Virtual IBD Nutrition Coaching

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danielle gaffen registered dietitian ibd

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

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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Personalized Meal Planning

Meal and recipe suggestions based on your individual food preferences and sensitivities to get your body the macros and micro-nutrients it needs (like iron and B12) 
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Access to My Educational Resource Library​

Science-backed nutritional resources for your condition found all in one place
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Symptom Food Journal Monitoring

Assistance identifying trigger foods, food sensitivities, and intolerances
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Unlimited Communication Between Sessions

I'll provide you with the support you need to FEEL BETTER

Client Testimonials

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Frequently Asked Questions:

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

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, I do accept Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) cards; I also can provide you with a “SuperBill” to file a claim with your insurance company.

When I first started my practice, it quickly became apparent that clients didn’t see measurable results after a single session. 

Because of this, I no longer work individually with clients for just one session. The goal is not to work together forever, but to have enough time to find what works for your own body and lifestyle, as well as to provide you with the tools you need to succeed long-term.

While many of my clients start feeling better in a matter of weeks, I found that clients achieved measurable results when working together for 3 months. Because of this, I work with clients initially for 3 months.

My goal is for clients to feel like they have the tools they need to continue independently after this time. However, if more support is needed, I am delighted to offer different levels of support at discounted rates, with no minimum or maximum time required for continuation of our work.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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