Have you or a loved one been recently diagnosed with a chronic disease?
Are you feeling confused about where to start, or how food impacts your condition?
Are you frustrated with conflicting nutrition information from doctors, friends, and the internet?
Are you tired of not feeling your best when it matters most?
A diagnosis of any condition can be daunting. Nutrition can play an important role in managing chronic disease, but navigating dietary changes without professional help can feel overwhelming. All of the conflicting information from the internet, healthcare providers, and the media can leave you feeling confused and hopeless. Maybe you feel like you just don’t know what you can eat anymore. You might even feel like making no change would be easier than making any change at all.
But managing chronic diseases with nutrition does not have to be so difficult. We can help you gain confidence in making food choices that are right for you and your diagnosis so you can start to feel better inside and out.
Addressing Chronic Diseases
We know that being diagnosed with diabetes can turn your world upside down. From doctors appointments, checking your blood sugar, managing new medications, it can be a lot to process all at once! Not to mention, trying to figure out what to eat, counting carbs, and measuring portion sizes. There’s a lot of conflicting information out there that can make it hard to figure out what’s best for you.
Did you know that meetings with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist helped clients to reduce their blood sugar by 50% more than people who did not see a registered dietitian?
Staying in good nutritional status will help you tolerate all stages of treatment. We can help you manage the nutrition related side effects that may occur during treatment and keep you focused on fighting. We offer guidance on how to stay nourished with nutritious recipes that are both easy to prepare and easy to tolerate.
Making long-term lifestyle changes that involve diet and exercise can feel overwhelming and unmanageable. Although changing what you eat can feel scary, it does not have to be. We’ll help you focus on balance and moderation so you can feel full and satisfied. We’ll take the stress out of figuring out what to eat so you can concentrate on living your best life.
High Blood Pressure
Has your blood pressure been creeping up over the years, making you feel frustrated and defeated? We’ll show you how to modify your diet to improve your blood pressure and help decrease your risk of heart disease. Discover ways to decrease your sodium intake with foods and recipes that will be sure to satisfy your taste buds.
Chronic Kidney Disease
Renal nutrition recommendations can differ depending on your disease stage, which can make planning a kidney-friendly diet feel baffling. There are four vital components to a kidney-friendly diet: 1) potassium, 2) phosphorus, 3) sodium, and 4) protein. We can help you manage your stage-specific dietary restrictions so you can start to feel better, faster.
Obtain and maintain your body’s natural healthy weight while effectively and compassionately ending emotional and mindless eating.
Is your doctor concerned about your weight ? Have you yo-yo dieted in the past? Are you looking for freedom from weight concerns?
Take a look at our new section for chronic dieters to help you find a better way.
We are here for you
Whether you have been referred by your doctor or are interested in seeing how a dietitian can help you feel better and improve your quality of life, we are here to help!
We will match you with a dietitian that will help explain the role nutrition plays in your health, and will work with you to develop a plan that is personalized and effective.
Each of our dietitians has specialized training to help you manage your chronic disease. Not only are they competent, they are compassionate. Many of the dietitians on our team have personal and professional experience with chronic conditions. Take a look at their individual bios to see who is the best match for you.
You deserve to feel confident in your food choices without feeling deprived, so our goal is to make food simple again through education and compassionate coaching.
Managing Chronic Conditions in an inclusive space
Our registered dietitian experts are here to help you. We provide care for individuals of all sizes, ages, races, ethnicities, genders and those in the LGBTQ community who need support from providers in a compassionate, non-judgmental space.
Chronic Disease Blog Posts
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