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Nutrition Services

At NYGA, we know that nutritional wellness is a key to your health and happiness. That’s why we have united key aspects of our digestive disease diagnostic and management capabilities. Our nutritionist take an in-depth and integrated, whole-patient approach to a wide range of gastrointestinal issues, some of which other doctors typically overlook.

We believe that nutrition care should be interwoven with medical care in managing digestive conditions, and that diet can play a significant role in your treatment plan. Our nutritionist services are conveniently offered with locations near major transit options in Manhattan and Brooklyn. We also offer virtual nutritional services through out tele-health option.

Your digestive health affects your body throughout life. NYGA’s nutritionist services have the resources, the expertise, and the caring, personal approach you need to live as healthy as you can.

Suzie Finkel, MS, RD, CDN

Dietitian

Why did you choose to specialize in gastroenterology? I became a dietitian with the specific goal of helping people alleviate...

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Tamara Duker Freuman, MS, RD, CDN

Dietitian

The intricate relationship between how food and nutrients interact with the digestive tract captured my attention early on during my...

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Shira Hirshberg, MS, RDN, LDN

Dietitian

Why did you choose to specialize in gastroenterology? When I started my first job in a primary care office, I...

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Nutrition Therapy and Counseling

Nutrition therapy and counseling involves meeting with a credentialed registered dietitian to discuss your eating habits in the context of...

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Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

Celiac disease occurs when your body’s immune system reacts abnormally to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye....

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Constipation

Constipation refers to having extremely infrequent bowel movements or having difficulty in passing stools. Generally speaking, you’re constipated if you...

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Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are the two most common forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a disease that causes...

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Diarrhea

Diarrhea refers to loose, watery stools and a feeling that you urgently need to use the restroom. This can last...

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Difficulty Swallowing

If you have dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, you know it takes extra effort to get down food or liquids. This...

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Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) is an inflammatory, allergic condition that affects the esophagus (food pipe) in which excess numbers of white...

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Fructose Intolerance

Fructose intolerance results from the inability to digest fructose, a sugar molecule found naturally in honey, agave nectar, certain fruits...

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Functional Dyspepsia

Functional dyspepsia is a disorder of the gut brain interaction (DGBI) in which you may experience early satiety (feeling full...

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Gas & Bloat

The production of gas is a normal side effect of digestion, and burping or passing gas isn’t usually cause for...

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Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis is a condition that prevents your stomach from emptying itself of food properly. Normally, your stomach muscles can contract...

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Gluten Intolerance

Some people show many of the symptoms of celiac disease when they eat gluten, but don’t test positive for the...

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Heartburn and GERD

Acid reflux refers to the backward flow of stomach acid and, sometimes, food particles from the stomach up into the...

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, is a chronic disease that affects the tissues of the digestive tract, most commonly the...

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome is an intestinal disorder. When you suffer from IBS, problems with your large intestine cause abdominal pain...

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Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance is the inability to break down the lactose found in dairy products. Lactose is one of many different...

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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

SIBO means you have an excess of gut bacteria in your small intestine. This bacteria is supposed to be present...

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Sucrose Intolerance

Sucrose intolerance results from the inability to digest sucrose, or ‘table sugar.’ Beyond its presence in cane sugar, sucrose is...

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