Nutrition for GI Conditions
Achieving and maintaining good nutrition is a key component of managing the troubling symptoms of gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. A proper diet also helps support the body’s energy levels and immune system and can help prevent vitamin and mineral deficiencies and malnutrition.
There are several ways you can take to improve your own gastrointestinal health, including:
- Reduce stress. Excess stress can lead to indigestion and other GI conditions.
- Exercise. Being sedentary can keep your digestion sedentary. Exercise can improve bowel movement.
- Make sure you get enough fiber.
You can find out more about the steps you can take in our blog on the topic. Although those things can help, many people often need additional intervention to achieve and maintain good GI health. That’s where the skills of the highly trained, experienced registered dietitian nutritionists of Nutrition HealthWorks come into play.
Why Work With A GI Conditions Dietitian?
Together with GI physicians, our registered dietitians at Nutrition Healthworks are happy to partner with clients to promote well-being and optimize quality of life, all while supporting gut health. Our RDNs provide individualized nutrition care and counseling for patients with a range of GI conditions including (but not limited to):
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Inflammatory Bowel Diseases such as Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
- Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
- Food Sensitivities and Intolerances
- Chronic Constipation
- Eosinophilic Esophagitis
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), aka acid reflux
To help patients modify their dietary habits to achieve better nutrition and reduce GI symptoms, we rely on evidence-based medical nutrition therapy and individualized counseling. We can help clients with specific diets that can significantly improve gastrointestinal symptoms, including low FODMAP, elimination, low and/or high fiber and gluten-free diets.
During nutrition consultations, the client meets with an RDN to review his/her GI diagnosis and symptoms, diet history, current intake of nutrients, lifestyle and behavioral factors.
Most importantly, our dietitians will tailor recommendations based on clients’ food preferences and what they CAN eat to enjoy their nutritious meals and snacks at home, in the workplace and when dining out while minimizing the uncomfortable GI symptoms.
Poor GI health can be painful and can affect every aspect of your life, including your mental health. If you suffer from any gastrointestinal issues or just want to ensure your gut health is optimal, contact Nutrition HealthWorks today
Contact Nutrition Healthworks
Our registered dietitian nutritionists are well trained and highly experienced experts in helping with nutritional goals for people of all ages and health needs. We provide meal planning services, pediatric and sports nutrition counseling, weight management counseling and more. Contact us today to find out how we can help you manage your diabetes.