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When you're on medical nutrition therapy, what you eat is just as important as how you eat and how it makes you feel. Your therapy starts with a comprehensive nutrition assessment where we examine:
The foods you are eating and how they affect your symptoms
The foods you would like to eat but have given up because of your condition and whether they can be re-introduced
Your nutrient intake, such as calcium, iron, vitamin B and vitamin D
Medications you are taking
Whether you use herbal supplements
Social factors, such as food preferences, whether you enjoy cooking for yourself and religious factors that impact your diet
With this information, we develop a specialized nutrition plan that considers your individual needs. This plan may include:
Supplements (vitamins and minerals)
Helpful information, such as how to read food labels
Guidance and support to help you adopt new eating habits
An important part of medical nutrition therapy is follow-up care. You can expect to see our nutritionist every few months or more frequently, if needed. During these visits, we evaluate your nutrition level and adjust your plan in response to your changing needs.