Tina Patnode is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with over 20 years experience in diet and nutrition therapy working in hospitals and home health care. For the past six and a half years, she has worked in four gastroenterology clinics in Portland, Oregon helping those with digestive disease improve their quality of life using diet and nutrition therapy. Nothing makes Tina happier than when her clients come back to report how much better they feel!
Tina educates her clients on the low FODMAP diet, which has evidence-based research to support its effectiveness in minimizing digestive symptoms. She is trained by well-known, respected industry professionals Kate Scarlata, RD, and Patsy Catsos, RD.
Tina recognizes that each person is unique and has specific needs. She will develop a diet and nutritional plan that will help you get on track to optimal digestive health. Tina believes that it is best to coordinate care with your entire healthcare team in an effort to effectively treat the whole person.
Tina loves helping her clients integrate their diet plan into their everyday lifestyle. To be successful, you need more than a list of what not to eat; you need to know what you can eat. With the support and guidance of a well-versed and knowledgeable dietitian like Tina, the success-rate of diet and nutrition therapy is vastly increased.
Outside of Tina’s professional life, she likes to practice what she preaches. Tina makes self-care a priority. She stays active by walking, cycling, and she enjoys Bikram yoga.