How you serve people?
I serve people in a multitude of ways:
- Active listening to care-fully assessing their current diet and lifestyle by use of a health history form and 60 or 90 minute session where we talk about their habits and goals. By taking the time and care to help and support somebody in making diet and lifestyle changes, they will feel more positive and motivated to move forward and take action. Unfortunately, the current conventional system of health care offers little of this (time, consideration, respect) and often my clients report feeling disillusioned with the mainstream medical approach.
- Using the data collected from our session and the thorough Health History form and 3 Day Diet Diary they’ve filled out, I create specific recommendations to help them make improvements to their diet and lifestyle that will help them achieve their health goals.
- Finally, I serve people by offering nutritional, health and cooking education. I assess what knowledge a person already has using their Health History form, and then offer them as much relevant information and resources as I can without overwhelming. Explaining WHY a food is better than another gives people more incentive to choose healthier foods, helping them understand my diet recommendations and be more self-reliant in the future. Education is empowering and rather than simply dictating what to eat and what not to eat, holistic nutrition aims to expand peoples awareness around food in its affect on body & mind and connection to the environment, farm animals, and the world.
Do you provide insurance receipts?
Yes, I supply health insurance receipts for those who are covered for Nutrition. My insurance providers are the Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners.
Is there anything I should bring to my initial consultation?
Yes, it is important that you bring any medication and/or supplements that you are taking.
I realize that you use an online payment system, however I do not have a credit card. Do you accept other methods of payment?
Yes, I accept e-transfer as well as Paypal.
I understand that you advocate a plant-base diet, but I enjoy eating meat and dairy products. Is it still possible to see you for your nutritional services?
Absolutely. I am entirely inclusive, and work with all kinds of eaters. In fact, a whole food plant-based approach is not the same as a vegan diet. However, people often think these terms and approaches are interchangeable – so I wanted to share my thoughts on the subject. ‘Plant-based’ means just that, a diet that emphasizes nutritious plant foods. There are no rigid specifications, regarding whether or not animal products are included. A vegan diet simply means no meat/dairy/eggs/fish is consumed. However, this does not necessarily equal a healthy diet – as it may be centered on processed, packaged products. For individuals who choose to consume some animal products, I provide nutritional guidance on quality & quantity, helping them source the most nutritious & sustainable items. Psychologically, shifting the focus away from what we CAN’T eat, to what we CAN eat – also contributes to a healthier relationship with food.