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What to expect from working with a nutritionist?
Before Your Initial Consultation
Upon booking your consultation; I will ask you to fill out an in-depth health questionnaire and 3-day food diary, to give me some indication of your health and diet. The questionnaire must be returned to me via email for review at least 48 hours before the initial consultation.
Holistic nutrition is about looking at the body as a whole, to treat the root cause of your symptoms. The best way for me to help you is to truly understand your health history, lifestyle, and personal experiences with your current health. No one knows your body better than you. That’s why it is so important to take time to understand your perspective before we begin the healing process.
I will use the questionnaire as a base for further investigation into your current health and concerns. We will go over your medical history, current and past symptoms, nutrient deficiencies, medications, emotional wellbeing, and current diet and lifestyle.
The initial consultation will take approximately 60 to 90 mins.
We will discuss foods that may be contributing to your symptoms and start to make suggestions of foods that may help alleviate your symptoms.
A personalized diet and lifestyle plan (including any recommended supplements) will be formulated and emailed to you within 48 hours.
A series of follow-up consultations will take place after the initial session, lasting approximately 30 minutes. This is a great opportunity to note any improvements, solve any problems you may have encountered, and discuss how we can best take you to the next level on your journey towards better health.
Are visits covered?
Many health insurance providers, cover Registered or Certified Nutritionists under extended or wellness benefit plans. Some employers offer alternative health benefits as an add-on option to their packages. Contact your employer or insurance provider for more information. Current insurance companies that cover nutrition counseling are Blue Cross, Claim Assure, Desjardins, Manulife, Sunlife Group, Greenshield, and Alberta Blue Cross.
Do I need to be Vegan or Vegetarian to work with you?
Although my approach focuses on whole plant foods, (which I recommend as the best shortcut to sustainable weight loss and overall health) the choice of how much you want to incorporate and change is up to you. I fully respect your preferences and will support you in your journey at a pace that is comfortable for you. With that said - it is my responsibility to be real with my clients, and help move them past their comfort zones, so they are able to succeed in their recovery.
Whole food plant-based diets are backed by an enormous amount of science-based evidence in the treatment and prevention of various chronic diseases. Depending on your current situation, symptoms, and lifestyle, together, we will come up with a goal and plan that works specifically for you.
The focus is “Plant-Based” not “Plant Exclusive.” However, the more plants you eat, and the less refined and animal products you consume, the quicker you will see the health benefits and weight loss. Ultimately our sessions are all about you and your expectations — generally, the bigger the changes, the bigger the results.
Still, have questions?
No problem, drop me a line, and I will do my best to address and answer any questions or concerns you may have. I typically will respond within 48hrs.