What is Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)?
Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is the use of evidence-based practice to manage and sometimes prevent chronic conditions through individualized nutrition plans. Through in-depth nutritional diagnostic, therapeutic, and counseling services, including the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of all interventions, the goal of MNT is to "move the individual along the continuum of disease management toward better nutritional health and overall well being." (Krause, 2012)
MNT is often ordered and approved by your primary care physician or other health care provider, and is then performed by a Registered Dietitian. Depending on your individual insurance, you may or may not need a physician referral to seek MNT.
Sounds a little clinical, right? My goal at Real Good Nutrition is to make MNT more personal. I want to start our sessions where you are today and work together to find a realistic and sustainable way for you to feel better. You won't feel like you're in your doctor's office - I promise.
Chronic health conditions and Md-prescribed nutrition plans
My passion and expertise is helping you navigate your digestive health issues and overall gut health, including:
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD; Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis)
Food allergies and intolerances
Chronic constipation and/or diarrhea
Cirrhosis, hepatitis, and other conditions of the liver
Post-esophageal surgery, colostomy, ileostomy
Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS)
Looking for help with something other than your gut? I can also provide MNT and nutrition counseling to address your nutritional needs related to the following chronic health conditions:
Cardiovascular health: High cholesterol, high blood pressure, and others
Renal health: Chronic kidney disease (stages I-V, with or without dialysis)
Diabetes management: Type-1 and Type-2 Diabetes
Cancer: new diagnosis, undergoing current treatment, in remission
Autoimmune diseases: Celiac disease, inflammatory conditions, and others
Weight management: Loss, maintenance, or gain, bariatric surgery
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Note: These lists are not inclusive. Want to know more or don't see what you'e looking for? Let me know.