In many ways, clinical nutrition is the foundation of health. Proper nutrition is critical to ensuring you body has all the nutrients it requires to have you function at your best. Most of us don’t eat as well as we know we should, but with so much misinformation available to us it can be hard to know what to do! That’s where I come in. I assess your current nutritional status and then make recommendations based on what may be missing. We work together to create a diet that works for you and your lifestyle as an individual.
What conditions does clinical nutrition treat?
· Digestive dysfunction
· Seasonal allergies and sinus conditions
· Headaches and migraines
· Sleep issues
· Mental health (anxiety, depression, chronic stress, insomnia)
· Brain fog
· Thyroid conditions
· Weight loss
· Cardiovascular conditions (high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc)
How much fibre do I need?
Healthy fats and where to find them
The right kind of carbs
What is the best diet to follow?
Well that’s a complicated question and the answer is it totally depends! It depends on your health concerns, your previous medical history, the medications you are taking, your health goals and your current and desired lifestyle. The most common diets I recommend are the Paleo Diet, the Elimination Diet, the Mediterranean Diet and the Ketogenic Diet. But some people aren’t good candidates for a specific diet and we need to make more specific changes. Your treatment plan needs to be tailored to you and your diet is no exception!
What about food sensitivities?
Food sensitivities are very common and can have a huge impact on your health. Most of us have foods that we don’t tolerate as well as others, but it can be difficult to pinpoint these foods and the symptoms they cause. There may symptoms you don’t realize are connected to the food you’re eating, and there may even be foods that you think are healthy that your body isn’t tolerating well. Depending on your symptoms, budget and ability to change your diet, I usually recommend some variation of the Elimination Diet or Food Sensitivity testing. Everyone is different so once I have a good idea of what’s going on in your body we can get you eating the right food and feeling better!
Does clinical nutrition include supplements?
Supplements may be part of your nutrition plan depending on your health concerns. I don’t believe in taking supplements just because they are good for you. The supplements you take should be in the right form, at the right dose, at the right time, for the right duration to ensure you get the benefit out of them. Otherwise you may be doing damage to your body or quite literally flushing your money down the toilet. After I assess your potential deficiencies, we’ll figure out a supplement regimen that works for you.