What to Expect When You See a Clinical Nutritionist
What to expect while visiting see a clinical nutritionist
Hi everyone, I’m Alex Osellame the new clinical nutritionist here at Bergamo Chiropractic and Nutrition Centre!
I get it, eating healthy is confusing. Complex carbohydrates, glycaemic index, polyunsaturated fats, ketogenic diets – when did it all get so complicated?
Enter a clinical nutritionist: The people trained to help us eat better, feel better and look better.
In a nutrition consult, I’ll ask you what your goals are and why you came to see me. I’ll review your family history, medical history, which includes any medications and supplements you are currently taking. I’ll then dive into your stress levels, sleep patterns, energy levels and gastrointestinal function. We’ll discuss your current diet, eating patterns, dietary preferences and cooking ability.
Throughout the consult, I will ask carefully chosen questions, so I can begin to piece together what is causing your ‘problem/s’. I will then determine the best course of treatment -weather this be, dietary changes, supplements, lifestyle recommendations – or a combination of all 3. My treatment plans are individualised for each of my clients to ensure the best outcome possible.
Common reasons people see a Nutritionist?
Firstly, there are many reasons why someone would want to see a nutritionist. For example:
Diet analysis and fine tuning your food choices
Manage a medical condition or disease
Get inspiration for new and healthy recipes
What a Nutritionist help treat?
Optimising general wellbeing
Mental health issues - anxiety, depression, panic attacks and OCD
Pre-conception and pregnancy
Women’s health – PMS, period pain, PCOS, irregular periods and menopause
Gut issues -IBS, IBD, bloating, reflux, heartburn, food intolerances, allergies and celiac disease
Fatigue and low energy
Reducing the risk of diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and other diet related diseases.
Poor immune system
Blood sugar balance
Insomnia and irregular sleep patterns
Headaches and difficulty concentrating
Skin conditions -dry skin, psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis
Reduce pain and inflammation
Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism
And much more
Do I need to do anything before my first consultation?
You need to complete our nutrition intake form – which can be found on our website (under the tab ‘New Patients’) and drop it off or email it to the clinic at least 48 hours prior to your first appointment. This allows me to analyse your answers and prepare more detailed questions for your consult.
Alex is available for consultations on Tuesdays 2-6pm and Fridays 1-5pm.