The Nutrition Group: Why You Should See a Dietitian
Eating right should be easy, right? Unfortunately, it isn't. With the huge variety of foods and methods of preparing them, there is a vast middle ground between junk food and vegetables.
Some fad diets tell you to minimize your carbohydrate intake, and some tell you to fill up on protein. On one diet you lost 20 lbs in 1 month, but 4 months later you had gained 25 lbs. One day you read an article that raved about how a certain food boosted immunity to certain illnesses. The next day you read how it's been linked to cancer in laboratory animals. You've heard a lot about the benefits of soy foods and antioxidants but are not sure how beneficial they actually are or how to effectively implement them into your diet.
The Nutrition Group Registered Dietitians help people like you sort through the "good", "bad", and "okay" foods. We keep up-to-date with the latest nutrition and fitness news so that we can pass on our knowledge to you. In addition, we help you make nutrition part of your lifestyle-something that suits your style, not something you have to battle with. We won't suggest you eat exotic, expensive foods you have to travel 50 miles to purchase. We won't suggest you cook yourself meals when we know you have to travel for a living.
The Nutrition Group: What exactly do we do?
First allow us to define the terms "Dietitian" "Registered Dietitian" and "Nutritionist."
A Dietitian is a healthcare professional with a Bachelor's degree in food and nutrition. A dietitian puts knowledge into practice by training in a hospital or similar setting. Many dietitians have graduate degrees as well. All dietitians must meet Public Protection standards.
Nutritionist means the same as Dietitian in some provinces. However, other provinces allow those with less education and training to call themselves Nutritionists.
A Registered Dietitian is a dietitian who meets national standards for education and training-in addition to Public Protection standards. They are also regulated by provincial bodies. They usually use the designations RD. All dietitians of the Nutrition Group are Registered Dietitians, meaning that you will be consulting highly trained professionals who consistently meet high standards.
The Registered Dietitians of The Nutrition Group are committed to helping clients achieve their health, nutritional, and fitness goals by incorporating them into their lifestyles. This means helping healthy clients stay healthy, helping those with medical conditions to manage or improve them, and advising clients on ways to increase energy and vitality.
The Nutrition Group will help you manage or improve:
High blood pressure
High blood pressure
Vegetarian diet needs
Menopause, and osteoporosis
Reflux disease, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, and other Gastrointestinal issues
Overall nutrition for good health
Whether you need to manage a health condition or to optimize your overall health, fitness, and energy level, The Nutrition Group experts can assist you by:
Assessing your nutritional needs
Developing plans and attainable goals with you to ensure they fit into your lifestyle
Letting your family know how they can support you
Supporting, educating, and motivating you through the long-term
Examples of how nutrition and diet can help you manage health issues
Diabetes is a major public health concern. However, diabetes can be kept under control through diet and exercise. It is generally recommended that diabetics should eat plenty of carbohydrates along with small amounts of protein and fats.
High blood pressure is also treated well through dietary modification. Studies indicate that raised blood pressure levels were lowered when a large amount of fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy foods are eaten. (And very small amounts of saturated fat, total fat, salt, and cholesterol.)
More than half the population is overweight. Some wish to lose weight in order to avoid risk for health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Others simply wish to look better and feel better about themselves. We approach weight issues with understanding, and we don't use "quick fixes." We help clients manage their weight for a lifetime, not for a month or year.
Osteoporosis can be prevented and treated largely through diet and exercise. Calcium and vitamin D supplements are integral to prevention and treatment. At the same time, people who take supplements should keep in mind that it is possible to consume excess amounts of these and other nutrients.
For those who do not have health issues, The Nutrition Group will help you:
Eat foods that reduce your risk factors for certain illnesses and diseases
Increase your energy levels by eating nutrient-enriched foods and exercising more
Determine what to eat when on the go
Maintain your current weight
Eat properly when you are expecting a baby (or expecting to expect)
How to feed your children and fussy eaters
Attain nutrition goals while eating vegetarian
Eat to maintain top athletic performance
Determine whether you need vitamins and/or minerals, which you need, and how much you should take
Eat properly after experiencing surgery
Read nutrition labels
Eat in order to raise your nutrient levels
Eating well, keeping active, enjoying simple pleasures, and feeling good about yourself: These are the elements of a healthy, happy life...And that is what The Nutrition Group wishes for you.