My favorite thing about Holistic Nutrition is the individual approach. No one is put into a box, regardless of their condition. Each person must be treated differently because we are all unique individuals. I may have similar symptoms as another person, but how I've developed these symptoms and how I will heal is unique to me. This philosophy is the cornerstone of my nutrition practice.
HOW DID YOU BECOME A HOLISTIC NUTRITIONIST?
I am a RHN (Registered Holistic Nutritionist) and I received my designation for The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN) in September of 2016. It's a 1200-hour Natural Nutrition diploma that I completed at the CSNN Nanaimo location.
WILL MY BENEFITS COVER SEEING A HOLISTIC NUTRITIONIST?
Sometimes. We (holistic nutritionists) are working on getting more and more insurance companies to add our services to their extended health care benefit plans. Currently, my services are covered if your benefits package covers 'Nutritionist'. Please note I am not a dietician and my services will not be covered if your plan only covers 'Dietician'.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN MY FIRST APPOINTMENT?
Your first appointment will be 60-75 minutes and we'll discuss, in detail, all of your health concerns and symptoms. We'll also talk about any hesitations or roadblocks you have encountered in your own health journey and we'll look for unique solutions around them. You'll leave with written instructions at the end of your appointment, and you can email me anytime with any questions you may have.
HOW CAN I REACH YOU BETWEEN APPOINTMENTS IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?
Email is the fastest method to reach me and is my preferred method to communicate between appointments. You will receive an answer much faster by email than by phone. Exceptions can be made if you don't have access to email. I generally respond to all emails within 3 to 4 days. You can also 'friend' me on Facebook V.I. Holistic Nutrition so we can message each other.
HOW DO YOU TAKE PAYMENT?
I accept cash, cheque, e-mail money transfers, and this website accepts PayPal.
DO I NEED TO PAY FOR MY SESSION ON YOUR WEBSITE?
No, it's only there for your convenience. You're welcome to pay for your session/package by cheque sent through the mail or e-mail money transfer that can be done over the phone (to agree on password), whatever is easiest for you. If you want to pay cash and you are in the mid-island area, we can arrange to meet and I can give you the Lifestyle Assessment Package at that time.
WHAT IS THE LIFESTYLE ASSESSMENT PACKAGE?
This is a in-depth personalized survey to determine your main health concern, medical history, current health situation along with a detailed systemic analysis. This form is what I use to examine your current health needs and how to best determine your nutritional, supplemental and lifestyle recommendations based on your current condition and your main health concern. I have you complete this package BEFORE our first meeting to save time, so you can get started on your recommendations right away.