nutrition as therapy
Nutritional therapy helps you identify the foods that make you look and feel your best. Nutritional therapy focuses on natural unprocessed whole foods which heal the body and boost overall health. Nutrition counseling is suitable for everyone, young and old, for those who would like to alleviate specific symptoms, as well as those who would just like to improve their overall health. A nutritional therapist provides information, educational materials, support, and follow-up to help you make and maintain needed dietary changes.
what is it?
Nutritional counseling is a private process with a client to assess their health symptoms, needs, goals, eating habits and behaviors around food. The nutritional therapist also works with you to get to the bottom of what may be the reasons for struggles to achieve and maintain results and goals. It is a tool for identifying, encouraging and training personal power and ownership of personal health. Nutritional therapy is not intended to replace conventional medicines but to complement them, and, where necessary, dietary changes can be made under the supervision of a medical doctor.
why is it important?
Nutritional counseling delves deeper to help an individual uncover personal matters that hold them back and an opportunity to change, develop and understand their behaviors, lifestyle and eating choices. The importance is int he education and self awareness for building a healthier mind set and practice around eating and supporting nutritional needs. Nutritional counseling helps to identify other underlying issues, such as hormonal imbalances, that may contribute to challenges. The goal of nutritional therapy is to help a client sustain a healthy life with the help of nutritionally balanced, practical, enjoyable and sustainable meals. A client learns for themselves:
A. What is the desired outcome?
B. What is the current relationship with food?
C .What motivates their behaviors?
D. Which plan supports their goals and needs?
E. What ongoing support and follow-up is needed?
Meet our therapist
health concerns addressed
- Digestive issues - constipation, diarrhoea, bloating, IBS, reflux, food allergies / intolerances, diverticulitis
- Weight issues - weight gain / loss, sugar cravings, blood sugar imbalances, diabetes
- Cardio-vascular health - cholesterol issues, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome
- Skin conditions - acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea
- Mental health - low mood, anxiety, fatigue, poor concentration
- General well-being - mental acuity, pain, coping skills and stress levels
- Autoimmune conditions - fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome. lupus, rheumatoid arthritis
how results are achieved
An initial consult looks to discuss a client's medical history and assess their current health status. Questions are asked to help identify a client's typical eating patterns and lifestyle.
Food journals are maintained to record and identify eating and lifestyle patterns.
Personalized nutrition plans are devised on the basis of a clients personal health symptoms, needs and goals.
Body weight analyses are conducted to determine if body weight goals are reasonable for the client's body type.
Progressive steps to change a client's habits, behaviors and associations with food and lifestyle.
Identifying any barriers that make changes difficult to practice and achieve and developing an action plan to overcome them.
Identifying support networks in a client's life to maintain positive influence and sustain changes.
Ongoing goal setting as an effort to overcome any hurdles or challenges along the way and help gauge success.
A follow-up schedule assists to keeps the client accountable to the plan, as well as show measurable results and celebrate their success!
ONLINE AND IN CLINIC APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE
New Client Introductory
- $70 / 60 mins
Follow up Appointments
- $90 / 60 mins