Hello! I’m Joy, owner and Registered Dietitian of BetterByDesign Nutrition. I’ve operated my private practice in Coquitlam for more than a decade, providing both in-person clinical services and also Distance Consultations via telephone and Skype. I offer a range of services related to food sensitivities and food allergies, including Celiac Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), as well as healthy eating and weight management using a variety of evidence-based approaches including a Mediterranean Diet, a plant-based whole foods approach (vegetarian or including meat, fish and poultry), as well as a low carbohydrate approach.
My passion is helping people reclaim their health and I do this by firstly understanding your goals, assessing your needs and then designing a customized nutrition plan specifically for you. I also love to work with those who want to focus on retaining their health by ensuring optimal nutrition.
I don’t believe in a “one-size-fits-all” approach to any health condition — be it weight-loss (or weight gain), Type 2 Diabetes or pre-Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, food allergy or sensitivity or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Nutrition is BetterByDesign.
Hourly Clinical Services
This option is available for those who would like to have services on an hourly basis or require this for extended benefit reimbursement.
complete assessment Package
The Complete Assessment Package is an all-inclusive package for clients who want to lose weight, lower blood sugar, blood pressure, triglycerides and improve their cholesterol. This package is available for healthy adults, adults with routine clinical conditions such as high blood sugar / Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol and children and youth between the ages of 6 to 19 years with or without any of the above routine clinical conditions.
Food Allergy / Food Sensitivity Services
I offer several packages in this area, including;
- Food Sensitivity / Food Allergy Package
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Package
- Celiac Disease Management Package
The Anti-Inflammatory Protocol Package is designed especially for those with inflammatory conditions including chronic pain, arthritis (osteo- or rheumatoid) or one of several auto-immune conditions that result in inflammation. The goal of this package is to reduce pain and lower markers of inflammation.
Customized Nutrition Package
For those seeking very particular types of services, I also offer a Customized Nutrition Package which can be designed in consultation with you.
You can learn more about each of the Packages I offer, Hourly Clinical Services and the Single Skype Sessions (via HIPAA compliant Skype for Business) on the drop down menu under Services, or by visiting the Shop.
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.
In addition to having professional training and experience as a Registered Dietitian, I also understand first-hand what it’s like to reclaim my health. In March 2017, I was obese, had uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes, very high blood pressure, high insulin levels and abnormal cholesterol. Even though I knew what to do, I had to do it just like anyone else. I continue to reclaim my health one day at a time and my passion is to help others do the same.
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 Evergreen Skytrain.
Since I provide services to those with allergies and sensitivities, please note that my office is necessarily scent-free and is a peanut-free zone.
Clinical hours are weekdays 9:00 AM to 5:00* PM
*3:00 PM on Fridays
NOTE: Arrangements can be made for earlier or later appointments on some weekdays.
Service Provider to Members of Veteran’s Affairs, the Department of National Defense (DND) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
With the appropriate medical referral, I can directly invoice Blue Cross Medavie insurance plan for Registered Dietitian services provide to Members of Veteran’s Affairs, the Department of National Defense (DND) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Please have your physician’s office contact me for my Provider Number and fax number.
Please send me a note by clicking on the “Contact Me” tab, above.