5 reasons why you should work with a GI Registered Dietitian
If you have a GI condition, understanding how to eat to manage your symptoms can feel stressful and overwhelming. And the endless stream of conflicting information available on the internet can leave you wondering where to even begin. A Registered Dietitian can help you sift through the hype and tackle your diet with an evidence-based approach, taking into consideration your unique needs.
Here are 5 reasons why working with a GI Registered Dietitian at Oshi Health can make a huge difference in your digestive care journey, even if you’ve worked with a dietitian in the past.
1. Specific expertise in GI conditions
A GI Registered Dietitian has deep expertise not just in nutrition, but specifically in gastrointestinal nutrition. They are experts in understanding the relationship between food and gut health to help you identify patterns and understand triggers in what you’re eating.
2. Personalized dietary changes for your condition
They can help you figure out what type of dietary modifications may be best suited for you, taking into consideration your condition, symptoms, dietary intake, and more. Not only will a GI Registered Dietitian address your GI concerns, they’ll also help you make dietary changes that are sustainable long-term by incorporating your lifestyle, preferences, and needs, too.
3. Fewer trial and error diet changes
They know when a challenging elimination diet may be necessary and when it may not be. A GI trained dietitian is able to identify when a less restrictive approach is likely to be beneficial, sparing people the unnecessary burden of difficult diets and helping them achieve symptom improvement faster.
4. One-on-one support and education
They can make complicated diets easier to navigate. If you do need to try a specialized diet, working with a GI Registered Dietitian can make following complex protocols much easier with education, resources, and guidance. This means a higher chance of successfully implementing the diet, and a lower burden on you, the person following the diet.
5. Holistic care from a dedicated team
A GI Registered Dietitian at Oshi Health will work alongside your entire care team, including your GI provider, GI Behavioral Health Provider, and GI Health Coach, to build a holistic care plan personalized for you. Your team will work together – and partner with you – to ensure that your plan is working, make any necessary adjustments, and provide you with the support you need along the way.
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