What is holistic nutrition?
Ottawa holistic nutrition, combining age-old wisdom with modern science
Holistic nutrition is a unique combination of modern science and time-tested wisdom based on the philosophy that each
person has individual nutrition requirements. Holistic nutrition includes the interrelationship of mind, body and
spirit—and the importance of addressing these interactive factors unique to each individual. Holistic nutrition can
be used as a tool to support optimal health and develop healthy habits to live life to the fullest.
What is holistic nutrition at NutriChem?
At NutriChem in Ottawa, holistic nutrition means implementing a whole-body approach to nourishing each individual. Our intention is to use whole, nutrient-dense foods to support your health. Working together with our patients, we come up with a plan to support specific health goals. Symptoms, food preferences, and lifestyle are all important factors when it comes to improving health for the long term.
What is the difference between a naturopathic doctor and a holistic nutritionist?
When people are considering meeting with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, they often have questions about the difference between a naturopathic doctor and a nutritionist. Let’s break it down:
Naturopathic doctors are primary health care providers that have an in-depth knowledge of both traditional and natural forms of medicine. They address the underlying cause of disease and use a wide variety of modalities including clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, vitamin and mineral therapy, homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, IV-therapy, and bio-identical hormone prescription.
Holistic nutritionists are nutrition experts who take a holistic approach to support their clients. They consider biochemical individuality, understanding that each person is completely unique and there is no-one-size-fits-all dietary approach. Nutritionists dive into all aspects of their client’s health history in order to provide clinical nutrition, supplementation, and lifestyle recommendations. Nutritionists also provide customized meal plans and recipes.
A naturopathic doctor may prescribe a certain diet for an individual while a holistic nutritionist will help with the implementation of the diet while providing in-depth support, meal planning, and recipe creation.
What does a holistic nutritionist do?
Our holistic nutritionists work with clients to create protocols and meal plans adapted to their specific concerns and goals. They work one-on-one with you to provide personalized protocols that are easy to implement and follow.
We offer nutrition packages for weight loss, gut health, cardiovascular health, and meal plans. All nutrition consultations include an in-depth intake, so our nutritionists can develop goals and a plan.
A nutrition assessment helps highlight areas of imbalance, which can then be nutritionally supported to improve overall well-being. Dietary adjustments are a critical component to optimizing health. Our nutritionists support our patients in implementing lasting healthy eating habits and improving their overall health. Ongoing support through follow-up visits, meal plans, and email support is provided to all of our nutrition patients.
What are the benefits of having a holistic nutritionist?
Holistic nutrition benefits may include, but are not limited to:
- Weight loss
- Stress management
- Increased energy
- Reduced acne/eczema
- Improved digestion and
- Blood sugar regulation
Looking for a holistic nutritionist near you?
When choosing a holistic nutritionist in Ottawa, it is important to look for the certification Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) or Certified Nutritional Practitioners (CNP). Our team of Registered Holistic Nutritionists graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition here in Ottawa.
NutriChem has two convenient locations in Ottawa that provide Holistic Nutrition services. Our west end location is located at 2599 Carling Avenue, just west of Lincoln Fields. Our east end location is located at 1185 St. Laurent Blvd, across from the St. Laurent Shopping Centre.