Ask the Dietitian

Submitted by Carilion Dietitian on Mon, 05/08/2017 - 10:52am
Hi Jack: Glad you liked the article on hydration.  Yes, decaffeinated coffee does count towards your daily fluid intake, as well as herbal teas and decaffeinated teas.  Caffeinated coffee, tea and alcohol actually cause the body to lose water as they are considered diuretics.  However, new research...
Submitted by Carilion Dietitian on Wed, 03/29/2017 - 1:44pm
Hi Mark: Sorry, but the RD's have not heard of Dr. Michael Klaper and Dr. Michael Greger and the miracles of a plant based diet healing disease.  This writer has read the book of Dr. Dean Ornish and the program for reversing Heart Disease with a plant based diet, however.
Submitted by Carilion Dietitian on Mon, 03/20/2017 - 1:09pm
Hi!  Thank you so much for your question.  We are certianly all really busy with our schedules and it can be hard to get some healthier meal options on the table.  I will say upfront that this will require a little bit of pre-planning to get a few healthy meals added to your week.  Take a few...
Submitted by Carilion Dietitian on Wed, 02/01/2017 - 8:04am
Title: Appointment with a dietitian Question: How do I make an appointment with a dietitian? Answer: Thanks for the question Patsy. To make an appointment with a dietitian call 1-800-422-8482. We would be glad to try to help you reach your weight goals. The cost for the appointment ranges between...
Submitted by Carilion Dietitian on Wed, 02/01/2017 - 8:04am
Title: Appointment with a dietitian Question: How do I make an appointment with a dietitian? Answer: Thanks for the question Patsy. To make an appointment with a dietitian call 1-800-422-8482. We would be glad to try to help you reach your weight goals. The cost for the appointment ranges between...
Submitted by Carilion Dietitian on Mon, 01/30/2017 - 9:09am
Great question.  On intake, a patient or the patient's family is normally asked about any food allergies and these are then added to the patient's allergy list along with any medication sensitivities or allergies.  You should also alert each oncoming nurse about the patient's allergies.  The...
Submitted by Carilion Dietitian on Thu, 01/19/2017 - 2:49pm
Thank you for your question.  Carilion does not do these sorts of tests.  We do not endorse any providers who perform this testing, but they can be found on the web.  One I recently found out about is Wellio by PreviMedica.  Again, I am not endorsing this company. There are also holistic...
Submitted by Carilion Dietitian on Thu, 01/19/2017 - 2:33pm
Hi Ester: Yes, you are correct, brown rice syrup is quite high in sugar content and is also high on the glycemic index. By the time rice syrup reaches your small intestine and gets broken down, it is basically just 100% glucose, the same sugar that raises blood sugar levels.  If you are trying to...
Submitted by Carilion Dietitian on Thu, 01/05/2017 - 8:38am
Title: Weight Loss Class Question: Hello I am worried about my daughters diet.  Her BMI is too high and I feel she needs to take a class about healthy eating. Do you know of a class in the Roanoke valley? Answer: Thanks for the question Tracy. I currently do not know of any weight loss group...
Submitted by Carilion Dietitian on Thu, 01/05/2017 - 8:27am
Title: GERD/Anit-Reflux?Bland Diet Question: On the GERD/AntiReflux/Bland diet some foods are called triggers. Some  can eat them and some cannot.  How do you figure out which are actually triggers? Answer: The best way to know which ones are triggers is to eliminate all possible trigger foods/...