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Ask the Expert: Gut Health
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12 Noon (Eastern Time)

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Julia Zumpano, RD. LD.

  • Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation
  • Nutrition Therapy
  • Digestive Disease Institute

Learn about how to keep your gut healthy and active. Some symptoms of gut health include:
• Gas
• Bloating
• Indigestion
• Reflux
• Constipation
• Diarrhea
• Weight gain
• Abdominal obesity

Please take this opportunity to ask registered dietitian Julia Zumpano questions on how to keep your gut healthy.

About the Speaker
Julia Zumpano has been registered dietitian with Nutrition Therapy for the past 12 years. Her position involves mainly patient counseling for a cardio-protective diet, with focus on cholesterol reduction, controlling hypertension and diabetes, and weight management. Her approach is unique in the way that she focuses on strategies and behavior modification individualized to each patient’s lifestyle, needs, and readiness to change. Her position also entails involvement in nutrition program development, research projects and studies, patient and employee education, and community outreach.

About Center for Human Nutrition
The Center for Human Nutrition provides evaluation, education, and treatment to people who have disease-related nutrition problems. Additionally, the Center is involved with a multitude of programs to promote health and wellness. Both of these efforts are driven by a dedicated team of registered dietitians, dietetic technicians, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, and surgeons who work together to provide comprehensive support for patients with specialized nutrition needs.

What is a Registered Dietitian?
A registered, licensed dietitian practices the science of medical nutrition therapy. Based on your nutritional status, condition, illness or injury, a dietitian will work with you to optimize your treatment and aid your recovery. Not all "nutritionists" have the same expertise or training. It is important to check their training and credentials.

All of the dietitians employed at Cleveland Clinic are registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and are licensed dietitians in the State of Ohio. Every dietitian at Cleveland Clinic has completed a 4 year baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and a dietetic internship or comparable supervised experience.

Several dietitians also have advanced degrees and/or specialty certifications.

Appointments
To make an appointment with Julia Zumpano, or any of the other specialists in Cleveland Clinic’s department of Nutrition Therapy, please call 216. 444-3046, toll-free at 800.223.2273 or visit us at clevelandclinic.org/departments/digestive/depts/nutrition-therapy for more information.

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