Body Measure

FAQ - DEXA

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How long does the scan take?

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A Dexa scan takes between six and eleven minutes. We then sit down with you for a comprehensive consultation to go over the results, create a personalized plan of action and answer all of your questions.

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How often should I get a DEXA scan?

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If you are setting big goals, incorporating changes to your diet or exercise routine, we recommend one scan every month or two to track your progress, ensure you are doing what YOUR body needs to reach your goals. If you are making smaller changes to your lifestyle, we recommend having a scan done every 3-4 months.

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What should I wear for my DEXA scan?

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It is best to come in workout wear or sweats and a t-shirt. Avoid wearing clothes with zippers or metal buttons. Remove jewelry.

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Are there any risks associated with having a DEXA scan?

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No, there are no risks associated with having a DEXA scan done.

FAQ - RMR

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How long does an RMR test take?

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An RMR test takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, followed by a 20 minute consultation to discuss your results and answer any questions that you have.

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How do I prepare for my RMR test?

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The better prepared you are the more accurate your results, we want to provide you with the highest quality analysis. No food, alcohol, caffeine or tobacco a minimum of five hours before your test. In addition, no exercise 12hours prior.

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Why get an RMR test?

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RMR is a key tool for weight monitoring. There are many formulas that exist that one can use to estimate your daily caloric needs, however these formulas are not person specific, often being off the mark by more than 10%. That error rate could equal to pounds gained for someone trying to control their weight. Having an RMR test will gave you precise results and let you know exactly how many calories you need to consume to reach your goal, whether that goal is maintenance, weight loss or weight gain.

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How often should I get an RMR test?

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As our bodies change, if we lose weight or gain lean muscle mass our caloric needs change. Changes in weight or lean mass equals changes to your metabolism. If you are no longer seeing results, it is time to get your metabolism tested again.

FAQ - FibroScan

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How long will the scan take?

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The FibroScan takes about 10-20 minutes.

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What can I expect?

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You will be asked to lie down, expose your upper right ribs, and put your right hand above your head. A water-based gel will be put on your skin. A probe will be placed over the top right area of your ribs, where your liver is. The probe will take at least 10 readings of the stiffness of your liver.

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What happens after the scan?

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After the test, the technician will talk about the results with you. After your appointment you will be able to go home and continue with your normal daily activities.

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How do I prepare?

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You must be fasted for 2 hours prior to your appointment. You cannot consume any alcohol 24 hours prior to your appointment.

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Are there any risks associated with having a FibroScan?

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No, there are no risks associated with having a liver scan.

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How often should I get a liver scan?

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If you trying to reverse liver damage and you want to track your progress you should return for a subsequent scan after three months of incorporating lifestyle changes.

FAQ - Emsella

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Does the Emsella treatment hurt?

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No. There is no pain during or after your session. You will feel strong contractions of the pelvic floor, they are intense but not painful.

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Do I have to get undressed?

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No. The sessions are done with you fully clothed. We recommend you wear something comfortable such as leggings, yoga pants or light sweatpants.

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Is there any downtime?

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No. Come in for your treatment, walk out and continue on with your day.

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Is there anyone who shouldn’t get an Emsella treatment?

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Those with an implanted electronic device (pacemaker, cochlear implant, diabetes pump), women who are pregnant or nursing. Clients who suffer from heart disease or who currently have cancer, those with metal hip replacements, surgical staples in the pelvic area or a metal IUD or other surgical metal are not eligible for the Emsella treatment– dental work, plastic IUD and knee replacements are fine.

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What to expect post treatment?

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You may feel mild tingling, fatigued pelvic muscles and possible tenderness in the area.

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When will I see results?

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Some people start to see some relief of symptoms during the first three weeks. Optimal results occur 4 weeks after your completed treatment.

FAQ - Fit 3D

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How long does a Fit3D test take?

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Quick and simple; simply stand on a platform, grab the handles, stay still for 40 seconds, the machine does the rest! Fit3D takes a complete 360, 3D body scan, taking exact measurements.

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What does the Fit3D measure?

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Fit3D takes over 200 measurements of your body, including circumference, heights, lengths, widths, volumes and surface areas.

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How do I prepare for my Fit3D test?

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Wear very tight fitting clothing, to ensure the most accurate results, such as sports bra, bike shorts, tights or bathing suit.

