Medical Nutrition Therapy
Fueling your body correctly is one of the best ways to feel great and live a healthy life. Many individuals find they could use some help in this area, particularly if they struggle with heart disease, diabetes, or diet-related diseases where some foods need to be limited or avoided completely. Medical nutrition therapy provides assistance for people that must make changes in their diet to maximize their health, and that is where our outpatient dietitians can help make navigating food choices easier for you! Outpatient medical nutrition therapy at Davis Hospital is staffed by dietitians who specialize in educating patients regarding food choices that maximize health, treat chronic disease, prevent disease, and achieve healthier weight and fitness levels.
Reducing Your Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
Many individuals, particularly those with a family history, may eventually develop conditions that increase the risk for cardiovascular disease like heart attack or stroke. Changes in salt intake and choosing healthier fats can help treat the following cardiovascular risk factors:
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol)
- Hypertriglyceridemia (high triglycerides)
- Dyslipidemia (unhealthy blood fat levels)
- Cardiovascular disease (heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure, edema/swelling)
Diet-related Chronic Disease Management
Our dietitians offer training to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to live a better life when certain foods must be avoided or limited to help you minimize GI symptoms associated with certain foods. Some examples of this include:
- Celiac disease (gluten sensitivity or intolerance)
- Lactose intolerance
- Hypoglycemia and reactive hypoglycemia following gastric surgery
- Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome)
- Diverticular disease
- Food allergies
Our Registered Dietitians are Specialists in Nutrition
With over a decade of experience, our dietitians and certified diabetes educators provide the latest information available in nutrition to improve your health, holding certifications with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
Davis Hospital and Medical Center’s Outpatient Medical Nutrition Therapy clinic is located on the Davis Hospital campus in conjunction with the Diabetes Care Center in the Robert F. Bitner Medical Office Building, suite B150. Please call 801-807-7360 for more information.