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Friday, 15 November 2019 18:33

Hanging at the office

Hanging at the office today in my comfy clothes sipping homemade yogi tea.

I love hanging out here as it is so cosy and warm. I have lots of plants and crystals and the energy is just fabulous. You should pop by and see me some time. I love to help women reach their health goals with nutrition, mind and body connection and sometimes supplements too. You are all unique and therefore the approach taken should be customized for you. Mainly I help women work on their digestion, balance their hormones, sleep better, have more energy and feel good in their body. It's not about a size or how much weight you can lose but what you can change today to feel more healthy and vibrant.

I don't often put my face out there but I thought perhaps maybe you would like to get to know me a little better. I love good food, good wine and good chocolate. I also love to exercise and read good books. Though they are mostly about digestion and hormones. ;) I love the beach and being on the lake in my kayak or riding my bike are my happy places. I'm not big on winter, but I'm working on it. Dee

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Tuesday, 11 October 2016 20:15

What does a Holistic Nutritionist do?

What does a Holistic Nutrition Consultant do?
Those trained in holistic nutrition evaluate their clients’ nutritional needs by identifying symptoms that may indicate health imbalances. They develop individualized health plans, which include nutrient-dense whole foods, lifestyle recommendations, and naturally sourced supplements, in order to bring the client’s health back into a state of homeostasis.

What will my sessions look like?
A Certified Holistic Nutritionist will create individualized meal plans and recipes for their clients, assist them in understanding food labels and provide them with grocery shopping advice. Each client’s stress levels, exercise routine, quality of sleep and relaxation, and overall lifestyle habits and practices, including smoking or alcohol consumption, are assessed. Deanna will dig a little deeper and help you to discover your triggers to overeating and work to address them if that is something that you struggle with. A Certified Holistic Nutritionist's client's progress is monitored and guidance is given to help them to achieve their health goals, but most importantly they educate and empower their clients, encouraging self-responsibility on the journey to health.

How do Holistic Nutritionists differ from a dietitian?
Unlike Dietitians, those trained in holistic nutrition are self-regulated and choose to forego a degree in Dietetics, rather their comprehensive training focuses on the sciences, bodily functions and symptoms, whole foods and quality food production, naturally sourced supplements, healthy lifestyle practices, and the body-mind connection.

What is the Education?
At CSNN, students complete 17 courses and are tested in each one. They are also required to prepare 14 detailed case studies, write a comprehensive three-hour national board exam, and must obtain an overall 80% average in order to graduate. CSNN Graduates follow a strict Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics, which gives them the ability to work collaboratively alongside both allopathic and alternative healthcare practitioners.

Is there any upgrading?
Deanna has furthered her education and completed her Electrodermal Screening education with world renown Naturopath Dr. Robert Cass at The Academy of International BioEnergetic Sciences in London, Ontario and Continued with a Raw Nutrition Course as well as a Sport's Nutrition Course.

What is a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant qualified to do?
After completing the Natural Nutrition Diploma Program, graduates are knowledgeable in all functions of the body, including the digestive and intestinal systems, the immune system, food intolerance and allergies, the causes of inflammation, and blood sugar regulation, to name a few. As a result, these professionals are a valuable resource for corporations, as they are able to lessen employee and healthcare plan costs and decrease sick days by reducing the effects of stress and many common health conditions.

How is information gathered?
Client information is obtained through consultations and questionnaires, thereby recommendations are tailored to each individual’s needs.

Will Deanna communicate with other members of my health care team?
Yes, if permission is granted to contact other members of your health care team.

How will I feel working with a Holistic Nutrition Consultant?
You will feel supported and confident that you are getting individualized nutrition to support your needs.

Will Deanna give me the Canada Food Guide?
NO, you will get a personalized meal plan designed to suit your lifestyle, family and health conditions including recipes, menus and specific foods to bring your body back into balance.

Will a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant recommend against medications that I am currently taking?
NO. Medications that are prescribed by your doctor must be taken as prescribed. It is out of the scope of practice for a Certified Holistic Nutritionist to recommend that medications are stopped.

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