[toggle title=”How can nutritional counselling help me?”]As a nutritionist, Kimi will work with you one-on-one to create a custom-made protocol that is based on your symptoms, lifestyle, allergies and health goals. There is nothing standard about our packages. Whether you can make a one month commitment or are with us for 6 months, we take the same amount of care in getting to know you and creating a plan that works for you and your life!
Studies have proven that individuals are more likely to stick to a new habit if they have someone they are accountable too. Once we agree on a plan together, we will check-in with you regularly, help remove obstacles and cheer you on each step of the way. We are invested in your success![/toggle]
[toggle title=”How is what I eat connected to my symptoms?”]Food is the fuel for our bodies. The nutrients in our food such as vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates and fats all fulfill specific roles in our body. The deficiency of one nutrient can lead to an imbalance in our bodies, eventually causing the body to create symptoms to get our attention. When we don’t pay attention to those symptoms (anything from acid reflux to ear infections to hemorrhoids), our body develops disease.
What we eat affects our moods, energy levels, disease susceptibility and overall well-being. At Anona, we believe in using food as medicine, only utilizing supplements when necessary. The right foods in the right quantity can support clients in managing their diabetes, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, asthma, crohn’s, colitis and numerous other ailments. [/toggle]
[toggle title=”Will I have to give up my favourite foods?”]We are not going to put you on a “diet”. We are going to work with you to make small, sustainable shifts in your diet and lifestyle that will help you meet your goals. We have no intention of depriving you of your favorite foods. Deprivation can lead to binge eating, which has an extremely negative effect on our bodies. Balance is the key to a long-term, sustainable lifestyle change. Our goal is to educate and empower you with knowledge about good nutrition so that you can make healthy choices independently! [/toggle]
[toggle title=”What is the difference between a Nutritionist and a Dietician?”]Nutritionists work with clients to create individualized protocols based on the clients’ health concerns, lifestyle, current diet, exercise level, health goals, ailments, family history, allergies and much more. Their recommendations are rooted in whole foods and sometimes include nutritional supplements.
Dietitians follow the national food guides (such as the Canadian Food Guide) to help individuals with their diet and nutrition. They often work in hospitals and retirement homes to create clinical diet plans for the community of patients. [/toggle]