What is nutrition? It is the scientific study of diet patterns, foods, beverages and nutritional supplements influence on health and disease.
What does a nutritionist do?
A nutritionist will usually have completed tertiary education. With a holistic approach to health, practitioners attempt to treat the whole individual with dietary and lifestyle advice, rather than addressing one or two particular symptoms.
What is involved in an initial nutrition consultation?
During your initial consultation we will discuss your full health history, examine your eating habits and address your health concerns, goals and expectations. During the initial consultation we will also discuss further testing options, such as blood tests or stool tests.
Will I be sent for further testing?
Often further testing is required to get a complete picture of your overall health. Testing provides clinical results of your internal health, which support the signs and symptoms discussed during your consultation.
Do I have to see you regularly?
The simple answer is, it depends. Following an initial consultation I book in your first follow up consultation. At your first follow up consultation we discuss the initial steps to modify and enhance your diet. Subsequent follow up consults allow you to check-in and we can discuss your progress, it also allows for modification or further nutrition education specific to your needs. Ultimately, my goal is to get you to a point where you’re comfortably managing and maintaining your own health.
I know what to do, I just need someone to keep me on track?
Sometimes we all need that person to keep us accountable, I have worked with many clients like this. I think of it this way; it’s just like having a gym membership, you’re more likely to commit to change when you’re paying for it. It is easy for some to slack off or revert to old habits when you don’t have that accountability partner.
Is what we discuss in my consultation kept confidential? Absolutely, just like Doctors I abide to a code of conduct.
I’d like my husband to see you, do you only work with women? No, I don’t exclusively work with women. When it comes to fertility I will only work with both the man and woman (it takes two to tango!) If your husband is ready to make some changes, please book him in.