What do Registered Dietitians and Registered Nutritionists do?
Registered Dietitians and Registered Nutritionists are specifically trained as nutrition and food experts. They help contribute to the health and well being of all Canadians. In Alberta, Registered Dietitian, Dietitian, Registered Nutritionist, Nutritionist, RD are protected names.
Dietitians have a degree in foods and nutrition from an accredited university program and undergo comprehensive and rigorous training, both on the job and in universities. Just like all regulated health professionals, dietitians are committed and required to stay on top of emerging research, skills, and techniques. They adhere to Principles of Professional Practice. Jennifer obtained her Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) from the University of Saskatchewan and internship with Saskatoon Health Region. Jennifer is a member of the College of Dietitians of Alberta.
Dietitians translate the science of nutrition into terms you can understand. They unlock food’s potential and support healthy living for their patients, clients, and communities. Jennifer will not just hand you a “diet” or a list of foods not to eat and send you on your way or promote or sell you unnecessary food or supplements. Jennifer will look at you as an individual and provide advice tailored to your objectives as well as personal needs and challenges.
- Coach you through diet and lifestyle changes as you work to achieve your healthy eating goals or work to manage disease
- Help you with label reading, grocery shopping and saving money at the grocery store
- Help you with practical ideas for meals and snacks on the go, cooking tips and more
- Analyze and adapt your favorite recipes to meet your lifestyle and health needs
- Help you and your family members achieve and maintain a healthy weight by developing a healthy lifestyle individualized to your needs
- Work with companies to achieve corporate wellness and come up with plans to suite your team’s goals and objectives.
- Be a guest speaker at your next event, conference or in your workplace.
Are you tired of feeling tired?
Have you tried every fad diet out there to only feel like you are spinning your wheels?
Are you looking for specific information to give you that extra edge in sports performance?
What if you had a road map specific to you that would help you to reach your health goals?
Now You Can Optimize Your Genetic Potential!
In 480 BC, Hippocrates noted that “positive health requires knowledge of man’s primary constitution”. This was just an ancient way of saying that we cannot achieve optimum health without knowing about our genes. We now know that specific variations in our genes can explain how we will respond to the foods, beverages and supplements we consume.
The Nutrigenomix test analyzes genetic variants that have been researched with findings from high quality peer reviewed journals. The test currently analyzes 70 genetic markers (with more markers continually being discovered) that can influence how we respond to the foods, beverages and supplements we consume. Personalized recommendations can then be developed based on your unique genetic profile.
Research shows that giving people information about their genes motivates them to adopt healthier eating habits. As a Registered Dietitian I can use the information from the Nutrigenomix reports combined with my knowledge of my client’s current dietary and fitness habits, preferences or restrictions. I will then help them to generate SMART goals to optimize their nutrition status with the ultimate goal of improving their overall health and wellness outcomes.
We offer the following Nutrigenomix reports depending on your health and lifestyle goals:
The Health and Wellness Report – focuses on achieving optimal health for clients who are pursuing general well-being.
The HealthPlus+ Report: This report analyzes the same 70 genetic markers as the Health and Wellness Report but also includes markers that affect the function of enzymes involved in the metabolism of important hormones such as estrogen and androgens and detoxification of their by-products. Also included are markers that affect the function of enzymes involved in DNA methylation, a crucial process for adequate cell development.
The Fertility Report- is designed to provide nutrition recommendations that will help couples trying to conceive to optimize their fertile potential and maintain a healthy pregnancy.
The Sports and Performance Report- is designed to provide nutrition and performance-related recommendations that will help fitness enthusiasts and athletes boost their physical and mental performance.
The Plant-based Report- is aimed at those who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet or for those seeking to adopt a more plant-based approach.The Skin Health Report- identifies genetic markers that directly impact skin health such as pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles and loss of elasticity.
The PGX Report: This panel analyzes 425 markers involved in drug metabolism based on information from the individual’s genetic profile. Exploring these genedrug interactions allows your healthcare provider to have a more tailored approach to prescribing and minimize trial and error of medications that could potentially lead to adverse health outcomes. We will not provide any counselling with this report but will refer you to your doctor or pharmacist for review.
Meal Plan Options: We don’t stop there with what we can offer for your DNA-based Nutrition recommendations. We can now offer you add-on 1 or 3 month meal plans tailored to your likes/dislikes as well as your DNA information. Delicious recipes that can be as simple or as unique as you want them to be depending on your cooking ability, time and resources
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The Skin Health Report- identifies genetic markers that directly impact skin health such as pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles and loss of elasticity.
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