To best serve patients, our team works with a nutritionist. After all, what you eat greatly affects your digestive system and how you feel.
Our dietitian can show you what diet to follow to improve your digestive well-being. This service is available to several different types of patients, including those with gestational diabetes through Women’s Services, those with diabetes at the Wound Ostomy Clinic, and those who are part of the Cardio Pulmonary Rehab program
What to Expect
When first meeting with a dietitian, he or she will review medical history, relevant medications and labs, diet history, and any specific reasons for your visit.
From there, the dietitian will work with you to help set goals for making healthy changes to improve labs, improve health or help with weight management. At Enloe, we strive to make this an individualized process with the goal of helping you reach your goals in a reasonable and sustainable way.
For instance, our patients may hear about the low-FODMAP diet. It's a diet often recommended for those with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). FODMAPs are carbohydrates found in foods that pull water into your intestinal tract. For those with IBS, they may not digest or absorb well.
A low-FODMAP diet can help with IBS as well as other digestive disorders, such as inflammatory bowel disease.
Patients may also hear about the Mediterranean diet, a diet that consists of meals that contain fish, fruits and vegetables, and grains. Elements of the diet can lower the risk of colorectal cancer — the third-most common cancer in the U.S. Learn more in this article.
Our dietitian may also hand out these informational guides if patients have: