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What is nutrition therapy and counseling?

Nutrition therapy and counseling involve meeting with a credentialed registered dietitian to discuss your eating habits in the context of any medical problems or symptoms you are experiencing.

The goal of nutrition therapy is to provide you with a set of specific, individualized, and realistic diet recommendations that you can implement toward managing the symptoms or severity of a specific disease or set of symptoms, to address any nutrition deficiencies and ensure you are meeting your nutritional needs and to help you adopt healthy eating habits that are known to help lower the risk of developing chronic disease.

Why do I need nutrition therapy and counseling?

Diet change can help manage the symptoms or severity of various digestive, metabolic, and/or autoimmune diseases. Sometimes, diet change may be the only treatment for a condition–such as the gluten-free diet for celiac disease. In some cases, diet change can prevent the need for medication, such as diet change for pre-diabetes, mildly elevated cholesterol levels, or mild/occasional acid reflux. Even in cases where your medical condition requires medication, a diet change can still be helpful; it can help you reduce the dose or frequency of medicine you require or help control any symptoms that your medication doesn’t adequately manage. If you have been diagnosed with a nutritional deficiency of any kind– whether iron deficiency anemia or a vitamin/mineral deficiency– nutrition therapy is important to ensure you are able to replete the deficiency through diet change and/or an appropriate supplementation regimen.

What can I expect during nutrition therapy and counseling?

Your nutrition counseling session is conducted in a comfortable, non-judgmental setting where you are free to discuss your health goals, symptom-control goals, and quality-of-life goals, as well as the parameters of any dietary solutions you wish to abide by (e.g., kosher, plant-based, gluten-free, etc.) Your eating habits will be assessed regarding how well they support your health goals, how compatible they are with your medical situation, and whether they adequately meet your nutritional needs.