What to Expect

Women's Registered Holistic Nutritionist/ Food Coach in Peterborough, Ontario

A qualified Holistic Nutritional Consultant is trained to assess and identify any current nutritional imbalances, and to develop unique nutrition, lifestyle and supplement protocols that can help bring your body back into proper balance, thereby resulting in optimal health.

What might your first visit to a Holistic Nutritional Consultant look like?

When you book your first appointment, you will be asked to complete a series of detailed forms. The information on these forms will provide insight into your personal goals, your main health concern(s), your specific health history, your current symptoms, aspects of your current lifestyle and eating habits. You will likely also fill out a multiple-day food diary.

During the initial consultation, you and your practitioner will discuss your intake forms in detail. Your Registered Holistic Nutritionist will want to get a sense of what has brought you to where you are today. There is no standard solution. Your practitioner will be using their skills to identify imbalances and opportunities by examining your diet and lifestyle to date.

In the following appointment, your Registered Holistic Nutritionist will present you with a customized nutrition and lifestyle plan that is designed to help you achieve your health goals and address your main health concerns. You will leave with an action plan designed specifically for you. You will be provided with a few key items to work on over the short term. Typically, this would be the beginning of a process that will involve a transition to long term changes, reduction in symptoms, and a path to increased vitality.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are you covered by insurance?
  • Difference between Nutritionist and Dietitian
  • I can get nutrition information on google, why pay you for your services?
  • How long until I see results?

Some insurance companies cover nutritionist coverage that must be specified in your package.

Holistic Nutrition is a natural approach to health and wellness that incorporates evidence-based methods of diet, lifestyle, and detoxification. The ultimate goal of a Holistic Nutritionist is to “catch and keep health” for our clients as opposed to just “chasing disease” and trying to keep symptoms under control. Holistic Nutritionists work very closely with their clients and see each and everyone as an individual with unique needs, treating the person as a whole rather than just focusing on one piece of the puzzle or taking a “one size fits all” approach to a specific health concern. They conduct a thorough analysis of the complete history of their clients, including not only diet history but emotional history, exposure to environmental toxins, work, lifestyle habits, and more. A dietician is somebody who is an expert in “dietetics,” which is an area of concern in handling diet and its effects on a person’s health. Dieticians work with their clients to change their nutrition based on a medical condition and individual health goals.

Information on google may not suit your needs, there may be underlying issues or imbalances that only trained professionals can aid with.
Some clients notice a reduction in symptoms as early as 2 weeks, some clients also take longer to see success in decreasing symptoms. This also depends on the main health concern, some may take longer to rebalance, and repair.
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The services of CAHN-Pro members may be covered by these insurance companies:
  • Industrial Alliance
  • Claim Secure
  • DiBrina Sure Group
  • Johnson Insurance
  • Manulife
  • Great West
Please note
For CAHN-Pro member’s services to be covered, the employer must have included nutrition in the services they allow for their employees.
Most insurance companies require verification of CAHN-Pro membership for services to be covered.
Specific coverage may vary based on the client’s package.