Just What Does a Holistic Nutritionist Do?

What is a Registered Holistic Nutrition Consultant?

I’m asked a lot what I do as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, or what do I do in my private practice as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, or as they refer to us in Alberta, Registered Holistic Nutrition Consultant.

I graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN) in 2005, and am certified as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (R.H.N.) with a Natural Nutrition Diploma.

To complete my program, I completed case studies a board exam, graduated with Distinctive Merit, and am registered with the CSNNAA (CSNN Alumni Association). 

As an R.H.N., I follow a Code of Ethics

“The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition has as its mission the education of the individual in the principles of holistic healthcare and the principles of natural nutrition, to further the well-being of people and the healing of planet Earth.”

As a Holistic Nutritionist, I use your symptoms, evidence-based, and science-based tools to help guide clients through their health goals and concerns. Recommendations include dietary, lifestyle, and supplementation changes, as well as energetic balancing if required. 

Like most holistic health care practitioners, I look at each as being as a whole and unique individual. Every client has a unique program created just for them. That’s why recommendations include much more than dietary changes. As an R.H.N., I look at your complete health history, current diet, and lifestyle habits, stage in life and more. I take into account how stressed you are, are your patterns, energy level, your mood, digestion, are you exercising? As well as your sensitivities, pastimes, family life, etc. Through our intake process, we work with the root cause of your symptoms to identify imbalances in the body and make recommendations based on that. We do not treat a disease, we get to the root cause and reverse it. 

For dietary recommendations, I take a whole foods approach with the belief that natural nutrition is a tool in preventing diseases and bringing the body back into balance and every person is unique in their needs and sensitivities.  Personalized supplementation protocols are created to support optimal cellular health.

Nancy is unique, she approaches health and healing in a way that is unlike any other practitioner…and she delivers results. I feel better now than I did 20 years ago! Thank you Nancy!     Penny W.


How Can  I Help You?

As an R.H.N., I can help with:

  • Chronic pain management
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Blood sugar imbalances
  • Detoxification/cleansing 
  • Disease prevention 
  • Digestive issues 
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Mood imbalances 
  • Stress and sleep issues
  • Weight loss
  • Auto-Immune Disease
  • Inflammatory conditions.

It is important to note that I do not treat, cure, or heal any diseases. I look at your symptoms as a guide to what you need to re-balance and achieve optimal health,

I am certified as an R.H.N., a Qigong Practitioner, and a BioEnergetic Practitioner.  I blend these modalities in my recommendations to help my clients achieve their health goals. 

I offer help through 1:1 health coaching, 3 and 6-month intensives, online programs, weekly meal planning, and supplementation protocols.

 Are My Services Covered by Benefits Plans?

Currently, holistic nutrition services are covered under some healthcare benefits plans as Nutritional Counselling.  Companies such as Sunlife, Greenshield and Manulife cover my services. However, you will need to check your benefits plans to see if nutritional counselling is covered. 

Nancy guided me to true wellness with my personalized meal plan, nutritional counselling and top-quality supplements, all combined with compassionate emotional and spiritual support. Her holistic approach taught me how to achieve greater physical and mental health. The tools she gave me have continued to sustain me for many years. If you are feeling hopeless and pain, consider reaching out to Nancy.  Gail L.

Let’s touch on what a Registered Dietitian does.

Just What is a Registered Dietician? 

Registered Dietitians have regulated professions that register with a provincial dietetic regulatory body.  Most RDs graduate from a Nutrition Program with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Food, Nutrition, and Health. In the program, an RD takes courses on general science, and agricultural science and nutrition. In the fourth year of the program, they take a few nutrition courses. RDs use the Canadian Food Guide as a tool to help their clients. The Canadian Food Guide is based solely on science and suggests that everyone’s nutritional requirements are the same. Because they are regulated, they are covered by most healthcare benefits programs. 

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Want a Taste of What I Do?

Are you curious about what it’s like to work with me? I am happy to offer you 30 minutes of my time to learn about you and offer you some strategies to get you started and to see if it’s a fit for us to work together.

Call my office at 250-896-1470, or book it here.

Let’s see to see how we can work together!


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Nancy Crites

Nancy Crites

As a holistic nutritionist, specializing in Pain Loss, I help women suffering with chronic pain who want to look and feel amazing from the inside out using my tested-and-true pain loss method. I'm not interested in quick and dirty pain loss, the kind that only addresses the symptoms. Using an effective holistic approach I take you right to the root of your pain and create a lasting transformation. Over the past 18 years I have helped hundreds of women transform their lives. Having suffered with Fibromayalgia Chronic Pain, I now live a life I love! I offer free 30 minute consultations to help individuals create the healthy body and life they have dreamed of! Contact me to talk about getting you the health and happiness you desire.

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