Improve Your Wellness with Dietary Services
What we put into our bodies has a profound effect on our physical wellbeing. Many patients underestimate how dietary health can impact our mental and emotional wellness. Physical and mental wellness are so intertwined, managing your dietary health and making smarter food choices can dramatically improve your overall wellbeing.
Consulting a registered dietitian is the first step in taking control over your health. Learn how professional dietary services can help guide you in making healthier, more informed choices as you improve yourself.
What is a dietitian?
A dietitian is a specialized healthcare provider who is an expert in malnutrition and medical nutrition therapy. Dietitians work with patients who are either trying to lose weight or must adjust their eating habits because for medical reasons. As nutritional experts, dietitians can develop a comprehensive nutritional plan based on many factors in a patient’s medical history, such as pre-existing conditions and blood analysis.
What conditions are treated by dietitians?
Registered dietitians are trained to provide education and counseling for numerous medical conditions, including the following:
- Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Compulsive overeating
- Food allergies and sensitivities
- Gastrointestinal disease management, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease, diverticulosis, and diverticulitis
- Healthy nutrition for all stages of life
- Healthy nutrition for pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and lactation
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure and high cholesterol
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Weight control
What are the benefits of working with a dietitian?
Patients who seek the guidance of a registered dietitian can expect many benefits, including the following:
- Personalized nutrition guidance based on an assessment of eating habits, lab work, and desired state of health
- Evidence-based advice and counseling to help establish nutrition goals and priorities as well as sorting through modern nutrition misinformation
- Teaching healthy habits such as shopping more wisely for groceries, reading nutrition labels, making healthy modifications to favorite foods, and making healthier choices at restaurants
- Creating an individualized eating plan tailored to meet the patient’s nutritional goals