affecting your health and weight. A hormone imbalance, vitamin deficiency, food allergy, and malabsorption can all have a negative impact on your health and well-being.
Dr. Safayan may also recommend genetic testing to gain insight into your digestive function, antioxidant production, and cardiovascular health. This test also checks for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) variants that are linked to chronic conditions, including anxiety, depression, and chronic fatigue.
What are my nutrition services options?
After your comprehensive evaluation and consultation with Dr. Safayan, he will refer you to Restorative Health’s nutritionist, Olga Afonsky, LN, who will create an individualized nutrition plan that addresses your health concerns. You can reach Olga directly by calling 202-460-7779 or you can contact Dr. Safayan for a referral.
Along with a healthy weight loss plan, Restorative Health offers nutritional IV therapy. Unlike supplements and whole foods, IV therapy bypasses your entire digestive tract and delivers 100% of nutrients directly into your bloodstream. This is especially beneficial if you struggle with fatigue, low energy, or poor digestion.
To learn more about the nutrition services offered at Restorative Health, call or book an appointment online now.