Nutritional Counseling

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The practice of integrative nutrition takes a holistic approach to wellness recognizing that the foundation for optimal health and healing begins with a health promoting diet. In working with our Registered Dietitian, you will learn which obstacles stand in your way of optimal health and you will develop a plan to remove these obstacles and add ingredients like whole, fresh food, nutrients, sleep, and exercise to create a healthier life.

During your first session, we’ll do a full assessment of your health and medical history, current eating habits and preferences, overall lifestyle and personal goals to identify your individual needs. We will provide you with nutrition education, and equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to succeed and reach your goals. Follow-up visits are focused on accountability, assessment of goal-meeting progress, further nutrition education, addressing any challenges or problem areas, answering any food and nutrition questions that may have arisen, and helping you to stay motivated and inspired!

Areas addressed in integrative nutrition therapy sessions include:

  • Cardiovascular Disease: high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease
  • Diabetes: type 1, type 2, pre-diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food allergy/intolerance
  • General health and wellness
  • GI disorders: celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, crohn’s
  • Gut health: GI issues, diarrhea, constipation, food in-tolerances
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Mental health
  • Overcoming cravings (for sugar, carbohydrates, alcohol and/or chocolate)
  • Sports nutrition and maximizing athletic performance
  • Weight management (weight loss/weight gain)
  • Women’s health

Food Sensitivity Testing

A healthy gut is pivotal to optimal wellness. Food sensitivities have been shown to play a large role in various diseases and symptoms including systemic inflammation, IBS, migraine headaches, fibromyalgia, GERD, arthritis, etc.  The food sensitivity protocol includes testing, and a series of nutrition follow-ups to assess results and plan a customized diet that will heal your gut optimally.

Workshop & Classes

Body Reset Program: We’ve developed a science-based, six-week wellness program designed to reset and detoxify your body from the inside out.  Healthy cells are the cornerstone of health, and we have approximately 37 trillion of them floating around our body.  The Body Reset Program is targeted to help you bring out your body’s fullest potential, through whole foods and supporting supplementation.  Weekly sessions will teach you simple, practical ways to apply a whole-food approach to your everyday life.

Treatment Locations

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Contact Us

University Internal Medicine & Integrative Health | 1932 Alcoa Highway | Building C, Suite 470 | Knoxville, Tennessee 37920 | Phone: 865-971-3539 | Fax: 865-971-3069 | Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm