BetterByDesign Nutrition

Hello! I’m Joy, owner and Registered Dietitian of BetterByDesign Nutrition. While I have a postgraduate degree in Human Nutrition, I’m often told that it’s my approachable, casual style that sets me apart, as much as my knowledge and clinical experience.

I’ve been in private practice for more than a decade, providing clinical Dietetics and weight management services, as well as support for those with food allergy and/or food sensitivity. For the last 8 years, I have also been providing services via Distance Consultation to those who live outside of the Greater Vancouver area – even those from other provinces.

I help clients lower insulin resistance and lose weight by using a lower carb approach and for those seeking a traditional approach to weight loss or healthy eating, I also offer that as well. It’s very gratifying  to see people who have struggled for years restricting calories and following various diets to learn a much better and easier way that doesn’t involve weighing and measuring of food or counting points.

Routine Services

The Complete Assessment Package is my all-inclusive package and a great place to get started. If you have been diagnosed with high blood sugar, high cholesterol or high blood pressure, I can help you bring these into a healthier range by addressing the various factors that affect these and can provide you with what you need to lose weight, without feeling hungry, deprived and tired. The Complete Assessment Package is available for adults of all ages and for children and youth (aged 7 – 19 years).

Food Allergy / Food Sensitivity Services

I offer several packages in this area, including the Food Sensitivity / Food Allergy (FSFA) Package, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Package, Celiac Disease Management Package and Mast Cell Activation Disorder (MCAD) Package (“histamine-intolerance”).

Anti-Inflammatory Protocol

Research indicates that by changing what they eat, those chronic inflammatory diseases  such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, and Celiac disease can reduce their pain and many of their  symptoms. The focus of the Anti-Inflammatory Protocol  is to limit the foods that are known to promote inflammation  and focus dietary intake on foods that are evidence-based to have anti-inflammatory properties.

Culturally Relevant

I’m familiar with foods, ingredients and eating style of several Asian, South Asian, North African / Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries which helps me to provide you with nutrition services in a culturally relevant manner.

My Clinical Office

My office is bright and open, yet offers privacy at the same time and is gently air-conditioned in summer and comfortably heated in winter. 

I’m located in central Coquitlam — just 7 minutes drive from Coquitlam Centre — close to Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Burnaby, New Westminster, Pitt Meadows and Surrey.

Coming by public transit?

My office is ~12 minutes by bus from the Coquitlam bus loop, with several buses routes to choose from, and just up the hill from the new Evergreen Skytrain line.

Since I provide services to those with allergies and sensitivities my office is necessarily scent-free and is a peanut-free zone.

Food for Thought

Want to get a “feel” for my approach and teaching style? Please click on the “Food for Thought” tab above to read some of my current articles.

If you are interested in learning more about a low carb high healthy fat lifestyle or a ketogenic diet, please visit the LCHF-RD.

Have Questions?

Why not send me a note using the “Contact Us” form on this web page?