What is Nutrition Therapy?
Nutrition therapy is the evidence-based application of nutrition to prevent, delay, or manage diseases and/or conditions. Essentially, nutrition therapy is taking research and information we know about nutrition and providing it in a practical way by the registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) to help an individual manage their health. The RDN assesses the needs of the client in a holistic manner and then removes complication from the research on nutrition to meet the needs of the client’s health, whether that is mental health, physical health, or both.
Who can benefit from nutrition therapy?
If you have noticed that you frequently have an emotional response to food, you may benefit from nutrition therapy. This emotional response may illicit behaviors such as compulsive eating, avoidance of food, desire to get rid of food, lack of control, or desire to over control intake of food. On the other hand, if you notice that intake or avoidance of food is regulated by emotions in other areas of your life on a regular basis, you will also likely benefit from nutrition therapy. Disordered eating and eating disorders are an outward manifestation of an inward condition, so nutrition therapy, along with collaboration and treatment from a therapist, can aid in determining what internal conditions are creating the difficulties with food behaviors. From there, recovery and freedom is possible.
Areas of specialization by Emmy Lu include:
Binge Eating Disorder
Other Feeding and Eating Disorders
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