Focusing on nutrition for disease management is a way for you to take control of aspects of your disease that are tied to your diet or lifestyle. Taking control of your nutrition can also help prevent chronic diseases you may be at risk for due to family history. Nutrition for disease management is also known as medical nutrition therapy. It does not take the place of regular medical care but is an adjunct therapy to reduce your health risks and improve your outcomes.
Have you been recently diagnosed with cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, hypertension, or high cholesterol? Are you struggling with reflux, diarrhea, or constipation? Are you having difficulty coping with the side effects of medications or treatments? Perhaps you have a family member who has lost their appetite or is having difficulty maintaining their weight and strength. Or maybe you have a family history of heart disease or breast cancer and would like to know more about prevention.
Often you are sent away from your physician’s office with a new diagnosis feeling overwhelmed and unsure of where to begin. I would love to help you and your family prevent chronic disease and/or cope with new and existing medical conditions. Together we will talk through all of your medical history and come up with a nutrition plan that works for you.
Expertise includes but is not limited to:
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Chronic kidney disease and dialysis
- Dysphagia (swallowing problems)
- Gastrointestinal disorders (reflux/GERD, diarrhea, constipation, esophagitis, gastritis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, IBS, celiac disease, liver, pancreas or gallbladder disease)
- Heart disease
- Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol, high triglycerides)
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Pregnancy/Gestational Diabetes
- Weight Management (trying to gain, lose or maintain)
- Vegetarian/Vegan diets
- Vitamin Deficiency