Specializations

The RDN’s at Bowman Gruber Nutrition can assist you with:

Eating Disorders

Both Sally Bowman and Laura Gruber have 30+ years of experience in working with patients with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and disordered eating patterns. We use an individualized approach that involves working with the patients where they are with food and their bodies and guiding them to recovery. Our overall goal for our patients is for them to be able to eat intuitively. To achieve this, we often provide structure and meal plans to assure that goals are being met. This allows the patient to feel empowered to make their own choices verses being told exactly what to eat by the dietitian.

Food Allergy/Chemical Sensitivities and Adverse Food Reactions

Food allergies, food sensitivities, and food intolerance are often used interchangeably and inappropriately. In fact, there is active debate in scientific and medical circles as to how to define and use these three terms. The general consensus is that food allergy can be defined as any adverse reaction to food that involves our immune system. This further breaks down into two kinds of reactions, food allergy, and food sensitivity. Food intolerance does not involve the immune system.

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Digestive/Gut Health (IBS, IBD, Crohns, Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac Disease)

The gastrointestinal tract is vital to a person’s health not only for its role in absorbing nutrients from food but also for its key role in producing immune cells and brain neurotransmitters.

The latest clinical research shows that the health of the GI tract is key to the overall health of the individual. Addressing your gut issues can lead to additional benefits such as weight normalization, brain health, and improved immune function. To achieve optimal health, we use an individualized approach that involves diet and supplement recommendations.

We utilize a variety of approaches that have been shown to assist with the GI issues mentioned above. These include eating plans such as LEAP, gluten-free, dairy-free, FODMAPS, Specific Carbohydrate Diet, GAPS and other plans that are individualized to the person. 

Cardio-metabolic Health

The three core components to metabolic syndrome are:  obesity, dyslipidemia and hypertension.  Dyslipidemia means that your blood fats are not in optimal range.  If you have been told by your doctor that you need to be on a statin drug to lower cholesterol, you may want to get more information.  By having a comprehensive cardio-metabolic blood test you will discover what type of LDL you have as well as other pertinent cardiometabolic markers. 

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Type II Diabetes

Diabetes Type II can be prevented.  If your blood sugar levels (and Hemoglobin A1C) are creeping up, let us help you take charge of your health and bring them back to a normal range.  We help patients control blood sugar through diet, exercise, and macronutrient balance.   

Sports Nutrition

It is no secret that proper nutrition is needed for peak sports performance. Many athletes and weekend warriors are confused about specifics of how many calories to eat and what type of fuel mix (carbohydrate, protein, fat) will maximize energy levels. Common questions are “Do I need a carbohydrate replacement beverage during and/or after my workout,” “would supplements or ergogenic aids improve my performance,” and “why do I get muscle cramps.” We can help you get the answers to questions like these. Whether you are a top level athlete or training for your first 5K race, we can give you the nutrition tools to look and feel your best.

On a personal level, Sally Bowman and Laura Gruber are very committed to their own fitness regimes. Sally is an avid tennis and golfer, and Laura is a runner and enjoys doing yoga.

Do you want to have more energy in your next workout? Contact us and we will help you maximize your results through cutting edge nutrition.

Cancer Prevention and Cancer Treatment

Two-thirds of cancer rates are attributed to diet and lifestyle factors.

There are over 10,000 phytochemicals that play a vital role in keeping your cells healthy.  The benefits of getting plenty of plant foods is well known.   We will help you by identifying the nutritional adequacy of your diet and make recommendations, which could include meal ideas and recipes.

If you are currently undergoing cancer treatment, we can provide diet recommendations to minimize side-effects.

Nutrient Testing

SpectraCell Micronutrient Testing utilizes exclusive, patented micronutrient test measures to evaluate intracellular vitamin, mineral antioxidant, and amino/fatty acid status within your white blood cells.  This testing conveys how well nutrients are utilized at the cellular level.

  Most other micronutrient tests measure only blood levels of nutrients which may not reflect what is happening in the cells.  Therefore, SpectaCell testing can be an invaluable tool to identify vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies that have been shown to suppress the immune system and affect the likelihood of developing many degenerative diseases such as arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes to name a few.

Nutrient status can be diabetes, fatigue, mood disorders, weight management, sports nutrition,  osteopenia/osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, migraines, women’s health, hypertension, inflammation, stress tolerance, many other conditions. SpectraCell can give you a baseline measurement of your health and provide a deeper insight into liver function, bone health, brain health, digestive health, fatigue, immune function, and depression.

Intuitive Eating

 The intuitive eating process teaches individuals how to recapture the ability to listen to their bodies and discover the eating plan that works best for them. The Intuitive Eating process will enable the individual to reject the diet mentality and make peace with food and their body. Reconnecting with true hunger and fullness cues is possible through Intuitive Eating. 

Intuitive eating is the best place to start if an individual has been chronically dieting or has any type of disordered eating.

Weight Management

We recognize that weight management is a very complicated process involving much more than mere calories eaten minus calories expended.  We take a comprehensive view of health parameters that may be impacting a person’s weight before developing a plan of action to assist with weight loss and maintenance.  Some of those parameters we consider are: fuel mix of the diet (ratio of protein, carbohydrate and fats), caloric intake, activity, sleep habits, gut/thyroid/hormonal health.

We assist our clients in breaking down the big goal of weight loss into smaller, manageable, positive lifestyle goals such as:  meal/snack ideas to fit busy, active routines, restaurant guidance, cooking shortcuts, exercise tips, motivation and more.

We believe that long-term weight loss can be maintained when lifestyle habits support ongoing healthful eating.  Part of this process often involves addressing emotional eating and reconnecting with hunger and fullness cues which we do through intuitive eating principles.