Consults with Deepa Deshmukh are all guided by the principle of Functional and Integrative Nutrition. The focus is on treating the whole body and identifying and correcting nutritional deficiencies. Diet advice is based on the addition of anti-inflammatory foods. A very thorough "Lifestyle Inventory" is taken to address all the  factors contributing to your health issues. All patients are evaluated for their "readiness to change."

Deepa also encourages a family style intervention, where everyone who is involved in your food selection is asked to attend the session. Having good support is very crucial for your success.

Deepa specializes in the following health conditions:

Autism, ADD, Bipolar:

  • Focus of the treatment: To address the gastrointestinal/leaky gut and immunologycal issues by focusing on an allergen free diet, fermented, nutrient dense foods, and family style intervention that encompasses all the issues of special diets. Meal plan, recipe and snack ideas based on each families ethnicity and unique needs are given. We maintain close communication with your doctor regarding the treatment you receive.

Celiac disease, multiple food allergies:

  • Focus of the treatment: Analyze the currant intake, make suggestions to ensure nutritional adequacy, address underlying nutritional deficiencies. Offer meal plan, recipe ideas, snack options.

Diabetes, Type 1

  • Focus of the treatment: comprehensive medical nutrition therapy and diabetes self management training. Offer pattern management to identify the factors contributing to sugar levels. Help patient achieve target A1 C. Offer meal plan, snack ideas. Identify and correct any underlying nutritional deficiencies if needed. This is a family style intervention. Pump training, insulin injecting techniques are also reviewed

Diabetes, gestational/pregnancy related conditions

  • Focus of the treatment: comprehensive medical nutrition therapy and diabetes self management training. Offer pattern management to identify the factors contributing to sugar levels. Help patient gain adequate weight during pregnancy. Offer balanced meal plan, snack ideas. Identify and correct any underlying nutritional deficiencies if needed.
  • Post-partum nutrition counseling to ensure adequate breast milk supply or further weight management is also available

Diabetes Type 2

  • Level 1: Diabetes Basic
    Initial visits and follow up visits will cover following subject areas:
    Lifestyle inventory to understand factors contributing to diabetes and your general health
    Discuss “ maintenance first” A unique approach to ensure that changes made are long lasting and preparing the patient for “falling off the wagon” situations such as holidays, traveling, parties and busy work-life schedule
    Understands what diabetes is and how nutrition, physical activity, insulin and your medication play a role in controlling your blood sugar levels
    Understanding and changing the factors contributing to diabetes
    Identify “ Stage of change” It is important to identify level of motivation to change as it will help us design a plan or intervention that fits your level
    Provide a meal plan based on the individual lifestyle
    Session with a dietitian who specializes in physical activity and body strengthening exercises
  • Level 2: Diabetes Advance
    Focus is on reversing the diabetes and reducing the inflammation and prevent and repair the damage done to the tissues.
    Intervention includes: 2 week of detox and anti-inflammatory protocol
    Addition of vitamins, mineral supplements
    Introduction to meditation, establishing mind body connection
    Anti inflammatory, allergen free cooking techniques
    Introduction to juicing, raw food, and a vegan lifestyle are discussed
    Maintenance support is also offered.
    Remember, the advanced level is all about REVERSING the diabetes. A high level of commitment is required. However the results are dramatic, for in as little as 30 days you can be bring your blood sugar to normal level

Eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia

Gastric: IBS, acid reflux, Crohns

  • Focus of the treatment: identifying stressers contributing to poor gut health. Based on the signs and symptoms dietary solutions are prescribed. Suggestions to ensure nutritional adequacy and to  address underlying nutritional deficiencies are made. Balanced meal plan, recipe ideas, snack options are also provided

High cholesterol, Triglyceride, blood pressure

  • Lifestyle inventory to understand factors contributing to heart disease and your general health
    Discuss “ maintenance first” A unique approach to ensure that changes made are long lasting and preparing the patient for “falling off the wagon” situations such as holidays, traveling, parties, busy work-life schedule
    Evaluate factors contributing to heart disease
    Design a meal plan, grocery list based on your lifestyle
    Identify nutritional deficiencies and discuss supplements to further improve heart health
    Recipe and meal makeovers of your favorite recipes. Please bring recipes of your choice and we will make them healthy.
    Session with a dietitian to discuss physical activity and strengthening exercises


Overweight, obesity, gastric bypass counseling

  • Lifestyle inventory to understand factors contributing to weight gain.
  • Evaluate past diet history and understand the reasons for non compliance
    Discuss “ maintenance first” A unique approach to ensure that changes made are long lasting and preparing the patient for “falling off the wagon” situations such as holidays, traveling, parties, busy work-life schedule
    Design a meal plan, grocery list based on your lifestyle
    Identify nutritional deficiencies and discuss supplements to further improve heart health
    Recipe and meal makeovers of your favorite recipes. Please bring recipes of your choice and we will make them healthy.
  • Offer anti inflammatory and detox program.
    Session with a dietitian to discuss physical activity and strengthening exercises

Pediatric weight management

  • A very hands on session for children ages 4 - 10 years, pre-teens and teenagers. Focus is on building a healthy relationship with food and the concept of "Health at any size". A family style intervention which allows you to bring everyone who is involved in  child's eating habits and a good way for the whole family to learn to eat healthy.. Family friendly recipes, meal plan, on the go eating is addressed.. 
Polycystic ovary disease and metabolic syndrome and infertility
  • Focus is on reducing inflammation,detoxing and stabilizing the hormones. Underlying nutrient inadequacies are addressed along with recommendations for stress management and physical activity.  

Sports nutrition, performance nutrition

Vegan and vegetarian, raw diet

  • Focus is on ensuring nutrient adequacy and adding variety of healthy vegetarian foods to your diet.We offer meals plans specifically designed for your vegan, vegetarian lifestyle. Interesting recipes based on the global cuisine are also available.

Other: underweight, Failure to thrive, autoimmune condition and mental disorders

  • A thorough health history and intake assessment is administered and proper nutrition based interventions are suggested.