Nutrition is one of the primary pillars of good health and longevity. We believe the right kind of food is medicine. Nutrients are the fuel that allow our bodies to move, think, repair and detoxify. However, the wrong kind of food can slow down these metabolic processes and diminish our health and vitality. Meeting with our nutritionist will involve a detailed nutrition history - what you typically eat and drink - along with a discussion about your health concerns and current laboratory markers of health or disease. You and the nutritionist will work together to develop a plan that will move you towards better health.
Our nutritionists are adept at helping people with the following health challenges:
- Weight concerns (either under or over-weight)
- High cholesterol or triglycerides
- High blood pressure
- Food allergies and sensitivities
- GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease)
- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
- Celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease)
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Anxiety and depression
- Auto-immune disorders (such as Hashimoto's hypothyroidism)
In addition, we believe prevention is the best medicine. We welcome nutrition wellness visits for the purpose of preventing chronic disease.
Learn more about nutrition from our Advanced Competency Students podcast:
Food Sensitivity and Nutrition Testing
Ohio State Integrative Medicine offers unique tests to personalize nutrition intervention.
The Cellular Nutrient Assays test assesses your need for micronutrients and antioxidants to help you determine the best diet changes and supplements to improve cellular function.
The ALCAT food sensitivity test is a blood test that measures white blood cell reaction to the foods or chemicals tested. Our dietitians use the ALCAT results to customize elimination diets for patients.
Think one of these tests could be right for you? Lori Chong, MBA, RDN, LD, explains both tests in more detail:
Why choose nutrition and dietary services at Ohio State?
We provide the highest quality nutritional dietary counseling, offer education opportunities about nutrition and incorporate the latest research about diet and dietary supplements into our personalized care. At Ohio State Integrative Medicine, we have:
- Convenient and comprehensive care in one location
- Health service, such medical, chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, mental/behavioral health and more, in the same location.
- Classes in mindful eating, meditation, yoga, tai chi and more
- Free and convenient parking
I don’t want eating to turn into a chore. Will I be able to eat foods I enjoy?
My doctor says I’m gluten intolerant. How do I know what I can eat?
I’m lactose intolerant. Can I still drink milk? And how will I get enough calcium and vitamin D?
Will insurance cover nutrition and dietary services?