Service

Dietetics & Nutritional Assessment

Why Dieticians?

Dietitians, like physicians, nurses, are provincially regulated health care professionals. They have a degree in food and nutrition from an accredited university program and undergo comprehensive and vigorous training. Whether you are concerning about your weight, getting ready for pregnancy or worrying about your high blood pressure or high blood sugar, our dietitian is here to help!

Bonus: Did you know that dietitian services are covered by most employee benefit plan? That means your health insurance company will pay for your dietitian visits! Let’s book your appointment now.

We are specialized in: 

  • Weight Management Counselling
  • Weight loss for optimal health status
  • Have a balanced body composition
  • Muscle weight gain for clients struggling with underweight status and eating disorders
  • Exercise/Sports nutrition

For more information, download the PDF’s below:

you are what you eat. 

Would you like to have more energy? Have you tried “everything” and still can’t lose the weight? Would you like to calm your mind and feel joyous and full? 



FOOD SENSITIVITIES AND IMBALANCES

Every body is different. Your body may like different foods than your friends and it also may not agree with others. Food sensitivities and nutritional imbalances cause inflammation, fatigue, and weight gain. Just to name a few symptoms! Filling your body with the right nutrients provides abundant energy and overall well being. 

IS STRESS AFFECTING YOUR HEALTH?

The Indigo biofeedback system helps manage and retain stress patterns and educates people about stress and lifestyle changes. It utilizes similar techniques as the MRI to provide information about the state of a person’s health.

Benefits include:

  • Ability to relax more quickly with decreased pain/headaches.
  • Improve sleep.
  • Reduction of stress, tenseness, nervousness, anger, fear, apprehension and gloominess.
  • Heightened muscle mobility, coordination, flexibility and sport performance.
  • Enhanced mental clarity, memory and improved attention.

 

CONDITIONS COMMONLY ASSOCIATED WITH NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES 

Brain Disorders

 

Food Sensitivities 

Fatigue

Hormonal Imbalances

Eating Disorders

Anxiety / Depression

 

Detox

Benefits Associated with a Nutritional Assessment

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Knowledge

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Increased Awareness

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Improved Health

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Eliminate Colds & Flu

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Increased Energy

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Reduced Pain & Inflammation

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Focused Thinking

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Returned Vitality

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Feel Cleaner

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Reduce Allergies

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Better Focus

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Memory Recall

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Positive Emotions

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Social Connectivity

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Weight Management

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Less Moodiness

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Better Sleep

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Reduced Stress

Needing help with your meal planning?

Our process is to first recognize the challenge and preferences that each client faces on an individual level. Identifying the unique nutritional goals that are in desired and treating these goals with dignity and customization. Nutrition is personal and requires self-awareness as to food preferences, cooking ability, time management and commitment. 

Nutritional Coaching

 Much of the journey to health and wellness is knowledge. We are saturated by fad diets, fake promises and false or misleading information. Your health deserves better, and we offer real food-based coaching that will help navigate through your wellness journey. Our fundamental approach is real food, education, sustainability. Your long-term success and ability to navigate your own nutrition is the main objective.  

Customized Menus

Working with a Nutritional Chef offers the ability to customize and learn how to cook foods that will you enjoy. You will learn how to prepare, cook and preserve the nutrition in your meals and cook to proper portions sizes through weekly meus that are designed to the preferences of foods you enjoy.   

We are here to support you along your journey.

We are now accepting virtual appointments as well as in-person appointments. 

Click below and schedule your first visit today!

Meet The Team

Valerie Mrakuzic

Mia Yuan
Registered Dietician

Languages: English

Mia graduated from McGill University. She is a member of College of Dietitians of British Columbia (CDBC) and Dietitians of Canada. She also completed Breastfeeding Course for Health Care Providers (LEARRC approved breastfeeding course) by Douglas College. Mia is also a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE®).

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Mia was struggling with her body image throughout adolescence. Trying out different fad diet, yoyo dieting, fasting for days… she experienced them all, just like many people who struggles themselves with body image and weight. Her experience inspired her to study nutrition and finally become a dietitian. In her first two years of university, she lost more than 30 ibs and maintained it by applying what she learnt from school and incorporating the most recent research. By now, Mia has helped hundreds of people achieve their weight goals.

Having been working as a clinical dietitian in hospitals, outpatient units, rehabilitation hospitals, clinics and community care, she has extensive experience in weight management, chronic disease prevention and management, sport nutrition, gut health and etc. She is also working as a community dietary for pre and post natal nutrition program which run group nutrition workshops and individual nutrition consultations. She can help you with everything you need from pre-conception, pregnancy, post partum to infant nutrition.

She believes that if you cannot follow a diet plan for life, that’s not the right one for you! It’s all about lifestyle changes. We all are craving for delicious cookies, chocolates, fries, burgers, chips once a while. Nothing needs to be avoided completely, but it is all about having it in moderation and maintaining a positive lifestyle in general. Enjoying delicious foods and having healthy food choices are not contradictory at all!

Mia is also a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE®) which is a designation for health care professionals with sound knowledge base in diabetes prevention and management. Her diabetes related work experience includes helping pregnant women with gestational diabetes manage their blood sugar level, conducting educational diabetes workshops, and helping patients with diabetes in hospitals and long-term care control blood sugar.

We can help you:

  • Prevent diabetes especially if you have a family history of diabetes. As well, we offer gene testing service to help you identify if you are at risk for high blood sugar.
  • Optimize blood sugar if you have type I or type II diabetes.
  • Manage blood sugar during pregnancy and prevent type II diabetes in the future.
  • General health eating tips for diabetes prevention.
Valerie Mrakuzic

Matthew Richmond

NM. BHM. RSE.

Nutrition manager (CSNM), Bachelor of hospitality Management, Red Seal Chef

Languages: English

Food and Nutrition have been my life’s work. I have spent my career perfecting the art of flavours and different cuisines. My passion is education and creating a safe and comfortable environment to demonstrate cooking and personalized nutrition that suites the client’s specific needs. Nutritional journeys with food are one of the most personal adventures we can partake in and it is my pleasure to work with clients to meet and exceed their goals for overall wellness through educated diet and nutrition.

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I have been a Chef for over 20 years. I have worked in every area of the culinary profession from running large 4 diamond Hotels as an Executive Chef to opening Casinos and educating at the collage level. I am most currently working in Retirement Living.

Living in the world of food has many advantages; however, it does come with long hours of stress and poor diet. I had no direction with my diet or control and subsequently, I gained a large amount of weight and my body and mind suffered greatly for many years. Over the past 2 years, I have changed my direction in the culinary profession and have adjusted my focus towards nutrition. I am a member of the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (CSNM) and hold the title of Nutrition Manager. I used this education to correct my own struggles with weight and have lost and maintained close to 100lbs of weight loss through REAL nutrition. I do not believe in fad diets or quick fixes. I support the process and celebrate the inner changes we have as we become healthier and more focused on the whole process of wellness.

I am currently in process for my Holistic Nutritionist Certification and I look forward to furthering my ability to help others attain their health and nutrition goals.

Nutrition is personal and the journey needs to be customized. The tools and support we gain along the way help us become a more confident person. I look forward to working with you.