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"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food."      Hippocrates

Nutrition

Invest in yourself and discover the transformative benefits that personalized nutrition guidance can bring to your life. Whether you are managing complex health issues, or simply curious about the benefits of eating well, our certified nutritionist can help you on your journey towards better health and vitality. Appointments and group classes are available in-person or online.

Benefits of Individualized Nutrition Guidance:

Personalized Guidance

Our experienced nutritionist provides tailored advice based on your unique needs, lifestyle, and health objectives. We incorporate your personal taste and texture preferences, preferred cuisines, cooking skill level, and available time and energy.

Education and Empowerment

Our nutritionist can help you develop an understanding of how food choices impact your health, empowering you to make informed decisions about your diet and lifestyle.

Professional Expertise

The internet and social media are awash with contradictory information. We stay abreast of the latest research and nutritional trends so we can guide you with accurate and up-to-date evidence-based information tailored specifically to your circumstances. Our nutritionist is trained in the ‘food as medicine’ approach and is an expert in diets for health and healing, as well as in disease management through food. She has extensive experience working with people from all over the world with various dietary requirements and preferences, including but not limited to:

  • Kosher

  • Halal

  • Vegetarianism (including veganism and Jain vegetarianism)

  • Raw foodism

  • Macrobiotics

  • Therapeutic ketogenic diets

  • Elimination and anti-inflammatory diets

Accountability and Support

Establish a supportive partnership with your nutritionist, who serves as your ally in achieving your health goals. Our approach is patient-centered with a belief that the patient is inherently wise and capable of self-care. Our nutritionist will help you discover and implement practices that can create lifelong beneficial changes to support and improve your health.

Mindful Eating

Cultivate a mindful approach to eating to improve your physical health and harmonize your relationship with food. Our nutritionist can guide you in developing mindfulness eating practices that are easy and sustainable, and fit well into your current lifestyle. Mindful eating can help you to be more in-tune with your body and its needs, improve digestion, support weight management, reduce cravings, and improve satiety and satisfaction after meals.

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Nutrition for Complex Medical Issues

Nutritional counseling and education can have particular benefits for those with complex health issues, such as neurodegenerative, gastrointestinal, and autoimmune diseases; cancer; lymphedema; and cardiometabolic issues like diabetes. Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) can help reduce the risks of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer; optimize digestion; support bone density; and address food allergies and/or intolerances. Our nutritionist is adept at finding creative ways to improve diet when cooking is not an option, and supporting nutritional needs in those with limited food tolerance.

Maintaining a healthy weight and adhering to a healthy diet can help reduce risks for developing disease, improve disease management and reduce symptoms, slow down disease progression, and improve quality of life. For example: research has shown that cancer patients who maintain their weight and nutritional status experience fewer breaks in their therapy and treatment; whereas patients who experience undesirable and unintentional weight loss may have more treatment breaks, require more and longer hospitalizations, and experience more severe side effects from their treatment. Parenthetically, excess weight is an independent risk factor for developing 13 different types of cancer.

 

Along with weight management, our nutritionist can help with such issues as: 

Inflammation

High cholesterol

High blood pressure 

Blood Sugar Regulation

Fatigue

Meal Planning

Social Considerations

Appetite & Taste Changes

Biomechanical Challenges

Read about our Cancer Rehab Program or our Lymphedema Program, or Contact Us for more information.​​

 

Group Nutrition Classes

Our group classes are a great way to invest in your health whilst simultaneously building community.

Meet Our Nutritionist

Jenny Libkhen

Yevgeniya (Jenny) Libkhen is a functional nutritionist and holistic health consultant. She is a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN), a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS®), and a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional (CIMHP).Jenny employs food education, mindfulness, lifestyle changes, and plenty of encouragement to support her clients on their journey to improve their wellbeing, optimize their body’s functioning, and enhance their overall health.

 

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