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Dietetics & Nutrition

All Individuals need to same nutrients for the same body functions.,the only variation is in the amount of each nutrient required according to one’s age, sex, size & activity. A nutritionally balanced diet is essential for general well being & immunity of the person by providing daily requirement of nutrients to the body. Therefore healthy eating habits go a long way in ensuring a healthy life. We at MCDH, help the patients to understand the need for therapeutic diet which is prescribed by the doctors based on their clinical conditions. These diets are further modified in accordance to the progress of the patients. A team of dedicated & committed dieticians ensure individual attention.

Scientific Approach to Diet

  • Moderation rather than elimination or addition is the guiding principle.
  • For healthy life palatable as well as nutritionally balanced diet is essential.
  • Patients are made to understand the nature of the disease & influence of dietary management on the disease.
  • Diet plans are simple & effective.

Department of Nutrition & Health

OPD :- Nutrition education & counseling services is provided by the Dietary Department of MCDH. OPD is open to all as well as to faculty & staff.

Mission :- To improve the health & quality of life of indoor & outdoor patients & staff through dietary & nutritional assessment, counseling & education.

Staff :- The Department is staffed with highly qualified nutritionists in the areas of clinical nutrition, nutritional assessment, counseling & management of many nutrition-related diseases & problems. State of the art methods are used to analyze food intake assess baseline caloric needs, assist in the management of many nutrition-related diseases & problems, measure body composition & help clients comply with healthful diets.

Services & Treatments offered

    The major services offered in the OPD are-
  • Nutritional assessment & anthropometric measurements
  • Nutrition & dietary counseling.
  • Analysis of dietary intake
  • Meal planning for healthful diet
  • Diet charts are provided for different diseases.

We work in all areas of Nutrition including

  • Weight management
  • Diabetes, insulin resistance
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Lipid & cholesterol management
  • Menu design & Nutritional Analysis
  • Coeliac Disease, Crohns Disease
  • Food allergy & intolerance

Diabetes :- Our dieticians are ready to help in successfully controlling & regulating the blood glucose in case of Type-I, Type-II, Pre or gestational diabetes, insulin resistance, polycystic ovarian syndrome or hypoglycemia.

Weight Management :- Our nutrition counselors are experts in providing food plans to meet weight management goals, either weight loss, weight gain or body composition change. Dieticians assess physical activity, age, medical conditions & food preferences to make a custom food plan. If required, we also make recommendations for nutrition supplements including vitamins & minerals.

Eating Disorders :- Anorexia, bulimia or compulsive eating need a nutrition plan that can provide balance. Our patients are successfully learning to use structured meal plans, intentional eating & emotional awareness is being created.

Cancer :- Cancer needs to be considered differently from most other challenges in clinical nutrition. As opposed to diseases affecting the kidney, bowel, liver or lung, cancer can exert its effect on nearly every organ of the 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 in speeding your recovery and work to prevent reoccurrence. Based on assessment of specific needs, we evaluate and recommend nutritional supplements as needed.

Child’s Nutrition :- The challenge of optimal childhood nutrition is to match supply with demands throughout this period of age so that full genetic potential can be realized. Failure to do so compromises the child’s health and chance of survival. It strongly influences health in adult life. We care very much about children and nutrition. For children with nutrition-related issues such as failure to thrive, food allergies and weight issues, we provide detailed food plans and guides for age-appropriate eating behavior. We offer eating plans for a gluten free / Casein free diet.

Hypertension and High Cholesterol :- Hypertension significantly increases the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and promotes left ventricular hypertrophy heart failure, renal failure, aortic dissection and peripheral vascular disease. In many cases, hypertension is associated with the presence of other risk factors such as obesity insulin resistance and lipid abnormalities. Smaller but important decrease in blood pressure however may also be achieved by lifestyle changes such as weight loss, physical exercise and dietary modification. Diet therapy is as effective as any other pills for some people for managing these conditions. In our organization, we provide effective nutritional plan to manage your disease.

Gastrointestinal Disorders :- The majority of the disease of the gastrointestinal tract (GI) are not fatal but are significant causes of poor health. Gastrointestinal disorders like inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease ,gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome interfere with quality of life. Using food plans designed for you by us, will help you to manage symptoms of constipation, diarrhea, bloating and gas. These plans will feature foods and nutrients that speed gut healing and reduce inflammation. We will recommend gut specific supplements, such as probiotics, if required.

Weight management programme :- The widely used clinical term obesity derives from the latin ob, standing for “on account of” and esum meaning “having eaten”. Strictly speaking, obesity is not defined as an excess of body weight but of body fat, to the extent that health may be adversely affected. We provide respective nutritional modification according to patient’s condition and also counsel them according to requirement.

Lifestyle modification & weight management programme for executives.

The Executive weight loss programme at MCDH Nutrition is as unique as you are. It is run by expert nutritionist whose main aim is to change your relationship with food forever. It is planned on the basis of your lifestyle, medical history, likes and dislikes, food allergy, economic status and religious prospects, we can tailor the programme according to what you want.