Nutrition Counseling

Gardner Tarlow, MD -  - Family Practice Physician

Gardner Tarlow, MD

Family Practice Physician located in Anaheim, CA

Nutrition Counseling Specialist
Committed to providing patients of all ages with the best in preventive medicine, Dr. Gardner Tarlow, located in Anaheim, California, offers complete nutrition counseling and medical-grade nutritional supplements.

Nutrition Counseling Q&A

by Gardner Tarlow, MD

Is nutrition counseling necessary if I’m not overweight?

While losing weight is many patients’ initial motivation for seeking nutrition counseling, it shouldn’t be the only one. Poor nutrition and eating habits put patients at increased risk for a wide range of diseases and health conditions, even if they appear thin. That includes type 2 diabetes. Other health issues associated with poor nutrition include: anemia, high blood pressure, heart disease, and certain cancers.

What is Dr. Tarlow’s diet philosophy?

Dr. Tarlow embraces a well-balanced diet that’s rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, and lean protein, and avoids processed foods and beverages. He advocates pairing this approach to eating with exercise and medical-grade nutritional supplements when needed.

Are supplements necessary for everyone?

It’s difficult to achieve optimum intakes without using nutritional supplements. Higher levels of nutrients strengthen the immune system and prevent infections. Antioxidants combined with a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals, formulated in scientifically balanced proportions, protect cells in the body from damage by free radical oxidation when the body’s fuel is burned with oxygen for chemical energy and repair. Heart attacks, strokes, cancer, arthritis and other age-associated diseases can thus be prevented or greatly delayed in their onset by optimizing essential nutrients.

Nutritional supplements have their greatest benefit by preserving health and preventing future illness. This is accomplished with a wide spectrum of vitamins, minerals, trace elements and antioxidants that, in combination, provide optimum levels for long life and to slow the aging process. An immediate improvement is usually not noticed unless there exists a significant deficiency below optimal levels. Dr. Tarlow not only recommends Nutri-West products for his patients, he also personally uses these products. Nutri-West distributes exclusively through healthcare providers, and can be purchased at the office.