Holistic Nutritionist in Victoria and online

Holistic nutrition is a wellness philosophy that views the individual as a whole, recognizing the interconnectedness of physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Rather than focusing solely on specific symptoms or isolated dietary changes, a holistic nutritionist considers lifestyle, stress levels, and individual needs to create a comprehensive and sustainable plan for health. At Apotheka we believe in the transformative power of nutrition that goes beyond mere dietary choices, embracing a holistic approach that nurtures your body, mind, and spirit.

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Who Can Benefit from working with a Holistic Nutritionist?

Holistic nutrition is suitable for individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you are looking to enhance your overall well-being, manage a specific health condition, or prevent future issues, our consultations are designed to meet you where you are on your health journey.

Holistic nutritionists can address a wide range of symptoms and concerns, including but not limited to:

  • Digestive issues
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Weight management
  • Fatigue and low energy
  • Food sensitivities
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Skin conditions
  • Insomnia

Our approach aims to identify the root causes of these symptoms, providing long-lasting solutions rather than just addressing surface-level issues.

What to Expect from a Consultation

Our 1:1 consultations provide a personalized experience tailored to your unique needs and goals. During the session, our certified holistic nutritionists will conduct a thorough assessment, exploring your current dietary habits, lifestyle, health concerns, and personal preferences. Together, we'll develop a realistic and achievable nutrition plan that aligns with your objectives, supporting you on your journey to optimal wellness. You will also have the option to add custom herbal remedies to your protocol if desired.

For each of our clients we offer:

  • Expert Guidance: Our certified holistic nutritionists bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to guide you effectively.
  • Personalized Approach: We understand that one size does not fit all. Your consultation and nutrition plan will be tailored specifically to your needs, preferences, and lifestyle.
  • Empowerment: Our goal is not only to provide information but to empower you with the knowledge and tools necessary to make sustainable and informed choices for your health.

At Apotheka, our holistic nutritionists are trained at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, renowned as one of the premier holistic nutrition schools in North America. Their comprehensive diploma program is the most extensive on-site offering in all of North America, comprising a total of 2115 hours, including 360 hours of clinical practice. The curriculum integrates theories and practices from Western Medicine, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Western Herbal Medicine, providing students with diverse perspectives to assess and treat clients effectively.

Meet Michelle

Owner, Medical Herbalist, Holistic Nutritionist

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Michelle has 20 years of experience in researching digestive imbalances and autoimmune conditions. Personal triumph over these issues helps her connect with people who are experiencing similar health challenges. She explores the broader context and whole person, involving the patient's community support and other practitioners.

Michelle enjoys working with:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Digestive imbalances
  • Stress/anxiety
  • The nervous system
  • Adrenals
  • Low energy

Meet Leah

Medical Herbalist, Holistic Nutritionist

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Leah was born and raised in beautiful Vancouver, B.C. and chose to embrace the slower pace of island living after her interest in holistic health care and herbal medicine was sparked. She relocated to Victoria, B.C. where she trained in both Western Herbal Medicine and Holistic Nutrition at Pacific Rim College. These comprehensive programs integrated traditional knowledge of herbs and diet therapy with extensive training in biomedical sciences.

Leah enjoys working with individuals of all ages and genders in a variety of health conditions including:

  • Digestive issues
  • Blood sugar dysregulation, pre-diabetes, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Mental health conditions
  • Stress and anxiety

Leah's approach to health and wellness is grounded in supporting the foundational aspects of health including sleep, digestion, blood sugar regulation, ensuring proper nutrition, and stress management.

Rates & Services

  • Initial Holistic Nutrition Consultation: 90 minutes - $140
  • Follow-up Holistic Nutrition Consultation: 60 minutes - $105 | 30 minutes - $55

Consultations are available online or in person at our Colwood dispensary at 3396 Addlington Pl, Victoria.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a nutritionist and a dietician?

Holistic nutritionists and dietitians differ in their education, training, scope of practice, and professional focus. Holistic nutritionists typically obtain certification from specialized programs, emphasizing a holistic approach to health that includes lifestyle, emotional well-being, and alternative therapies alongside nutrition. They are less regulated and do not diagnose or treat medical conditions. In contrast, dietitians hold bachelor's degrees in nutrition, complete supervised internships, and pass national licensing exams. They focus on evidence-based nutrition therapy, are regulated healthcare professionals, and work in clinical settings to diagnose and treat medical conditions through medical nutrition therapy.

What is the difference between a holistic nutritionist and a “regular” nutritionist?

While both holistic and regular nutritionists share a common goal of promoting health through nutrition, holistic nutritionists adopt a more comprehensive and individualized approach that encompasses broader aspects of well-being beyond just dietary considerations. o

Do you need a referral to see a nutritionist in BC?

No, you do not need a referral to see a nutritionist in British Columbia. Many individuals opt to seek out holistic nutritionists independently to address their health and wellness goals. This is especially common for those seeking natural and holistic alternatives to traditional medical care.

Does BC medical cover holistic nutritionist services?

Unfortunately holistic nutrition is not covered by BC MSP or by extended health care insurance. 

Will a holistic nutritionist or dietician help me lose weight?

Both holistic nutritionists and dietitians are equipped to offer guidance and assistance with weight management. They can assist you in creating personalized nutrition plans, offer education on adopting healthy eating habits, and provide ongoing support and accountability throughout your weight loss journey. It's worth noting that a holistic nutritionist, in addition to focusing on dietary factors, will also consider other aspects of your lifestyle, emotional well-being, and overall health to support your weight loss goals. Whether you opt to work with a holistic nutritionist or a dietitian depends on your individual preferences and requirements.

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