Nutrition is one of the primary pillars of good health and longevity. We believe the right kind of food is medicine. Nutrients are the fuel that allow our bodies to move, think, repair and detoxify. However, the wrong kind of food can slow down these metabolic processes and diminish our health and vitality. Meeting with our nutritionist will involve a detailed nutrition history - what you typically eat and drink - along with a discussion about your health concerns and current laboratory markers of health or disease. You and the nutritionist will work together to develop a plan that will move you towards better health.
Our nutritionists are adept at helping people with the following health challenges:
- Weight concerns (either under or over-weight)
- High cholesterol or triglycerides
- High blood pressure
- Food allergies and sensitivities
- GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease)
- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
- Celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease)
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Anxiety and depression
- Auto-immune disorders (such as Hashimoto's hypothyroidism)
In addition, we believe prevention is the best medicine. We welcome nutrition wellness visits for the purpose of preventing chronic disease.
Frequently Asked Questions
I don’t want eating to turn into a chore. Will I be able to eat foods I enjoy?
Registered dietitians will work with you to personalize an eating plan that is right for you. Calorie counting is not required except for short periods of focused attention if reducing calories is one of your goals.
My doctor says I’m gluten intolerant. How do I know what I can eat?
We’re trained to help you with just this kind of thing. Your registered dietitian can help you identify tasty gluten-free foods, and we even have classes for you to learn about gluten-free eating in a fun way.
I’m lactose intolerant. Can I still drink milk? And how will I get enough calcium and vitamin D?
Many people who are lactose intolerant can drink some milk if it’s treated to remove the lactose, or if they take an enzyme tablet to break down lactose before they drink milk. If you don’t drink any milk, your registered dietitian can help you find tasty ways to get the nutrients you need.
Will insurance cover nutrition and dietary services?
Coverage varies by carrier. Check with your health plan to see if these services are covered for you and if you need your doctor to give a referral.
Why Choose Ohio State?
Why choose nutrition and dietary services at Ohio State?
We provide the highest quality nutritional dietary counseling, offer education opportunities about nutrition and incorporate the latest research about diet and dietary supplements into our personalized care. At Ohio State Integrative Medicine, we have:
- Convenient and comprehensive care in one location
- Health service, such medical, chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, mental/behavioral health and more, in the same location.
- Classes in mindful eating, meditation, yoga, tai chi and more
- Free and convenient parking