What to expect from a nutrition consultation?

A nutrition consultation is similar to a naturopathic consultation in where detailed past and current health history is taken to gain a better understanding of the patients presenting complaint. A 24 hour food recall is also taken during the initial consult and in most cases the patient will be asked to complete a 3-7 day food diary to allow the nutritionist to gain a better understanding of the patients regular eating patterns. Specific dietary changes and strategies will then be prescribed for the patient which are tailored towards addressing their health concerns. In some cases referal for further tests and nutritional supplementation may be required however this depends on the individual case and presentation.