How can I pay?
- Canadian e-transfer
- Canadian credit card / visa debit (+ 3.4% interest if manually, + 2.65% if swiped)
- England bank transfer
What should I bring with me on our first intake appointment?
- List of herbal supplements and dosage.
- List of medication and dosage.
- Any recent blood test results, hair mineral anlalysis or allergy test results.
How do you differ from a Naturopath or Registered Dietician
Naturopath: put simply, Nutritionists are great to see ALONG SIDE a naturopath because we can offer a more individualized experience.
Compared to Naturopaths, Nutritionists can offer more help if you are trying to change your diet and lifestyle. I can offer more detailed answers to your questions along with on-going email support, motivation for sticking with your protocol and modifications to your program when necessary.
Naturopaths are often too busy with other patients to provide this intensive level of care, but it's the perfect role for a nutritionist with the proper training.
So, even if you're working with a Naturopath, you may want to consider working with a skilled nutritionist to get the support you need to change habits and follow through with protocols successfully.
Registered Dieticians: The main difference is that Dieticians are government regulated, therefore have to follow the Canada Food Guide. Although it was created with best intentions for health, it is by no means an individualized plan.
As a nutritionist, I hold bio-individuality very highly. Each person is different, a diet may work for one person, but not for another. You may have noticed this with varying results from fad food diets.
It's also important to consider lobbying groups that sit on the board for the Canada Food Guide. Are their intentions biased towards the sales of dairy and wheat products, which are our countries main products? Lactose intolerance affects 7 million Canadians. If they don't eat dairy, their diet is considered unbalanced according to the Canada Food Guide. Just some food for thought.
Check out this article, where I outline the main difference on Nutritionists and Naturopaths and how we can offer a very holistic and well rounded healthcare service when used in conjunction with each other.
How do you differ from a Naturopath?
Look for coverage on:
- CNP (Certified Nutritional Practitioner)
- NNCP (Natural Nutrition - Clinical Practitioner)
- RHN (Registered Holistic Nutritionist)
*note: my designation is CNP not RHN, but if RHN is covered then I will be also, so look out for this designation.
There are many insurance companies that recognize and cover my services. You may have to contact your insurance company directly or your HR to see if these services can be added to Extended Benefits Plans. You can also contact me for a letter to send to your HR or insurance company outlining what we worked on together. Below are a list of insurance companies that have covered my services for previous clients:
- Manulife Financial
- Johnson Retired Teachers of Ontario
- Ontario Teachers (Manulife)
- Green Shield Canada
- Co-Operators Insurance
- Great West Life
- TD Canada (Flex Benefits)
- SunLife (Extended Benefits)
- Blue Cross Insurance
- Industrial Alliance