BetterByDesign Nutrition

Are you looking for diet support but are confused by the conflicting information you’ve read online?

As a Dietitian, I can guide you through the dietary options and help you choose an approach that is best suited to your needs.  

Nutrition is BetterByDesign!

I am an experienced Vancouver area Dietitian who’s been in private practice since 2008, and I am passionate about helping people feel better, recover their health, and achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

I support several evidence-based dietary approaches — including, Mediterranean, pescatarian, whole food plant based (vegetarian) and low carb / keto. I also have years of experience helping people who have been diagnosed with various GI disorders, as well as those with food allergies and food sensitivities.

I provide therapeutic ketogenic diets for adults with seizure disorder and as adjunct treatment (along with chemo and radiation) for those with glioblastoma.

Areas of Practice

  • Healthy eating
  • Weight management
  • Preventative nutrition
  • Therapeutic nutrition
    • Type 2 diabetes 
    • High blood pressure (hypertension)
    • High cholesterol
    • Weight management
  • Anti-inflammatory protocol
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) issues:
    IBD (Crohn’s disease, colitis),  celiac disease, IBS, diverticulosis, low-FODMAP, etc. 
  • Food sensitivities / food allergies 
  • Therapeutic ketogenic diet (adults) — seizure disorder, adjunct treatment glioblastoma 

Virtual Practice

  • Over a decade of experience providing services via Distance Consultation
  • Use HIPAA- and PIPEDA-compliant telemedicine software,  no download or installation required.
  • Licensed as a Dietitian in every province in Canada, except PEI
  • Provides detailed receipts to make it easy to submit to extended benefit providers
  • Provides non-clinical nutrition education services to those outside of Canada. If you have health conditions, please consult a Registered Dietitian where you live.

Hourly Services

SMART Goal Setting

SMART goal setting session will help you set specific, measurable goals that are achievable and realistic and that can be accomplished in a specific period of time. 

Hourly Consultation

If you’d like to discuss your needs, see if I am a ‘good fit’, or need hourly services to meet the reimbursement requirements of your extended benefits plan, the Hourly Consultation is for you. 

If you live outside of Canada and want an hourly non-clinical  nutrition education consultation, please click here.

Complete Packages

Complete Assessment Package

The Complete Assessment Package is an all-inclusive package for those who want to eat healthier and/or lose weight, and is available with choice of add-on options for specific health conditions such as low iron, diverticulosis, low oxalate or low-FODMAP. 

First, I will understand your goals, then I’ll assess you — finding out about your personal and family health background, lifestyle, food likes and dislikes, and meal pattern. I will use the information I collected to design a Meal Plan that is as close to how you are currently eating, with the “fixes” build in. It will help you know what to eat and when, and won’t require weighing or measuring food!  Please click here to get started. 

If you live outside of Canada, the Meal Plan Package is the corresponding nutrition education service. Please click here to begin.

Dietary Management Package

If you are looking for follow-up and support, I offer the Dietary Management Package which is ideal for those with a significant amount to weight to lose, to help troubleshoot and overcome stalls, and work through the little set-backs that might otherwise derail your plan.

Specialty Packages

The Anti-Inflammatory Protocol is designed for those with inflammatory or auto-immune conditions that result in inflammation and who are looking to further lower markers of inflammation and reduce symptoms.

Gastrointestinal (GI) & Food Sensitivity Packages

For those who have been diagnosed with various gastrointestinal issues, I also offer the Food Sensitivity / Food Allergy Package, the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Package, the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Package, the Celiac Disease Management Package, as well as dietary support for those undergoing anti-microbial treatment for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).

To get started with any of these specialty packages, please click here. Sorry, these are clinical packages and not available outside of Canada.

Culturally Relevant & Personally Relatable Dietitian

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

I also understand first-hand what it’s like to reclaim my health and lose significant amounts of weight. You can read more about that under the About Me tab.

Getting Started

Please click here to get started with the services of your choice.

Social Media

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