Services


Restoring Your Health and Weight

If you want to eat healthier, lose (or gain) weight, or improve your blood sugar, cholesterol, or blood pressure, there are two ways to get started: the Complete Assessment Package or an Hourly Consultation

Please scroll down to the next section if you are looking for services related to GI disorders or food intolerance. 

1. The Complete Assessment Package

The most popular option for getting started is the Complete Assessment Package which includes 3 hours of services. This all-inclusive package will provide you with a custom-designed Meal Plan and an entire one-hour teaching session so that you can begin using it to achieve your health and weight goals.

The Complete Assessment Package includes a one-hour initial assessment appointment where I will meet with you to collect detailed information about your health and risk factors, including your personal medical history, family medical history, and dietary and lifestyle information. Lifestyle questions include what you like to eat and when, food likes and dislikes, religious, cultural, or ethical dietary restrictions, and other factors that impact your health and weight, such as sleep habits and activity level.

Based on the information collected during the assessment visit, I will design a Meal Plan for you (one-hour of service) to accomplish your goals. A Meal Plan is not a menu. A menu dictates what you have to eat, whereas a Meal Plan lets you know how much of a particular type of food to eat, but which food you eat is up to you!

We will meet again for the Nutrition Education Session (one-hour of service), where I will go over your Meal Plan with you, explain the different categories of foods, and how to make food exchanges within each category. I will also explain how to accurately estimate portion sizes so you won’t have to weigh or measure food or track anything on an app. When I design your Meal Plan, I do all the calculations, and you decide what to eat.

If you would like to get started with a Complete Assessment Package, please download the Intake and Service Option Form*, complete it on your computer, then email it to the address on the form. If you would like a password-protected form, please send a note using the Contact Me form on the tab above. Learn about our flexible payment options here.

Pediatrics & Prenatal: There is a small additional charge ($50) for the extra calculations required to assess growth/weight for age, height for age, and BMI for age in children and youth aged 6+ years, and for the additional calculations for dietary intake changes during the three trimesters of pregnancy.

* NOTE: If you don’t already have it, you can download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader here to complete the pdf form on a Windows-based computer. If you are on another type of computer, a phone or a tablet, then you can use Adobe Acrobat online fill and sign tools.  

Optional Add-on Options

Add-on nutrition education is available at cost savings over taking the same services hourly when taking them along with the Complete Assessment Package. Popular add-on options include teaching about improving symptoms of gout, early chronic kidney disease, low sodium diet, kidney stones (oxalate or urate), GERD or laryngopharyngeal reflux (“silent reflux”), migraines, diverticulosis, hiatus hernia, hypothyroidism, as well as improving iron status from food.

2. Hourly Consultation

For those who prefer to meet with me first to discuss their needs, share details of their health background, or see if I am a ‘good fit,’ an Hourly Consultation is the place to get started. 

Should you decide while meeting with me to move forward with the Complete Assessment Package or one of the other packages, any remaining time in your initial Hourly Consultation can be ‘banked’ and used later for follow-up services.

If you would like to set up an Hourly Consultation, please download the Intake and Service Option Form*, complete it on your computer, then email it to the address on the form. Learn more about booking an appointment here.

* NOTE: If you don’t already have it, you can download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader here to complete the pdf form on a Windows-based computer. If you are on another type of computer, a phone or a tablet, then you can use Adobe Acrobat online fill and sign tools.  

Special Hourly Services

I offer stand-alone nutrition education services on an hourly basis on subjects such as;

  • what to eat / not eat with gout
  • low sodium diet for those with congestive heart failure, or chronic kidney disease
  • dietary modifications for early chronic kidney disease
  • how to eat with kidney stones (oxalate or urate)
  • improving the symptoms of GERD or laryngopharyngeal reflux (“silent reflux”) through dietary and lifestyle changes
  • foods to avoid to help reduce the occurrence of migraines (bioactive amines)
  • foods to avoid or limit with sucrose intolerance
  • how to eat with diverticulosis / recovering from diverticulitis
  • how to reduce symptoms associated with hiatus hernia
  • nutrition education for those newly diagnosed with hypothyroidism
  • nutrition education to help people improve iron status from food.
  • dietary recommendations for Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency (CSID)

CLINICAL SERVICES – for GI disorders, food intolerance and PCOS

3. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Package

The IBD Package is designed for clients diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease or one of the types of Ulcerative Colitis (UC) who want to learn what to eat to minimize the symptoms during a ‘flare up’, as well as how to eat once flare ups have resolved. This package provides 3 hours of service. The first session begins with teaching about IBD, its symptoms, accepted recommendations of what people should eat when they are in a flare to minimize symptoms, as well as the range of diets used when people are not in a flare. The remainder of the first visit teaches individuals what to eat in three progressive stages when they are in a flare. The following two sessions will teach a low-FODMAP diet in three progressive stages — from eliminating all FODMAP foods to gradually reintroducing foods that do not result in symptoms. If you are of Asian or South Asian background, both diets will be taught using foods and preparation methods familiar to your culture.

