Heart, Cholesterol & Diabetes

This is for you if you have lab reports to understand and improve.

Does any of this sound familiar?

 

  • My doctor recently told me my cholesterol, blood sugar, and/or blood pressure is up, and I’d like to lower it with lifestyle changes. 
  • I’ve had high cholesterol or prediabetes for a while, and I’m now ready to take charge and protect my long-term health with some lifestyle changes. 
  • I have a strong family history of diabetes – or heart disease – and want to do what I can to prevent developing it myself. 
  • Tried to make healthy changes in the past, but I didn’t know what I was doing and quit.

 

What if…

  • At your next doctor’s visit, all the lab results were normal. 
  • You had support to learn and make the changes you needed, skipping the ineffective stuff. 
  • You feel good knowing you can keep up your flexible, healthy lifestyle for many years to come.
  • You knew you were on the right path.

All of that is possible with Individual Nutrition Counselling

Meet Your Dietitian

I get how shocking it can be to get the news that your numbers are up. Some of us naturally go into denial, while others are motivated to take charge and do something about it. 

Research shows that working with a dietitian is effective, and cheaper than medication. Highlights:

  • Reduce progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes by up to 70% with intensive lifestyle interventions over 3-6 years
  • Improve control of diabetes: ongoing nutrition therapy lowers A1c a full 1.0 to 2.0 from baseline. 
  • Total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and blood pressure are all reliably lowered with 4 or more visits with a dietitian.

More details here

Will you let me be your guide, as I’ve been to hundreds of clients before you?

Nicole Pulvermacher, Registered Dietitian in Saskatchewan since 2008, specializing in healthy behaviour change.

“Before meeting Nicole, I was too busy to take care of myself very well, and when I finally saw my doctor for a checkup, it showed in my labwork. Cholesterol and blood sugar were up for the first time. My weight was also up, and I had been taking medication to lower my blood pressure which was working, but not as well as before. I was feeling low in energy, and determined to change it all. 

I didn’t know what exactly I needed to do, so I reached out to Nicole and committed to 6 months of nutrition counselling. There was a lot to change, and I liked having the support. 

We worked together so that I understood my conditions much better, as well as what I could do about them. I was already active, so I continued that as we worked on healthy meal planning and feeling good about food. It was also important for me to figure out how to be organized around food and eating, so I’m never starving hungry.

Now, my numbers are all improved, and I’ve been able to navigate food choices pretty well on a recent holiday to Mexico. My next few months are busy, but with my commitment to regular meals and exercise, I won’t worry too much about the stress derailing my progress. I like what I’m eating, and can see continuing with my healthy lifestyle well into the next decades.”

A mash-up of a few client stories, to protect privacy.

When you sign up for Individual Nutrition Counselling,

Here’s What You Get

  • Guidance from a professional to help you achieve your goals
  • Targeted, personalized assessment of your medical history, current symptoms, lifestyle, eating behaviour and attitudes.
  • A comparison of your intake and eating habits against time-tested standards.
  • An understanding of your personal nutrition challenges and opportunities for improvement.
  • Relevant education, resources, and local recommendations.
  • A plan of action that we develop together.
  • Face-to-face time to ask your most frustrating questions.
  • Email support, to check in with your Dietitian between appointments.
  • Support and accountability for following through on your goals.

Individual Nutrition Counselling

Packages and Pricing

Level 1

Basic Review

Good for ensuring you’re on the right path, and starting to chart your next steps. Includes:

Your first visit (75 minutes) for assessment and planning

ONE followup appointment (up to 60 minutes) for support and further education

30 days of email support, to check in with your Dietitian between appointments

This is a one-month commitment, for an investment of $225

Level 2

Nutrition Reset

Great for making a few changes with support. Includes:

Your first visit (75 minutes) for assessment and planning

TWO followup appointments (up to 60 minutes) for support and further education

Two “BONUS” services valued at $95-125 each. Choose from:

– A 60-minute personal grocery store tour

– Housecalls – have your appointments at your location within Regina

– Meal planning support: Personalized copies of “Mostly-Healthy Eating in Saskatchewan: Meal Planning” AND “Mostly-Healthy Eating in Saskatchewan: The Cookbook” by Nicole Pulvermacher, RD.

