Registered dietitian nutritionist

Serving the Greater Carmel, Indiana area

Eating to improve your digestive health.

Welcome to Blue Tree Nutrition!

You’re Not Alone. And I’m Here to Help!

My goal is to determine which nutrition path is best based
on your diagnosis and symptoms. Individuals with gastrointestinal issues face many challenges that can be overwhelming. Due to this, the education will be very individualized, and based on the most up to date nutrition information.

Education is provided on a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders such as:

– Celiac Disease
– Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
– Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
– Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s/Colitis)
– Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
– Genetic Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency

Specializing in the FODMAP elimination diet.

 

Please contact me to discuss your specific situation.

What Blue Tree Nutrition Provides:

– Initial nutrition consultation (75 minutes)
– Follow-up appointments as needed
– Text, email or call any time with nutrition questions
– Home visits
– Grocery store shopping assistance
– Menu planning ideas
​- A lot of support! 

About Valerie

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist – RDN, CDN

My name is Valerie Polley. I am a Indianapolis-based registered dietitian and owner of Blue Tree Nutrition. I consult with clients both local and far away.
I have a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Purdue University and I have been practicing for 20 years.
I thoroughly enjoy helping clients through their gut health journey. I see a range of GI issues including, but not limited to celiac disease, IBS and SIBO. I also specialize in the FODMAP elimination diet.

Blue Tree Nutrition serves the Greater Carmel, IN area with flexible hours and meeting locations, including home visits and grocery store shopping assistance. Also, open to serving those not local, via phone consultation or FaceTime.

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Client Testimonials

Valerie has been an incredible resource in my journey to healing and gut health. When I was diagnosed with SIBO, I felt so overwhelmed by what to eat and how to meal plan. Valerie’s calm demeanor was comforting and her knowledge is extensive. She gave me super practical meals within my budget. I can say she was a key contributor to my health!
- KH-Avon

Valerie is an amazing resource that offers her education and support, in a very understanding professional manner.
I have a complex gut with many food sensitivties. Valerie is patient with my needs. I appreciate her commitment to continuous education by reaching out to the experts in the world of GI medicine and research, as the science is continuously ever changing.
- TB-Indianapolis

My experience with Valerie has been wonderful. I was diagnosed with both celiac disease and SIBO and was left feeling like a fish out of water with what my “new normal” of diet needed to look like.
Valerie has been my biggest resource on navigating this “new normal” and having her help guide me through these health challenges has been wonderful- she’s been able to prepare a food plan and meal ideas that I am excited about. She’s a wealth of knowledge on all things gut-related and is the best resource.
I’m so thankful for her and cannot recommend her enough.
- TL-Indianapolis

Valerie provided concise pragmatic nutritional information on FODMAPS and clarified the grey areas around celiac testing, clearly laying out the options. She is not dogmatic but flexible and a good listener. Her consultations cleared out some of the fog in my mind with respect to Celiac Disease and helped me understand where I needed to go from here.
- JT - Fishers

Valerie counseled our family regarding how to start the Low FODMAP Diet for our 15 year old daughter with IBS and gluten intolerance. She was very knowledgeable about the diet and how to implement it. She was also great at following up with us and providing ongoing support.
- EH - Carmel

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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn How it Works!

What is included in an initial consultation?
Before your initial consultation you will fill out a Nutrition Health Questionnaire. We will discuss the information on the questionnaire. We will go through an entire nutrition education based on your diagnosis or reason for seeing the dietitian. Handouts will be reviewed and brought home to refer to when needed.
What should I expect from a follow-up appointment?
Your follow-up appointment can be what you chose. We can meet and go over questions that have come up since the initial consultation, and evaluate how well you have been doing. You can also use the follow-up appointment to meet at the grocery store of your choice to take a tour with the dietitian. Or Valerie can come to your home to offer suggestions to help decrease the chance of gluten cross contamination in your kitchen (if others are eating gluten in your family).
Do you accept insurance?
No. Blue Tree Nutrition, LLC works as a fee-for-service provider and does not accept insurance. However, if your insurance company provides coverage/reimbursement for nutrition counseling by out-of-network dietitians, we will provide you with a Superbill with the necessary codes to submit to your insurance company as proof of service and payment. Your insurance company may then reimburse you directly for all or part of the services paid. Contact your insurance company for details on reimbursement.
I do not have a diagnosis of celiac disease, but I am having some symptoms, can I still set up an appointment?
If you suspect you could have celiac disease, it is best to get a complete celiac blood test ordered by your doctor first. If you and your doctor find you do not have celiac disease, but you continue to have gluten related problems, then we can meet to go over a gluten-free diet to possibly rule out a gluten sensitivity.
I do not have celiac disease, a gluten sensitivity, IBS or IBD. I would like to see the dietitian for another reason. Can I still make an appointment?
Please call or email me and we can discuss your specific situation.

Get in Touch!

Call Me
(410) 963-4782
Email Address
Location
75 East Pine Street
Zionsville, IN 46077-1529