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Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
At Dallas Dietitian Nutritionist you will receive expert, science based advice to help you eat better and change your eating plan without compromising taste or nutrition.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist is an expert in the field of disease prevention and management through food and lifestyle modification. Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) provided by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist includes a nutrition diagnosis as well as counseling services to help you manage your disease condition.
We have helped more than 280 patients find solutions to manage chronic diseases by providing sound, easy-to-follow nutrition advice. Our medical nutritional therapy program includes lifestyle assessment, metabolic lab review, thorough review of current diet and eating habits, and development of a personalized nutrition plan.
If you have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney, or any other disease condition, it can be hard to know what to eat. We review your lab results with you, help you understand your condition and provide education about the nutrients that affect it. Then, we create an eating plan that includes all the important nutrients that can help you manage your condition.
Our goal is to be your guide to reach optimum health when dealing with health conditions such as:
Diet and lifestyle changes are the primary treatment approaches for women with PCOS. Women can benefit from proper food intake, supplements, regular physical activity, stress management and sleep support. Many women with PCOS show to be deficient in certain nutrients like magnesium and zinc. Women with PCOS tend to have more low grade inflammation that could stem from insulin resistance so it is really important to incorporate anti-inflammatory foods. Some Antioxidant rich foods are:
Hypertension is the term used to describe high blood pressure. Blood pressure is a measurement of the force against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps blood through your body. It is known as the silent killer. High blood pressure increases your chance of having a stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease, and early death. Fortunately, through dietary and lifestyle changes it can be managed and controlled.
The sodium in salt plays a major role in high blood pressure. Most Americans are getting too much sodium from the foods they eat. The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends less than 2,300 milligrams per day of sodium and even less for children younger than age 14. Here are ways you can eat right with less salt:
- Focus on fresh foods as they are naturally low in sodium.
- Read food labels to select “low sodium” or “no salt added” products.
- Use caution with condiments and try low-sodium sauces.
- Try salt-free seasonings such as herbs, spices, or lemon juice.
Heart disease is a leading cause of death among men and women in the United States. Unhealthy diet, sedentary lifestyle, excessive weight, and smoking are some factors that increase patient’s chance of developing cardiovascular disease (heart disease). Managing elevated blood cholesterol and high blood pressure is the best way to support good heart health. Daily eating habits that can improve our lipid levels include:
Diabetes is a metabolic disease that leads to excess glucose (sugar) in your blood. Increased amount of sugar in the blood can lead to serious health problems such as cardiovascular disease, kidney damage (nephropathy), nerve damage especially in the legs (neuropathy), and eye damage (retinopathy). Proper diet and exercise can help live a healthy life with diabetes. Medical nutrition therapy for diabetes is covered by Medicare when a Medicare beneficiary has been referred by a physician. Referral form is available here.
Carbohydrates are the main source of energy for our body but diabetic patients have to control the intake of carbohydrates to manage blood sugar level. Small changes in your diet and exercise can help you manage diabetes and make your life easier! Here are some practical tips:
- Get plenty of dietary fiber from fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains. Dietary fiber can help you feel full longer and may lower your risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
- Avoid added sugar by reading Nutrition Facts Label.
- Balance your meals with protein, nutrient-dense carbohydrates, and non-starchy vegetables.
- Get into a regular exercise routine that works for you.
The kidneys are a pair of vital organs that perform many functions to keep the blood clean and chemically balanced. The two most common causes of End Stage Renal Disease are diabetes and high blood pressure. Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) related to kidney disease includes monitoring intake of protein, fluids, salt, potassium, phosphorus and other minerals. Here are some practical nutrition tips to slow the progression of kidney failure:
- Manage protein intake
- Control food sources of phosphorus
- Avoid excess sodium
- Limit potassium foods
Medical nutrition therapy for non-dialysis kidney disease is covered by Medicare when a Medicare beneficiary has been referred by a physician. Referral form is available here.