Our Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioners (RNCP) at Lakeshore Massage Therapy are professionally trained in holistic nutrition and complementary therapies. Our RNCPs will educate you about the benefits of a reasonable nutritional program and healthy lifestyle to encourage your body to achieve optimum health and energy.
Our RNCPs will assess individual nutritional imbalances and weaknesses to enhance your immune system and recommend specific diets and nutritional support to help you build and maintain well-being.
Confused and frustrated with trying to figure out what diet is the healthiest for you?
Our RNCPs can help you make the best possible food choices. It is important to eat a variety of foods to ensure all essential nutrients are included in the diet. RNCP will introduce new dietary habits, incorporating the latest nutritional breakthroughs. However, it may be difficult to achieve optimal health through food alone. In such cases, RNCPs are also trained to design personal dietary supplement programs.
Our RNCPs can help you make confident food choices by designing an individualized program respecting your unique biochemistry and enhancing your well-being. In the past, it was the custom to follow the Canada Food Guide in order to achieve dietary wellness. However, we now are aware that it does not meet the nutritional requirements for superior health. It does not meet even basic requirements for everyone, as we are all different, and our dietary needs vary greatly.
For example, until food sensitivities are corrected, some people must avoid certain foods, such as most breads and pasta if gluten intolerant, and dairy if lactose intolerant or casein intolerant. For others, it may be necessary to eat alkeline foods while detoxifying; therefore, the suggested two or three servings of meat per day in the Canada Food guide would be inappropriate for a time.
RNCPs are certified by the International Organizational of Nutritional Consultants (IONC). The IONC is a voluntary, non-profit, incorporated organization. It was founded to create public awareness about holistic nutritional consulting and to regulate the standards of education for holistic nutritional consultants. Qualifications for those who apply for professional membership as RNCPs are independently assessed.
Professional members of IONC are those who have met its strict educational and ethical standards. They are granted exclusive use of the title, "Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner" (RNCP).
By law, anyone may call themselves a nutritional counsellor, but only those who have thoroughly studied nutrition and have met the requirements of IONC are granted the RNCP designation.
A visit to our RNCP will be an educational experience where you will learn to make lifestyle changes that have a long lasting effect on your quality of life. Many extended health care plans are now covering RNCP services.