Most of my clients come to see me when they have some kind of health concern like digestive discomfort or they want to lose weight. Often they are referred by a doctor for a specific medical condition like high blood sugar or elevated cholesterol. Sometimes I see a client who is perfectly healthy and just wants to validate that they are eating well.
In my experience, most people can benefit from talking to a nutritionist. We have lost the skill and the tradition of cooking wholesome meals on a daily basis. We used to acquire those skills from our mothers, grandmothers and other family members. The “nutrition education” was built into our upbringing. Now we rely on the food industry to feed us and inform us and the results are far from ideal. In fact, the majority of the diseases of the Western world like heart disease, diabetes and cancer are linked to our lifestyle and food choices.
We get back together and discuss what worked for you and what didn’t and build on what worked. In addition, the follow up sessions are important for staying engaged and getting the support and encouragement. Many of my clients appreciate the accountability as well.