 

4. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Package

The IBS Package is designed for clients whose doctors have told them that they have IBS and who have had Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) such as Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis ruled out. If they have not yet had celiac disease ruled out, I will ask their doctor to run a simple blood test to rule that out. For those with IBS, a low-FODMAP diet is frequently recommended to help reduce the symptoms, but rather than having people avoid all low-FODMAP foods indefinitely; I teach people a low-FODMAP diet in three progressive stages. The Initial Stage generally lasts ~4 weeks and is where there is an elimination of all FODMAP foods. If symptoms have not decreased, I will recommend that we transition to a different dietary approach, which will enable me to help determine which foods or food components are causing them dietary distress. If symptoms have improved, we will progress to the Intermediate Stage of a low-FODMAP diet, where specific foods will be gradually reintroduced in a particular order and in a specific amount. This stage aims to determine which foods can be eaten without issue while eliminating those that cannot. The final stage in the low-FODMAP diet is the Liberalization Stage, where the gradual re-introduction of foods continues. There is also a gradual increase in the amount of already reintroduced foods that can be eaten. By the end of the services, people are only not eating the FODMAP foods that cause them distress — not eliminating all of them indefinitely.

5. Celiac Disease Management Package

The Celiac Disease Management Package provides detailed teaching for those diagnosed with Celiac Disease (IgA-mediated gluten intolerance) to learn how to eat to minimize accidental contact with gluten or gluten-containing products at home and away from home. You can learn about the specific material covered in this package here.

6. Food Sensitivity / Food Allergy Package

The Food Sensitivity / Food Allergy Package is designed for those who have been diagnosed with food allergies or suspect they may be sensitized to certain foods or components of foods. This package can also be taken by those diagnosed with tree or grass pollen allergies and who are experiencing symptoms related to oral allergy syndrome (OAS), which is a cross-reaction between tree or grass pollen allergies and specific fruit, vegetables, or nuts. 

7. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Package

The PCOS Package is designed for women who want to lower insulin resistance and high circulating insulin levels associated with the disorder. This package provides 3 hours of service. The first service is a one-hour assessment visit. During this appointment, I will meet with you to collect detailed information about your health and medical history, family medical history, and dietary and lifestyle information. I will also review your most recent lab test results. The second one-hour of service is for designing your Meal Plan as well as making lifestyle recommendations to lower circulating insulin and insulin resistance. The final one-hour service will be where I will meet with you to review your Meal Plan. During this appointment, I will explain the different categories of food, how many portions of each type to eat at each meal, and how to exchange other foods for those on your Meal Plan to keep things interesting.

Getting Started

If you would like to get started with any of the above clinical packages please download the Intake and Service Option Form*, complete it on your computer, then email it to the address on the form. You can also make use of the Flexible Payment Option and can learn more about that here.

If you would like a password-protected form, please send me a note using the Contact Me form on the tab above and I will be happy to send you one.

* NOTE: If you don’t already have it, you can download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader here to complete the pdf form on a Windows-based computer. If you are on another type of computer, a phone or a tablet, then you can use Adobe Acrobat online fill and sign tools.  

 


FOLLOW-UP SERVICES – to the Complete Assessment Package

8. Dietary Management Package

The Dietary Management Package is a follow-up package to the Complete Assessment Package. It provides 3 hours of additional support or coaching services to support you while achieving weight loss, weight or muscle gain, and improved metabolic health. This package can be taken as half-hour appointments or hourly sessions, whichever works best for you.

9. Anti-Inflammatory Protocol (AIP) Package

The Anti-Inflammatory Protocol (AIP) Package is designed for those with inflammatory conditions, including osteoarthritis (OA), or autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), lupus, Sjogren’s, and others. The AIP is a follow-up package because many people feel much better once I design a Meal Plan from an anti-inflammatory perspective that they no longer require these services. However, those with autoimmune disorders may still have residual symptoms, in which case this package makes an excellent follow-up.

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