What’s Eating You? By Beverly Price, CEDRD, C-IAYT
Hello! You have made a commitment to psychotherapy and medication management. What are your thoughts about rounding out your treatment plan with comprehensive nutrition therapy?
In working with individuals who span generations, along with various nutrition concerns, nutrition therapy is pertinent whether you want to focus on your mental health or medical needs.
My career began with a significant emphasis on cardiovascular
research and treatment. I had the honor of working with the
Traditionalists generation in conveying vital information on reversing
heart disease. You may have already evolved through the aging process,
and nutrition counseling can give you that extra boost to fully enjoy
your prime of life. Nutrition therapy is relevant on all fronts.
in line are the Baby Boomers who are now approaching their generative
years and wish to turn back the clock. You may be informed by your
physician that your blood sugar, blood pressure, and/or cholesterol is
creeping up. You may also notice those extra pounds. For women in
particular, hot flashes and other menopausal issues begin to emerge.
Perhaps you have been diagnosed with a chronic condition. Although I do
not emphasize “diets,” a lifestyle change is accentuated as “diets”
rarely work long term. Diets available on Internet may not be safe nor
evidence-based. They are not a substitute for “real deal”…a qualified
professional to guide you. In the nutrition education process, you may
find that it is not ‘what’ you are eating, but what you are ‘not’ eating
that is attributing to your discomfort and slowing down your
metabolism, along with your risk factors/chronic disease. I can help.
Generation X cohort often ignore their own nutrition needs, as they are
busy raising their Millennial children. Making time for nutrition
education, may help you uncover matters that need your attention, while
helping your children focus on rounded eating as well. Millennials are
often way ahead of their parents in terms of eating wholesome, and in
turn try to influence their parents.
Are you pre-occupied with
quick ways to lose weight, along with body image? If so, you are
modeling this behavior for your offspring, potentially contributing to a
budding eating disorder. Although eating disorders biological with
environmental influence, it is important to pay attention to warning
- Have you witnessed your child making her/himself sick because they feel uncomfortably full?
- Does your child worry that they have lost control over how much they eat?
- Has your child recently lost more than one stone (14 – 15 pounds) in a three-month period?
- Do you hear your child express that they are “fat,” when they appear too thin?
- Would you say that food dominates the everyday life of your child?
You personally may be experiencing these symptoms no matter how old you are. If so, help is available.
RCBM, the nutrition therapy process begins with a food and behaviors
assessment, health and treatment history, interface with treatment
providers, along with meal and treatment planning. A thorough assessment
paves the way for a successful nutrition counseling experience. Review
of food intake and behaviors, implementation of meal plan, evaluation of
laboratory work, and further information is provided at follow up
Don’t be afraid! The first step is to schedule an
appointment. As a registered dietitian, I look forward to meeting you
and accompanying you on your nutritional journey!