Health and well-being are influenced by the choices we make in life. Life is filled with decisions, and how you choose to eat may profoundly influence the course of your life.
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Nutrition Services Include:

Private consultations for individuals and families

Initial 1-1 ½ hour session for health and nutrition history, goal setting and meal planningIndividual follow-up sessions or packages to reinforce dietary modifications and further nutrition educationCredit cards, checks, cash acceptedFees reimbursed by several health plansPhone or Skype appointments available

Medical nutrition therapy and nutrition counseling for the following:

  • peachesCardiovascular disease, high cholesterol levels, and hypertension
  • Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance
  • Diabetes –Type 1 and Type 2, gestational diabetes
  • Pre-Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Hypoglycemia, and PCOS
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family nutrition and meal planning
  • Food allergies, intolerance or sensitivities
  • Gastrointestinal related-disorders: Acid Reflux, Celiac Disease. Crohn's Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis and more
  • General Wellness and Disease Prevention
  • Gerontology
  • Low iron and anemia
  • Kidney Disease
  • Maternal nutrition
  • Nutrition care process for Autism and other special-needs children
  • Nutrition to boost your energy
  • Oncology
  • Osteoporosis or low bone density
  • Pediatric nutrition – picky eating or growth concerns
  • Sports nutrition
  • Thyroid Disease: Grave's Disease, Hashimoto's, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism
  • Vegetarian nutrition
  • Weight Management (weight gain and weight loss)
  • Women's health: pregnancy, postnatal and menopause

Specialized Services Include:

  • Body Composition Analysis
  • Customized Meal Plans
  • Nutrition supplement evaluation
  • Supermarket assistance

Studies have proven that certain foods affect brain development in some children. Research suggests that the inability to break down certain foods may affect brain development and behavior.

Dietary modifications for disorders of the intestinal tract are designed to alleviate symptoms, correct nutritional deficiencies, and address the primary cause of symptoms whenever possible. Nutritional care must be individualized for all patients with diseases of the intestines. Increased consumption of energy, protein, vitamins and minerals may be necessary to replace nutrients lost as a result of impaired digestive and absorptive capacity. In addition to relief of GI symptoms, the long-term benefits of changing your diet can also be significant; assistance in controlling serious diseases such as diverticulitits; fewer debilitating GI attacks; and possibly long-term help in the prevention of colon cancer. All clear improvements in the quality of life.

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux and other Esophageal Disorders such as heartburn, hiatal hernia, Barrett's esophagus, Esophageal motility disorders.
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease and other stomach disorders include gastritis, peptic ulcers, gastroparesis, stomach cancer.
  • Pancreatitis can be acute or chronic.
  • Gallbladder problems including gallstones and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
  • Other GI Disorders : Constipation, Diarrhea, Steatorrhea, Chron's disease, Ulcerative colitis, colon and rectum cancer, postgastrectomy diet.

If you are thinking about becoming pregnant or are pregnant, you have probably spent many moments thinking about your new baby and the changes that will occur in your life. Entering into pregnancy is like walking through a door into a new chapter in your life. Whether you have gone through life unaware of your body's signals or have closely taken care of your body, the changes that occur during and after pregnancy are difficult to ignore. You can minimize the risks and maximize the likelihood of having a healthy baby, an enjoyable pregnancy and a swift recovery if you take the time to learn how to eat well. A well nourished body is the source for needed energy and resiliency.

Nutrition Services for prepregnancy include:

  • Reasons to supplement; dispelling myths and misconceptions; alcohol, caffeine, drugs, tobacco; preganancy diet plan.
  • During pregnancy: A pregnant woman shares what she eats with her growing fetus. The many nutrients that food is composed of provide energy and are the building blocks that form the cells, tissue, fiber, bone, muscle, and organs that develop a baby.
  • Expected changes in your body; weight gain and why; morning sickness, fatigue, food and mood changes, constipation, heartburn, gestational diabetes.
  • Nutrition and Nursing: Your goal for the first year after pregnancy is to eat enough nutrient-dense foods to stay healthy and satisfies and to replenish nutritional stores.
  • Nutritional Services for postpregnancy include: nutrition and breastfeeding; eating to avoid colic; spacing pregnancies; weight loss.

Eating a sufficient amount of fruits and vegetables each day is an important part of our dietary defense against cancer. Phytochemicals are substances found in plant foods which scientists believe show much promise in the prevention of cancer. Also, a diet rich in antioxidants and fiber may protect against cancers of the colon, breast, and prostate.

childSalmonNutrition education provided to this population with adult or caregiver is primarily through hands-on material making learning fun and easy for all ages. I will educate and assist your child with making wise food choices using visual aids to allow you and your child to see the amount of fat, salt, and sugar in foods in order to reach a greater understanding of the foods being consumed every day. This can be very motivating and promotes behavior change in all age

In the United States, anorexia nervosa or bulimia effect 1 million males and 10 million females that are life and death eating disorders. 40% of newly identified cases of anorexia are girls 15-19 years old and it is the highest rate of mortality of any mental illness. Millions more struggle with binge eating disorders. Due to shame and secrecy many cases remain unreported.

Some signs and symptoms of Eating Disorders include:

  • Diets even though already thin
  • Avoiding situations where food is available
  • Distorted body image
  • Complains of being tired, cold, and depressed
  • Eating Large amounts of food
  • Frequent trips to the bathroom
  • Eating when full
  • Frequently eating alone
  • Excessive rigid exercise
  • Fear of becoming fat

Eating disorders are complex and devastating conditions which affect individuals from every walk of life , age group, all ethnicities and races. They are not fads, a choice to endure, and have serious consequences on an individual's health. Eating disorders are treatable and have a greater outcome if treatment is attained earlier.

A Registered Dietitian provides support and structure for meal planning when needed, educates patients on a balanced pattern of nutrition and collaborates with the multidisciplinary treatment team to help individuals achieve and maintain a healthy weight for optimal recovery. A dietitian can help dispel pervasive dietary myths that often perpetuate eating disordered behaviors.

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease which afflicts about 16 million people in the United States. Approximately half of those with diabetes are unaware they have the disease. It is a metabolic disease characterized by elevated glucose (blood sugar), resulting from defects in secretion of the hormone insulin, defects which cause tissue to resist absorption of insulin, or possibly both. Chronic elevation of blood sugar is associated with long-term damage to the eyes, feet, gums and teeth, heart, kidneys, nerves, and blood vessels. The four main ways to take care of diabetes are; Eat healthy food, get regular exercise, take your diabetes medicine, and test your blood sugar.

People with diabetes should have their own eating plan. Diabetes is a complex and dangerous disease. Although there is no cure for diabetes, it can be controlled. People with diabetes are more likely to develop cardiovascular complications, which includes heart and blood vessels.