One of the best things you can do for your health if you are dealing with a diagnosis like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, hypertension, depression, gut health, or other health conditions is to see a Registered Dietitian.
Nutrition is foundational to your body’s functioning and will have a direct impact on how you feel, your disease risk and management, and your individual potential for health and wellness.
Because of the nature of nutrition and diet information out there these days, it is recommended to check with your doctor and a dietitian when considering adopting a new diet. Your individual needs may vary than that of a generally healthy individual and can affect your needs and our recommendations. Having as much complete information as possible helps the recommendations that are made be as applicable to your individual needs as possible, for both your safety and to maximize the effectiveness of your individualized nutrition plan.
Information Gathered for Your Nutrition Assessment
Initially, you will be asked to fill out an intake form that includes detailed information about your life and medical history. This helps identify root contributors to your health and wellness. Bring or send any labs you’ve had checked recently, and it may be recommended to request additional lab work at your next doctor’s appointment. Also gather together all medications and supplements you are taking.
You may also be asked to fill out a baseline assessment form if you are dealing with issues like gut health or depression. This can help track your symptoms as changes are made to your diet and lifestyle so you can see how you are progressing.
If you have ever done a 23 and Me or are interested in doing one, we can also look at how your genes could be impacting your nutrition including things like vitamin, mineral, and fatty acid metabolism, detoxification, and neurotransmitter functions.
Get Started with a Registered Dietitian Today
I am a Registered Dietitian with 17 years of clinical experience and additional training in what is referred to Integrative and Functional Nutrition. Integrative and Functional Nutrition seeks to identify root causes by looking at you as a whole person. Gut, micronutrient, genetic, and hormonal influences to your overall state of health are a few of the things that can be considered in our assessment and evaluation. Your lifestyle is also taken into account, and your individualized plan may include changes to sleep, exercise, stress management, or other habits.
We work virtually, making it much easier to keep appointments and stay in communication. Email email@example.com or call 631-560-4466 to get started.