Moniqu Ryan

Nutrition Programs for Optimal Health, Risk Factor Management, and Disease Management and Prevention

Personal Nutrition Designs, LLC  provides comprehensive nutrition services for preventing disease or managing current risk factors and health conditions with effective nutrition strategies.

Individual programs are provided in person at the Evanston office location, and can also be delivered via video tele-consulting.

Monique guides and teaches clients to become independent in adopting personalized nutrition plans that support their lifestyle and health related goals. Her personalized nutrition programs are developed to provide the latest research based nutrition advice, presented in the form of clear and practical guidelines. Programs are designed to be implemented effectively over time, support lifestyle change, and provide long-term and effective results. These customized programs are initiated at the first consultation and developed through ongoing monitoring and follow-up appointments.

Initial Individual Consultation

Nutrition sessions can include the following:

  • Initial assessment based on medical and nutrition history, any pertinent lab work and test results.
  • Individualized nutrition guidelines for your health concerns and nutrition goals.
  • Development of a personalized nutrition map and plan.
  • Menu and meal planning.
  • Nutrient supplementation recommendations.

Follow-up Consultation

Follow-up consultations are recommended to provide:

  • Review of your nutrition action plan.
  • Further development of your nutrition action plan.
  • Skill building strategies for nutrition and exercise goals, and related behaviors strategies.
  • Review of your food journals.
  • Meal planning support, recipes ideas.
  • Answer your questions.

Body Composition Assessment

Through the use of the skinfold caliper technique, your level of body fat and lean body mass can be estimated using age, gender, and fitness appropriate formulas. This body composition analysis is extremely helpful for developing appropriate and healthy weight and body composition goals.

Area of Expertise

Disordered Eating Spectrum Food Sensitivities-Mediator Release Test/LEAP Protocol GI Disorders
Nutrition counseling for the Disordered Eating Spectrum including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Orthoreia, ARFID, and Eating Disorder- Unspecified.

Food sensitivity testing for all non IgE food reactions related to inflammatory or autoimmune conditions. This includes: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, GERD,  migraines/headaches, fibromyalgia, eczema/psoriasis, eosinophilic esophagitis and gastritis, interstitial cystitis, inflammatory arthritis, and chronic pain.

Autoimmune conditions are caused/aggravated by inflammation which is triggered by food and/or chemicals in your everyday (even healthy) diet. The MRT test is personalized and combined with the LEAP protocol, and a phased oligoantigenic/immunocalm elimination diet.

Nutrition and supplement plans and protocols for IBS, celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), GERD, and yeast sensitivity.
Food Allergies & Intolerances Micronutrient Testing Women’s Health
Meal and menu planning for IgE food allergies and previously determined food intolerances.

Optimal nutritional status is a vital foundation of health and performance. SpectraCell’s micronutrient test is an innovative assessment of nutritional status and evaluates how your white blood cells respond to over 32 vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants.

This test considers individual differences in metabolism age, genetics, medication use, absorption rate, and other factors. This allows for personalized food and supplement recommendations.

Osteopenia/osteoporosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Interstitial cystitis, menopause, premenstrual disorder, iron deficiency and anemia, pregnancy/breastfeeding, and gestational diabetes.
Weight Loss/Weight Management Kid’s Nutrition Insulin resistance, Pre-diabetes, Type II diabetes

Programs that incorporate nutrition, exercise, and behavior strategies for lasting lifestyle change and sustainable weight management.

Weight Management Philosophy

Nutrition plans for vegetarian kids, sports nutrition, and nutrition counseling for kids at risk of becoming overweight, disordered eating, and eating disorders. Therapeutic food, nutrition and supplement strategies for insulin resistance and carbohydrate metabolism disorders.
Pre-Hypertension & Hypertension

Hypercholesterolemia / Hyperlipidemia

Vegetarian and Vegan Nutrition
Therapeutic food, nutrition, and supplement strategies to manage and treat elevated or high blood pressure. Therapeutic food, nutrition, and supplement strategies to manage and treat an abnormal lipid/cholesterol profile. Balanced and nutrient rich vegetarian and vegan nutrition plans and supplement guidelines.
Autoimmune disorders Cardio Metabolic Lab Testing Omega-3 Lab Testing
Nutritional strategies for hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia, and other autoimmune disorders. About 50% of heart attack sufferers have normal HDL and/or LDL cholesterol.  The Lipoprotein Particle Profile goes beyond standard cholesterol testing and provides detailed information on the lipoproteins carrying cholesterol and your risk for developing cardiovascular disease. Omega-3 fatty acids are associated with many health benefits. The Omega-3 Index measures the percentage of EPA and DHA levels in red blood cell membranes.