Nutrition

Nutrition plays a central role in your health. It’s also a key part of our wellness philosophy at the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute.

To function properly, our bodies need the right amount and right types of foods and nutrients. Energy levels, appetite, strength, sleep quality and mood all rely on balanced nutrition. Even small nutrient deficiencies or imbalances can impact how our bodies perform.

At the Samueli Institute, we believe that food is medicine. It has the ability to prevent, treat and cure many chronic illnesses. Food delivers energy and tells our body how to function at a cellular level. It also connects us to our social environment, and these relationships improve our overall well-being.

To make an appointment, call the Samueli Institute at 714-424-9001.

Nutrition affects all of us in our daily lives, so anyone can benefit from our expertise. In addition, we regularly treat specific interests or conditions including:

  • Athletic performance
  • Autoimmune issues
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Digestive issues
  • Hormones and fertility issues
  • Thyroid health

If you have an interest or condition that is not listed above, please contact us at 714-424-9001 to find out how we can help.

Your one-on-one consultation with our registered dietitian may include:

  • Measuring your body composition with our InBody 770 assessment tool
  • Performing specialized lab work to assess your baseline vitamin, mineral, amino acid and antioxidant status
  • Discussing your health history, current symptoms, food preferences and goals
  • Creating a personalized nutrition plan to help you reach your goals
  • Determining a follow-up schedule to regularly assess your progress and make adjustments as needed

New for 2017, we offer a group-visit program featuring new topics each month. Each small-group session explores an aspect of current nutrition research and how to apply this science to your daily life. Learn more about group visits ›

The Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute is the only university-affiliated center of its kind in Orange County. Here you benefit from a highly trained staff with access to the latest research findings. Our integrative approach means physicians from across the medical spectrum collaborate on your care.

We believe in providing an integrative, patient-centered approach to nutrition. This means we address the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect your health. Our holistic and personalized nutrition strategies consider your unique conditions, needs and circumstances to help support your body’s innate ability to heal.

Our nutritional team is led by Kim Storm, a registered dietitian and expert in integrative and functional nutrition. Storm and her team go beyond basic dietary guidelines by incorporating digestive health and root causes for imbalance while considering environmental impact, genetic predisposition, and physiological and psychological factors for disease.