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NUTRITION SUPPORT

Our nutrition support aims to empower our patients to embrace, understand and enjoy food. Nowadays, society is exposed to high amounts of misinformation regarding nutrition, we hope that by translating the science of nutrition into terms everyone can understand she can provide credible information to support balanced living.

 

Our approach is anti-diet and rooted in the principles of Health At Every Size® as well as intuitive eating. Our process is patient-centred and very collaborative based on patients’ personal needs and challenges.  We support patients in acute situations that require as few as 2-3 appointments as well as longer term support (the number of sessions is highly variable, so expectations and personalized recommendation are discussed at the initial appointment). 

How we help:

Dietitians and  Nutritionists play important roles in the specific needs and treatment of eating disorders. They help support the nutritional needs of the patients while also guiding the patients (and often family members) towards a better relationship with food. 

 

How we can help:

  •  Complete comprehensive eating disorder nutrition assessments and follow up consults.

  • Develop a plan of care based on assessment findings and client goals.

  • Create individualized Care Plans, including meal plans, supplement recommendations, behaviour change skills and nutrition education resources.

  • Provide meal support sessions, grocery store support and exposures, including eating meals with clients.

  • Coordinate care with treatment members in a timely manner.

  • Discover about various nutrients and the importance and roles those nutrients play for your body to function well

  • Learn how much food to eat

  • Become informed about how your metabolism works

  • Fact check and get evidenced-based answers to your nutrition related questions

  • Learn practical strategies to eat well while living with a mental health condition

  • Build a healthy relationship with food and your body

  • Receive simple, healthy meal prep ideas and recipes, made from foods you enjoy

  • Address additional health concerns such as digestive disorders 

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Registered Dietitians:

A quick guide to what a dietitian does:

Dietitians translate the science of nutrition into terms you can understand. They unlock food’s potential and support healthy living for their patients, clients, and communities.  A dietitian would not just hand you a diet or a list of foods not to eat and send you on your way or promote or sell you unnecessary food or supplements. Dietitians look beyond fads and gimmicks to deliver reliable, life-changing advice tailored to your objectives as well as personal needs and challenges.

 

 Dietitians are regulated health professionals who are passionate about the potential of food to enhance lives and improve health.

A dietitian's scope includes, but is not limited to the follow

  • Individualized approach for food/nutrient support.

  • Meal prep ideas and recipes made from foods client’s enjoy.

  • Managing various micronutrient deficiencies by optimizing absorption and education on functional foods and/or supplements (i.e., vitamin B12, iron, vitamin D, calcium, etc.)

  • Re-feeding Assistance Management .

  • On carbohydrates, protein, fats, and other micronutrients and how they contribute to digestion, energy, bodily functions and overall all quality of life.

  • How much food to eat

  • Fact check and get evidenced-based answers to nutrition related questions

  • Learn practical strategies to eat well while living with a anxiety or depression

  • Individuals living with eating disorders

  • Individuals living with digestive disorders (i.e., Functional Constipation/Diarrhea, bloating, food sensitivities, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Small-intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD), Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis)

  • Managing type 2 diabetes (not insulin dependent), high cholesterol, vegetarian/vegan eating

  • Prenatal/postnatal nutrition 

Registered Holistic Nutritionists

A quick guide to what a Holistic Nutritionist does:

A holistic nutritionist  takes an integrated and natural approach to nutrition, viewing the health and well-being of a person as a whole. Hence the word holistic.

 

What does a holistic nutritionist do?

 

A holistic nutritionist carefully studies the lifestyle and health attributes of an individual before formulating a personalized plan with a focus on a nourishing diet, improved lifestyle, and refinement of attitudes towards adopting and maintaining sustainable practices.

 

A holistic nutritionist would carefully review the following areas with a client:

  • Health and family history 

  • Eating habits 

  • Lifestyle

  • Environment

  • Physical state 

  • Mental state 

  • Emotional state 

In other words, a registered holistic nutritionist takes an in-depth look at the mind, body and soul.

 

Naturally, nutritional education plays an important role when working with a holistic nutritionist. However, the focus is on more than just food. A holistic nutritionist goes beyond food. They focus on all aspects of a person’s life such as the mindset, self-care, stress level, sleep, exercise and much more.

 

Diet or nutrition is not looked at as an entity on its own because it is interlinked with other aspects of a person’s life. As such, it requires a multi-pronged approach.

 

Other areas where I support clients:

 

  • Blood sugar regulation

  • Energy and mood suggestions/support

  • Digestive health support 

  • Personalized nutritional counselling - not one size fits all

  • Management of stress, sleep, energy levels, mental focus & clarity

  • Supplementation recommendations

  • Expertise in recipe creation 

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All of our Nutrition support: 

  • Are experienced and trained n the treatment of Eating Disorders.

  • Work with clients to understand the connection between the mind and body.

  • Cater each session to fit the needs of each individual client.

  • Appeals to different needs, personality types and stages of change.

  • Follow our evidenced based approach to caring for Eating Disorders.

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