Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I see a nutritionist if I don't have a specific health problem?
Most of us lead busy lives, and we tend to over rely on convenient, processed foods because they are quick and easy. However, over time our bodies become depleted of the nutrients we need to thrive in a chaotic, stressful world, and our immunity is compromised, leaving us with low energy, and at a greater risk for sickness and disease. A nutrition consultation can:
What happens during a nutritional consultation?
I will send you a complete health history and 3 day food diary to fill out ahead of time. This helps me know where you're starting and allows me to do some planning and nutritional analysis ahead of your appointment. Individual consultations vary widely depending on your goals, but they will typically involve meal planning specific to your needs and lifestyle, education about specific foods that will address your particular issues, whether it is weight management, PMS, menopause, or high cholesterol. You will be provided with informational handouts, recipes, shopping and cooking tips as needed. An initial consultation lasts 90 minutes, follow-up consultations last 60 minutes. If you only have a few questions or need to touch base for a shorter period of time, you may schedule an e-mail consultation.
Is one session enough?
Most people seem to do best with a minimum of one follow-up session two to four weeks after the first session. Ultimately it is your decision how much support and help you need to meet your health goals..
Are Insurance Plans Accepted?
I am a preferred provider for Regence, Premera Blue Cross, and Aetna Insurance. It is best that you contact your insurance company to find out what your specific coverage is for nutrition services.