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11 Reasons to Visit a TeleHealth Holistic Registered Dietitian

You’re not sure you want to live with medications for the rest of your life, and you want to learn how nutrition and lifestyle can help heal you naturally.

You have been told you will have to take medication for the rest of your life, or that you have to take medications to manage the symptoms of your dis-ease. You know there is a way to get healthier and you want to live without illness and dis-ease. I can help you understand the underlying cause of the symptoms and dis-ease so you can be at ease again! The foods we eat are like electricity -they can either hurt you or help you!

You Need to Gain or Lose Weight

Tried P90x, Insanity, or Cross-fit with no results? Low-Carb Diet? or Weight Watchers? The grapefruit diet? Tried them all? Wondering what is true? Fad diets may sound like the quick ticket to weight gain or loss, but they rarely work for very long and exercise programs don’t work unless you eat right for your specific goals. Do you have an illness and wish to get better without drugs or surgery? You need a specific meal plan to address these issues and an RDN can recommend supplements, meal types, food sources, and with individualized fat, carbs, and fat information for a healthy weight plan, including diet changes and physical activity. Our strategies are for a lifetime of benefits for your health and well-being that will also keep you fit and active, so you can achieve more out of life with good nutrition!

You Want Help Managing Diabetes, High Blood Pressure or Other Chronic Diseases

Western medicine teaches doctors to manage your symptoms. If you have high blood sugar they give you a quick fix – a medication to lower the sugar. If you have pain, they give you a pain killer. While addressing the pressing symptom is for immediate relief and may help you get through the day, or the moment, the bigger issue is at hand and that is the underlying cause of the dis-ease. An RDN can help you understand what patterns you are exercising that lead to the onset of the dis-ease in the first place. An RDN may have you take a vitamin-mineral and hormone tests to determine deficiencies or underlying conditions and can interpret results to you in a meaningful way so you can decide which option is best for you in managing your condition. RDN works with you to create eating plans that have the specific nutrients needed to manage your condition and to reduce or eliminate medications as possible.

You Are Thinking of Having or Have Had Gastric Bypass Surgery

Are you sure you have tried everything before having gastric bypass surgery? You think once you have surgery your life will be so much better – well think again. The surgery will remove the excess weight, but not the habits and rituals you have developed that led to the overweight and obesity in the first place. An RDN can help you discover these habits and rituals and help you change the way you think about food. Had surgery already and struggling with what to eat? Not feeling your best? After surgery, your stomach can only manage small servings and it takes intentional nutrition habits to get the nutrients that your body needs and keep the weight down. As a part of your health care team, an RDN helps you make changes to your eating plan without settling for less taste.

You Have Digestive Problems

Constipation? Diarrhea? Painful bloating and embarrassing gas keeping you from developing close relationships? Working closely with you and your doctor, a registered dietitian nutritionist helps identify the causes and interventions you need to get healthy again. Many times the very same medications you are taking are causing severe digestive issues and instead of taking more medications to cover up the current symptoms only to cause new symptoms down the road – take care of the original causes now! Guidance can help you make choices that do not aggravate your condition. For example, correcting gastritis, constipation, Chron’s, Celiac’s or Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Unsure what you can eat because of celiac disease, food allergies, lactose intolerance, or another condition? It’s easy to be overwhelmed by what you think you can’t eat. And, that can lead to a boring diet that doesn’t give your body the nutrition it needs. An RDN can teach you strategies about identifying foods to avoid and help you find substitutions to keep your diet balanced and tasty.

You’re Pregnant, Trying to Get Pregnant, or a New Mom

Are you considering in-vitro fertilization? Having PCOS? Tired of trying to get pregnant? Meet with an RDN to make sure you achieve the healthy weight you need to become pregnant and to get the nutrients you need for a healthy pregnancy. And, after the baby comes, a registered dietitian nutritionist can help make sure you’re getting the nutrients you need for you and your little one, especially if you are breastfeeding or trying to manage a health concern. You can safely lose the baby weight with an RDN!

You Have Issues with Food and Eating Healthfully

As part of the treatment team, RDNs counsel individuals with eating disorders such as anorexia, orthorexia, and bulimia to help them understand the basic needs of the human body for automatic processes like creating urine and bowel movements, making tears, lubricating the lungs for proper breathing, making new skin, repairing organs and body tissues. Identifying yourself as worthy and deserving is a huge part of recovery. Understanding your basic needs is central to having the energy and mood to see the brighter side! On the other hand, maybe you do not have an eating disorder, but you exercise disordered eating patterns? You eat a ton of one type of food but eliminate food groups altogether? You know your eating patterns are not healthy and they are getting in the way of you feeling your best. An RDN can help you navigate these issues and outline the best practices for you to get back on track to feeling your best!

Aging Healthily 

The start of almost every di-ease to the human body starts with inflammation. An RDN can help with anti-inflammatory foods and supplements for healthy aging to be without drugs or surgery.  You can achieve better health if you start young and it is never too late to start!  Also, antioxidant nutrition and latest research findings for supplements and foods that work based on your goals of conserving muscle and health and aging healthily applied.

You Want Practical Lifestyle Advice

Need help sorting through the facts and fiction of nutrition headlines? Learn how to read labels at the supermarket, discover how healthy cooking can be inexpensive, learn how to dine out without ruining your eating plan and how to resist workplace temptations. When you see an RDN, the last thing you’ll get is one-size-fits-all diet advice. After learning about your health history, favorite foods, eating and exercise habits, an RDN will help you set goals and prioritize. Follow-up visits will focus on maintenance and monitoring your progress. You can sign up for grocery shopping tours, cooking demos and education and so much more!

You Want to Recover Faster from Sports, Exercise & Boost Your Libido

A RDN can personalize a diet and exercise plan and help you achieve results for organized sports like soccer, running long-distance races, skiing, mountain climbing — or just walking or jogging with your dog.  You have to eat right to exercise and keep it going for years. You need recovery from sports and exercise to have better stamina and endurance for the next day. You want to do more than just exercise. Your soreness is getting in the way of you doing more things or you have the desire to do more but just have to take days off to recover? An RDN can help you balance the right nutrients for peak performance.