Hello! I’m Joy, owner and Lead Dietitian of BetterByDesign Nutrition.
I have a postgraduate degree in Human Nutrition, but am often told that it’s my approachable, casual style that sets me apart, as much as my knowledge and clinical experience.
BetterByDesign Nutrition has been in operation in the Tri-Cities area of Vancouver 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 number of years, I have also been providing services via Distance Consultation to those who live outside of the Greater Vancouver area.
I’ve helped my clients lose weight and keep it off by teaching them skills so they don’t have to weigh and measure food or count points. In the last two years, I have been focusing on helping clients lose weight and lower insulin resistance using a “low carb high healthy fat” approach.
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 them through diet and lifestyle changes.
Food Allergy / Food Sensitivity Services
I offer several packages in the area of Food Allergy and Food Sensitivity, 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”).
Research has indicated that changing what we eat can reduce pain and symptoms in people with chronic inflammatory diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, Celiac disease, etc.. The focus of the Anti-Inflammatory Protocol is to help people with these types of conditions limit foods that promote inflammation and focus their dietary intake on foods that are evidence-based to have anti-inflammatory properties.
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 and gently air-conditioned (in summer), yet offers privacy, as well. Since I provide services to those with allergies and sensitivities, my office is scent-free and is a peanut-free zone.
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.
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.