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Frequently Asked Questions
Ideally, yes. Buying organic is a great way to reduce your exposure to toxins. But you don’t have to be perfect, every little bit helps! To determine the best bang for your buck use the Dirty Dozen / Clean Fifteen list as determined by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).
Buying local produce is also a good strategy because it ensures food is as fresh as possible. This is when nutrient content is at its highest. Always remember to wash your fruits and veggies well, whether organic or not!
There is no one right way to eat. It is all about finding the foods and dietary style that makes your body feel good. I have helped clients incorporate paleo, vegan, gluten-free, FODMAP, AIP, Mediterranean, Keto, Intermittent Fasting and others.
Personally, I use a whole food plant-based diet.But I am flexible, and incorporate aspects of many different diet styles according to what makes me feel my best. You can too.
Yes! Surprised? You don’t have to be vegan to benefit from plant-based eating. I emphasize better quality animal proteins, reducing weekly servings and eating smaller portions of animal protein. More importantly, we focus on including new sources of plant protein in tasty and satisfying ways. Clients consistently tell me that they feel more satisfied than ever on a flexible plant-based diet.
The average adult woman needs a minimum of 25 grams of fiber daily. The average adult male needs 38 grams daily. This can be tricky to get on a regular basis and most Canadians do not eat nearly enough. Not only is it important for digestive, hormonal, and cardiometabolic health, it also helps reduce inflammation in the body.
Since everyone’s metabolism and caloric needs are different based on age, gender, and activity level a personal conversation will help determine your specific needs.
The best way to measure if you’re getting the right amount of nutrition is to choose the right food and then listen to your body. In general, select whole food that is as close as possible to what nature created and minimize refined and processed foods with empty calories. Rather than choosing low calorie, low fat, or even low carb options, focus on foods that give you more vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. These are the foods that will help you feel your best. Remember, It’s what’s in the calorie that counts!
A healthy diet is a diverse diet. It includes an abundance of colour, a wide variety of proteins including plant-based proteins, and as many different foods as possible. Most of us like our routine and our favourite recipes. Even if you eat healthy, eating the same foods all the time may mean you are not getting everything you need. I can help you diversify and expand your diet to better support your health and vitality.
Yes, many of my clients deal with dietary restrictions. I have specialized training and tools to help you navigate food sensitivities and dietary restrictions. If this is an area of frustration for you, I can help!
Several major insurance carriers offer coverage for my services. Please inquire for details as individual health plans vary. Rest assured I have designed my programs and services to be affordable and offer good value for individuals regardless of insurance coverage. Remember, your health is priceless!
Certified Nutritionists (NNCP, RHN) and Registered Dieticians (RD) both provide responsible nutrition advice to help you maintain or improve your health. Whether that be to help you find a healthy weight, manage current health conditions or educate you in the prevention of disease. Their duties are very similar in private practice. The main difference is their roles within the healthcare system and the educational path to attain their qualifications. The training of a holistic nutritionist is geared towards nutritional counselling, education and working in a private practice. It also encompasses broader topics of integrated wellness such as life style and self care. Dieticians are regulated healthcare professionals with training geared towards both private practice and clinical work within a hospital setting, research and public health.
To choose a practitioner that is right for you consider their overall experience and what level of ongoing support they provide. Having support along your journey is essential to lasting success. Ensure that they are committed to ongoing professional development and, most importantly, that their philosophies around wellness align with your own.
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If you’re ready to start feeling your best, I can’t wait to meet you! Let’s make healthy eating simple and delicious!