Registered Holistic Nutrition

Who is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist?

A Registered Holistic Nutritionist is a healthcare provider who specialises in a natural approach to health and healing. The goal of the Registered Holistic Nutritionist is to promote good health through diet and lifestyle modification. Registered Holistic Nutritionists are trained to look the many factors which affect an individuals health, including diet and nutrition, lifestyle, their medical history and their emotional state. By looking at this full picture, they are able to help make suggestions and empower the individual to improve their health by the use of nutrient dense foods, lifestyle modifications and natural supplements.

MEET OUR Holistic Nutritionist

Laurel Garner
Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Who is a Registered Holistic Nutrition appointment for?

Patients with a wide variety of problems seek advice from our Registered Holistic Nutritionist. In this modern world, it can be challenging to keep up with a healthy lifestyle, and things like juggling a family, your job and social commitments can all get in the way of your health. It’s likely you might not even consider how the food you eat can lead to a lack of energy or stomach issues, or how not going to the gym can leave you more tired or cause you have a lower mood.

Does that description sound like you? If it does, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist can help. The following are some of the common issues we work with and that we can help address:

  • Decreased energy or fatigue
  • Weight loss and maintenance of a healthy weight
  • Digestive problems
  • Detoxification
  • Skin issues
  • Disease prevention
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Optimization and maintenance of wellness and balance within your body
  • Help with meal preparation and planning
  • Optimization and maintenance of wellness and balance within your body

Weight Loss Guide

Want to learn more about how to lose weight and keep it off? Download our FREE weight loss eBook, written by our very own Registered Holistic Nutritionist Laurel Garner. Just click the button below to claim your copy!

How can I see a Registered Holistic Nutritionist?

No doctors referral is needed to come in and have an appointment in our clinic. There are several ways to book an appointment with our Registered Holistic Therapist, including:

Book an appointment with our online booking system.

Give us a call and speak with Callen, our office manager.

Come in and say hi at our Ellis Street location!

Will my insurance plan cover my Registered Holistic Nutrition appointment?

This depends on who your coverage is provided by. While the visit is not covered by all health care providers, more and more plans are beginning to cover our services. We have found that normally if you have coverage under Greenshild or Manulife, you should be covered, although you should check first (it will be under Nutritional Counselling / Social Work / Counselling option). For other providers, we suggest you call your provider and check if they will cover it for you.

Please note, Registered Holistic Nutritionists are not covered under the Registered Dietitian or Registered Nutritionist options of health care plans.

Begin today by claiming your free eBook!

You will receive the download link in your inbox.

What do we do with your information?

We take the collection of your personal information very seriously. We NEVER sell or disclose your information to 3rd parties, and it is stored securely. We email you the eBook as a secure and safe way for you to access the information requested.


Dear friends,

As you will be aware, we are in the middle of a public health emergency due to the ongoing coronavirus/ COVID-19 pandemic. Following strong recommendations from both the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in the last 24 hours, we have made the difficult decision to close our clinic until March 31st 2020. We believe that this is the ethically and socially responsible action to help ‘flatten the curve’ of the virus. We are trying to do our part to help take the pressure off the already overloaded Penticton Regional Hospital by preventing further spread.

Please note, we have NOT had any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our clinic. You can still book appointments with us for March 31st & onward, either on the phone at 250-493-1152 or on our online booking portal, located at the top of each of our webpages.

We understand that this may be an inconvenience, but we hope you can understand our decision in this unprecedented time. We will be working behind the scenes while our clinic is closed to make sure that all of your ICBC, WorkSafe BC and private claims are all being processed, and liaising with ICBC and WorkSafe as needed to extend treatment blocks which may end during our down time.

We are currently in the process of calling our patients to reschedule appointments, so don’t worry if you haven’t heard from us yet – we haven’t forgotten about you!

Again, we thank you for your understanding in this challenging time. We will keep you updated on the status of our clinic as the days and weeks unfold, and urge everyone to practice social distancing and keep updated on the current health advice from the Canadian government and health departments.

Looking forwards to seeing you all again on March 31st.

Best regards,

Chris Stokes,
Clinic Director and Registered Physiotherapist – March 17th, 2020