Why I Became a Registered Holistic nutritionist
I decided to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist because of my passion for health and wellness. During my health journey I always found that taking an alternative approach to my health gave me the most relief and forward healing. I have always been so interested in holistic healing and it has always aligned with myself. I love the whole “body, mind, and spirit” approach and found that is what has freed me from many health concerns and diagnosis’s in the past.
Which school did i attend and how did i like it
I attended the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2015 for the 2-year online Natural Nutrition diploma program. It took me the full 2 years, as the first year I was still able to work full-time. I loved the courses and the material that came with it. Doing this program online was challenging, and I had to be 100% determined, but I enjoyed working at my own pace and the online forums were very helpful. Overall, I loved the program and am so happy I graduated with CSNN. One thing that I will be honest with right now, is that they do not do much guidance on starting your own nutrition business and consulting afterwards. But being a part of the alumni and talking to other Holistic Nutritionists are very helpful. There are also so many resources and business coaches out there that are extremely helpful.
how do i collaborate with brands and do i get paid
I began to collaborate with brands when i started my Eats By Tee instagram account. When I began tagging specific brands in my posts, and my following started to grow, I had many different companies contact me wanting to do an instagram post collaboration. I do not get paid for promoting these brands however, I do get to try their product as long as I write a review and create a post for my followers. I am very honest with which brands I like and if I enjoy the product I will share my experience. I want to be real with my followers to make sure they are buying the best products out there. Sometimes the companies will give me a discount code for my followers so they can try out the product at a lower cost.
Brands I have worked with: Manitoba Harvest, Genuine Health, Vital Proteins, Soar Organics (EATSBY15 -15% off matcha), First Look Organics, Botanica, Mega Foods, Koa Natural Foods, Simply Gum, FRÉ Skin Care.
Where do we meet for consultations
I am currently meeting my clients at Temple 23, Integrative movement (click here for location address), or I often will meet clients at their homes, at a local coffee shop, or a location that works best for them. I find that working with clients in an environment which they prefer, makes the consulting experience that much better. I want to make sure that the location is convenient for my clients.
do you consult online
Yes I do. My insurance allows me to consult online in other provinces. I will usually do these consults via Skype or Face Time. I treat these consultations like I would if they were in person. Please ask if you have further questions.
are you covered by insurance
As far as insurance goes, it is up to your insurance provider. In Manitoba we are covered by Great-West-Life, Sun Life, Manulife, Green Shield and health spending accounts. I am not covered under “Dietician” as I do not have the regulation. In other provinces such as BC, Ontario, Calgary, etc, Registered Holistic Nutritionists are often covered as they have been practicing in those provinces for a while. To make Holistic Nutritionists recognized by insurance providers in Manitoba, please let me know if your plan does not cover my services and I can provide you with a form for further recognition.