Certified Holistic Nutritionist
Hello everyone! My name is Amanda McIlhone and I am thrilled to be working at the Burkitt Naturopathic & Wellness Centre as a Certified Holistic Nutritionist. My career actually started in social work where I was employed in a variety of settings from criminal justice, child welfare and eventually children’s mental health. My journey into holistic nutrition began several years ago after myself and later our son both tested positive for multiple food sensitivities. The experience of having to learn new and creative ways to prepare food while removing the foods that were making of us ill was both confusing and overwhelming to say the least. With the help of a Naturopath, along with a Holistic Nutritionist, myself and our son were able to heal and today we are both thriving!
Eventually, I realized that my learning around all things holistic was no longer out of necessity but rather it had become my passion. I soon after made the decision to retire from social work and formally pursue holistic nutrition studies and have never looked back! I have always worked hard for those I was privileged enough to support in my role as a social worker and I carry that same commitment into the field of holistic nutrition!
I look so forward to meeting you! My services will focus on nutritional healing that will complement the medical care you will be receiving from your Naturopathic Doctor. The plan you and I organize together will be customized to your individual needs and our involvement will continue for as long as you require!
Nutritional Healing Services
Complimentary Meet-and-Greet (30 Minutes)
We will begin with a complimentary session to give us a chance to chat about what I do and what you might be looking for from a holistic nutritionist.
Initial Intake Sessions (60 minutes) - $125
Before attending this session, I will request that you complete a comprehensive Holistic Nutrition Intake Form as well as a Weekly Food/Beverage Form! These forms will be emailed to you when you book your first appointment and will need to be returned no less than 1 week before our First Follow-Up Session. During the intake session, we will delve deeper into your identified dietary and health concerns to ensure that I have all the information I need to create a comprehensive and customized protocol. I recognize that the intake process is extensive but necessary to increasing your overall success!
First Follow-Up Sessions (45 minutes) - $80
At this session, I will present you with your protocol that will outline your next steps. This protocol will include dietary and lifestyle recommendations along with a customized meal plan. My goal will be to provide you with all necessary tools to help ensure your success!
Ongoing Follow-Up Sessions (30 minutes) - $60
These sessions will be aimed at supporting you on your path towards continued health and wellness. At each session, we will review how you are progressing and trouble-shoot any challenges you might be having. I will also provide you with updated meal plans and/or recipes along with new dietary and lifestyle recommendations all in an effort to keep you moving forward.
Remember that change takes time but is absolutely attainable! Remember that having a supportive hand(s) to guide you along the way can create long-lasting change! Above all, remember that you are worth all the effort and are deserving of both health and happiness!
Yours in Health,
Amanda McIlhone, BSW, CNP