Nutrition services offered in Las Vegas, NV

Good nutrition is vital to having healthy skin and hair, reducing your risk of chronic diseases, maintaining an ideal body weight, and maximizing wellness. At Thriverock Active Healthcare in Las Vegas, Nevada, experienced osteopathic physician Lonnie Empey, DO, FACP, and his staff provide nutrition education, custom meal plans, dietary supplementation, and medical weight loss. Call the office to optimize your nutrition, or use the online booking tab today.

Nutrition Q&A

What are the benefits of good nutrition?

Adopting exceptional nutritional habits means eating nutritious foods, especially fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, protein foods, plant-based oils, and other heart-healthy fats. The many benefits you can take advantage of when choosing superior nutrition include the following:

  • Healthy hair, skin, and nails
  • Improved bone health
  • Easier weight management
  • Lower risk of diabetes and other diseases
  • Reduced cholesterol, blood pressure, and triglycerides
  • Improved hormone balance
  • More energy
  • Improved gastrointestinal health
  • Improved microbiome (healthy gut bacteria)
  • Enhanced cognition and brain health 
  • Better overall quality of life
  • Reduced need for medicines
  • Stronger immune system
  • Reduced ongoing pain
  • Younger-looking appearance
  • Thicker hair

Good nutrition is also vital for proper growth and development in children and for maintaining a healthy pregnancy.

It can reduce bothersome gastrointestinal issues, such as lactose intolerance, gluten intolerance, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndromes (IBS), diarrhea, gas, bloating, and constipation.

Dr. Empey develops a nutrition plan that’s most appropriate based on your medical history, lifestyle, and food preferences. He also offers nutrition and fitness education.

Which nutrition plan is best for me?

Dr. Empey meets with you at Thriverock Active Healthcare and weighs you, determines your body mass index (BMI), completes a body composition analysis, and checks your blood pressure and other vital signs.

He reviews your medical history, possible symptoms, lifestyle habits, medication regimen, and usual food intake. He also asks about dietary supplements you may take. 

Dr. Empey orders blood tests or other diagnostic tests to detect nutritional deficiencies, hormone imbalances, and potential medical problems if needed. He then creates a nutrition plan best suited to your needs and goals.

What can I expect from my nutrition plan?

Your personalized nutrition plan matches your food preferences. Follow your meal plan exactly as Dr. Empey directs to look and feel your best. He can alter your plan if needed. You might also take dietary supplements to improve your overall health and reduce the need for medications.

If your goal is weight loss, he customizes a meal and exercise plan and recommends hormone replacement therapy, if needed, to help you reach your goal weight and maintain it for a lifetime.

To receive a personalized nutrition plan from Dr. Empey at Thriverock Active Healthcare, schedule an appointment by phone or online today.