Hello and welcome!
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 provided Distance Consultation services to those who live outside of the Greater Vancouver area.
I’ve helped my clients lose weight and keep it off by teaching them the skills they need so they don’t have to constantly weigh and measure food or count points. In the last two years, have been focusing on helping clients lowering insulin resistance as well as to lose weight, using a “low carb high healthy fat” approach.
My clients range from adults of all ages and stages of life, to children and youth, aged 6 – 18. I am also experienced at providing nutrition services to couples and families – something I greatly enjoy.
I offer a range of services – from the routine to the clinically complex and believe that nutrition is BetterByDesign.
The Complete Assessment Package is an all-inclusive package and a great place to get started.
If you have been diagnosed with high blood sugar, cholesterol, or blood pressure, I can help you bring these into a healthier range and understand the various factors that affect these. The Complete Assessment Package has options for those with these conditions, and for those seeking insulin resistance reduction, this package is available using a low carb high healthy fat (LCHHF) approach.
Food Allergy / Food Sensitivity Services
In addition to preventative health and routine clinical services, I offer several packages in the area of Food Allergy and Food Sensitivity, including the Food Sensitivity / Food Allergy Package, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Package, Celiac Disease Management Package and Mast Cell Activation Disorder (MCAD) Package (“histamine-intolerance”).
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. For those living outside of the Greater Vancouver area, I do provide nutrition counselling services via distance consultation.
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? Why not have a look at my blog, accessible from the “Food for Thought” tab, above.
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