Medical Nutrition for Heart Disease
Medical Nutrition Therapy for Heart Disease
Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It comprises multiple conditions such as congestive heart failure, atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, heart attack and stroke.Visiting your doctor at least once per year for a routine physical and bloodwork can identify whether you are at risk. A consultation with a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) at Nutrition HealthWorks can greatly benefit your heart health.
Whether you have been diagnosed with heart disease or you have risk factors that could lead to cardiac issues, a proper diet can help improve your heart health and reduce the risk of future heart attacks. Risk factors can include obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. With the proper nutrition, most – if not all – of those risk factors can be controlled or managed.
Working with a Nutritionist for Cardiovascular Health
The registered dietitian nutritionists at Nutrition HealthWorks provide specific nutritional recommendations to promote heart health and discuss nutritional approaches to manage your heart disease. Our RDNs will communicate clear, simple dietary and lifestyle changes to ensure you understand and adhere to the plans.
During medical nutrition sessions, your dietitian will explain the connection between heart health, diet, and exercise. We will get an in-depth history that includes eating and activity patterns (socially and within the family), the structure and hours you work and who does the cooking and grocery shopping. Our RDNs can provide you with customized heart-healthy meal plans, grocery store tours, pantry makeovers, and cooking demonstrations to make your selection of foods nutritious and delicious.
Body fat and metabolic testing are also available at Nutrition Healthworks and can be performed by our RDNs for clients seeking weight management to improve their heart health.
Get Started with Nutrition HealthWorks
If you want to control existing risk factors or just ensure you are eating a heart-healthy diet, contact Nutrition Healthworks today. Our RDNs love helping people make better dietary decisions and look forward to working with you.