Clinical Nutrition

Nutritional Counselling Services in Ottawa, ON

Clinical Nutrition

Food as Medicine

"Every time you eat or drink, you are either feeding disease or fighting it." ~ Heather Morgan
Nutritional counselling is the cornerstone of Naturopathic Medicine. In order to achieve solid and long-term results, one has to first establish a strong foundation for good health. What we feed our bodies on a day-to-day basis has an unmistakable impact on our wellbeing. Nutritional deficiencies or food sensitivities can manifest as physical symptoms. Naturopathic Doctors are trained experts at recognizing and addressing these dietary issues.

Here Are A Few Frequently Asked Questions

  • What can I expect from my first visit?
  • Do you treat patients with severe health problems?
  • Does OHIP cover my visits?

During the first visit, your ND wants to get to know you as a person, what your health goals are and how you have managed your health in the past. Expect to be there for an hour or more to give your ND adequate time to complete the picture. As well as performing a physical exam based on your health complaints, your ND will also ask you about your mental, emotional and spiritual health, your diet and lifestyle, and treatments you may be receiving from other health care providers. By the end of the visit, your ND will present an individualized treatment plan and may suggest further testing.

NDs are primary healthcare practitioners who can treat the same conditions as a family doctor, including acute concerns and chronic health conditions. In the event that an ND is unable to treat your condition, he or she will consult or refer appropriately.

Currently, OHIP does not cover visits to a naturopathic doctor. However, most extended healthcare plans include naturopathic medicine, so check with your provider to see the amount of your coverage.

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