Nutrition plays a major role in our health and wellbeing. Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hormone imbalances, digestive disorders, inflammatory diseases and even some cancers can all be influenced by our food choices. It’s difficult to know how to eat well in a society with so many choices. We know that food should bring us health, energy and nourishment. If that’s not the case, then a nutritionist can guide you towards a way of eating that works best for you.
What to expect with Nutrition services
Using Nutrition Therapy, we will tailor a plan individualized to your needs. Nutrition plays a vital role in your treatment plan, and with our collaborative care model, there is constant communication between the Nutritionist and your practitioner. We will determine a way of eating that will not only aid recovery, but also provide lifelong tools for healthy eating practices. We’ll begin with an hour-long initial appointment which includes a detailed assessment of diet-related health history, food relationships, and current lifestyle factors. By the end of that first meeting you will have discussed what future visits will look like and what a good starting point would be. Subsequent 45-minute follow-ups will occur weekly or bi-weekly depending on your health goals and will consist of support, guidance, and motivation through your change process.
Nutrition Health Benefits
You will experience a wide variety of positive benefits from diet changes, especially when those changes are tailored to your specific needs. Our approach is holistic – we focus on the “whole” person. One way of eating might not necessarily work for everyone. Here are some examples of health benefits from working with our Nutritionist:
- Improved digestion through guided elimination-type diets
- Decreased inflammation through removal of inflammatory foods and addition of anti-inflammatory foods
- Improved energy
- Hormone and blood sugar regulation
- Weight maintenance
- Food allergies/intolerances
- An improved relationship with food
- Improved decision-making skills around food choices
- General, evidence-based nutrition education