Hi! My name is Rachael and I am a Registered Dietitian practicing virtually across British Columbia.
I specialize in digestive health and plant-based nutrition having over 20 years of lived experience with vegetarian and vegan eating. I also work with clients following non-plant-based diets, looking to transition to more plant-based eating, as well as sports/exercise nutrition, diabetes, heart health, celiac/gluten-free, IBS, IBD, general digestive health, kidney stones, and weight management through a lifestyle approach.
I support clients with setting and reaching nutrition goals that fit within their current lifestyle using evidence-based nutrition research and education. I incorporate an empathetic and weight neutral approach in my practice that helps clients to feel understood and in control of their own wellness journey.
I hold a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Acadia University. I completed my Dietetic Internship through the Nova Scotia Health Authority working in various hospitals in Halifax and Dartmouth. My work experience extends into inpatient and outpatient settings within the areas of general medicine, general surgery, intensive care, cardiovascular surgery, diabetes, and gastrointestinal health. I have supported clients by providing evidence-based nutrition education for various conditions, including celiac disease and gluten-free living, irritable bowel syndrome and low FODMAPs, irritable bowel disease, kidney stones, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and oncology.
My personal health philosophy is that nutrition is only one component of a healthy lifestyle. Through a client-centered approach, I utilize an interdisciplinary wellness model, which supports and guides individualized client care, while providing clients with the tools they need to better understand and manage their own nutrition journey.
Main Areas of Focus:
- Plant-based Nutrition (including Vegetarian, Veganism, transitioning to plant-based eating)
- Digestive Health and Disorders (IBS, low FODMAPs, IBD, Celiac, gastritis, general digestive health)
- Exercise/Sports Nutrition
- Anti-inflammatory eating
- Cardiovascular/Heart Health (including high blood pressure & high cholesterol)
- Kidney Stones
- Overall Health and Nutrition Optimization