What is the difference between a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (R.H.N.) and a Registered Dietitian (R.D.)?

A Registered Holistic Nutritionist (or Certified Nutritional Consultant) has earned a diploma from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Practitioners must adhere to a Code of Ethics and Scope of Practice, remain in good standing with CSNNAA and carry liability insurance. Registered Dieticians are government regulated, having obtained a university degree with clinical training. Dieticians follow diet protocols recommended by their governing body, while R.H.N.s use a personalized and holistic approach to improve overall health, wellness and encourage disease prevention. With whole foods at the core, recommendations from an R.H.N. can also include supplements and lifestyle modifications.


What can I expect from my initial consultation?

An online intake form will be sent to you via email and should be completed 48 hours before your first appointment. The secure form is a profile of your current health, diet and lifestyle. The initial consultation is an in-depth review of your profile, allowing your personalized recommendations to take shape. Subsequent consults will provide you with guidance, information, and ongoing support to help you achieve your nutrition and wellness goals.


Do health insurance plans cover your services?

Various group health insurance providers cover Registered or Certified Nutritionists under extended or wellness benefit plans. Some employers offer alternative health benefits as an add-on option to their packages. Contact your employer or insurance provider for more information. Receipts are provided.

Gillian's services are available through League wellness benefits. 


I don't want to give up (insert favourite food here)!

Restricting certain foods (i.e. animal products, gluten, caffeine) can be of great benefit to some, but certainly not for everyone. The role of an R.H.N. is to shape and encourage the best possible diet for each individual client. Your dietary needs, allergies, preferences, lifestyle, culture and wellness goals are given the highest priority.


 

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Medical disclaimer

All material and information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the advice or prescribed treatment from a medical professional.