BetterByDesign Nutrition

Are you looking for dietary support and need help sorting through all the information you’ve read online? Do you, or someone close to you have a GI disorder or food allergies, intolerance or sensitivities and are looking for the help of a knowledgeable Dietitian to know what to eat?

I have the experience to guide you through the various dietary options and help you choose an approach that is best suited to your needs.  

Nutrition is BetterByDesign!

I am an experienced 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 have years’ of experience helping people who have been diagnosed with various GI disorders and with food allergies, food sensitivities or intolerance, and I offer several specialty packages related to these, including the Food Sensitivity / Food Allergy Package,  Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Package, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Package, Celiac Disease Management Package and provide dietary support for those undergoing anti-microbial treatment for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).  I am also experienced supporting those with Mast Cell Activation Disorder / Syndrome, histamine intolerance and tyramine intolerance.

For healthy eating and weight management, I support several evidence-based dietary approaches — including Mediterranean, pescatarian, whole-food predominantly plant-based (vegetarian), and have over 5 years’ experience supporting low carb and ketogenic diets. 

I tailor services to your specific clinical, cultural and nutritional needs.

Want to know more? Please send me a note through the Contact Me form on this web page.

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 / food intolerance
  • Therapeutic ketogenic diet (adults) — seizure disorder, adjunct treatment glioblastoma 

 

COVID-19 UPDATE: The College of Dietitians of BC confirmed on September 23, 2020 that even though British Columbia is in Phase 3 of BC’s Restart Plan, there has been no change with respect to limitations on in-person Dietetic practice since Phase 2. You can read about the restrictions in place by clicking hereNot to worry.  I meet with my clients via secure telehealth software, and have over 10 years experience providing virtual services.

Virtual Practice

  • Over a decade of Virtual Practice experience
  • Uses secure HIPAA- and PIPEDA-compliant telehealth software
    • no software to download
    • no registration needed
  • 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.  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 understand first-hand what it’s like to live with anaphylactic allergies, food intolerances and a GI disorder.

Clinical Hours

Clinical hours are weekdays 9:00 AM to 5:00* PM (*3:00 PM on Fridays).

Earlier appointments can be arranged on some days, and many find it very convenient to meet with me over their lunch breaks.

Recent Reviews

You can click on the About Me tab to learn about my credentials and training and to read some recent reviews.

Getting Started

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

 

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