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DIABETES

HYPERTENSION

HIGH CHOLESTEROL

GI & FOOD ALLERGIES

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

PRENATAL NUTRITION

DIABETES

HYPERTENSION

HIGH CHOLESTEROL

GASTROINTESTINAL
DISORDERS & FOOD ALLERGIES

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

PRENATAL NUTRITION

With help from our registered dietitian, patients with diabetes and pre-diabetes will understand how certain foods can either raise or lower blood sugar.  Individuals will be instructed on choosing the right types of carbohydrates along with the appropriate serving size.  Meal planning and education on carbohydrate counting for insulin dependent diabetics is an imperative part of the treatment plan.

 Carbohydrate counting and meal planning

 Pre diabetes treatment and/or prevention of diabetes using food

 Improving insulin resistance through dietary and lifestyle modifications

 Education on portion control for management of blood sugar

 Adjusting carbohydrate intake for patients on regimented insulin

 Education on reading a food label for total carbohydrates, fiber, and added sugars

 Low carb recipe modifications

11.8%

10.8%

2%

Patients with elevated blood pressure will learn how to identify foods high in salt and replace them with their lower sodium counterparts.  In conjunction to a low sodium diet, patients will learn how to include minerals
that are effective for blood pressure reduction such as magnesium, calcium, and potassium.  We will explain
the importance of exercise and lifestyle modifications, and help incorporate these things into each patient’s individual lifestyle.

 Implementation of sodium restricted diets

 Therapeutic DASH diets

 Education for dining out out and ordering off a menu to minimize sodium consumption

 Exercise and lifestyle modifications

 Education on reading labels and food preparation techniques to reduce salt intake

5%

35.2%

37.1%

Treatment for both hyperlipidemia and dyslipidemia involve altering the amounts and types of fats that an individual consumes.  Patients will be educated on how to lower their intake of unhealthy fats while increasing their intake of heart healthy fats.  Research shows that elevated cholesterol puts patients at a greater risk for heart disease, stroke, and metabolic syndrome.  Making dietary modifications to improve heart health greatly reduces the risk of comorbid conditions.

 Lowering “bad” LDL cholesterol and triglycerides

 Raising “good” HDL cholesterol to improve lipid profile

 Decreasing triglyceride levels through carbohydrate controlled diets

 Education on different types and sources of dietary fat

 Heart healthy menu reading for dining out

 Recipe substitution and low fat cooking techniques

16.9%

15.6%

19%

Nutrition therapy for gastrointestinal disorders (IBS, Crohn’s disease, colitis, reflux, celiac, and food allergies) includes educating the patient on foods that can aggravate specific conditions.  Dietary modifications to prevent flare ups or GI distress often involve dietary modification and or elimination of trigger foods.

 Dietary modification to prevent flare ups or GI distress

 Elimination of trigger foods

 Gluten free diets for celiac disease

 Low residue vs high fiber diets for patients with Crohn’s disease and Colitis

 Dietary management of acid reflux disease (GERD)

 Identifying and treating food allergies and intolerances

2.8%

6%

2.7%

Whether a patient’s goal is weight loss, weight gain, or treatment of disordered eating, maintenance of a healthy weight is correlated with a lower incidence of disease. Behavioral techniques are taught to patients as a way to modify non-hunger related food intake. Balance, moderation, and portion control are incorporated so that individuals can still enjoy the foods they love.  Using metabolic testing, a patient’s calorie needs are measured directly to ensure that nutrient needs are accurately met.

 Weight loss/Weight gain/Weight maintenance

 Weight management for patients with hypothyroidism

 Nutrition following bariatric surgery

 Behavioral modification techniques for non-hunger related food intake

 Menu and food label reading for dining out and navigating the supermarket

 Education on balance and portion control

 Metabolic functioning and testing for individualized calorie needs

27.8%

25.5%

20%

Maintaining a healthy body weight while choosing the right foods is a difficult task for any expecting mom.  Nutrient status at the time of conception plays a key role in the health of both mom and baby.  Meeting with
a Registered Dietitian for prenatal nutrition therapy takes the guesswork out of making sure that your individual needs are met before, during and after pregnancy.

 Weight management for increasing the chances of conceiving

 Carbohydrate controlled diets for patients with gestational diabetes

 Treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome through dietary modifications

 Adjusting calorie, protein, vitamin/mineral needs through the different stages of pregnancy

 Post natal and lactation nutrition

5%

8%

10%

gestational diabetes

pre-eclampsia

polycystic ovarian syndrome