Alleviate IBS and SIBO symptoms. Implement a low FODMAP or SIBO diet. Improve digestion, increase energy levels, improve your mood, prevent leaky gut, reach a healthy weight, reduce inflammation and pain, improve hormone function and skin health. Take control of your gut health with the guidance of a NYC Registered Nutritionist Dietitian. Enjoy eating again.
Many patients struggle with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), SIBO, and digestive issues. They often feel like their life revolves around searching for what is making them feel bad. Constipation, diarrhea, bloating, abdominal pain, weight fluctuations, a chronic upset tummy, and fatigue are just a few of the most common symptoms we see with patients who struggle with gut health.
It’s not uncommon for patients to begin to fear food — because of how bad they can feel. Another problem we see are patients trying to implement elimination diets on their own, which leaves them vulnerable to malnourishment and nutrient deficiencies. This, too, can lead to disordered eating.
Improving gut health requires both lifestyle and diet changes, ideally with the guidance of a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
About 100 trillion bacteria live in our guts.
These trillions of bacteria create their own ecosystem called a microbiome, which has a macro-effect on our health. Executive editor of Harvard Women’s Health Watch, Kelly Bilodeau, writes, “Researchers are beginning to link these tiny creatures to all sorts of health conditions from obesity to neurodegenerative diseases.”
One strategy to improve symptoms of IBS, SIBO and other digestive disorders is to implement a low FODMAP diet.
FODMAP is an acronym for: Fermentable Oligosaccharides Disaccharides Monosaccharides and Polyols. These are short-chain carbohydrates and found in many foods we eat. Foods that contain FODMAP can cause some people to feel bloated, gassy, and even experience abdominal cramping and diarrhea.
A low FODMAP diet consists in reducing the intake of foods containing FODMAP (not completely eliminating them), then, after a period of 6 – 8 weeks, gradually beginning to re-introduce certain FODMAP containing foods into the diet.
An RDN from our team will work with you, guide you step-by-step, in an individualized low FODMAP diet plan to ensure you receive the nutrients and support you need, implement the diet plan properly, and work through the FODMAP protocol. We then work with you to manage the reintroduction phase of some FODMAP containing foods, always monitoring nutrient needs and making modifications when necessary.
Our nutrition experts also consider lifestyle factors that might play into your IBS, SIBO or other digestive issues like anxiety and stress, eating patterns, and food beliefs.
Work with one of our RDNs to get to the root of your gut issues and related chronic pain. Together, we will develop an individualized nutrition plan to help you feel better, one delicious bite at a time.
Identify trigger foods.
Reduce inflammation and pain.
Improve hormone function and skin health.
Prevent leaky gut.
Reach a healthy weight.
Enjoy eating again.
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. Together, we can:
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:
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.