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Holistic Nutrition

What is Holistic Nutrition?

As an RHN, I will discuss, evaluate and assess your nutritional status in consideration with any other health issues that you are currently managing. As a retired nurse and RHN, I base my practice on experience, researching relevant practice, and your information in order to provide you the best possible advice to manage your nutrition and to improve your general well-being.

As an RHN, I strive to bring to my clients a balanced and varied diet that is not only practical, enjoyable but that will accompany you into the future. A properly managed diet can often help alleviate many health issues that ail us in our daily lives. Over the years, most of the research I have done for my clients and myself has shown that poor nutrition may have an impact on health issues such but not limited to:

  • High Blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Allergies
  • Fatigue
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Acne

The ultimate goal of food is to provide fuel for your body but in today’s busy society – food intake can often by driven by social events, habits, convenience and emotional factors. My goal is to guide you in addressing these important considerations, which can have a deep and lasting impact on your health, and step by step achieve your goals in incremental stages that suit your life

Susan’s Beliefs

I firmly believe that nutrition plays a key role in your everyday wellness and health. What we eat effects almost every aspect of our general health.

My firm belief is that a good nutrition plan can become a way of life. The core of my practice is to tailor such a plan according to your personal needs, daily and social demands and other factors that are unique to you. Through this process, I will provide you with support, a plan that suits you, and a step by step approach that will allow you to achieve your personal goals. I believe there is not a “fits all” approach – any plan is tailored to accommodate you and the speed at which you want to embrace any changes.

I equally publish Facebook articles, recipes, thoughts & ideas to create excitement around nutrition.

Insurance coverage is constantly changing – more and more companies are starting to cover Holistic Nutritionists. Speak with your insurance provider for further details.

Fees and Packages

Starter package, $220.00

Initial meeting (60 minutes) – The initial consultation is all about getting to know you – your general health, family history, your lifestyle and any other factors that influence your nutrition. I will then assess, research and draw up an individualized health plan that will highlight overall recommendations, observations, and tips about your health. I

will also provide you with a three-day plan that you can repeat until you are ready for more!

Follow-up meeting (30 minutes) – I will discuss and go through with you the individualized health plan, my personal recommendations, and discuss with you the three-day meal plan. We will also make any changes necessary to ensure that it suits you and your needs.

Evaluation (45 minutes) – within six weeks, I will see you again to evaluate what changes have been successful and the difficulties you may have encountered.

Sugar and I package, $240.00

Are you a diabetic, do you often get that “sugar craving” or do you want to cut your sugar intake? This package focuses on understanding your relationship with sugar – for some it is why your sugar levels are out of balance – for others it is to bring awareness of the impact of sugar and the many ways you consume it. We will look at ways of adapting your current diet so that you do not feel deprived of the foods you enjoy.

This package includes an initial consultation (60 min), two follow up appointments (45 min) within two months of the initial consultation, a five-day meal plan, and an individualized health plan.

Understanding cholesterol, $240.00

Are you worried about your cholesterol levels? This package focuses on explaining how your body uses and produces cholesterol. We will evaluate together your current diet and explore the changes that can help you lower your cholesterol levels.

This package includes an initial consultation (60 min), two follow up appointments (45 min) within two months of the initial consultation, a five-day meal plan, and an individualized health plan.

Personal grocery tour, $100.00

*Group grocery tours are also available, please contact Susan for more information.

Susan Alsembach, Registered Holistic Nutrionist, RHN. - Ezcape Spa & Wellness, Orleans, ON

Susan Alsembach, Registered Holistic Nutrionist, RHN.

Susan is originally from Switzerland where she met her Canadian husband whilst working at a global agribusiness company in Geneva. She then studied at the University of Brighton (U.K.) where she received her Nursing Diploma.

After a couple of years, they moved to Brazil, where she completed her Bachelor of Science and Social Studies through the Open University (U.K.). During her stay in Brazil, Susan enjoyed going to various local markets and discovering the flavors and foods of Brazil.

As a family Susan equally lived in the U.S., Argentina, United Kingdom – all of these countries have had an influence on Susan’s view of nutrition and food in general.

Susan decided to take a new approach to health and trained as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, with the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, where she graduated in 2016.

Susan is currently accepting new patients.

Susan Alsembach's Hours

Monday 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday 11:00am - 3:00pm

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