Virtual IBD Nutrition Coaching

Work with Danielle One-On-One

Only available to US residents

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There isn’t one nutrition prescription for all people with IBD: Different guts tolerate different foods differently!

As an IBD Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I can virtually assist you on your nutritional journey for Crohn’s or colitis.

Danielle Gaffen, MS, RDN, LD

When it comes to managing your Crohn’s and colitis, you’ve checked all the boxes. You’ve received your IBD diagnosis, maybe started your medications, and tirelessly searched the internet for the best dietary advice. Yet, despite all your efforts, you’re still in a constant battle with your body. The fatigue, pain, and uncertainty continue to confuse you, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and desperate for a solution.


The reality is, managing inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) like Crohn’s and colitis can be incredibly challenging. It’s a constant uphill climb, attempting to navigate an ever-changing landscape of symptoms, treatments, and diets. It’s no wonder you’re left feeling defeated and alone.


But there’s hope: Introducing your 3-month path to living free with IBD!


Danielle’s comprehensive program is designed to guide you through every step of managing your Crohn’s or colitis, equipping you with the tools, resources, and support you need to regain control of your life. Danielle understands how hard it can be to navigate this journey alone, which is why she’s committed to supporting you every step of the way.

IBD Services Offered

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Customized Nutritional Recommendations

For your specific condition, symptoms, and goals that can practically and realistically be applied to your lifestyle 
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IBD-Friendly Recipes and Grocery Store Suggestions

Never be left wondering, "what can I eat?" again! Personalized suggestions based on your individual food triggers and preferences to get your body the macros and micro-nutrients it needs (like iron and B12)
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Symptom Food Journal Monitoring

Keeping a symptom food journal will help us track your symptoms after eating and allow us to help you find your food triggers.
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Unlimited Access Between Sessions

Receive the support you need to FEEL BETTER. Urgent questions or situations between sessions can be addressed through email or messaging via Practice Better, a secure, HIPAA-compliant patient portal.
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Access to My Eating for Remission Program

Gain access to videos and downloadable resources tailored to your condition, conveniently available in one place.
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Invitation to Join Group Sessions and Access to Private Online Forum

Experience additional support through bonus recipes, resources, and community engagement for a more enriching journey.

Client Testimonials

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Schedule Your Free 45-Minute Chat

We can work together to help you live your best life, starting right now!
Please note that coaching is only available to US residents.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I see clients virtually nationwide using a HIPAA, PIPEDA, and GDPR compliant client portal.

If we don’t have a medical diagnosis to work with, I can provide you with general nutrition help. However, I would not able to provide evidence-based recommendations customized for a specific health condition.
Medical nutrition therapy provides research-based diet recommendations for the managing of symptoms of health problems. Nutritional recommendations are different for different health conditions! 
When you see a dietitian, you won’t get one-size-fits-all diet advice. I can help you understand your condition and how the foods you choose might affect it. Plus, I can work with you to create an eating plan that has the nutrients needed to manage your condition.
But the first step is getting a medical diagnosis.

A recent study from the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation found that nearly 60% percent of those with IBD consider nutrition to be a very important part of their IBD management, yet very few are discussing diet with their healthcare providers.

A registered dietitian nutritionist’s training has a strong scientific basis and provides an in-depth knowledge of food. The dietitian’s role is to be part of your healthcare team. The best teams have people who complement each other and push the group’s performance beyond that of the individual. In a healthcare setting, this concept is especially important. Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and dietitians each play important roles, but their efficacy increases when they work together.

Diet plays a huge part in keeping you and your gut healthy and limiting symptoms! As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I can help design a personalized eating plan that brings clarity around which foods to add that may be beneficial, reduces fear and anxiety around eating, reduces inflammation, and ultimately helps you to get your life back. That being said, food alone is NOT A CURE for IBD, and working with a dietitian is not a replacement for seeking consult, treatment, and guidance from other members of your healthcare team.

Regrettably, my license as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist mandates that clients must be physically located in the USA during virtual one-on-one sessions. If you reside outside the USA, I recommend exploring my Eating for Remission Program or IBD Warrior Community, which offer group sessions and nutrition education.

Yes! IBD dietitians have expertise in managing various types of inflammatory bowel diseases, including less common ones like lymphocytic colitis and microscopic colitis, in addition to Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Our goal is to support you in creating personalized nutrition plans, providing dietary recommendations, and managing symptoms for better digestive health.

If your IBD warrior is not on-board to meet with us for an initial meeting, it may be a sign that he or she is not ready to change eating or lifestyle habits. My goal is to partner with your entire family to provide the most support for your IBD warrior, and I find that families who are most successful working together meet together.

When I first started my practice, it quickly became apparent that clients weren’t seeing measurable results after a single session. As a result, I no longer work with clients for just one session. My goal is not to work together forever, but to provide enough time to discover what works best for their body and lifestyle, as well as provide them with the tools they need to succeed long-term.

Although many of my clients begin to feel better within a few weeks, I have found that clients achieve measurable results and establish healthful habits that help them stay on track when working together for 3 months. For this reason, I work with clients initially for 3 months.

My goal is for clients to feel empowered and confident enough to continue independently after this time. However, if they require more support, I’m happy to offer discounted rates for different levels of support, without any minimum or maximum time commitment.

While I can’t guarantee results, here are some metrics measured directly from my clients:

  • Reduced fear and anxiety around food: 96%
  • Increased confidence in making food choices: 98%
  • Increased energy levels: 94%
  • Decreased gastrointestinal symptoms such as pain, bloating, and nausea: 91%
  • Improved frequency of bowel movements: 90%
  • Improvement in stool texture: 97%
  • Reintroduced more foods: 100%
  • Intentionally changed weight (whether the goal was to gain, stabilize, or lose weight): 83%
  • Reduced inflammation levels (if blood and/or stool tests were used to measure inflammation): 100%
  • Addressed nutrient deficiencies: 100%

While generally, the investment is in the low four-figure range, it is dependent on your needs.

If it’s helpful:
– a very affordable payment plan is available
– I accept Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) cards
– I can provide you with a “SuperBill” to file a claim with your insurance company.

Unfortunately, insurance companies don’t cover nutrition counseling for inflammatory bowel disease. Additionally, if I accept insurance, I am relegated to listening to what the insurance companies allow in terms of the kind of help I can provide you and the work I can do. It is so limited and incomplete that I choose not to be a part of insurance networks.

I am committed to a comprehensive solution for you that uncovers every stone — I want to give you much more personalized individual attention than the insurance companies will allow in terms of time.
If it’s helpful:
– a very affordable payment plan is available
– I accept Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) cards
– I can provide you with a “SuperBill” to file a claim with your insurance company.

Here’s how investing will stop you from losing money:

You’ll get a personalized plan to guide you precisely on what to eat and not eat, so you’re no longer wasting money on expensive supplements, powders, shakes, special (diet) food, and more. At our first session, we will put together a well-balanced plan including whole foods where you’re eating better and getting your nutrient needs met.

A very affordable payment plan is also available for both individual and group counseling programs. Many people like the payment plan option because it allows them to jump in and get started at a lower investment than if paying in full.

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