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Seiji Kitagawa MD
Specializes in Hepatology (Liver Disease), Pediatric Gastroenterology, Nutrition
Average rating 2.0 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 15400 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77478
Amaka Anuli Akalonu MD
Specializes in Hepatology (Liver Disease), Pediatric Gastroenterology, Nutrition
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 15400 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77478
Ronda K. Elsenbrook L.D., R.D.
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 11555 University Boulevard, Sugar Land, TX 77478
Phone: 713-442-9100
Clinical Interests: cancer, weight management, diabetes education ... (Read more)
Jiwan L. Gupta R.D.L.D.
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 11555 University Boulevard, Sugar Land, TX 77478
Phone: 713-442-9100
Clinical Interests: hypertension (high blood pressure)
Jennifer Lynn Dyson LD, RD, CDE
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 17510 Grand Parkway, Sugar Land, TX 77479
Hafza R. Dadabhoy
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 14207 Erin Dale Court, Houston, TX 77083
Mrs. Charmagne Kim Emelue MS, LD, RD
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 2346 Plantation Bend Drive, Sugar Land, TX 77478
Laura Rhea Boudreaux MPH, LD, RD
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 14023 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77478
Jamille Ednee Garriga DIETITIAN
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 938 Poydras Street, Sugar Land, TX 77498
Mrs. Young Ok Lee M.S, L.D., R.D.
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 4830 Durham Lane, Sugar Land, TX 77479
Mrs. Nelda A. Aguirre M.S., L.D., R.D.
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 13107 Parkbrook Way Lane, Sugar Land, TX 77498
Ms. Rebecca Wheat Fuller R.D.L.D.
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 1930 Country Club Boulevard, Sugar Land, TX 77478
Patty Martin Duhon MPH, RD
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 15200 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77478
Mrs. Jolene Vanderzyl L.D.
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 15400 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77478
Radhika Koppanur
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 15200 US Highway 59, Sugar Land, TX 77478
Alifya Musa
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 26 Dartmoor Street, Sugar Land, TX 77479
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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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