Consult with Deepa!

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 the factors contributing to your health issues. All patients are evaluated on 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.

 

 

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Autism, ADD, Bipolar

Focus of the treatment

  • address the gastrointestinal/leaky gut and immunological issues by focusing on an allergen-free diet, nutrient-dense foods, and a 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

Celiac disease, multiple food allergies

Focus of the treatment

  • analyze the current intake
  • make suggestions to ensure nutritional adequacy
  • address underlying nutritional deficiencies
  • offer meal plan, recipe ideas, and snack options

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 and snack ideas
  • Identify and correct any underlying nutritional deficiencies if needed.
  • Postpartum nutrition counseling to ensure adequate breast-milk supply or further weight-management is also available

Diabetes, Type 1

This is a family-style intervention. 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 A1C
  • offer balanced meal-plan and snack ideas
  • identify and correct any underlying nutritional deficiencies if needed
  • pump training and insulin-injection techniques are also reviewed

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”, which is 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 a busy work-life schedule
  • understand what diabetes is and how nutrition, physical activity, insulin, and medication play a role in controlling blood-sugar levels
  • understand and change the factors contributing to diabetes
  • identify “stage of change.” It is important to identify the 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 1: Diabetes – Advanced

  • focus is on reversing the diabetes and reducing the inflammation, while preventing and repairing the damage done to the tissues
  • intervention includes two weeks of detox and anti-inflammatory protocol
  • addition of vitamins and mineral supplements
  • introduction to meditation and establishing the mind-body connection
  • Anti-inflammatory and allergen-free cooking techniques
  • introduction to juicing, raw food, and a vegan lifestyle
  • maintenance support is also offered.

 

Remember, the advanced level is all about reversing the diabetes. A high level of commitment is required. The results can be dramatic – in as few as 30 days, you can be bring your blood sugar down to normal levels.

 

Eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia

A dietitian can help you

A dietitian can help you

  • normalize eating patterns and reduce disordered-eating behaviors
  • cope with setbacks and return you to your path of recovery
  • learn to distinguish between feelings of hunger and fullness from emotions
  • accept and care for your body
  • learn to feed a child, who is a picky eater or is not growing well
  • approach someone you care about (you suspect they have an eating disorder but are not ready to admit it)

High cholesterol, Triglyceride, blood pressure

  • lifestyle inventory to understand factors contributing to heart disease and your general health
  • discuss “maintenance first”, which is 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 a busy work-life schedule
  • evaluate factors contributing to heart disease
  • design a meal plan and a 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 who specializes in physical activity and body-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”, which is 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 a busy work-life schedule
  • design a meal plan and a 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 an anti-inflammatory and detox program
  • session with a dietitian who specializes in physical activity and body-strengthening exercises

Sports nutrition, performance nutrition

Initial consultations include

Initial conversations include

  • a thorough review of health-history and personal goals
  • guidance regarding individual nutrition concerns, which might include under-fueling, medical conditions, optimizing nutrient-density, basic fueling, and nutrition questions

 

Initial visits are roughly 60-75 minutes in length and athletes leave better-informed about strategies for properly fueling their performance and may include corrective-action plans for any problems identified.

If you desire a detailed training plan, you must commit to at least 1 follow-up visit to address progress and make any necessary changes.