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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 chronic health issues, including:

  • Digestive health issues:

    • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

    • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD; Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis)

    • Celiac disease

    • Food allergies and intolerances

    • Chronic constipation and/or diarrhea

    • GERD

    • Gastroparesis

    • Diverticular conditions

    • Cirrhosis, hepatitis, and other conditions of the liver

    • Post-esophageal surgery, colostomy, ileostomy

    • Pancreatitis

    • Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS)

    • And others

  • 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, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, inflammatory conditions, and others

  • Weight management: Loss, maintenance, or gain, bariatric surgery

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

  • HIV/AIDS

Note: These lists are not inclusive. Want to know more or don't see what you'e looking for? Let me know.