– An additional followup appointment

90 days of email support, to check in with your Dietitian between appointments

This is a three-month commitment, for an investment of $495.

Level 3

Supported Change

Perfect for renovating your health & lifestyle, with ongoing support. Includes:

Your first visit (75 minutes) for assessment and planning

FIVE followup appointments (up to 60 minutes) for support and further education

Two “BONUS” services valued at $95-125 each. Choose from:

– A 60-minute personal grocery store tour

– Housecalls – have your appointments at your location within Regina

– Meal planning support: Personalized copies of “Mostly-Healthy Eating in Saskatchewan: Meal Planning” AND “Mostly-Healthy Eating in Saskatchewan: The Cookbook” by Nicole Pulvermacher, RD.

– An additional followup appointment

180 days of email support, to check in with your Dietitian between appointments

This is a six-month commitment, for an investment of $765

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my health insurance cover this?
Many people have coverage for Registered Dietitian services through their extended health benefits, but every plan is different. So please check with your plan administrator’s for the details of your coverage.

You may find Registered Dietitians listed with Chiropractors and Massage Therapists as one of types of HEALTH PRACTIONERS or Providers covered by your plan. There are ordinarily limits to this coverage, such as a total amount per year and/or a maximum amount per visit. To avoid surprizes, we recommend understanding those limits ahead of time.

Nutrition Counselling with us may also be an eligible expense for any FLEXIBLE health or wellness spending accounts you may have though your workplace. Others have used workplace-sponsored personal development funds, as well.

If you have any kind of coverage, let us know. While we won’t direct bill your plan, we will do our best to ensure you get all the services you’re covered for, and provide detailed reciepts in support of your claims.

And if your coverage doesn’t reimburse you for 100% of the cost of your nutrition counselling, Canada Revenue Agency recognizes any out-of-pocket costs as eligible medical expenses for income tax deduction purposes. Save your receipts!

Are there payment plans available?
Yes. If you want to work with Eatwell for more than a month, but would rather pay in monthly installments rather than all at once, let us know. We’ll set up a monthly payment for the length of your plan.
Where do we meet?
Short answer: In person in Regina or online.

After selecting a day and time for your first visit, you’ll be invited to meet in person with Nicole at her home office. It’s in north-west Regina, and that address is shared in your confirmation email.

If you live outside Regina, or would find it more convenient not to drive to your followup appointments, we also have the option of using a secure video chat platform. No downloads needed.

And with the higher-level packages, available bonuses allow you to take your appointments to a location of your choice within Regina. So we can meet at your home, office, or where you ordinarily do your grocery shopping.

When are appointments available? Can I book evenings and weekends?
In order to accomodate a variety of schedules, nutrition counselling appointments are available during the regular workweek, plus selected evenings. During weekends, we recharge and do meal prep so we’re ready to serve you better during the week. An online calendar shows availability, or you can email to suggest a few times that work for you.
Should I bring anything?
Intake forms and payment are typically handled ahead of your first visit, all online or by phone. So you really don’t need to bring anything other than a willingness to work together. Some clients will bring printouts of their food & activity journals, which is always welcome. If you’d like to take notes, we’ll provide paper and pens.
Can I bring someone with me?
Yes.

Boisterous kids are best left with someone who can give their full attention to childcare. And there’s no waiting room available for hangers-on, so please be thoughtful about who comes with you.

But a supportive person, like your spouse, parent, or adult child, is always welcome to listen in and contribute to the discussion – at your invitation.

JUST PLEASE GIVE NICOLE A HEADS UP FIRST.

Have a well-behaved child or driver you just have to bring along? While it’s not ideal, they’re also welcome. They’ll have to be in the room with us, and find ways to amuse themselves quietly for an hour or so.

What if I've finished my package, but still need support?
No problem. For clients who have worked with us within the last 6 months, extra followup appointments can be booked as needed. You might ask for just one or two more visits to adress a particular issue, or decide to commit to a regular monthly appointment for further growth and accountability beyond the initial package.

Don't Be Shy

If we didn’t answer all of your questions, feel free to drop us a line anytime.

Let's Talk

Meet Nicole in a free 15-minute call. Let’s see how we can work together to create your healthy, happy lifestyle.