We have a lot of choices when it comes to the food we put into our bodies. A registered dietitian can help you make the best choices. At Integrative Health and Wellbeing at NewYork-Presbyterian, our registered dietitian has specialized training in functional and integrative nutrition, as well as oncology nutrition (for people with cancer). Through one-on-one consultation, she can provide nutritional recommendations just for you, work with you to create a personalized food plan that meets your needs and preferences, and provide guidance and support to help you follow a healthier diet—not just for a few months, but for life.
Who Can Benefit from Integrative Nutrition
With the busy lives we lead today, just about everyone stands to benefit from healthy modifications to their daily diets. You may especially benefit from nutritional coaching if you have:
- Acne or eczema
- Cancer (whether you are in active treatment and in need of nutritional support, or have completed treatment and are looking to make positive health changes)
- Digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Excess body weight
- Heart disease
- High blood cholesterol/triglycerides
- High blood pressure
- Low energy
- Migraine headaches
- Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes
What You Can Expect
When you meet with the nutritionist, she will ask you about your medical history, symptoms, lifestyle, eating habits, and emotional relationships with food. Together you will work to understand any barriers to healthy eating and come up with a plan to address them so you can begin following a healthy diet. You may learn about dietary changes such as:
- Mindful eating, rather than rushing through a meal
- Looking out for simple kitchen “mishaps” that may lead to too much salt or fat in your food or too many calories in your meals
- Avoiding foods that may trigger certain symptoms, such as IBS discomfort or migraines
- Choosing healthy snacks
- Incorporating more vegetables, fruits, and other plant-based foods into your diet
- Using healthy flavor enhancers for food if your taste has been altered by cancer treatment
The dietitian will ask you about your preferences for follow-up visits and the frequency of those visits, and establish a schedule that works for you.
How We Can Help You
Call us to make an appointment. We are located in the David H. Koch Center, with the entrance located on 69th Street.
Nutritional counseling is sometimes covered by insurance if it is being provided to someone with diabetes or in need of weight loss. Contact your insurance provider for questions about your specific coverage. We can also help verify your coverage.