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Diet and nutritional medicine

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Healthier living often requires guidance, especially when faced with nutrition-related health diagnoses. In a world inundated with diverse nutritional information, our registered dietitian is your trusted partner, helping you navigate through the noise and working towards better health through medical nutrition therapy (MNT).

Nutritional medicine at Hoskinson Health and Wellness Clinic transcends traditional approaches, embracing a comprehensive and personalized strategy to enhance your overall well-being. Rooted in the belief that food is a powerful catalyst for healing and sustaining health, our approach to nutritional medicine is guided by the principles of evidence-based nutrition and the expertise of our dedicated healthcare team.

What is nutritional medicine?

Nutritional medicine goes beyond dietary choices, considering the individual's unique biochemical makeup, lifestyle, and specific health needs.

What is medical nutrition therapy (MNT)?

Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) is a specialized nutrition-based treatment provided by a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). As a focus of our holistic services, MNT aims to help individuals, particularly those dealing with obesity, diabetes, lipid disorders, and various chronic conditions, to enhance their health through strategic dietary changes.

What is a registered dietician?

A registered dietitian (RD), also known as a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), is a certified food and nutrition expert, with a minimum of a bachelor's degree and extensive coursework through an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) program. They have passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

Our services

Referrals can include medical nutrition therapy for the following:

  • Anemia
  • Athletic, physical performance and sports nutrition
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes (gestational, prediabetes type 1, type 2, alzheimer’s)
  • Digestive health (celiac disease, chewing and swallowing issues, colostomy, constipation, diarrhea, diverticulitis, gastroparesis)
  • Food allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities
  • Genetic conditions (ie, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia)
  • Gout
  • Kidney disease
  • Infant and child nutrition
  • Intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Malnutrition
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Parkinson’s
  • Prenatal care
  • Vascular health (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart failure, COPD, stroke)
  • Weight management (gain, loss, maintenance)

If there is a health/medical condition that is not listed here that you would like to address with medical nutrition therapy, please get in touch and our registered dietitian will contact you regarding that specific condition.

What you can expect from our registered dietician?

  • Personalized assessment: Our registered dietician conducts thorough assessments to understand your individual health profile, medical history, and nutritional needs. This forms the foundation for creating a tailored nutritional medicine plan.
  • Strategic nutrition planning: Based on the assessment, we develop a customized nutrition plan that aligns with your health goals. This plan integrates the right balance of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to support your body's optimal functioning. This plan becomes a roadmap for incorporating healthy eating habits seamlessly into your daily life.
  • Disease prevention and management: Nutritional medicine plays a pivotal role in preventing and managing various health conditions, including chronic diseases. It serves as a proactive approach to promoting long-term health and vitality.
  • Lifestyle integration: We recognize the interconnectedness of nutrition, lifestyle, and overall well-being. Our nutritional medicine approach extends beyond the plate, incorporating lifestyle modifications that complement dietary changes for sustained health benefits.
  • Measurable changes: As you work toward accomplishing your nutritional goals with medical nutrition therapy, you can expect measurable changes in your symptoms, ability to function, and quality of life. Because we believe in holistic healthcare, we believe in delivering impactful services to support your whole health, for your whole life!
  • Follow-up support: Through follow-up appointments, our registered dietitian monitors your progress towards your nutrition-related goals. Adjustments are made, as necessary, ensuring that your evolving health needs are continuously met.

Our commitment to your well-being

At Hoskinson Health and Wellness Clinic, nutritional medicine is not a one-size-fits-all solution but a nuanced and personalized plan. We prioritize your long-term success, giving you the knowledge and tools to make the best nutritional choices for you.