Holistic Nutritional Counselling
Our modern society is awakening to a new interest in nutrition. Today's informed consumer recognizes that in fact, "you are what you eat" and is eager to learn more. There is also the realization that there is no diet that is right for everyone all of the time.
Holistic Nutrition is based on the principles that we are each biochemically distinct and have unique nutritional and lifestyle needs. As such, any health recommendations provided by a Holistic Nutritionist, whether they are diet, supplement or lifestyle changes, are made specifically to YOU. The purpose is to harmonize the whole body by taking into consideration the interrelationship of mind, body and spirit.
If you happen to be experiencing symptoms associated with a specific disorder, together, we will focus on getting to the root of the problem and on finding sustainable solutions.
Holistic Nutrition Services
Customized Meals Plans
If an easy to follow meal plan is all you need to get started, read on about this service:
Holistic Nutrition Meal Planning
Nutritional Health Plan Package
This involves a more complete assessment and treatment plan that includes 3 appointments over a period of 6-8 weeks. If you would like more comprehensive support then read on about this service:
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What to Expect During Visits
FREE 15 Minute Nutritional Consultation
Making the decision to work with a Holistic Nutritionist is a personal matter and a very important factor in the overall success of the therapeutic outcome of the treatment. As such, I welcome the opportunity to have a short, 15-minute conversation on a chosen health topic with potential clients. Take advantage of this free consultation to determine whether I can help you and to learn more about the assessment and the protocols to follow.When you book your first appointment, you will be emailed two forms:
1. A brief client intake questionnaire
2. A four-day food diary
For increased efficacy, you are kindly asked to fill out these forms prior to your first consultation. Please do your best to answer sincerely. I assure you that all your information will be kept in strict confidence. Complete the Four-day Food Diary and record everything you eat and drink as well as your mood and energy levels for that day. Be as detailed as you can.
Your First Session: Health History and Assessment (1.5 hours)
Before nutritional treatment can begin, a detailed assessment is necessary. During the first nutritional consultation, your health history, symptoms, main health issues and what you would like to achieve will be discussed in detail. My objective is to gain a full understanding of your concerns (and goals!), your current diet and nutritional status, the health of your different body systems, your lifestyle, exercise routine, stress level and general state of mind.
Your Second Session: Health Plan Outline (1 hour)
In the time between your first and second visits, I will assess all information gathered from your health evaluation profile and the food diary and will outline the first steps of your individualized health plan. Over the course of your protocol, I will educate you about the benefits of a sound nutritional program to encourage your body to heal itself, to prevent future illness and to maintain overall wellness. The first steps will include all or some of the following, based on your needs:
Nutritional Education: How to make smart food choices, the importance of proper hydration, the importance of regular detoxification
Lifestyle recommendations: Sleep, exercise, relaxation techniques
Referral to other qualified health care professionals, where necessary
Your progress will be monitored throughout your protocol to evaluate whether your goals have been attained or require modification.
NOTE: It is important to understand that it takes years for the body to get to the point of disease or imbalance, and likewise, it will take time to restore the body to proper health with the proper nutrients it has been missing. With adequate compliance, an average program may last from 2 months to 6 months.
Follow Up Appointments: (30 -45 minutes)
Follow up visits will review, discuss and fine-tune your Health Plan to suit your changing diet and lifestyle needs. During these visits, we may decide to make appropriate modifications so you achieve your health goals. As my purpose is to support you every step of the way, I do recommend at least one additional Follow up visit within the first 6 months in order to monitor your nutritional and wellness progress.Further appointments will depend on your progress and your desire to address different concerns. You will need to be patient in order to allow your body to return to homeostasis (state of equilibrium or balance). Certain stages need to be followed to attain a safe return to wellness, such as cleansing, repairing, rebuilding and rejuvenating.
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Concerns that can be treated with Holistic Nutrition:
- Celiac Disease
- Chronic Fatigue
- Crohn's Disease/
- Hormonal Concerns
- Thyroid issues
- Weight Loss/gain