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: either the Complete Assessment Package or an Hourly Consultation. 

If you are looking for services related to GI disorders or food intolerance, please scroll down to the next section. 

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, along with a full one-hour teaching session so that you are equipped to 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) geared to accomplish your goals. A Meal Plan is not a menu. A menu dictates what you have to eat, whereas a Meal Plan enables you to know how much of a particular type of food to eat, but which specific 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 so all you need to do is 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 related to pregnancy.

Optional Add-on Options

Add-on nutrition education is available at a cost savings over taking the same services on an hourly basis when taking them along with the Complete Assessment Package. Add-on options include teaching for those with gout, early chronic kidney disease, kidney stones (oxalate or urate), GERD or LPR 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.

If you decide while meeting with me to move forward with the Complete Assessment Package or one of the other packages I offer, 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.

Hourly Nutrition Education Sessions

I also offer stand-alone nutrition education services on an hourly basis on subjects such as histamine intolerance, a low tyramine diet for reducing migraines, as well as a ‘Beyond low-FODMAP‘ teaching for those who have ongoing symptoms of IBS despite following a low-FODMAP diet.  I also teach a low fat diet for those with pancreatitis or who are awaiting surgery for gallstones, a high fiber diet for those who have been advised to increase their intake of dietary fiber, as well as an improving iron status through food nutrition education session.

 


CLINICAL SERVICES – for GI disorders, food intolerance and PCOS

3. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Package

The IBD Package is designed for clients who have been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease or one of the types of Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and 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 services and the first session begins with an overall understanding of IBD, its symptoms, what proctitis is, 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 next two sessions will teach a low-FODMAP diet that can be followed over three progressive stages — from elimination of all FODMAP foods, through gradual reintroduction of foods that do not result in symptoms.  If you are of Asian or South Asian background, both of these 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 who have been told by their doctors that they have IBS, and 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 which 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, then I will recommend that we transition to using 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, then we will progress to the Intermediate Stage of a low-FODMAP diet where specific foods will be gradually re-introduced in a specific order, and in a specific amount.  The goal of this stage is 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 and there is also a gradual increase in the amount of already re-introduced 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 who suspect they may be sensitized to certain foods, or to components of foods. This package can also be taken by those who have been diagnosed with tree or grass pollen allergies and that 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 the lower insulin resistance associated with the disorder, as well as high circulating levels of insulin associated with interference with ovulation, as well as excess testosterone. This package provides 3 hours of services.  The first service is a one-hour assessment visit where I will meet with you to collect detailed information about your health and medical history, family medical history, dietary and lifestyle information, and will review your most recent lab test results. The second one-hour of service is for design of your Meal Plan and lifestyle recommendations aimed at lowering circulating levels of insulin, as well as insulin resistance.  The final one-hour service with be where I will meet with you to go over your Meal Plan with you, explain the different categories of food, how many portions of each category of food to eat at each meal, as well as 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.

 


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 and provides 3 hours of additional support or coaching services to support you while achieving weight loss, weight or muscle gain, as well as improved metabolic health. This package can be taken as half-hour appointments or as hourly sessions, whichever works best for you.

9. Anti-Inflammatory Protocol (AIP) Package

The Anti-Inflammatory Protocol Package is designed for those with inflammatory conditions, including chronic pain, osteoarthritis (OA), or rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or one of several auto-immune conditions that result in inflammation. This is a follow-up package because many people feel considerably better once I design a Meal Plan from an anti-inflammatory perspective that they no longer require these services. For those that still have some residual symptoms, this package makes an excellent follow up.

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