What is medical nutrition therapy?
Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) involves in-depth individualized nutrition assessment, nutritional therapy, and counseling for the purpose of disease management. For many conditions, dietary changes are often first-line treatments. That said, navigating dietary changes can often be equal parts overwhelming and confusing.
A registered dietitian has the knowledge and skills to help patients understand and implement changes to their diets—changes that often help decrease symptoms or severity and improve the patient's overall quality of life.
At GBU, our registered dietitian, Elle Wittneben, can provide counseling services for many urologic/ urogynecologic conditions, including the following:
Nutrition services can also help patients with the following:
- Diabetes (Pre-Diabetes, Type 1, Type 2)
- General nutrition
- Heart disease and related conditions (high cholesterol, high triglycerides, hypertension)
- Weight management (underweight, overweight, obesity)
Medical nutrition therapy services are available to GBU patients in our Dedham Care Center with a referral from their GBU provider.