Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have any questions? Perhaps you can find an answer here, in the frequently asked questions and the corresponding responses.
A holistic nutritionist undertakes a natural approach to health and takes into account the mind, body and spirit, when counseling a customer. I want to ensure that you look good and feel good from the inside out.
In order to do that we have to take a look at your health history, specific goals, lifestyle, current eating habits, food preferences, tendencies, cravings, budget and so on. Only then we can get to the root of the problem and set the stage for long-term success.
A registered holistic nutritionist (RHN) is a professional trained by the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. A holistic nutritionist caters to each individual and creates a meal plan specific to his or her lifestyle and goals. As a result, he or she may effectively help you by taking a multi-faceted approach based on your food sensitivities, diet, needs, budget, etc.
Although a dietician has a reputable degree, generally he or she tends to follow the Canadian Food Guide to help you reach your goals. This is more of a one-diet, fits-all approach.
Nowadays, an overwhelming amount of information about nutrition is found on the internet. A registered holistic nutritionist will sort through the confusion and conflicting information, and present you with the ideal plan suitable just for you.
Not everyone who offers advice online is registered or qualified. Many contributors may offer advice from their personal experience, which does not necessarily mean that their approach will work for you.
Working with a registered professional will help you debunk various myths, offer you years of expertise, the most current information, easy access to a number of valuable resources, recommendations and accountability.
This depends on your goal and how well you adhere to the counsel you receive.
Results cannot be guaranteed, but rest assured that anyone who follows my recommendations notices positive changes after the 1st week. Examples of feedback from my customers are: “I feel lighter; I have more energy, especially in the afternoon; my sugar cravings are subdued or more controlled and my clothes feel more comfortable.”
Digestion and other health ailments may take a little longer as these are more serious and complicated conditions.
Definitely! Although I am a Toronto nutritionist, we can arrange a phone session, a Skype call, Face Time or Zoom. We can follow up via email as well. More and more customers conduct their sessions via these means.
You can read more about my online counseling experience, Online Counseling: Is It Right For Me?.
Certainly. If you’re like me, you probably need to chat, get a feel for the person and talk things out to see if you’re comfortable with proceeding, either in person, by phone or via email. This is where the free, no-obligation phone consultation comes in. We move on only when you feel comfortable.
Absolutely. I will construct your meal plan based on your budget, lifestyle, goals, sensitivities and taste preferences that will help you make smarter and healthier choices when eating out or on-the-go. I can also provide access to simple recipes and ideas, if you do decide to cook.
Yes. Everything is in moderation. The more closely you adhere to the plan, the quicker you will reach the desired goal. Realistically speaking, not everyone is willing to give up all of their vices or life’s pleasures. We will definitely find a reasonable compromise and devise a plan accordingly.
I also encourage you to take a look at my blog where I have written about how to select alcohol and what type, and still meet your health and wellness goals.
My prices are competitive and quite reasonable considering the years of experience, research, education and value that I offer.
My packaged programs and the accompanying meal plans are highly personalized and built from scratch (no generic, cookie-cutter approach here). They are accompanied by support (in times of uncertainty), whereby you can bring a list of questions to each session and obtain answers, so you can get the most value for your money and maximize the chances of getting the desired results.
I also provide numerous recommendations, suggestions, updates, visual guidelines (serving sizes, alcohol, et al.) and access to healthy recipes. Paying attention to detail throughout the process, making ongoing adjustments, also differentiates me from many of my competitors.
Please feel free to read my testimonials and Google Reviews to learn more about the value that my packaged programs bring.
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I am registered holistic nutritionist (R.H.N.) who is covered by many insurance plans. Please check with your insurance provider to see if it includes nutritionist coverage as part of your benefits. Many of my clients have nutritionist coverage. I am not a dietician. I am not a naturopath (ND).
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