Medical Nutrition Therapy
What is medical nutrition therapy?
Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) is an evidence-based nutrition treatment modality provided by a registered dietitian. MNT can be utilized for chronic and acute conditions as well as a prevention measure.
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What is a registered dietitian?
A registered dietitian (RD) is a health professional with specialized training in nutrition and wellness. RD’s must complete an education program in the field of nutrition, complete an internship, and pass a national exam.
What can I expect with MNT?
At your first visit, you can expect your dietitian to ask questions about your current diet and lifestyle and work with you to set short-term and long-term health goals. You will work together to develop a plan to meet those goals. At follow-up visits, you will revisit those health goals and evaluate your progress. Your dietitian will help you work through any challenges you are having throughout the process.
MNT is a multi-appointment adaptable process that builds on itself as you progress through visits. MNT with an RDs goal is to help the patient learn, build self-efficacy, make positive nutrition and behavior changes, and reach goals.
Please note: Dietitians do not order lab tests or prescribe medications. Please speak with your PCP about these concerns.
Our MNT Team approach
You will work as a team with your dietitian. They will help to coach you and support you in your Healthiness journey. They will be with you every step of the way as you reach your goals.
Reasons for MNT with an RD
Preparation for bariatric or orthopedic surgery
Reducing processed food
Reductions in A1C levels for patients with diabetes
Specialty diets like vegan or grain-free
View more in the conditions treated section below
- Diet Review, Education, Modification, and Management to Relieve Symptoms of Chronic GI Conditions
Diet Review, Education, Modification, and Management to Relieve Symptoms of Chronic GI Conditions
What you eat can contribute to digestive problems. Changing your diet and lifestyle, avoiding certain foods, and managing stress may offer significant benefits.
- Exercise and Nutrition
Exercise and Nutrition
We can work with you to develop a plan to meet your health goals. At follow-up visits, you will revisit those health goals and evaluate your progress.
- Food Allergies
A food allergy is an abnormal response of the body's immune system to certain foods.
- Celiac Disease
Celiac disease is a digestive problem that hurts your small intestine, and stops your body from taking in nutrients from food. You may have celiac disease if you are sensitive to gluten, found in wheat, rye, and barley, or sometimes found in small amounts in mixed oats. When you have celiac disease and you eat foods with gluten, you may have symptoms such as stomach pain or swelling (bloating) that keeps coming back, gas, or muscle cramps or bone pain.
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a digestive disorder that's caused when gastric acid from your stomach flows back up into your food pipe (esophagus). Heartburn is the most common symptom of GERD. GERD happens when gastric acid from your stomach backs up into your food pipe (esophagus).
- High Cholesterol
If you have too much cholesterol in your blood, it can stick to the walls of the arteries in your heart (coronary arteries). The extra cholesterol can make your blood vessels narrower, making it harder to get enough blood through your blood vessels.
- Myotonic Dystrophy Type 2 (DM2)
Myotonic Dystrophy Type 2 (DM2)
DM2 is a multi-system disorder that does not allow muscles to relax once they have contracted or “myotonia” and muscle weakness.
- Heart Disease
Heart disease is a general term that includes any heart problem. This may include coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, heart failure, heart valve disease, and more.
Hyperlipidemia is when you have too many lipids (fats), such as cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood.
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder that affects your lower GI (gastrointestinal) tract. This includes the small intestine and large intestine (colon). It is diagnosed when a person has belly pain or spasm associated with a change in the appearance or frequency of their bowel movements.
- Kidney Disease
Kidney disease refers to a gradual loss of kidney function. Some people have no symptoms at all and are diagnosed by a lab test.
- Lower Blood Pressure in Adults with Hypertension
Lower Blood Pressure in Adults with Hypertension
ARC Medical Nutrition Therapy can help adults with hypertension who suffer from low blood pressure.
- Pregnancy/Breastfeeding Nutrition
ARC Medical Nutrition Therapy offers support for women who are pregnant or in the breastfeeding stage.
- Vitamin Deficiency
Vitamin deficiency is when your body does not absorb, produce, or receive enough vitamin/s.
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