Nutrition

Vibrant Wellness Clinic

Internal Medicine & Functional Medicine located in Enumclaw, WA

Obesity is a national health crisis with as many as 7 out of 10 adults in the US considered overweight or obese. Being overweight isn’t just a cosmetic issue; it causes a wide range of chronic, life-changing health conditions, including heart disease and diabetes. Dr. Emi K. Hosoda provides weight loss planning, functional medicine and holistic primary care in Enumclaw, WA. Dr. Hosoda serves Enumclaw, Maple Valley, Black Diamond, Buckley, South King County, Seattle and Seattle’s East side, Issaquah, Bellevue, and Pierce County. Dr. Hosoda has a nation-wide following and has patients who travel far and wide to seek her care.

Nutrition Q & A

Who needs nutritional services?

Everyone can benefit from nutritional services, even if you just want to learn how to eat better. Patients who have health conditions, like high blood pressure, that prevent them from eating certain foods also benefit from nutritional services, which helps them adopt new dietary habits.

Vibrant Wellness Clinic provides nutritional services tailored to many different types of patients, including patients who:

  • Have special dietary restrictions
  • Have eating disorders
  • Must be fed through a feeding tube
  • Need dietary education after gastrointestinal surgery

No matter what your needs, Emi K. Hosoda, MD, provides individualized nutritional assessments and counseling to help you make healthy choices and develop habits for a healthy lifestyle.

What kind of nutritional services do you offer?

To start, Dr. Hosoda performs a variety of tests to check for any possible nutritional deficiencies, food sensitivities, and hormonal abnormalities. Based on your test results as well as your personal dietary preferences, Dr. Hosoda provides expert nutrition counseling services to help you achieve your specific dietary needs.

Some of her comprehensive nutritional services include:

  • One-on-one nutrition counseling 
  • Customized meal planning
  • Dietary supplements
  • Evaluations of weight-related conditions
  • Behavioral training to emphasize lifestyle changes
  • Specialized diets for high-risk patients

Dr. Hosoda also includes regular follow-ups to check on your progress and make adjustments to your nutritional plan, as needed. Once you reach the goals set out at the start of your nutritional program, Dr. Hosoda changes your plan to focus on maintaining your new dietary habits.

For patients with specialized needs, like a diabetes condition, Dr. Hosoda provides healthy cooking classes and an educational program to support and educate you on how to manage your diabetes through diet. 

With what conditions can nutritional services help?

Eating the right diet can have a huge impact on your health and quality of life. The right nutrients can help with a number of conditions, like:

  • Type 1 and 2, and gestational diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Renal disease
  • Anemia
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder
  • Malnutrition and eating disorders 

In addition to helping you manage chronic conditions, a well-balanced diet also raises your immunity against developing infections, speeds up the recovery process for any injury or illness, and maintains your general wellness. 

To learn more about the nutritional programs at Vibrant Wellness Clinic, call the office, or use the online booking tool to schedule your first appointment today.