What you eat affects your health and how you feel. At PeaceHealth, registered dietitians are available to help you learn about nutrition and how to eat better. Nutritional counseling can give you tools to help you improve your diet — whether you need a special diet to manage diabetes, want to lose weight, or your doctor referred you to a dietitian to help you lower your risk for a health problem.
Dietitians at PeaceHealth work with people of all ages, including infants and children. They will talk to you about your current eating habits and develop a plan designed to help you reach your dietary goals. You will get advice, meal plans, recipes and more, tailored to your specific needs.
Nutrition services at PeaceHealth
PeaceHealth offers a wide range of nutrition services to support your health and well-being.
Fully integrated care
Dietitians develop customized diet plans, educate you about nutrition and help you take control of your diet. To improve your well-being with a healthy diet, they also work with primary care doctors, cardiologists, endocrinologists, bariatric surgeons, nurses, fitness professionals, physical therapy and rehabilitation specialists and others.
Expert nutritional guidance
PeaceHealth's Nutrition and Diabetes Clinic helps people improve their health through diet, nutrition, exercise and healthy lifestyle habits. You will receive one-on-one attention from dietitians and health educators to help you make positive changes in your life.
Diabetes education program
PeaceHealth's diabetes education program offers expert guidance and support to help you live well with diabetes. You will receive one-on-one counseling, classes and hands-on training to teach you how to manage your blood sugar, eat right, and form healthy lifestyle habits.
Tailored nutrition therapy
Whether you have diabetes, heart disease, food allergies or another health condition, dietitians create nutrition plan that’s just for you. They evaluate your nutritional needs and give you an eating program that's designed to improve your health and well-being.
Nutrition education in the community
Dietitians can come to your organization and provide nutrition education. They can discuss topics such as dieting and weight loss, healthy fast-food choices, making sense of food labels or the role of nutrition in conditions such as heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure and more.
Conditions We Treat
- Child development conditions
PeaceHealth works closely with families to diagnose and treat a wide range of behavioral health conditions affecting children. These include ADHD, autism and learning disorders, among others.
Diabetes is caused by high glucose (blood sugar). After you eat or drink something, your body releases the hormone insulin to turn glucose into energy. With diabetes, this doesn't happen normally.
- Food allergies and sensitivities
Common food allergies and sensitivities include milk, nuts, shellfish, eggs, soy and wheat. Certain additives can also cause reactions.
- Gestational diabetes
A condition which develops during pregnancy.
- Heart attack
Heart attacks happen when an artery leading to your heart is blocked. This cuts off blood supply and causes damage to the heart muscle.
- Liver, pancreas and biliary cancers
Cancers of the liver, bile duct, gallbladder, pancreas and stomach can be primary or spread from other areas. We offer the full range of surgical and medical care for these types of cancers.
Sometimes, weight gain can be caused by pituitary or thyroid disorders. Also, being overweight can raise your risk of diabetes and other health conditions. Your doctor will design a treatment plan to help you lose weight.
- Thyroid disorders
Your thyroid controls the way your body changes food into energy. Thyroid disorders include hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone), hypothyroidism (not enough thyroid hormone), Hashimoto's disease, thyroid nodules and goiters.
- Type 1 diabetes
The body doesn't make any insulin.
- Type 2 diabetes
The body doesn't make enough insulin.
- Vascular Disease
Conditions that affect your blood vessels include aortic aneurysms (bulge in the major blood vessel), carotid artery disease, peripheral artery disease, deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in a vein) and others. We also treat varicose veins and spider veins.
- Women's health issues
Endocrinologists work closely with OB/Gyns to manage hormonal conditions such as menopause, PCOS, gestational diabetes and infertility.
All Nutrition Services Locations
Bellingham, WA 98226
Bellingham, WA 98226
Vancouver, WA 98686
Ketchikan, AK 99901