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Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNScaleT), is the application of evidence based nutritional practice guidelines to chronic conditions, to help better manage these conditions, improve control over disease processes, and reduce the risk of complications. Chronic conditions that benefit from MNT include: Pre-diabetes, Diabetes, Pre-hypertension, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia and Heart Disease, Overweight and Obesity as well as a number of other conditions. Some of the main themes of nutritional counseling related to prominent chronic conditions are summarized below.

Nutrition Care for Diabetes and Pre-diabetes

Learn how to balance nutrition, activity and medications in order to manage blood glucose levels effectively. Improved blood glucose control reduces the risks of complications and promotes quality and longevity of life.

Important Concepts addressed by the Dietitian/Nutritionist

  • Nutrient Density and Diet Quality.
  • Distribution of meals and snacks.
  • Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load.
  • Carbohydrate counting.
  • Successful Weight Management and implications for Carbohydrate Metabolism.
  • Interpreting Blood Glucose Readings and Food Records.
  • Managing and preventing Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia.
  • Preventing Complications.
  • Managing Complications of Diabetes.

Nutrition Care for Hypertension and Pre-hypertension

Learn about dietary factors that can help to lower blood pressure and reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease.

Important Concepts addressed by the Dietitian/Nutritionist

  • The DASH eating plan.
  • Nutrient Density and Diet Quality.
  • Successful Weight Management and the effect of weight loss on Blood Pressure
  • Nutrients and Dietary components affecting blood pressure including: unsaturated fats, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, fiber and protein.
  • Lifestyle behaviors affecting blood pressure, including the role of physical activity.

Nutrition Care for Hyperlipidemia and High Cholesterol

Find out more about nutrients and lifestyle factors that affect blood lipid levels, learn how to adjust components of your diet and lifestyle to lower elevated blood lipids and in so doing lower your risk for coronary heart disease.

Important Concepts addressed by the Dietitian/Nutritionist

 

  • Nutrient Density and Diet Quality
  • Successful Weight Management and implications for Heart Health and Blood Lipid Levels.
  • Nutrients and dietary components that affect blood lipid levels including: saturated fat and unsaturated fat, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, simple sugars and carbohydrate, fiber, phytonutrients, and types and amounts of protein rich foods.
  • Lifestyle behaviors that affect blood lipids, including the role of physical activity, smoking and alcohol consumption.

Nutrition Care for Weight Management

Managing weight successfully in the long term can seem challenging – yet it need not be so. Weight loss and maintenance is readily achieved when you acquire the necessary skills and knowledge needed to be successful. Ongoing monitoring and support provided by our Dietitian/Nutritionist will help you to achieve your weight management goals.

Important Concepts addressed by the Dietitian/Nutritionist

  • Nutrient Density and Diet Quality
  • Metabolic Rate and Metabolism
  • Calorie Balance Equation
  • Components of food that can promote or inhibit weight loss and successful weight management.
  • Timing and spacing of meals.
  • Snacking, Shopping, Cooking Tips and Eating Out
  • Learn more about nutrients and dietary components that affect body weight including: types and amounts of fat, simple sugars and carbohydrate, fiber, types and amounts of protein rich foods and fluid intake.
  • Lifestyle behaviors that affect body weight, including the role of physical activity and alcohol consumption.

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