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Nutrition for
Gut Health

Proper nutrition is an integral part of good gut health which ultimately informs our overall health. However, you won't have to search very far to find someone with 'gut issues' — so, what gives?

We're here to help you find out. Foodsmart pairs you with your very own registered dietitian who will consider your specific gut needs and conditions and develop a plan to help you feel your best. 

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Join our NEW Gut Health Program

 

What You'll Get
  • A program customized specifically to you – whether you have general gut concerns or conditions like IBS/IBD, Celiac disease, Crohn's disease, or others.
  • Evidence-based nutrition curriculum with weekly topics of focus
  • Frequent check-ins with your dietitian to customize and adapt your plan based on progress
  • Access to the Foodsmart app for meal planning, recipes, grocery delivery and more 
  • An accountability partner and long-term support 
How to Sign Up 
  • Schedule your first visit. During your first visit, mention you'd like to begin the "Healthy Gut Program". Your new dietitian will go over what the program looks like,  adapt it to your needs, and schedule your subsequent visits.
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How Can a Dietitian Help With Gut Health?

Your gut health dietitian is clinically trained to support your health with nutrition. They will take into account your medical history, needs, and preferences and will develop a plan to help you reach your goals. They'll help you sift through the confusing and, often overwhelming, nutrition noise to figure out what works for you. They are trained to support medical conditions like Irritable bowel syndrome or disease (IBS/ IBD), Celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), diverticulitis and more. They also support food sensitivities and allergies. Plus, they're available on your schedule via telehealth.

Nutrition and Gut Health : What's the Connection?

Inside our digestive tract (mostly within the large intestine), there live billions of bacteria which aid the body in a variety of functions from breaking down your food and facilitating nutrient absorption to impacting hormones and mood (whoah!). This ecosystem is called your "gut microbiome". The health of your gut relies heavily on a proper balance of 'good' bacteria to 'bad' bacteria. A shift in this ratio, called "dysbiosis", can mean a variety of ill effects. For example, too much 'bad' bacteria have been linked to higher incidences of IBS/ IBD, Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis.

What we eat can have a great impact on the balance within our gut — foods either promote good bacteria or not-so-good. While there are some general rules, like eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, most individuals require personalized support to determine which foods support their unique gut microbiome. 

Your Foodsmart dietitian is clinically trained to work with you to find what works and craft a plan specific to your needs and goals.

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Questions? Chat with a care coordinator

The Foodsmart Approach

Your journey begins with a visit with a dietitian. If you're interested in the "Gut Health Program", mention it to your dietitian and they'll give a program overview, adapt it to your needs, and schedule your subsequent visits. Once you've got a plan in place, explore the daily tools available to you on the Foodsmart app. 

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Meet your personal dietitian

Choose a 30 or 60 minute visit with a dietitian to define your goals and create a plan. Your dietitian will get to know you — your gut health-related goals, health history, and preferences to find an approach that is truly unique to you.

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Receive a customized plan

Your dietitian will create a nutrition plan just for you which will include a meal plan, tips and tricks, and educational tools. That's everything you need to see success!

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Build better habits with daily support

Follow your meal plan in the app and customize with 1000's of chef-crafted recipes. Plus, save time and money with automatic grocery lists, grocery delivery, grocery deal finder, and more! 

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See results and celebrate the journey

Schedule monthly check-ins with your dietitian to adapt your plan based on your progress or changing needs, and to celebrate your wins!

Want more info?

We'd be happy to send you more information about the program and ensure this works best with your needs before getting started.

Provide your contact information and one of our patient care coordinator will send you an email and/or call you to help answer any questions about Foodsmart and our dietitian programs.

 

 

 

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Hear from our happy & healthy members

I have Hashimoto’s and losing weight can be very difficult. I have lost 10 pounds in 3 months, my joints don’t hurt as much, I sleep better, and have more energy to be active than ever before.
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The nutritionist was a game changer! I have jump-started my weight loss. 40 pounds down, 40 to go.
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I am already down 30 lbs from using the recipes on Foodsmart. Even my 2 year old who is super picky loves the recipes.
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I’ve seen significant improvements in my health since I’ve started using the Foodsmart app. I lost about 30 pounds in a year.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Our program is driven by registered dietitians who are clinically trained in medical nutrition therapy to treat all conditions with nutrition. Unlike many "one-size-fits-all" programs, we take a personalized approach to understand who you are and what you're looking to accomplish and then develop a plan just for you. We've seen numerous clinical outcomes amongst our 1.5M members including helping those them lose >5% of their bodyweight and keep it off for two years. With those kind of long term results, we're confident we can offer the support you need.

We work on your schedule. Whether you are available to meet once a week or once a month, we'll be here. We develop a plan that is specific to you so whether you have a goal to reach in one month or six, we can create a plan to help you get there.

Unlike many programs, we're not focused on quick fixes or a one-size-fits-all approach. Our primary difference is you!

Whether you've been diagnosed with IBS or IBD, Celiac, Crohn's ulcertive colitis, GERD or a number of other gut-related conditions — we can help. We consider your specific case, your symptoms, lifestyle, and your goals and come up with a plan that you feel great about and that puts you on the path to feeling great again. 

The program can be completed in as little as 8-10 weeks, but the length of the program entirely depends on your goals and the plan you develop with your dietitian. It is dependent upon how close or far you are away from your goals, whether you're looking to manage one or multiple gut-related conditions, and other factors like your health history. Your dietitian can provide a general timeline but, as you make progress or your goals change, we'll adjust the plan so we're always working towards your best you.

For most members, we recommend a visit every two weeks, though you are welcome to meet more or less frequently. This cadence will give enough time to make progress and have meaningful updates. If you need support in between visits, you may always message your dietitian. 

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