na-headshot_april2016-lo-resWhat does a Nutritionist do?

A nutritionist provides education, guidance and suggestions for changing your dietary habits, so that you don’t have to go down this road alone. Improving one’s diet can be a daunting and overwhelming endeavour, especially with everything else on our plates. But with the support of a nutritionist it can be easier, more enjoyable…and definitely delicious. An holistic nutritionist provides both food and lifestyle recommendations. After all, it’s not just about what you eat but how you eat it that has an affect on wellness. Nutritionists do not diagnose, prevent, treat or cure disease, but they do work with you to help you meet your goals, and support your body to achieve its optimum wellness.

What does Natasha do?

Natasha supports her clients by identifying a dietary approach that’s right for them. Natasha doesn’t believe in an “ideal” diet, or a one-size-fits-all approach to health. Instead, she believes that the right diet is based on the individual’s unique needs, which can change and evolve over time as our bodies and needs change. And so, she designs a dietary plan that’s based on her client’s individual needs, wellness goals, values, lifestyle and personal tastes.

About Natasha Asselstine BA, R.H.N.

Natasha is a Holistic Nutritional Consultant and advocate for wholesome living. She received her training from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.

Natasha knows firsthand the pleasures and pitfalls that come along a path towards healthy eating. Over the years, she has developed strategies that have helped her overcome those challenges and, as result, she enjoys the many more positives that a healthy diet brings. She keenly shares her knowledge with her clients to help them achieve similar results.

Her experience includes supporting clients with:

  • weight loss
  • blood sugar imbalance
  • indigestion and bowel issues
  • dysbiosis and candidiasis
  • food sensitivities and leaky gut
  • inflammation and skin conditions
  • thyroid and adrenal function, and hormone imbalances
  • energy, adrenal fatigue and sleep issues
  • special diets: GAPS, SCD, Paleo and plant-based diets
  • motivation and goal-setting
  • fussy eaters

Natasha has also supported her clients with yo-yo dieting habits, healthy eating on the road and at work, eating well on a budget, enjoying social engagements while on a special diet, lowering our toxic load, setting goals and staying motivated, and enjoying favourite and delicious foods while on a health-supportive diet.

Keeping things simple is Natasha’s key to nutritional success. Being sensitive to endless to-do-lists and the feeling of overwhelm many of us live with, Natasha offers an approach to personal wellness that is easy to implement, tasty and time-efficient. She breaks down her clients’ long-term goals into small, achievable steps set to a pace that’s comfortable for them. Natasha also creates individualized plans that cater to her clients’ personal needs, tastes and lifestyle choices.

Through a consultation with Natasha, she supports her clients:

  • understand how food can affect the body and impact wellness
  • gain clarity and achieve the “aha” moment
  • break down goals and recommendations into small, actionable steps
  • implement a dietary and lifestyle plan that supports their health goals
  • feel heard, supported and motivated

Natasha deeply cares about the wellbeing of her clients, and works hard to set them up for success. She creates an environment such that her clients feel comfortable, confident and excited to meet their nutritional goals.

Natasha believes that a successful journey to wellness begins with small, simple steps, and that every decision we make about our own well-being has a positive ripple effect on those around us, our society and, ultimately, the planet.

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{Natasha is also the Creative Director at Heirloom Publications where she designs cookbooks for families to pass down for generations to come. Meet her there at heirloompublications.com.}