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Integrative Nutrition and Weight Management

Devon Brewer
Devon Brewer

"Monica sat down with me and took so much time to really answer all of my questions."

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Integrative Nutrition

At Duke Integrative Medicine, we offer integrative nutrition services that address your health concerns by taking a “food as medicine” approach. Our nutritionists draw on their extensive experience and education to identify how a customized nutrition plan can improve your well-being.

A consultation with a nutritionist begins with your questions, concerns, and goals. The nutritionist will assess your symptoms, laboratory tests, food preferences, and health history and begin to build a personalized nutrition plan. Over the course of several appointments, your nutritionist will help identify interconnections between food, movement, rest, and stress in your life. Your recommendations may include changes in food selection and/or preparation, strategies for developing menus, nutritional supplementation or techniques to support awareness of your eating habits. Together, we will work toward initiating positive change in your health and lifestyle.

At Duke Integrative Medicine, our integrative nutrition services are used to treat a specific health condition, manage weight healthfully, or to attain optimal vitality through a wholesome diet. Our nutritionists understand that getting on the right path toward your health goals is a process that requires support, adjustment, and taking small steps to make lasting and positive changes.

Integrative nutrition consultations can address or help manage:

  • Pre-diabetes, insulin resistance, or diabetes
  • High blood pressure or high blood lipids
  • Digestive and gastrointestinal disorders
  • Cancer prevention, treatment and survival
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Inflammatory conditions or arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraine headaches
  • Food sensitivities, allergies, or intolerances

Do you have a condition that is not listed above? Please contact us to find out how we can help you.

Healthy Weight Management

Our nutritionists understand that achieving and maintaining weight loss can be a confusing and difficult process. At Duke Integrative Medicine, we help you grasp the factors that have made it difficult for you to achieve your healthy weight. Our weight management services offer much more than just a list of healthy foods. While we will address what you eat, we also explore how and why you eat. This mindful approach to food consumption can help identify behavior and stress patterns that may hinder weight loss. Our nutritionists will help you develop a comprehensive, personalized plan designed to bring lasting change and results.

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Providers

  • Joanne Gardner, MS, RDN, LDN

    Joanne Gardner

    Integrative Dietitian / Nutritionist

    Joanne joined the Duke Integrative Medicine staff in 2013. Since 1986 she has worked as a clinical dietitian in acute and outpatient healthcare settings and as an independent contractor providing … Read More

  • Monica Gulisano, RD, LDN

    Monica Gulisano

    Integrative Dietitian / Nutritionist

    Monica blends her expertise in chronic disease management and weight management with her passion for integrating positive eating attitudes and whole foods to achieve mind and body healing. She can … Read More

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