Welcome to the Low Carb High Fat Dietitian
Hi, I’m Joy Kiddie and I’m a Dietitian in private practice. I am registered with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia and provide both in-person services in my centrally located Coquitlam office as well as by Distance Consultation (Skype, telephone).
For those seeking to put symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes into remission, improve cholesterol and triglycerides levels, lower blood pressure and improve insulin sensitivity, current scientific evidence indicates that a safe and effective approach is by following a well-designed low carbohydrate diet. A ketogenic (“keto”) diet is a very low carb diet that is used to improve the symptoms of a number of clinical condition(s).
There is no one-size-fits-all low carb or ketogenic diet but several different approaches including a higher ratio of protein to fat, higher ratio of fat to protein, as well as a hybrid approach. Which approach is most suitable for you will depend on your health status, any metabolic conditions you may have and any medications that you may be taking, as well as your personal preference.
Low Carbohydrate – both a lifestyle and a therapeutic diet
Eating low carb may be a lifestyle choice (no different than someone choosing to become vegetarian) and is also prescribed by physicians or followed by an individual as a therapeutic diet (not unlike other therapeutic diets that are used in the management of food sensitivities, food allergies or Celiac disease). You can read more about this here.
I am a member of Canadian Clinicians for Therapeutic Nutrition, a group of Canadian of physicians and healthcare professionals that utilizes evidence-based dietary interventions to improve and when possible to reverse the symptoms of chronic, yet preventable nutritionally-related diseases.
Below is a brief description of my services however for more detailed information please click on the Services tab or Shop tab, above.
Hourly Clinical Services
This option is available for those who would like to have services on an hourly basis or require this for extended benefit reimbursement.
complete assessment Package
The Complete Assessment Package is an all-inclusive package for clients who want to lose weight, and improve their blood sugar, blood pressure, triglycerides and cholesterol.
The Dietary Management Package is a follow-up package for those who’ve already completed the Complete Assessment Package (or the equivalent on an hourly basis) and would like additional support or coaching as they implement their Individual Meal Plan.
Anti-Inflammatory Protocol Package is designed especially for those with inflammatory conditions including chronic pain, arthritis (osteo- or rheumatoid) or one of several auto-immune conditions that result in inflammation. The goal of this package is to reduce pain and lower markers of inflammation.
For those seeking very particular types of services, I also offer a Customized Nutrition Package which can be designed in consultation with you, as well as a number of short Skype sessions which can be found under the Shop tab.
All calls are made from Skype for Business which ensures your privacy (HIPAA compliant) and I am able to call you on your regular (personal) Skype account from Skype for Business.
In addition to having professional training and experience as a Registered Dietitian, I also understand first-hand what it’s like to lose weight and lower abnormal lab markers. In March 2017, I was obese, had uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes, very high blood pressure, high insulin levels and abnormal cholesterol. Even though I knew what to do, I had to do it just like anyone else. I am continuing to reclaim my health one day at a time and my passion is to help others to do the same. You can read entries in my A Dietitian’s Journey journal by clicking here. I recently posted a short video here which summarizes my progress to date.
I’ve also created some low carb and ketogenic recipes that are suitable for a range of therapeutic low carb diets and can be found here.
You can learn more about each of the Packages I offer, Hourly Clinical Services and the Single Skype Sessions by clicking on the Service tab above or visiting the Shop.
My Clinical Office
For those seeing me in person, I am located in central Coquitlam — just 7 minutes drive from Coquitlam Centre — close to Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Burnaby, New Westminster, Pitt Meadows and Surrey.
Coming by public transit?
My office is minutes by bus from the Coquitlam bus loop, with several buses routes to choose from, and just up the hill from the Evergreen Skytrain line.
My office is bright and open, yet offers privacy at the same time. It is gently air-conditioned in summer and comfortably heated in winter. Since I also provide services to those with allergies and sensitivities my office is necessarily scent-free and is a peanut-free zone.
In-person clinical hours are weekdays 9:00 AM to 5:00* PM (*3:00 PM on Fridays)
Distance Consultations via Skype or telephone can be booked earlier or later on most days.
Please click on the “Contact Me” tab to send me a note.
NOTE: If you are taking insulin for Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, please consult with a healthcare professional with CDE certification.