Welcome to the Low Carb Healthy Fat Dietitian
I’m Joy Kiddie and I have operated my private practice in Coquitlam, British Columbia for a dozen years, and have been providing virtual Dietetic services across Canada for over a decade. More on Distance Consultations, below. I offer a range of services for those seeking to follow a low carb or very low carb / ketogenic (“keto”) diet for therapeutic reasons or personal choice.
Low Carb or Keto?
Eating “low carb” can be a lifestyle choice no different than someone choosing to become vegetarian, or it may be prescribed by one’s doctor to help treat pre-Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes or number of other related metabolic conditions.
A ketogenic (“keto”) diet is a very low carbohydrate diet that was originally used to improve the symptoms of epilepsy and seizure disorder and several modified versions are being safely and effectively used to lower blood sugar in those with pre-diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes, and for weight management. In fact, a low carbohydrate and very low carbohydrate (ketogenic) diet are now two of the meal patterns, along with a few others that the American Diabetes Association recognizes as Medical Nutrition Therapy for those purposes (you can read more about that under the Food For Thought tab).
There is no one-size-fits-all low carb or ketogenic diet, but rather several different approaches to both of these; 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 and which types of fats are best for you to eat will depend on your health status, any metabolic conditions you may have and medications that you may be taking, as well as your personal preference.
Remote healthcare has become increasingly popular in the last few years, and I already have over a decade of experience providing services in this way.
Distance Consultations provide virtual ‘face-to-face’ visits and since I use a secured, online video platform it is indistinguishable from in-person services. Distance Consultations are ideal for people living on the other side of the country or across the city and with recent concerns about COVID-19 virus transmission in Vancouver virtual healthcare is more popular than ever. For updates on that situation, please see the link below.
I am registered with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario and am licensed to provide Dietetic services in every province in Canada (except PEI). I provide detailed receipts which include listing my inter-provincial Dietitian license numbers, so it’s easy for you to submit them to extended benefit providers for reimbursement.
While I am not licensed as a Dietitian outside of Canada, I am able to provide nutrition education services to those in the US and beyond.
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.
In addition to having professional training and experience as a Registered Dietitian, I also understand first-hand what it’s like to lose significant amounts of weight and to lower abnormal lab markers by following a low carb / keto lifestyle.
In March 2017, I had been obese for years, had uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes, very high blood pressure, high insulin levels and abnormal cholesterol. By following a low carb and then a ketogenic diet over the following two years, I lost substantial weight and put my Type 2 Diabetes and high blood pressure into remission. I continue a very low carb lifestyle and maintain my health and weight loss achievements without much effort.
Even though I knew what to do, I had to do it just like anyone else and my passion is to help others to do the same.
Keep in mind that individual results following a low carbohydrate diet will vary.
I’m familiar with foods, ingredients and eating style of several Asian, South Asian, North African / Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries which helps me to provide you with nutrition services in a culturally relevant manner.
Clinical Office Hours
Clinical hours are weekdays 9:00 AM to 5:00* PM (*3:00 PM on Fridays)
Earlier appointments can be arranged on some days.
I offer services on an hourly basis, as well as complete packages, including;
Complete Assessment Package
Dietary / Weight Management Package
Please click on the Services tab or have a look in the Shop for details.
To find out what an appointment via Distance Consultation is like, please click here or on the tab above. There you will also learn about booking a short complimentary session to see how easy and comfortable meeting this way is.
If you would like more information, please send me a note using the “Contact Me” form above.
You can read the latest update on COVID-19 in the Vancouver area here.