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Medical Nutrition Therapy (Dietetics & Nutrition)

Have you been cutting out certain food groups or reducing your meals but still struggle to lose weight? Or are you suffering from recurring digestive issues that affect your quality of life?

Whether you are seeking to lose weight more effectively, manage your digestive issues or sugar and cholesterol levels, our dietitians can help. We can also help you to apply the dietary recommendations from your TCM physician. 

Rather than diets, our approach focuses on healthy, sustainable eating tailored to your lifestyle and condition to effectively reach your health goals.

What is Medical Nutrition Therapy?

Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is an evidence-based medical approach to treating certain medical conditions through the use of an individually-tailored nutrition plan with a certified dietitian. It is an important component of our weight management program and for certain conditions where food choices play an important role (e.g. digestive issues, diabetes). 

As a holistic approach, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) views food as ‘medicine’ and individuals’ diets as one of the major factors impacting their health. TCM physicians may sometimes ask about your eating habits to evaluate whether it plays a part in your condition. They may also make specific dietary recommendations to address health imbalances.

Our certified dietitians can help you to better apply the dietary advice given by a TCM physician for your condition and body constitution. We would also ensure that the recommendations are in line with Western medical recommendation. 

The food on our plates comprises many components, which can be hard to imagine since we do not see them. These nutrients, however, have direct effects on all aspects of health – be it our gut health, blood sugar to body composition. 



HELPS WITH

Weight management

Digestive issues (Bloating, Reflux, IBS)

Chronic diseases (Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Gout)

Food allergies & Intolerances 

Cancer (for condition & symptoms management)

 

WHAT YOU GET

Individually tailored, targeted medical nutrition therapy plan
Nutrition guidance for your condition and body constitution
Realistic, achievable goals
Effective, sustainable results
No restrictive diets or expensive supplements

In a Medical Nutrition Therapy session, our dietitians will help to: 

  • Evaluate your eating patterns and nutrition profile
  • Diagnose key nutrition problems that may be contributing to the presenting issue 
  • Provide nutrition education and advice for your individual condition
  • Devise a personalised eating plan tailored to your health goals, needs and lifestyle, 
  • Provide dietary recommendations tailored to your lifestyle, condition and any existing medication. 

Rather than giving you a particular diet to follow, our dietitians will collaborate with you to create a healthy eating plan to effectively achieve your goals. We will ensure that the plan is sustainable for your lifestyle and would not significantly impact your quality of life. You will also be empowered with the knowledge to make well-informed decisions for your diet and health through the future. 

What to Expect

Personalised, targeted medical nutrition therapy 

  1. Make your first appointment with a PULSE dietitian
    • Simply complete the appointment form below or through your physician/ staff at any PULSE clinics. 
  1. The first consultation
  • Bring relevant blood tests, information about medications
  • For existing PULSE patients, the Dietitian will obtain treatment history from your physician. 
  • Assessment: Information-gathering of your medical, weight and diet histories. Review of your typical eating patterns, food choices and lifestyle. 
  • Diagnosis:  Identification of potential contributing causes to your condition and any nutrient discrepancies from your dietary patterns. 
  • Solution – Receive personalised nutrition coaching, meal plans and learning materials.
    Duration: Up to 45 – 60 minutes. 
  1. Follow-up consultation(s)
    • Monitor and review results, re-evaluate any change in lifestyle/diet, adjust plan. 

Duration: 30 – 45 minutes

Price

Medical Nutrition Therapy session (Up to 1 hour)

Condition Type

Session Price*

Preventative

  • Weight loss/ Weight gain
  • Elevated cholesterol/ Blood pressure
  • General digestive discomfort (reflux, gastric, bloating)
  • Constipation/ diarrhoea
  • General prenatal/ pregnancy nutrition

$130

Disease management

  • High blood sugar/ diabetes
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Digestive diseases (e.g. Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Cancer 
  • Liver/ Kidney Disease
  • Gout
  • Women’s health issues (endometriosis)

Other: 

  • Rehab nutrition (within 6 months post-surgery/ treatment)

$210

*Prices are exclusive of GST. Consultations exceeding the standard timing will incur additional charges. Existing PULSE TCM customers are eligible for a special discount. Ask your physician for a referral. 

How Many Sessions Do I Need?

The number of consultation sessions required would differ based on each client’s goals and needs. If your condition is fairly simple and you only have a few questions to clarify, one session may suffice. 

However, we observe that our clients usually obtain better results when there is at least one or more follow up session(s). This allows the opportunity to review and adjust your dietary plan based on any obstacles that might have arisen; and increases the likelihood of you following through with your plan. Thus, for best results we recommend at least 2 to 3 dietitian sessions.

Meet our Dietitians

Adelyn Khoo
Senior Clinical Dietitian

Prov. Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), Dietitians Australia

Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics, Adelaide

With her 8 years of experience in nutrigenomics (CircleDNA) and medical nutrition therapy, Adelyn incorporates the integration of a TCM-meets-Western-science concept that will help to improve your lifestyle.

Adelyn has helped 1,000+ clients to achieve weight loss goals and manage chronic lifestyle diseases. Individual clients reported a weight loss of an initial 2-4kg over a period of 3 months, subsequent weight loss of 3-6kg; and improved blood readings over 6 months.

Specialties: Weight management, Recovery nutrition, Osteoporosis, Cellular nutrition, Prediabetes, Chronic disease management (High cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes, Hypertension, Heart disease), Nutrigenomics, Sports nutrition, Gut health (IBS), Metabolic health, TCM, Fertility, Maternal nutrition.

Have a condition not listed above that you are unsure about or have more questions about your health and diet?

Visit our AskPULSE portal to ask our PULSE+ Allied Health specialists or PULSE TCM Physicians any questions about your health or about our treatments.

Begin the journey to a healthier you. Book your appointment with a PULSE Dietitian today.

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