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 Nutrition Counseling?
Nutrition counseling is a term that encompasses a lot of different services surrounding dietary patterns and behaviors. Lots of people can benefit from nutrition counseling, for many different reasons; whether you need a complete dietary assessment, are looking to manage a medical condition, want to fine tune your food choices, or get inspiration for new recipes to fit you and your family’s needs. It’s best to book a nutrition consultation after a checkup with your primary care provider so that they can help inform your dietitian whether you have any specific conditions that can be addressed with nutrition, such as elevated blood sugar or cholesterol, blood pressure issues, or other chronic diseases.
Who Benefits from Nutrition Counseling?
While some patients come in for a nutrition consultation to learn more about how their food choices affect their health, others will schedule appointments at their doctor’s suggestion. Nutrition counseling is not just for adults with chronic disease. All ages benefit from consultation with a dietitian to receive customized recommendations and for prevention of future nutritional deficits. The following are just a few of the conditions that can benefit specifically from dietary interventions:
- Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating
- Food Sensitivities & Food Aversion
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Diabetes and pre-diabetic conditions
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Celiac Disease
- Obesity or overweight
- Medication related complications
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.