Ask the Dietitian

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/...
Submitted by Carilion Dietitian on Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:20pm
Hi Tracy:  If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss healthy eating for your daughter, please call 540 224-5170.  A Registered Dietitian can discuss a healthy eating plan, and assist with lowering her BMI.
Submitted by Carilion Dietitian on Tue, 12/27/2016 - 11:12am
Hi. A clean eating diet is basically a whole foods, minimally processed diet.  No foods should be off-limits unless you have a particular allergy.  Foods should closely resemble the source they came from, ie: an apple with peel on instead of apple sauce.  Foods can be cooked, such as meats and...
Submitted by Carilion Dietitian on Tue, 09/27/2016 - 3:03pm
Hi Robin: The following foods are allowed on a soft diet:  Soups with tender meat and vegetables, ground meats, moist fish, moistened biscuits, rice, moist cakes, casseroles with small meat chunks, shredded lettuce, eggs, breads, dressing, soft cookies, soft berries and soft peeled fruit, tender...