Holistic Nutrition

DSC_1309What is a Holistic Nutritionist?

We take an individual approach. Each person is unique, and we treat everyone according to your own specific needs. We help clients suffering from health issues by looking for the root cause of symptoms. How symptoms develop and how a person heals is unique to each individual. After assessing nutritional imbalances and weaknesses, we work together with you to create a sustainable plan.

We do this by focusing on the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. Your state of mind and spiritual wellbeing affect your physical health, so we help you create a balanced lifestyle. We determine all the nutritional and lifestyle needs of each client including referring you to other health care professionals if deemed appropriate.

Once we’ve looked at your individual case as a whole, we educate you about the benefits and health impact of optimal nutrition. We develop custom programs for you based on your:

• likes/dislikes
• individual needs
• food preferences
• allergies or sensitivities
• lifestyle, and
• genetic predisposition.

Our recommendations include the use of whole foods that are nutrient-dense, menu plans, natural source supplements, and lifestyle modifications. And we support the progress of each client’s health goals throughout your journey to optimal health.

What is the difference between a Dietician and a Holistic Nutritionist?

Dieticians are:

• Mandated by the government
• Trained to follow Canada’s Food Guide and deal with clients according to these guidelines
• Focused on the treatment of the health condition not prevention

Holistic Nutritionists:

• Focus on prevention
• Stay as close to nature’s ‘whole foods’ as possible
• Recommend whole locally grown and organic foods
• Work together with clients to achieve clearest approach and best results
• Inform, educate, and guide clients
• Directly involve clients in decision making
• Are professionals trained in Natural Nutrition
• Believe that each individual is biochemically unique
• Make the connection between body, mind, and spirit