“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”
— Hippocrates
 

Nutrition Counselling

Nutrition is the foundation of our health.  A proper diet fuels the body and provides it with energy through times of work, play and disease.  The goal is to provide an optimized and individualized health plan to help achieve health and a higher quality of life.

A well balanced diet that is high in vitamins and minerals is vital to ensuring the body has all its requirements to maintain and build lean body mass, address deficiencies, assist the body in eliminating toxins and improve overall health.

Customized Nutrition Plan

A customized nutrition plan provides a detailed program for individuals based on their current health and goals.  Through a detailed and comprehensive intake process, Yvette Styner (Certified Holistic Nutritionist) will create a nutrition plan based off your individual needs.  

Customized nutrition program includes:

  •  Personalized Menu Plan
  • Macro nutrient recommendations 
  • Personalized recipe collection
  • Ongoing support and coaching

   

Food Sensitivities

What are Food Sensitivities?

Food Sensitivities are delayed reactions that can occur hours or even days after a certain food is consumed.  These sensitivities occur when the body recognizes a certain food as a foreign or a dangerous substance, instead of a nutritive.  As a result, the body launches an immune reaction against the particles of food as they cross over into your bloodstream, leading to a variety of unpleasant and often chronic bodily symptoms.  Some of the most common complaints include:

  • Skin rashes (eczema, psoriasis), hives, acne
  • Headaches, fatigue, puffiness
  • Joint pain, muscle stiffness and swelling
  • Nausea, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, gas and bloating

Learn more about Food Sensitivities HERE

How to find out your Food Sensitivities?

There are two ways to figure out if Food Sensitivities are the cause of your health concerns:

Elimination Diet Meal Plan

Elimination diet meal plan is an online 7-week program that is designed by a Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Kim O'Brien.  This is a highly detailed and well organized program to help patients all over the world identify their food sensitivities.  By eliminating the most common food sensitivities from your diet and then reintroducing them one at a time allows patients to match certain foods to their symptoms. 

Learn more about the Elimination Diet Meal Plan HERE

Food Sensitivity blood test

The Food Sensitivity blood test is a simple procedure that can be performed by a Naturopathic Doctor.  The small sample of blood is collected in office and sent off to a local lab for testing.  The lab will test up to 200+ foods in order to identify all of the possible sensitivities.  The lab provides a clear and eligible report.  This report can be further discussed with your Naturopathic Doctor, who can provide guidance and a treatment plan.    

Although it is an expensive procedure, it is the quickest and easiest way to figure out your specific food sensitivities.