Nutritional Guidance Specialist


XBody Health, Wellness & Spa

Functional Medicine & Aesthetics & Medical Spa located in Wayne, NJ

Balanced nutrition is a major factor in feeling your best. At XBody Health, Wellness & Spa in Wayne, New Jersey, the team of doctors and health coaches enthusiastically helps anyone who wants to make a positive change in their diet with nutritional guidance and supplementation. To get started on revitalizing your health and wellness, call XBody Health, Wellness & Spa or book an appointment online today.

Nutritional Guidance Q & A

Nutritional Guidance Integrative Functional Medicine

Why Is It Important To Get Proper Nutrition?

Nutrition is the foundation of your body’s functioning. When you get a balance of important nutrients in your diet, you reduce your risk of a wide variety of chronic conditions and health complications.

Eating well can help prevent:

Additionally, eating well helps you feel more energetic, alert, and mobile. Your medical staff at XBody Health, Wellness & Spa helps you explore the benefits that eating better provides for your personal lifestyle.

Should I Get Nutritional Guidance?

You don’t need to be overweight or chronically ill to benefit from nutritional guidance and services from a trained professional. At XBody Health, Wellness & Spa, the team provides nutritional guidance to anyone who wants to improve their lifestyle or who already has a chronic condition and needs help managing it.

Since nutrition isn’t necessarily one-size-fits-all, XBody Health, Wellness & Spa provides testing to help the team get an idea of your needs. After reviewing your medical history and any present symptoms, they request blood work to view your levels of certain nutrients and other factors. They also provide:

Allergy testing

Identifying your food allergies and sensitivities with allergy testing helps the XBody Health, Wellness & Spa team create your personalized diet plan effectively. They offer skin prick testing and blood testing to find out what foods you should avoid.

Metabolic testing

With metabolic testing, your provider can find out more about the speed and efficiency of your metabolism, or the process of your body turning food into energy. Through the Reevue Metabolic Machine, the staff are able to determine your resting metabolic rate within 10 minutes of the exam.

What Does Nutritional Guidance Entail?

An integrative nutrition health coach is a guide and mentor who empowers you and provides ongoing support as you set goals and make sustainable changes that optimize your health and manage your weight. In one hour private sessions, we will connect the dots between who you are and who you want to be. Together we create your personal blueprint, set personal goals, and work towards sustainable change for an overall healthier lifestyle. Our team of experts at Xbody Health, Wellness, & Spa are highly trained and knowledgeable about nutrition and weight loss. They can make a personalized and effective diet plan to help you lose weight, manage a chronic condition, live with a food allergy, or simply be healthier.

The team gives you direction and helps you navigate the necessary changes to your diet. If you have any questions about your nutrition, the integrative nutrition health coach and medical experts readily answer them in detail so you’re certain about the choices you make when it comes to eating.

The team also provides guidance on needed supplements if you must follow a restrictive diet. Your body may have certain requirements for higher-than-average levels of specific nutrients, and supplements can help you reach those levels in ways that you couldn’t with food alone.

To improve your wellness with expert nutritional diagnostics and coaching, call XBody Health, Wellness & Spa or book an appointment online today.

Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

Celiac Disease Overview

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that targets the small intestine. When individuals with celiac disease consume gluten-containing foods, their immune system erroneously attacks and damages the lining of the digestive tract.

This persistent damage can impair digestion, absorption, and lead to malnutrition over time.
Gluten, a protein naturally occurring in wheat, barley, and rye, is also present in various foods and supplements containing these grains.

Celiac disease is linked to several other medical conditions, including diabetes, infertility, hepatitis B, pancreatitis, acne, seizures, and iron-deficiency anemia, including pernicious anemia.

Accurate diagnosis is crucial for effectively managing celiac disease and any associated conditions.

Distinguishing Celiac Disease from Gluten Intolerance

Gluten intolerance is a subset of conditions that manifests with gastrointestinal and non-gastrointestinal symptoms. If you experience reactions after consuming gluten, it is advisable to undergo testing for celiac disease. While gluten intolerance does not necessarily indicate celiac disease, experts recommend testing before transitioning to a gluten-free diet.

Symptoms of Celiac Disease vary in type and intensity, with some individuals exhibiting no symptoms. Common manifestations include abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, foul-smelling stools, depression, anxiety, headaches, and bone or joint pain. Notably, adults with celiac disease may lack gastrointestinal symptoms, complicating the diagnosis process.

The primary treatment for celiac disease involves adopting a gluten-free diet. Our Nutritionist collaborates closely with our doctors and patients to develop a balanced and healthy gluten-free nutrition plan.

Gluten Sensitivity

Managing gluten sensitivity involves more than meets the eye at XBody Health, Wellness and Spa, Functional Integrative Medicine Center.

Gluten intolerance is when you get sick after eating gluten. You might feel bloated, gassy or tired. Gluten is a protein found in many foods, especially wheat.

Gluten intolerance is also called non-celiac gluten sensitivity. It’s not the same as celiac disease or a wheat allergy. About 6% of the U.S. population is gluten intolerant.

Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

What are the symptoms of gluten intolerance?

The symptoms of gluten intolerance may manifest for several hours or days following the consumption of gluten.

These symptoms include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Bloating or gas
  • Brain fog or trouble concentrating
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Skin rash

  • It's worth noting that individuals with gluten intolerance often also experience irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

    For comprehensive care we encourage you to contact our Medical Center by phone or online contact form.


    XBody Health, Wellness & Spa
    87 Berdan Ave, Suite 3
    Wayne, NJ 07470
    Phone: 973-692-9780
    Fax: 973-832-7901

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