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LindaRD, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist Counsels A Student at University of Pacific in Stockton, CA


Dina was referred to LindaRD, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist by the physician on campus that is available to students through the health service. She was diagnosed with PCOS in her teenage years and never followed thru on the advice that her pediatrician gave her. She realized that her symptoms were increasing such as gaining weight without increasing her food intake, thinning of her hair and more skin tags were appearing. The physician that she saw on campus in Stockton, CA gave her a blood test and saw that her insulin levels were extremely high as well as she was in the prediabetic range. Dina was very worried and took the doctor’s advice in Stockton, CA and called me. Dina came to my office in Alamo, CA on a Saturday afternoon which was an hour away from school in Stockton, CA. I asked her to come prepared with a food diary for one week.

I evaluated Dina’s very detailed food diary and I could see that she was not eating enough protein and fiber for her meals and snacks. She resorted to cheese and crackers in her apartment all too often when she did not want to fix a meal for herself. She was drinking too much juice and having too many servings of fruit per day. She would consume all breads that were white flour in nature such as her favorite bagels galore and pasta. She might have veggies every few days, not because she did not like them but she just did not make it a priority. She just shopped at Safeway in Stockton, CA.

I educated Dina how to read food labels for protein, fiber, sugar, fat and calories per serving. She did not have a good understanding of basic nutrition which is so important for PCOS. I gave her a mini nutrition lesson in my office and explained to her that her body is insulin resistant and that is why she is gaining weight even though she has been exercising and trying to lose weight. She needs to eat the correct balance of carbs along with protein and fiber for her insulin levels to decrease.

Dina came to the Danville Trader Joe’s from Stockton, CA on another Saturday and I showed her many great healthy options for her to cook in her apartment. She will now only shop at the Trader Joe’s in Stockton, CA where there are better choices for her meals and snacks.

We discussed the importance of taking fish oils, magnesium, Vitamin D, inositol a B Vitamin and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon a day. All these supplements can be purchased at her Trader Joe’s in Stockton, CA.

I have been now working with Dina for a few weeks thru e-mail and phone from Stockton, CA and her middle and her hair even seems to be thicker. 10% of women have PCOS and are misdiagnosed. It can be managed with good nutrition to the point where the symptoms are greatly decreased.

Please feel free to call LindaRD, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist. It is most important to meet with a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist to set up a menu plan for you based on your favorite foods.

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Linda would like to share her knowledge and expertise as a registered dietitian and certified nutritionist in the

following towns and cities of San Joaquin County:

Incorporated cities and towns

  • Stockton
  • Escalon
  • Lathrop
  • Lodi
  • Manteca
  • Ripon
  • Tracy

Unincorporated areas and communities

  • Banta
  • Mountain House
  • Victor
Census-designated places

  • August
  • Country Club
  • Farmington
  • French Camp
  • Garden Acres
  • Kennedy
  • Lincoln Village
  • Linden
  • Lockeford
  • Morada
  • North Woodbridge
  • South Woodbridge
  • Taft Mosswood