Top 5 Reasons to See a Nutritionist

If you’re like us, you love food! But sometimes it can be hard to know how to eat healthy when there are so many conflicting opinions out there. At Red Leaf Wellness, our Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultants will teach you how to incorporate more nutritionally dense foods into your diet and get the nourishment you need on a daily basis. Our goal is to guide people to learn about their own unique body and taking care of it the best that they can. Having expert guidance at your fingertips will help relieve some of the dietary guessing work so that you don’t waste your time and you get your health back on track ASAP.

Here are the top five reasons to see a Nutritionist:

1. You Want to Lose Weight

The process of losing weight is a complicated one and is unique to every client. That is why it is so important to have a plan. Personalized nutritional advice can help you cut through the noise that is the plethora of information out there, and help you set an effective plan in place. A Nutritionist or Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant can help you select a diet that is healthy, sustainable, and specific to your needs, while still being realistic for your lifestyle. They can also help you set practical goals that will work to help boost your confidence as well as get the desired results.


2. You Have Digestive Issues

Digestive issues can be caused by a variety of factors such as stress, food intolerances, infections, and medications. A Nutritionist or Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant can help you figure out the root cause and formulate a diet tailored to your needs that will be both supportive and healing.

Assistance from a practitioner can very helpful here, especially when dealing with digestive issues which can involve so many factors. For instance, not all foods that are categorized as “healthy” actually are, and some foods that are doing wonders for one person, may have the opposite effect for you because every body is different. A Nutritionist or Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant can also help you determine if there are any supplements that may help alleviate your symptoms and optimize your health journey.


3. You Want Guidance for A Healthy Pregnancy

If you’re thinking about having a baby, it is important to think about your nutrition before, during, and after (if breast feeding) your pregnancy. In working with a specialist who understands these needs, they can develop a plan that is best for you and your baby. This means working with you to help ensure your baby is born at a healthy weight and continues to grow up to be healthy.

By starting a nutrition plan prior to conceiving, you’re getting a head start on laying the foundation for a healthy pregnancy and baby. Proper health and nutrition are key in both improving the odds of conception and carrying baby to term.

Each trimester also represents different fetal developmental stages which require key nutrients and quantities that will support both mom and baby throughout pregnancy, delivery, and breastfeeding.

A Nutritionist or Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant can provide you with recommendations and work with you throughout this time period to help guide you through any changes in food or beverage choices that would benefit both you and your unborn child.


4. You Want Meal Planning Done for You

A Nutritionist or Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant can be a key player on your team if you are looking to improve your diet and learn how to apply the principles of an eating plan such as incorporating Paleo, Mediterranean, Ketogenic, GAPS, FODMAP, Vegan, Wahl’s Protocol or any other special diet. The internet is full of advice, but it is difficult to discern what is a fad diet versus following a diet based on scientific principles. We can help you walk this road, provide you with sound nutritional information, and tailor recommendations to your needs.


5. You Struggle with Mood Disorders


Studies in the last few years have confirmed what we had already suspected regarding the brain-gut connection; there is a clear interdependence between the food we eat and how our brain functions. When we are living with deficiencies and imbalances, it significantly impacts the way we think and the way we feel. Learning how to correct those with a proper diet can make a world of difference in your mental health and your quality of life.



No matter what your nutritional needs or health goals are, your Nutritionist or Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant can help you create a meal plan that is tailored for your needs. The power of a healthy diet can be life changing!

Check out our team page to see which Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant you connect with and then give the clinic a call at 780.633.7538 or schedule an appointment online and start seeing and experiencing the results you’ve been waiting for!