What is nutrition therapy and where can I find a dietitian who practices it?

What is nutrition therapy and where can I find a dietitian who practices it? Nutrition therapy is the use of nutrition science to treat nutritional symptoms that cause disease. The older term would be diet therapy. The Medical Nutrition and Nutrition Entrepreneurs dietetic practice groups of the American Dietetic Association provide nutrition therapy based on your...

Where can I find a dietitian who can help plan my diet to omit foods that interfere with my medications?

I am on a lot of medications and some say I can't eat a particular food. Where can I find a dietitian who can help me plan my diet so it doesn't include foods that interfere with my medications yet is healthy? The Medical Nutrition and Nutrition Entrepreneurs dietetic practice groups of the Academy of...

Can you tell me how to calculate calories and hydration for tube feedings?

Can you tell me how to calculate calories and hydration for tube feedings? Can you tell me the steps to what goes into a patient assessment if they were in the hospital? Thank you. You would need to take a look at their current weight, usual weight, stress factors (fever, infection, burns, etc) and lab...

My nephew who has leukemia. Are there any foods to be avoided while is taking these medications?

My 18-year-old nephew was diagnosed with juvenile leukemia last week. Could you please tell me if any foods should be avoided while taking the following medications? My sister needs this information and we do not know where to find it. Any help you can offer is greatly appreciated. Prednisone - orally 3 times a...

I will have surgery that will require a clear liquid diet.

I am about to have some surgery that will require that I be on a clear liquid diet for an extended amount of time. I must shop for these things before surgery as I live alone. Could you please let me know if there is anything I can have on this diet other than...

I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and read I should not eat some foods on Synthroid.

I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I take Synthroid 25 mcg 1x/day. I had this when I was 13 and was able to get off the medicine when I was 14. I am now 35. All my doctor told me was to take the medicine 1 hour before eating. I have read not to take...

I read that Dilantin interferes with the absorption of many vitamins.

I have read that Dilantin interferes with the absorption of many vitamins that I need. If I take my vitamins early in the morning after I eat and then about an hour later take my Dilantin and Phenobarb, will the vitamins be absorbed? If not, what can I do? Will eating certain foods such...

I have a friend who is becoming quadriplegic who would like advice on diet.

I have a friend who is becoming quadriplegic through post-polio syndrome. She'd like some advice on a diet---i.e. what should she eat so as not to gain weight as she loses mobility. Any ideas? A healthy diet that limits fat to 30% of calories, three meals per day and a variety of foods using the...

What does “SOAP” stand for?

I am currently taking a nutritional assessment class and cannot find a term in my text. What does "SOAP" stand for? SOAP refers to a style of documenting in medical charts. S = subjective i.e. what is the patient's complaint? O = objective i.e. what is the patient's eating history including a recall of what...

Where can I find a dietitian who works in mental health?

Where can I find a dietitian who works in mental health? The Behavioral Health Nutrition dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association specializes in working with mental health patients. Some medications can cause weight gain or weight loss or interactions with specific foods. You can find a dietitian at the Academy of Nutrition and...

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