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Dawn M. Frankwick MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Women's Health, Nutrition
Average rating 3.86 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
Address: 10330 N Meridian Avenue, Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: 206-668-6644
Clinical Interests: prenatal care, hormone replacement therapy, cesarean section (C-section) ... (Read more)
Kathleen M. Hargiss RD
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 19116 33rd Avenue, Lynnwood, WA 98036
Phone: 888-862-2737
Marlene J. Hillyer CLT, CSP, RDN, CNSC, CD
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 8301 NE 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98115
Clinical Interests: migraine, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn's disease ... (Read more)
Elena Lin O'Callahan RD
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 19116 33rd Avenue, Lynnwood, WA 98036
Phone: 888-862-2737
Clinical Interests: nutrition issues
Mary Whitney Thomas R.D., C.D.E
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 1355 N 205th Street, Shoreline, WA 98133
Clinical Interests: cosmetic treatments
Kaitlyn Gale Mason MS, RDN, CD
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 9709 NE 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98115
Clinical Interests: education
Kathleen Bradley RD
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 10416 NE 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98125
Clinical Interests: weight management, nutrition issues, diabetes
Erin Elizabeth Phillips
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 314 NE Thornton Place, Seattle, WA 98125
Phone: 206-528-8000
Tracey K. Graber R.D.
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 9709 NE 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98115
Clinical Interests: diabetes education, education
Karen Munger RD
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 11011 N Meridian Avenue, Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: 206-362-0035
Heidi Elizabeth Turner MS, RD
Specializes in Rheumatology (Arthritis & Autoimmune Diseases), Nutrition
Address: 10330 N Meridian Avenue, Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: 206-668-6123
Clinical Interests: connective tissue disorders
Christiane Elizabeth Wake Rice CDN, RDN, CDE
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 19101 36th Avenue, Lynnwood, WA 98036
Vanessa Imus RDN
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 7501 NE 27th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98115
Mrs. Megan Marie Ellison MS, RD, CDE
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 3203 206th Place, Lynnwood, WA 98036
Kathyh Harvey MS, CSR, RDN
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 21309 W 44th Avenue, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
Mrs. Jennifer Bartley Campbell MAS, RD
Specializes in Nutrition
Address: 21827 W 76th Avenue, Edmonds, WA 98026
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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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