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Dr. Mykela Karole Loury, MPH, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Nutrition
4745 W Cermak Road
Cicero, IL

Dr. Mykela Loury is a family medicine physician and nutrition specialist in Chicago, IL and Cicero, IL. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Loury is professionally affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health). She is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Loury completed her residency training at North Shore University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Chronic Illness, Hypertension

Christina M Sands, MS
Specializes in Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Nutrition
1524 Scoville Avenue
Berwyn, IL

Ms. Christina Sands practices family medicine, gastroenterology (digestive system), and nutrition in Chicago, IL and Berwyn, IL. Her clinical interests include pancreas problems and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Ms. Sands is affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health).

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Clinical interests: Pancreas Problems, Biliary Disorders

Specializes in Nutrition
4121 W Lake Street
Chicago, IL

Specializes in Nutrition, Chiropractic
120 E Ogden Avenue; Suite #202
Hinsdale, IL

Dr. Anna Jurik is a chiropractor and nutrition specialist in Hinsdale, IL. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Nutrition, Other
6555 North Avenue; Suite 104
Oak Park, IL

Monica Rojas, MS
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Nutrition
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL

Ms. Monica Rojas specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and nutrition. Ms. Rojas is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Health Munster. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Nutrition
500 Washington Boulevard; #402
Oak Park, IL

Specializes in Nutrition
4 N Old Mill Lane
Burr Ridge, IL

Specializes in Nutrition
715 Lake Street; Suite 220
Oak Park, IL

Specializes in Nutrition
629 S Hillcrest Avenue
Elmhurst, IL

Specializes in Nutrition
1225 W Lake Street
Melrose Park, IL

Specializes in Nutrition
7120 S 86th Court
Justice, IL

Ms. Ellen Muhammad's specialty is nutrition. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Nutrition
4121 W Lake Street
Chicago, IL

Specializes in Nutrition
3860 W Ogden Avenue
Chicago, IL

Specializes in Nutrition
911 N Elm Street; 115
Hinsdale, IL

Ms. Donna Prost practices nutrition. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Nutrition
51 E Burlington Street
Riverside, IL

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What is Nutrition Counseling?

Food is one of the most basic resources our bodies use for growth and energy, tied intricately to our well-being. Not only can what we eat affect our health, but certain conditions can affect how well our bodies process food. Nutrition is the study of this complex interaction, and when patients seek the advice of an expert to help them manage food in their life, it is called nutrition counseling.

At the most basic level, nutrition counseling can be simply a talk with a family physician. Doctors receive training in nutrition as part of their education, and they are generally qualified to make recommendations about diet for their patients. Some doctors take a professional interest in nutrition and become experts by taking extra classes or studying nutrition in their practice. In general, however, complex nutrition guidance will be referred to a nutrition specialist, generally a dietitian.

Registered dietitians are nutrition experts that have passed specific higher education, accreditation, and internship requirements. They may work in hospitals, nursing facilities, or private practices to provide nutrition therapy and advise patients about their health and diet. Like dietitians, nutritionists also work to counsel patients about food and health. Some nutritionists have degrees in nutrition or food science, but the title ‘nutritionist’ is not protected by law. In the United States, anyone is allowed to call themselves a nutritionist, regardless of their education level.

Nutrition counseling can be useful for anyone who is looking to get to a healthy weight, manage a chronic illness through diet, or simply lead a healthier lifestyle. Some examples of issues that benefit from nutrition counseling include:
  • Obesity
  • Eating disorders
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Food allergies
  • Kidney disease
  • Digestive disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Pregnancy or lactation
  • Participation in competitive sports

During a nutrition counseling appointment, the provider -- doctor, nutritionist, or dietitian -- typically will look over your medical history and talk to you about your current diet, your goals, what kinds of food you like, and any problems that you are currently struggling with in your health or diet. Then the specialist will help you set food goals and create a customized plan to help you meet your nutritional needs. Nutrition specialists may also offer classes, workshops, cooking demonstrations, and more. Their role is not to lecture you about what you should be eating, but to offer education and resources to make eating healthy foods easier.
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