|"If you do not have time for proper nutrition, you better make time for disease."
Nutrition is the medicine of the future and plays and integral role in a person's overall health. Proper nutrition combined with a lifestyle that minimizes stress is your best form of preventative medicine. Lack of energy, abnormal blood sugar levels, obesity, gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, and a never-ending list of chronic and acute disorders are all influenced by the food you consume. In addition, your genetic predisposition has, without a doubt, a tremendous impact on the fate of your health and cannot be ignored.
In our youth, we have a feeling of immortality and, at one time or another, felt an exuberance of energy with even the worst diet. We are easily convinced through the vast array of fast foods available and their advertising support, that there is great pleasure in eating foods that undoubtedly cause us harm in the long run. The need for a Nutritionist hopefully will arise when you want to maintain your good health rather than restoring it.
How can a Nutritionist help you?
A Nutritionist can work along side your physician to help you rebuild your health for a lifetime. A Nutritionist can help you increase your energy levels, explain how foods affect your behaviour, help you lose weight, help control blood-sugar levels, improve digestive disorders, and explain the pros and cons of certain supplements. If you are an athlete or a person you participates in endurance- or strength-related activities for enjoyment, a Nutritionist versed in sports nutrition can offer ways to improve your performance and assist in your goals more efficiently. The interaction with your friends, family, and co-workers are also influenced by the state of your health.
Can a Nutritionist help you lose weight?
Weight loss is not taught by most academic institutions and is the responsibility of the practitioner to get educated in understanding the physiology and psychology involved. A Nutritionist with such knowledge can only help those individuals who have a clear goal to lose weight and are willing to adhere to the concepts presented. A diet should be merely a change of food choices, with no feelings of deprivation and starvation. Weight loss for certain individuals means a new outlook on life and a new sense of well-being that affects their quality of life. More often than note, the reduction in the probability of diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis can result from the decrease in adipose tissue.
How can I get more energy?
A blood profile may indicate that the individual has no areas of major concern and is classified, "healthy" (disease-free). The individual may still find it difficult to get through the day and is plagued with episodes of drowsiness and fatigue. The impact of food on mood is profound and is one area that needs to be further investigated. Stabilizing blood-sugar levels, increasing key nutrients, avoiding food combinations which create high blood-sugar levels, improving sleep patterns through diet, and the timing of meals can have dramatic effects on your mood and behaviour.
In essence, seeing a Nutritionist is an investment in your health.
Appointments can be made by contacting the Nature's Source clinic nearest you:
or through our online form.
Initial Consultation - $100.00
Follow-Up Appointments (1 hour) - $60.00
Follow-Up Appointments (1/2 hour) - $35.00
Couples - $125.00
Cancellation charge will apply.