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Nutrient Analysis

The LodeStone Center provides nutrition counseling as part of our wellness services. We have a registered dietitian who you can schedule appointments with either stand alone, or along with one of our mental health clinicians. If you would like more information, or would like to request a first visit, you can either fill out the contact form on this page and we will get in touch with you or you can also call us directly at 847-802-4058.

What is Nutritional Analysis?

Nutritional Analysis is part of our everyday life. We have grown accustomed to nutrition information being readily available.  There are millions of people who depend on nutrition information to meet their dietary needs. Common reasons people rely on food labels and other sources of nutritional analysis include: calorie information, carbohydrate controlled, high protein, low protein, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, high fiber, gluten free, lactose free, and food allergies.

What Makes Nutrient Analysis Different?

There are many aspects of nutrition that are not required to be on a food label or listed on companies’ websites. The most common 15 items listed on a food label are: calories, calories from fat, fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, sugars, protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron. For many individuals, more information is needed to ensure proper nutrition and overall health. That’s where a registered dietitian nutritionist comes in.

What is Nutritional Counseling?

Dietitians are trained to identify specific nutrients consumed in excess or alert clients to possible deficiencies based on nutrient analysis.  By compiling food records and analyzing data for independent nutrient profiles, each client receives individualized meal plans based on their nutrient needs.  The customization of an individualized meal plan following nutrient analysis allows clients to ensure they are maximizing their health.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding nutrition counseling, please don’t hesitate to call and speak with us. We are happy to answer questions, help look into your insurance benefits or explain how counseling might be beneficial to you. If you have questions, and would like to speak to one of our professionals, contact us today.