UnionMD medical clinic, located in downtown Montreal, offers counselling and evaluation nutrition services. Whether it is to help you in monitoring and managing a medical condition or simply to lose weight or eat better, our nutritionist can help you with your diet, understand and improve your nutrition habits.
What is nutrition?
The physiological aspect of nutrition analyzes how our bodies process food to ensure its proper functioning. It encompasses metabolic processes involving macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, proteins) and micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants) in various biochemical mechanisms as well as their effects on our body. The psychological side of nutrition examines how eating behaviors can affect our health.
What is the role of the nutritionist?
The Nutritionist or Registered Dietitian (RD) is a member of the OPDQ (Ordre Professionnel des Diététistes du Québec). She possesses the expertise and competences to evaluate your nutritional status in order to determine a nutritional treatment plan aimed at maintaining or restoring your health.
How is a nutritional evaluation conducted?
During your initial evaluation, the nutritionist will develop the clinical impressions that will help establish specific nutrition goals and plans. She will review and analyze the following parameters:
– your anthropometric data
– your lifestyle habits
– your medical history
– your nutritional history
– your eating behavior
How is nutritional follow-up conducted?
During the follow-up, the nutritionist will contribute to the achievement of your nutritional goals by helping you identify and overcome the obstacles that prevent you from reaching your goals, adjusting the nutritional treatment plan and giving you advices, tips, tricks and a good deal of moral support.
Why can I consult a nutritionist?
Whether it’s to ensure that you are on the right path nutrition wise, help you plan healthy meals, achieve a specific goal, or receive a therapeutic diet as part of a medical condition, the nutritionist can help.
General nutrition without medical condition:
– Health food selection at the grocery store;
– Interpretation of Nutrition Facts Tables, Nutrition Labels and Ingredient Lists;
– Healthy menu planning;
– Preparation of healthy meals;
– Weight loss;
– Maintaining healthy weights;
– Improvement of the relationship between your body and food;
– Coaching in eating behavior;
– Respect of hunger and satiety signals!
Therapeutic nutrition for various medical conditions:
– Heart failure
– Ischemic Heart Diseases
– Ulcerative colitis
– Irritable Bowel Syndrome
– Constipation / Diarrhea
– Biliary lithiasis
– Celiac disease
– Diverticular disease
– Liver disease
– Peptic ulcer
– Multiple Sclerosis
What is the nutritionist’s philosophy about diet?
Her approach to healthy eating is very particular in the sense that it’s rooted in the pleasure of eating, which is of great relevance in the context of long-term changes, rehabilitation, maintenance of autonomy or long-term nutritional treatments for a chronic disease.
Did you know some private insurances can cover this?
Proper invoices displaying the Registered Dietitian OPDQ (Ordre Professionnel des Diététistes du Québec) member number will be issued for all the nutrition consultations for reimbursement from your private insurance company.
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