Nutritional Counseling

Optimal health through lifestyle and nutrition.

Our lifestyle and nutritional counseling is based not only on the old saying you are what you eat but also on what your body absorbs and excretes, which differs from person to person. Meridian Naturopathic Clinic and Assessment Centres nutritional counselors offer menu planning and First Line Therapy for the Greater Toronto Area patients.

Based on your current diet and health goals, our Nutritionists Irene Swedak and Karen Bone will evaluate your needs and start you on either a personalized 7-day menu plan, or First Line Therapy.

Menu Planning

Meridian Naturopathic Clinic and Assessment Centre offers a 7-day menu plan customized to address special dietary concerns including:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Celiac disease
  • Heart disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Food allergies
  • Gluten sensitivities

This nutritional counseling service includes:

  • 1-hour consultation
  • Bioelectric Impedance Analysis (BIA) to determine your caloric needs (link to Bioelectric Impedance Analysis)
  • A menu planning summary
  • Tips for optimal food combination and digestion
  • Recipes
  • A customized food recommendation chart
  • Tips for shopping and food preparation

Depending on the complexity of your menu plan, ongoing nutritional counseling may be required. Additional Bioelectric Impedance Analysis may be recommended to monitor your progress.

To enjoy the many health benefits of our nutritional counseling services, get started on your personalized 7-day menu plan today. Contact us to make an appointment.

First Line Therapy

Reduce the risk of chronic disease and improve overall health with First Line Therapy, a program that focuses on making better lifestyle choices to maintain optimum health at any age.

First Line Therapy is scientifically proven and recommended by many national health organizations, including:

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP, ATP III Guidelines)
  • National High Blood Pressure Education Program (NHBPEP, JNC 7 Guidelines)
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Heart Association
  • North American Menopause Society
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

These organizations recommend First Line Therapy to treat and prevent a wide range of chronic health conditions, including:

  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • High Cholesterol
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Osteoporosis
  • Alzheimers disease
  • Obesity

Using Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) to assess and monitor progress, the First Line Therapy dietary plan incorporates medical foods and nutraceuticals designed to address your specific nutritional needs according to your condition. The program uses a low-glycemic-load diet, which is proven to be more effective and more easily maintained than a low fat diet.

Learn how First Line Therapy can improve your health and prevent chronic disease. To book your appointment, contact us.