Nutrition and Health
The Nutrition Clinic at BLK Super Speciality Hospital is an integral component of the nutrition education and counseling services provided by the Department of Nutrition and Health. The clinic is open to all as well as to faculty and staff.
Improve the health and quality of life of indoor and outdoor patients and staff through dietary and nutritional assessment, counseling and education.
The clinic is staffed with highly qualified nutritionists in the areas of clinical nutrition, nutritional assessment, nutrition education, nutrition counseling, and management of many nutrition-related diseases and problems. Their wealth of knowledge is constantly updated. State-of-the-art methods are used to analyze food intake, assess baseline caloric needs, assist in the management of many nutrition-related diseases and problems, measure body composition, and help clients comply with healthful diets.
Our resident Qualified Nutrition experts have years of experience, which combine to give you traditional and alternative routes to improving your health through nutrition and lifestyle changes.
The clinic is equipped with the following nutrition-related equipment and facilities:
- Beam Balance Scale for Weight/ Height Measurement.
- Body Mass Index Measurement.
- Basal Metabolic Rate Measurement.
- Skin Fold Calipers.
- Pamphlets on popular nutrition subjects like, diabetes, weight management, cholesterol, to name a few.
Services and Treatments Offered
The major services offered in the clinic are:
- Nutritional assessment and anthropometric measurements
- Nutrition and dietary counseling
- Analysis of dietary intake
- Meal planning for healthful diet
- Diet regimens for diabetic cases
- Weight management regimen
We work in all areas of Nutrition including:
- Weight Management, Diabetes, Insulin resistance
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Lipid and Cholesterol Management
- Menu Design and Nutritional Analysis
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Menopause and Natural Approaches without HRT
- Coeliac Disease, Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
- Sports Nutrition
- Food Allergy and Intolerance
Nutrition is an impact player in diabetes control. If you have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, or pre or gestational diabetes, insulin resistance, polycystic ovarian syndrome or hypoglycemia, then we are ready to help you be successful in regulating your blood glucose. Our nutrition team, including a certified diabetes educator, will help you build your self-management skills in carbohydrate counting, portion sizing, and matching your medication to eating and exercise. We will help you plan for eating in a variety of environments including restaurants, fast- food franchises, whether you're on the road or at home.
Our nutrition counselors are experts in providing customized food plans to meet your weight management goals, either weight loss, weight gain, or body composition change. We assess your metabolic rate, physical activity, age, medical conditions and personal food preferences to design a custom food plan. Where appropriate, we make recommendations for nutrition supplements, including vitamins and minerals. Our goal, as always, is to help you succeed. With our recommendations and support, your goals are attainable.
If you suffer from anorexia, bulimia or compulsive eating, you need a nutrition plan that provides balance and structure. We will walk you through changing your approach to food. We will work with other members of your health care team. Our patients are successful learning to use structured meal plans, emotional awareness, intentional eating, and we will teach you to read your body's cues to establish new, healthy eating for your new, healthy body.
If you are living with cancer, currently in treatment or a cancer survivor, we can help you design a nutrition program that will help speed your recovery and work to prevent reoccurrence. Our team has a nationally recognized expert on nutrition and cancer and we target foods and dietary strategies particular to your cancer. Based on assessment of your specific needs, we evaluate and recommend nutritional supplements as needed. In addition to private consultations, we offer cancer nutrition education classes.
We care very much about children and nutrition. For children with nutrition-related issues such as failure to thrive, food allergies and weight management, we provide detailed food plans and guides for age-appropriate eating behaviour. Our nutrition team includes a specialist in dietary management of symptoms for autism (ASD), ADHD and other developmental disorders. We offer eating plans for a gluten free/casein free diet, the specific carbohydrate diet, and recommendations for appropriate nutritional supplementation.
We have special tools to help assess your wellness. We offer body fat testing using state of the art equipments. With computerized diet analysis based on your food logs, we can recommend the right mix of foods and dietary supplements for each individual. Personalized menu planning for chronic diseases is also available, as well as individualized detoxification programs with one on one counseling.
Lifestyle modification & weight management programme for executives.
You are spoiled for choice when it comes to weight loss. A whole industry has grown up offering books, magic pills, soups and shakes and clubs where you get together for group weigh-ins. They all make one BIG mistake.
They assume everyone is the same. At a bio-chemical level, each one of us is unique. The one-size-fits-all approach is too simple to be taken seriously.
You might have food intolerances that stop you losing weight. You might be on medication that makes you put on weight. There might be a problem with your thyroid that has not been diagnosed.
The Executive Weight Loss Programme at BLK Nutrition clinic is as unique as you are. Lead by expert nutritionist it aims to change your relationship with food forever. By looking at you, your medical history, your lifestyle and a host of other factors, we can tailor the programme and bring in whichever experts we need to make sure you get what you want
We'll Address More Than Just Your Weight.
This programme is not for everyone. It is an exclusive, personalised plan run by expert nutritionists and doctors from our clinic. It is designed for busy executives who want to lose weight easily without feeling hungry. Many of our patients are CEOs, directors and business owners who find they have gained weight over a period of time and need to reverse the trend. It is an intensive programme that requires a lot of time to prepare and deliver.
As the economy falters, fears of rising unemployment are driving executives to invest in looking and feeling their best. We often find that patients are not 'firing on all cylinders', for example feeling tired all the time or having highs and lows in performance during the day. It is not uncommon for people in high stress occupations to suffer IBS symptoms. All these issues are addressed on the Executive Programme, so that you don't only achieve your weight loss objectives, but also address underlying conditions that might be causing debilitating symptoms.
Hypertension and High Cholesterol
Getting a diagnosis from your doctor that you have hypertension, high cholesterol, high triglycerides or high LDL cholesterol is not good news. The good news is that diet therapy can be as effective as any pills for some people for managing these conditions. In our program, learn how to use nutrition in a personalized dietary program to help manage your disease.
We understand that gastrointestinal disorders, like inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome pose medical and quality of life issues. Using food plans custom designed for you, we will help you manage symptoms of constipation, diarrhea, bloating and gas. Your plan will feature foods and nutrients that speed gut healing and reduce inflammation. We will recommend gut specific supplements, such as probiotics, as appropriate.
The metabolic detoxification program offered by us uses medical foods designed to support both gastrointestinal and liver detoxification functions. Using a three-phase program based on the elimination diet, you can choose either a 12 or 30 day program to help you gain whole body vitality.
Our team of medical nutrition therapist offers NUTRITION BY DESIGN and practical nutrition advice.
We are educators dedicated to sharing with our clients the latest in research and nutrition science. You will achieve your desired goals.
We look forward to meeting you at our BLK Super Speciality Hospital Nutrition Clinic at your convenient time.