FAQ

What is nutritional therapy?

Nutritional therapy is a science-based approach which seeks to identify the root causes of symptoms and addresses underlying imbalances so that the client can achieve and maintain optimal health. Rooted in bio-individuality and understanding that every body is unique, all plans and protocols are customized for the client’s current needs and include diet, mindset and lifestyle recommendations in order to promote optimal wellness. This is not a quick fix! True healing takes time and commitment.

How is it different from other programs?

I take a bio-individual approach with each client I see - there is no one-size fits all approach when it comes to nutrition. I take a holistic approach to health because everything in our bodies is connected. I work to restore clients health with a food-first approach while bringing all areas of the body back into balance. I believe that food IS medicine, and by eating nutrient-dense whole foods, making lifestyle changes, and reducing stress, we can provide the nutrients our bodies are deeply craving to function optimally!

How do we meet?

We meet virtually through my HIPAA compliant client portal.

How do I get started?

Are you ready to take control of your health? There is no better time than now! So if you’re ready to get started, visit my services page or click on the button at the bottom of any page to schedule a free discovery call! We will discuss what option will best fit your needs and health goals. 

Will I have to follow a specific diet?

I personally do not like to use the word diet as it tends to be overly restrictive. When working with clients I like to see how you are currently eating and what we can add in to better support your overall health. If there is any specific type of food protocol used, it will be used therapeutically for only a short period of time. I believe that when it comes to food, if our focus is on nutrient-dense, whole foods - no specific diet is needed. Elimination methods may be used to identify and address potential food sensitivities - this would be short term.

How long can I expect to reach my health goals?

It all depends on what the root cause of your symptoms is. I typically work with clients for a minimum of 3 months, so you can expect to start there. For many clients, 3-6 months is enough time to make progress, but it can be longer depending on the individual. 

In-person/Virtual Appointments

As of March 2020, I will primarily meet with clients virtually. However, I do have other options for those wanting to meet in person who live in central Oregon. As a nutritionist in Bend Oregon, I am not currently seeing clients in an office. However, I can meet clients in agreed upon locations such as coffee shops, parks, etc. I understand the importance of face-to-face interactions, and while virtual meetings are second best, it can be really nice to be able to meet with someone in person, especially after the level of isolation so many of us have gone through. 

So – if you live in/near Bend, OR and would like to meet in a public place to have our consultations, please reach out to me in my contact form or we can chat about setting that up after you schedule your first appointment in Practice Better. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your lovely faces soon – check out my services & click the link below to schedule!

nutritionist in Bend Oregon