Understand which foods and beverages are safe for your body. Reduce discomfort, bloating, gas, and diarrhea. Stop feeling sick. Reduce inflammation. Feel more confident with your food choices. Take control of your life.
Do you feel like your food is making you sick?
People often come to us, talking about their experiences with bloating, cramping, chronic fatigue, migraines, fibromyalgia, chronic discomfort and more. Many patients express to us that they feel like they’re always unwell. The connection between autoimmune diseases, migraines, and other chronic health problems and food sensitivities, allergies and intolerances isn’t always clear.
Food allergies is the body’s immune system reaction to a “harmless food.” The reaction is immediate and can be deadly. Allergy symptoms include rashes, swelling, breathing problems, light-headedness. If experiencing this, you should get to a doctor immediately.
Learning how to read food labels is critical to being safe. It’s important to read food and cosmetic labels each time you buy an item, as food companies can change ingredients of products without notice.
Food intolerances are the body’s inability to process or digest a certain food. Probably the most common food intolerance is lactose. As we age, our intestines make less of the enzyme lactase, which leads to a lactose buildup in the digestive tract. Other common intolerances include caffeine, gluten, and salicylates. Many can relate to feeling bloated, gassy, diarrhea, and other symptoms related to food intolerances.
Celiac disease is not an allergy, intolerance, or sensitivity. It’s an autoimmune disorder. When gluten is consumed, the body’s digestive system experiences a complex inflammatory reaction that can make people quite sick. Eating gluten just one time will not cause this reaction; however, over time, those with Celiac disease can experience weight loss, malnutrition, and other more serious digestive problems. Though people might have gluten intolerance, only 1% of the population have Celiac disease.
Food sensitivities can be tricky. The body can experience anything from joint pain to fatigue, rashes to “foggy brain” — an array of uncomfortable symptoms that you just can’t seem to put a finger on. Add the timeline complexity. As opposed to allergic reactions, which are immediate, sensitivities can occur anywhere from 24 – 72 hours after ingesting particular foods. Sensitivities also depend on the quantity of the food consumed.
If you are experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms, working with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist to identify food allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities and pin-point trigger foods can make a significant difference to your well being.
We will make sure you continue to receive key nutrients while eliminating trigger foods and come up with a comprehensive, individualized nutrition plan to help you live a healthier, more vital life.
Identify trigger foods.
Understand which foods and beverages are safe for your body.
Reduce discomfort, chronic fatigue, pain, bloating and gas.
Take control of your life.
Our NYC Certified Nutritionists and Registered Dietitians have diverse experience and backgrounds. We are proud to provide our patients with multi-lingual nutrition services (English, Hindi, Spanish, Haitian Creole). You’ll be paired with one of the expert nutrition therapists on our team that best fits your needs, to help you reach your goals.
RDN: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist – MS: Masters of Science – CDN: Certified Dietitian Nutritionist – CLT: Certified LEAP Therapist – CNSC: Certified Nutrition Support Clinician – LDN: Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist
MS, RDN, CDN, CLT
Studies: Graduate of Stonehill College and Boston University and founder of Compass Nutrition.
MS, RDN, CDN, CLT
Studies: Graduate of UC Davis and Tufts University.
MS, RDN, CDN, CLT
Studies: Graduate of Syracuse and New York University.
MS, RDN, CDN
Studies: Graduate of Dominican College of Blauvelt and Brooklyn College.
RDN, CDN, CNSC, CLT, LDN
Studies: Graduate of Pennsylvania State University
MS, RDN, CDN, CLT
Studies: Graduate of Temple University & Tufts University.
MS, RDN, CDN ,CNSC, CLT
Studies: Graduate of New York University
RDN, CDN, LDN
Studies: Graduate of Florida International University
As NYC Certified Nutritionists and Registered Dietitians, we believe that good nutrition is a human right, fundamental to health, and everyone should have access to the best possible care and information. We believe with the right guidance, everyone can develop healthy, sustainable habits to live lives of wellness.We adhere to a holistic, functional nutrition approach. Your personal registered dietitian and nutrition consultant will work with you to:
Identify trigger foods. (Try the MRT-LEAP to get to the bottom of your discomfort.)
Implement an elimination diet.
Develop strategies to modify current eating habits to eliminate trigger foods.
Provide dietary guidance so you will receive key nutrients.
Reduce discomfort, chronic fatigue, inflammation, and chronic pain.
Reach a healthy weight.
Together, come up with an individualized nutrition plan.
We work with patients to develop a better relationship with food and understand how nutrition affects every aspect our lives. We will empower you with the tools you need to:
Feel more confident in your food choices at the supermarket and restaurants.
Learn to integrate new foods into your diet — focusing on the foods you can eat, not the ones you shouldn’t.
Implement strategies to plan meals and omit problem foods.
Enjoy family meals and eating out again.
Become a food label expert.
You will be paired with one of our expert Dietitian-Nutritionists that's the perfect fit for your needs. Contact us either online or by phone.
One-on-one counseling. In person or virtual appointments. Flexible scheduling (evenings, early hours).
Implement your individualized nutrition plan. Get the tools you need to live a healthier, more vital life.
It was very informative and helpful. I learned a lot on my visit with Dr Nikita Kapur. She was very easy to talk to and I got some good suggestions. I left really thinking about how to work on my eating composition
We met Nikita kapur and she is outstanding. She was very knowledgable and gave a realistic advise on diet. In today's social world its important for the dietician to look at all outlooks and she explained us everything with so much details. Diet is about balanced eating and have been following her advice since we met her and already feel a difference! She is amazing !!!
Met with Erika and she was lovely. Very nice and easy to talk to. She offered up a test/solution based on my issues described and I left with a solid plan of action. Looking forward to working with her more and seeing if we can get to the bottom of my problems.
I have been going to Compass for some time now and Erika is just the best. She is very understanding and works with you to tailor my eating habits and does not look to take things away. She has helped me discover how to eat better with simple changes. I recommend her to anyone looking for a great nutritionist.
Erika helped me get unstuck off a weight plateau I've been stuck on for 10 years. It's amazing.
I had my first appointment with Dr Nikita Kapur today and she was wonderful. She communicated a ton of information, but broke things down in a way that was easy to understand and digest. I was recently diagnosed with SIBO (and have autoimmune diseases) and went to her to help with reintroduction of foods, but learned so much more. While I feel there is a long road ahead of me, I feel confident that with her guidance, I will get my gut health to a good place.
Nikita has been an instrumental guide in helping me navigate the recovery process after a SIBO diagnosis and working through the elimination/reintroduction diet. I know folks with IBS dealing with these elimination diets on their own and they all wish they could have access to a nutritionist throughout the process - I'm lucky to have been referred to Compass by my GI doc and lucky to have Nikita keeping me sane through the process.
Met with Nikita Kapur today and got some great advice on ways to improve diet and wellness game. Thank you, Nikita.
Many claim to be a nutritionist. But only a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) meets rigorous academic requirements with clinical training, holding a degree from an accredited university. Our RDNs stay informed of guidelines set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to provide our patients with expert nutrition counseling.