Common questions that frequently get asked

LexStart Nutrition

Frequently asked Question

What is a Registered Dietitian?

A Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) has an accredited college degree with accredited dietetic coursework, a 1200-hour clinical internship, and has passed a national board exam. This is very different from a Nutritionist. Anyone can call themselves a Nutritionist. All Registered Dietitian’s are considered Nutritionist, however not all Nutritionists are considered Registered Dietitians. The RDN is the only truly medical nutrition credential in the United States. Additionally, many states require the RDN to obtain a state license as well to practice in that state. RDNs are also required to maintain their medical license by earning ongoing, approved continuing education in clinical nutrition.

What is Functional Nutrition and how are Functional Nutrition Registered Dietitians different?

 Functional Nutrition, like Functional Medicine, is an individualized and patient centered approach to health. Rather than treating every symptom or person the same, functional nutrition utilizes a whole body approach, aiming to find the root cause. This can be done through gathering detailed personal history, conducting conventional and functional diagnostic testing, implementing therapeutic elimination diets and food plans, as well as other lifestyle practices such as managing stress, sleep, and exercise.

Why should I work with a Functional Registered Dietitian?

If you are tired of being told “everything is normal” and you are ready to dive deep to uncover the root cause to your issue and learn how to feel good again by eating a large variety of food then we are a great fit for you! Please schedule a 15-minute free phone call if you are interested in finding out more!

Do you accept health insurance?

Yes! Please see our insurance page found under About Us to review what insurance we accept and how to verify if your specific insurance plan will cover our services. Please note that insurance can only be used for 1:1 appointments and not for additional services such as online group programs, online courses, meal plans, diagnostic testing, or supplements. We do accept HSA/FSA, therefore if a medical service we provide is not covered by insurance you may be able to use these cards for payment.

Do you see people outside of Kentucky?

Yes! We use a HIPAA compliant platform to conduct our virtual appointments. Each state is different in their licensing rules so please reach out and let us know where you are located so we can verify if we can work with you!

What should I expect when working with you?

You can expect to experience compassion towards you and your story. We will listen to everything you have to say and will never dismiss you, your symptoms, or your journey. We will always advocate for you and your health.

How should I prepare for our appointment?

You will be added to our patient portal called Practice Better and will be sent the new client intake forms through this portal. We ask that you fill out all forms at least 48 hours prior to the appointment to confirm your appointment out of respect to other clients.

What is Practice Better?

Practice Better is our HIPAA compliant online health portal which allows us to book appointments, send new client forms, upload and share documents, send secure messaging, and conduct our online and group courses.

Would I benefit from speciality lab testing?

Short answer…YES! When you opt for speciality diagnostic lab testing you are streamlining the process to help us find your root cause(s) so that we can help you feel better even faster! It is not required in order for our practice to help you with nutrition counseling, but it is often recommended! Please see our page on diagnostic testing to find out more.
Emily McGlone is an integrative and functional registered dietitian. She believes in looking at the individual as a whole and diving deep to help find the root cause to aid in optimal health.
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