This blog post was written by Emma Kandrac, Copywriter for BBB Serving Eastern MA, ME, RI & VT.BBB Serving Eastern MA, ME, RI & VT - For those who struggle with digestive issues, it can be extremely challenging and frustrating to even begin to voice how your issues affect your everyday life. Even if you have tried every possible solution in the book (you know the regulars: cutting out gluten, cutting out dairy, going vegan, eating 3 big meals a day, eating 5 small meals a day, eating a soon as you wake up, not eating until noon, stop eating 3 hours before you go to bed…), every person’s body is different and these generic tricks of the trade don’t always work for everyone. There is a huge population of people who are living with digestive problems who want to feel better and make a change in their diet but don’t know how or where to start. This is how Dianne Rishikof, a holistic registered dietitian, came up with the idea to start Health Takes Guts, Inc. “I have had digestive problems all my adult life. They are what sent me into the field of dietetics. I started private practice 13 years ago,” shared Rishikof. “Healing my own gut and doing the same for others fuels my passion for learning all I can. That passion lead me to integrative and functional nutrition-which is exactly what people need!” Health Takes Guts, Inc. provides continuous support, advice and encouragement through one-on-one nutrition consulting for individuals in person, on the phone or on hipaa compliant video sessions, mentoring of other nutrition professionals, and professional writing. Since every person and body is different, functional nutrition & integrative treatment plans that are formulated specifically for each client.“It is all about getting to the root of problems and actually fixing the problem instead of muting symptoms,” explained Rishikof. “By resolving the underlying cause, symptoms disappear and the body works better overall.”Rishikof started practicing functional nutrition about four years ago, and her patient outcomes went from night to day. Since then, she became president of Health Takes Guts, and recently hired a dietitian to join her business. Rishikof also wrote an ebook on how to use functional nutrition to treat all digestive issues, anxiety, depression, fatigue, autoimmune diseases and more.“I love helping people feel good. I especially love helping people who have tried so many things and had no success elsewhere. It is rewarding to use my nutrition knowledge to change someone’s life for the better. People say things like ‘you saved my life,’ ‘I am basically symptom free,’ ‘Within three months I felt like a new person,’ ‘My condition has improved more rapidly in months compared to years with the gastroenterologist,’ ‘I feel better at 40 than I did at 20’; it’s wonderful that people feel that my services are invaluable.”One thing I can take away from talking to Dianne was that she truly believes that there are root causes for every individuals’ issues that can be discovered. The root of the problem is what she believes people should be looking at, instead of the usual prescriptions and temporary solutions that only clears the smoke while the fire burns on. This is the mindset she takes with every single client - talking as a fellow sufferer and working together to learn how to get well.Health Takes Guts, Inc. is a BBB Accredited Business. View their BBB Business Profile.For more information you can trust, visit bbb.org.