Integrative Nutrition Program
Utilizing natural nutrition to improve overall health and wellness
An integration of scientific nutritional research and the holistic and practical applications of natural nutrition within an individualized plan
An Integrative approach to wellness utilizes food as medicine
What we eat, and how we eat it, can greatly influence our health. But no two people have the exact same needs, and the current nutritional advice landscape can feel overwhelming. Our Nutrition Program is personalized, based on the needs and lifestyle of each individual.
Our diet plays a vital role in our health. As a result, there are many cases in which a Nutrition Program may be indicated. These include, but are not limited to:
- Changes in Body Composition
- Metabolic Recovery
- Blood Sugar Imbalances
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Impaired Digestion and Absorption
- Detoxification and Cleansing
- Athletic Performance and Recovery
- Cancer and Chemotherapy Support
- Neurodegenerative Conditions
- Mood Imbalances
Health Benefits of Nutritional Support
The nutrients we eat provide our body with information. Certain foods trigger inflammation; by avoiding these, and emphasizing healthy food choices, we can reduce overall inflammation.
Increased Nutrient Intake
Through inclusive of nutrition dense foods, and altering our food preparation practices, we can increase the nutrients we consume.
Improved Digestion, Absorption, and Assimilation of Nutrients
What we eat, and what we avoid, along with how we prepare and consume our meals, can enable the movement of nutrients from our plate to our bloodstream.
What we eat impacts our hormones. And our hormones can affect everything from our energy and mood, to fertility, libido, and physical appearance.
An Integrative Approach to Nutrition
Our nutritional programming provides an integrative approach to nutrition, addressing the food you eat, as well as how it is prepared, timing, and the mindset you bring to each meal.
Each person is unique; our Holistic Nutritionist, Rhiannon, will work alongside you, as well as your Naturopathic Doctor, if applicable, to cater the program to meet your specific needs.
To fully support you, we have multiple package options within the Integrative Nutrition Program:
Initial Nutrition Package
This program is ideal for those who want, or need, to change up their lifestyle or diet, but need support along the way. Program length varies to support your needs and your individualized diet protocol.
- Initial visit
- 2 or 5 follow-up appointments
Extended Nutrition Package
This program keeps you accountable, rewarding you for your commitment with a reduction in the cost of each appointment.
- 3, 5, 8 or 12 appointments to support long-term changes
- Can be purchased following an initial visit
Your treatment plan may include:
- Dietary Tracking
- Specific Meal Plan or Protocol
- Grocery Lists
- Dining-out Recommendations
- Cooking and Meal-Prep Tips
Weight Management Package
This program is for those wanting additional support on their weight loss journey. We utilize natural supplementation and injections to aid in weight loss, as well as weekly check-in appointments to navigate lifestyle changes.
- Complimentary Consultation
- Biomeridian Food Sensitivity Testing
- Initial Consultation
- 3 Follow-Up Appointments
- 8 Weight Management Injections (2 injections/week)
- Necessary Supplements
What does your first visit look like?
Your first visit is the opportunity for you to share your health goals, and for your Holistic Nutritionist to gather information about your lifestyle and nutrition habits that will help them to develop your individual dietary plan.
Complete Medical & Lifestyle History
If you are a new patient to Integrative, your Holistic Nutritionist will take a complete history, gathering details regarding your current and past health concerns, lifestyle, as well as current supplements and medications. If you are a returning patient, your Holistic Nutritionist will have reviewed your chart, and will ask further questions regarding your current diet and lifestyle.
If needed, your Holistic Nutritionist may recommend tests further, either at Integrative or with your medical doctor.
Within your first visit, your Holistic Nutritionist may measure specific metrics such as height, weight, body fat percentage, and lean body mass.
Outline of the Program
Your Holistic Nutritionist will review a basic outline of the program they are recommending within your initial visit. Further details, including recipes, meal planning, or nutritional tips will be provided via email.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Does MSP cover Integrative Nutrition Program visits?
No, currently MSP does not provide any coverage for these appointments, or for any tests or supplements recommended by your Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN).
What is included within the Integrative Nutrition Program?
The Integrative Nutrition Program includes a number of visits with your Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN); together with your RHN, you will determine how many visits to commit to. Your RHN will recommend dietary and lifestyle modifications. Additionally, they may provide one-on-one coaching, meal planning, guidance with grocery shopping, and supplementation recommendations.
Do Extended Health plans cover Integrative Nutrition Program visits?
Depending on your Extended Health plan, you may have coverage for visits with an RHN. Certain plans cover visits with a Registered Dietician; this is title separate and distinct from Registered Holistic Nutritionists. We recommend reviewing your Extended Health plan prior to your visit to determine coverage.
Do I need a referral to book the Integrative Nutrition Program?
No, you can book an appointment with our Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) without a referral.
What conditions may benefit from the Integrative Nutrition Program?
Our diet plays a vital role in our health. For this reason, many conditions may benefit from the Integrative Nutrition Program, including, but not limited to: body composition goals; chronic pain; hormone imbalances; blood sugar imbalances, including diabetes; cancer and chemotherapy support; impaired digestion and absorption; athletic performance and recovery; neurodegenerative conditions; and mood imbalances.
I am not a patient at Integrative; can I book-in for the Integrative Nutrition Program?
Yes; if you are a new patient, you can book directly with our Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) to begin the Integrative Nutrition Program.
Do I need a referral to see an RHN?
No, you can book an appointment with an RHN without a referral.
Can a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) requisition testing (serum, saliva, stool)?
No, an RHN cannot requisition testing; however, they can recommend testing, and can coordinate with your ND to requisition testing at the Integrative Lab or via Life Labs.
Do Extended Healthcare plans cover visits with an RHN?
Depending on your plan, you may have coverage for visits with an RHN. Some plans cover visits with a Registered Dietician; this is title separate and distinct from Registered Holistic Nutritionists. We recommend reviewing your Extended Healthcare plan prior to your visit to determine coverage.
Do Extended Healthcare Plans cover supplements recommended within the Integrative Nutrition Program?
Generally, no, Extended Health Plans do not cover supplements recommended by an Registered Holistic Nutritionist.
Does MSP cover visits with an RHN?
No, currently MSP does not provide any coverage for these appointments, or for any tests or supplements recommended by your RHN.
Do Extended Healthcare Plans cover supplements recommended by my RHN?
Generally no, Extended Healthcare Plans do not cover supplements recommended by an RHN.
What kinds of tools do RHNs use?
RHNs may recommend dietary, lifestyle, or supplementation changes. Additionally, they may provide one-on-one coaching, meal planning, and guidance with grocery shopping.
What conditions do RHNs treat?
RHNs do not technically treat conditions; rather, they provide support and guidance in an effort to achieve health goals. RHNs can you help you work towards healthier digestion, balanced blood sugar, healthy body composition, disease prevention, and balance hormones.
What is included within the Weight Management Package?
The Weight Management Package includes an initial consultation and 3 follow-up visits with our Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), Biomeridian Food Sensitivity Testing, 8 weight management injections (2 injections/week), and a supplement protocol.