Gastrointestinal Disease Treatment
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome): We collaborate with the leading IBS experts in the tri-state area and help our clients find relief and a dietary lifestyle they can be comfortable with. We coach, help identify offending foods and piece together a style of eating suited to our clients’ particular sensitivities. Our clinicians are proficient in the FODMOP diet, which can be beneficial for many suffering with IBS.
Celiac Disease: We direct those who suspect a diagnosis of celiac disease to an MD specialist to make this determination. Once the diagnosis is made, we help to create a non-restrictive gluten-free diet to ease the transition. Some of our clients do not have a definitive diagnosis but do feel notably better when eliminating gluten from their diet. These clients may be gluten sensitive.
GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease, i.e. heartburn): Our RDs help to identify foods which can trigger reflux symptoms while creating a strategy to minimize discomfort. We will help clients eliminate the more obvious offenders and work with them to identify the less obvious.
IBD (Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis): Depending upon where the client is in the disease process, we work with them collaboratively to meet their individual dietary needs enabling them to heal and restore their well being.
Constipation: Constipation occurs for a variety of reasons. We work with our clients to eliminate foods and supplements which may exacerbate the problem while simultaneously developing a dietary strategy to bring about regularity.
How We Help:
- We provide meal planning specifically designed to navigate the dietary limitations brought on by symptoms.
- Meal Plans are highly individualized and prepared with our clients present and with their valuable in-put.
- If so desired our skilled dietitians can help our clients identify problematic foods by systematically guiding them through an elimination diet.
- If our clients have cut out many healthful foods as a result of their gastrointestinal symptoms and are fearful of eating them again we work with them and gradually reintroduce of some of these foods where appropriate.
- When needed, we can make recommendations to gastroenterologists as well as complimentary care practitioners such as physical therapists, massage therapists and acupuncturists.