How Food Affects Health


Clinical dietitians educate patients on what they should eat to best benefit their overall wellness.

What we consume plays a large role in our overall health. Some patients may be referred out to a dietitian to treat a health condition, eating disorder, or just to improve their overall wellness.

Common Reasons Patients See Nutritionists:

  • Managing Chronic Conditions (Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, etc.)
  • Pre/Post Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Experiencing Digestive Issues
  • Pregnancy or Trying to Conceive
  • Eating Disorders
  • Need to Gain or Lose Weight
  • Enhance Athletic Performance
  • Wanting to Improve Health

Your clinical dietitian will perform a thorough nutrition assessment to gain a better understanding of your condition or dietary needs.

Some elements of this assessment may include:

  • What foods you are currently eating
  • How the foods you eat are affects your symptoms
  • Foods you have already eliminated
  • Vitamin and mineral intake
  • Medications you are currently taking
  • Religious dietary restrictions
  • Food preferences and cooking habits

Your dietitian will create the best food plan to keep you healthy, while also accommodating your lifestyle. You should expect to have a few follow up appointments to evaluate your nutrition levels and make adjustments to your food plan.