FAQ - Registered Dietitian

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What is the difference between a Nutritionist and Dietitian?

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A Nutritionist usually receives certification through a shorter online program. A Dietitian undergoes a 4 year science degree that focuses on nutrition for the human body. After which an intensive training internship is completed in various areas such as hospitals, community centers and food service facilities that focuses on medical nutrition therapy. Dietitian’s must also pass a national board exam that grants them with a license to practice as a Dietitian in Canada. Registered Dietitians in Canada provide Medical Nutrition Therapy for disease management whereas nutritionists do not provide this therapy.

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How will a Dietitian help me reach my goals?

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The Dietitian is there to be your counsellor and to help you figure out what your dietary goals are and the best way to meet them. Advice and help will only be given when asked for. Sometimes people know what they have to do but need help figuring how to do it in a way that will actually work for them and they lifestyle.

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What happens during the nutrition counselling appointment?

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Your appointment begins before you even enter the clinic. You will be given access to an online portal in which you will find all required documentation that is to be completed minimum 24hours prior to your appointment. The nutrition intake form includes details about your health history, eating habits and goals aka the reason you want to meet with me.

During the session, I will ask you what brought you to book the appointment to get a deeper understanding of why you are seeking nutrition counsel. After this I will take a diet-recall to gain an understanding of your current dietary intake.

Once this portion is complete, we will begin to strategize ways that are specifically geared towards you to help attain your goals in a way that will fit your lifestyle.

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How many sessions will I need with the Dietitian

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This is person specific. Certain individuals require only 1 session where as others like to touch base as many as 1-2 times a month. I recommend at least 3 sessions. this will hold you accountable until your next “check in date” and will give you a chance to see what strategies worked and what did not work.

I highly recommend 3 sessions

  • Session one sets the foundation
  • Session 2 lets us see what works, what doesn’t work and reasons why and allows us to re-strategize or come up with new methods. At this point, you may already have new goals in mind.
  • Session 3 holds you accountable to your check in date and will further let us see if you are in the maintenance phase of your new dietary lifestyle or if further intervention is needed. Many times more sessions are needed depending on the complexity of an individual’s life and dietary goals.

My main goal is to help you meet your goals in a sustainable way that gives you full autonomy over your eating habits.

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Is this covered?

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Many private insurance companies cover Registered Dietitian Services. Please contact us or your insurance provider to determine if you are eligible for direct billing. We must qualify your coverage before we direct bill on your behave. The last thing we want to do is promise direct billing and a claim is rejected.

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Do I need a referral?

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You not need a referral to see me. However, your insurance provider may require a referral to be on file prior to your first claim submission.

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What is medical nutrition therapy?

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Medical nutrition therapy uses food to help prevent or mitigate a chronic condition in conjunction with other treatments you may be receiving. Always discuss a new diet with your doctor to ensure it is safe for you.

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Which conditions do you provide medical nutrition therapy for?

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Chronic disease management includes fatty liver, osteopenia/osteoporosis, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, pre diabetes and diabetes type 2, IBS, diverticular disease, Gerd, heartburn and gout. Others include menopause, skin health, weight management, building lean muscle, disordered eating and emotional eating.

Referrals will be given for the below as these are not my area of specialty:

  • Diabetes type 1
  • Chronic and advanced kidney disease
  • You are receiving active dialysis, chemotherapy or radiation
  • Advanced liver disease
  • SIBO
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Pre/post-natal nutrition
  • Infant - Teen nutrition
  • Advanced depression, anxiety and mood disorders
  • Eye health
  • Pre/Post-operative bariatric surgery
  • Irritable Bowel Disease (crone’s and ulcerative colitis)

Please call to inquire about a specific condition that is not listed to determine if we can provide the right care for you.

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Meal plans

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If you are looking for a 7 day/week meal plan, I highly recommend getting either:

Nutrigenomix testing. This test offers 1 – 2 month meal plans that are based on your results. This is also a great learning tool as the recipes and food options given in the Nutrigenomix meal plans are specifically geared toward optimal nutrition based on your genetics. I can go over your test results with you and help you strategize timing of meals and how to swap ingredients for your preferences.

Depending on the diet we decide on, other options for meal plans can be discussed.

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