1. What is a holistic nutritionist?
2. What is the difference between a holistic nutritionist, dietician and naturopath?
3. Are your services covered by provincial health plans? And, can I claim holistic nutrition services in my annual tax return?
4. What can I expect on my first visit?
5. Will I be put on a diet or have to give up my favourite foods?
6. Do you recommend supplements?
7. What are your previous clients saying about your services?
8. What makes you different from other nutritionists?
9. How do I know when I should see a holistic nutritionist?
10. What is your availability & what type of payment do you accept? Last but not least, how do I get started?

1. What is a holistic nutritionist?

Technically speaking…

A registered holistic nutritionist (RHN) is granted their designation after completing a demanding course set by the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. After a 1-2 year course is completed (with a minimum of 80% overall) along with case studies, a board & oral exam plus over 50 practicum hours – they are granted their designation. Hooray!

Eating for the mind, body & soul.
Holistic nutritionists look at the big picture, believing that each individual is biochemically unique. This means, along with nutrition we factor in your emotions, environment and daily habits.

We work on a personalized, individual basis and through diet and lifestyle recommendations work to restore balance. My role as an RHN, is to meet you where you are today, view you as a whole being and facilitate a path to your most vibrant self with encouragement and fun!


2. What is the difference between a holistic nutritionist, dietician and naturopath?

First up: Dieticians
Dieticians are primarily trained within the disease model in medicine and generally give nutrition advice as it relates to a medical diagnosis. They can be found working in private practice, hospitals or other clinical settings. Dieticians take a generalized approach;  most often recommending foods, serving sizes and calorie intake according to Canada’s Food Guide.Their recommendations and treatment plans must be evidence-based and rely heavily on scientific studies.

Next up: Naturopath
A Naturopath is trained as primary care physician ie: a doctor.  They generally work in private practices settings and practice herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, homeopathy and may also provide dietary and lifestyle advice or other therapies.

Finally: Holistic Nutritionist
An integral part of the Holistic Nutritionist studies is the connection between body, mind and spirit.  Concentration is put on individual health concerns, with a focus on nutrition education to promote balance and optimal well-being. Holistic nutritionists believe that each individual is biochemically unique and there is no one diet that fits all.


3. Are your services covered by provincial health plans? And, can I claim holistic nutrition services in my annual tax return?

The services that I offer are not covered under government health insurance.  Nutritional consulting is, however, covered by some insurance benefits packages. The best way to find out is by checking with your provider.

Holistic Nutritionists’ services are recognized by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). I can happily provide a professional receipt that can be submitted with your income tax return.


4. What can I expect on my first visit?

Before we sit down for the initial consultation, I will set up a Discovery Session – either on the phone or Skype. This conversation will take about 30 minutes and will determine if we’re a match. I wholeheartedly believe that as practitioners, we cannot be everything to everyone. As a result, I have a list of incredible referrals, so you can feel confident you will end up in the most optimal care.

If we are a match, I will then set you up with all of the necessary next step instructions and paperwork, including a Nutrition Intake Assessment Form and 5 day Food Tracker. This part of the process is simply data collection and the more I can hear about you/your habits, the more I get to be helpful. 🙂


5. Will I be put on a diet or have to give up my favourite foods?

Diet. Such a small yet powerful word! Put simply – you will not be put on a restrictive diet nor will you have to give up any of your favourite foods. As a matter of fact, one of my  favorites motto’s is “all foods fit”.  Now you may be thinking – how will I achieve positive results? So glad you asked.

The idea is that when you get to eat the foods you love while achieving results, you are motivated to make other positive changes in your life that lead to success. Pretty sweet!

See this “eat the foods you love to reach your goals” approach is amazing in itself. Why? Because in my opinion, the way to food freedom is to stop telling yourself that you cannot eat certain foods and instead, let all types of food back into your life.

Now is the time to break free from the vicious dieting cycle and finally give yourself permission to eat the foods you love; and experience enhanced energy, balanced moods and peace with food.


6. Do you recommend supplements?

My approach is to always go the food first route. That being said, if we feel you require supplement support, I will be able to advise you on the essential choices (versus the “nice to haves”) plus reputable brands.


7. What are your previous clients saying about your services?

Head on over to my list of glowing testimonials here.


8. What makes you different from other nutritionists?

Straight up – I’ve been through it. I know what it feels like to have lost your way, desperately wanting to know what the most nourishing choice is, but giving up after being bombarded by conflicting information.

I know what it feels like to not feel comfortable in your own skin, to be sick of being tired and frustrated by embarrassing gas & uncomfortable bloating.

But here’s the deal, I also know there is another way. To feel more energetic and empowered because you know you are making the best choices for your body.

I am dedicated to showing you the way to food freedom.  And I will gladly guide you there with empathy, education and energizing encouragement.


9. How do I know when I should see a holistic nutritionist?

If you find yourself frustrated by food, not knowing what foods are right for your body, I am here to help. If you are looking to reclaim your health and build confidence when making choices for yourself and your family – it’s time to get started.

Our time together will empower you with the knowledge of the specific foods that your body needs in order to thrive. Our bi-monthly sessions will provide on-going support and accountability, ensuring you creating sustainable healthy habits – I’m talkin’ life-long success here people.


10. What is your availability & what type of payment do you accept? Last but not least, how do I get started?

Here’s where you can find me:

Tuesdays: Platinum Health & Wellness

Wednesdays + Thursdays: Virtually by telephone or Skype

Ready to get started? Schedule your free 30-minute consultation here.  I so look forward to meeting you!