MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY
Professional expertise counseling from a registered dietitian nutritionist, to meet your unique nutrition and health goals. These nutrition sessions encompass different medical nutrition therapy aspects; weight loss and management, diet and lifestyle change (vegan, gluten free, etc.), food allergies, and chronic diseases like diabetes, hypoglycemia, PCOS, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, gastrointestinal diseases (IBS, SIBO, IBD (Crohn’s, Ulcerative colitis, Celiac disease and Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity), cancer, arthritis (OA and RA), kidney and liver disease, autoimmune and neurological diseases (MS, HIV/AIDS, Lupus, etc.), stages of life nutrition, medical nutrition therapy for pediatrics, adolescents, pregnancy, lactation, menopause and geriatric nutrition.
WHOLE FOODS FOR THERAPY
Initiate your individual nutrition, weight, and medicalyl oriented goals at your therapy session. Total Nutrition Counseling focuses on whole foods for therapy first, supplements second if warranted. Science-based nutrition recommendations will be provided, and progress nutrition letters will be sent to your doctor if necessary.
This comprises of three one hour sessions. The first session is all about gathering information about you, medical history, medications, supplements, lab work, diet history, 3 day food record, lifestyle and social habits related to nutrition (alcohol consumption, sleep, etc.), anthropometric data will be acquired (height, weight, measurements, etc.), and your nutrition and health goals will be addressed. Nutrition education will be provided at this session, involving food quality, and specific nutrition recommendations for your health needs and goals. At the second session, your food record, medication, and supplement evaluation will be discussed and supporting literature will be provided. An individualized meal plan based on the information gathered at the first session, and science based evidence guidelines will be presented, with education on how to utilize it. Further food quality information along with specific nutrition recommendations for you will be discussed. The third session is my enlightenment session, this session will put all of the information provided into a practical way to follow the meal plan and guidelines on a daily basis.
These are ½ hour sessions meant to monitor your progress towards your health and nutritional goals. These sessions are opportunities to make any changes, discuss barriers, and create strategies to instill healthy nutrition habits for a lifetime. Follow ups are important, for looking at outcomes, whether they are measurable (weight, lab work) or how you feel.