The services offered by a Registered Holistic Nutritionist are grounded in the following principles:

1. Acknowledgement that each person is biochemically distinct and has unique nutritional needs;
2. Awareness of the meaning of holistic nutrition; the interrelationship of mind, body and spirit;
and the importance of addressing these interactive factors which are unique to each individual;
3. Promotion of whole, locally grown and organic foods; sustainable farming practices; and the
necessity of living in a non-toxic environment;
4. Understanding that prevention and self-responsibility are fundamental to any successful health care program;
5. Recognition that supplementation is not a substitute for wholesome, nutritious foods but that
it may be helpful in recommended form, dose and frequency;
6. Respect for clients and for their wellness goals, personal tastes, morals, social, and life values;
7. Acceptance of the unique contribution of other health care providers, and the need to work
cooperatively with them regardless whether they are of holistic or allopathic background.
8. The main services provided by an R.H.N. include the following:
(a) Document client’s goals, needs, and plans;
(b) Evaluate client’s food selection, preparation and intake;
(c) Evaluate client’s lifestyle and overall feeling of well-being;
(d) Evaluate client’s use of dietary supplements;
(e) Identify client’s nutritional imbalance(s) and lifestyle habits;
(f) Work with other health care professionals, if applicable, in order to determine all nutritional and
lifestyle-changing needs of the client, including referring client to other health care professionals as deemed appropriate;
(g) Support the progress of the client’s health goals by creating an individualized wellness program,
which will include the use of whole, nutrient-dense foods; menu plans; natural source
supplements; and lifestyle modifications - including the use of non-toxic, environmentally friendly household/personal products;
(h) Provide further guidance to the client, if necessary, by explaining food labels, and by offering

food preparation techniques and shopping tips;
(i) Guide the client in the implementation of a long term personal health plan, provide education

when necessary, and offer ongoing assessments;
(j) Monitor the client’s personal health plan in order to reinforce participation in the achievement of the health goals;
(k) Act as a community educator to the public and to other health care professionals, developing
curriculum, preparing manuals, writing articles, publishing books, and teaching;
(l) Promote health discussions in schools, workplaces, and community agencies;
(m) Bring holistic nutrition knowledge, principles, and philosophy to other professions.

*Reference: CSNN NN106 Fundamentals of Business Legal Handbook 5th Edition - page 38.


Q: What services can a Registered Holistic Nutritionist provide me?

As a Nutritionist, I can assess and advise you on your nutritional well-being. I do this through one-on-one counselling, goal setting, nutritional/dietary recommendations, supplement recommendations (if required), lifestyle coaching, calorie/macro coaching, proper portion control, personalized meal plans and shopping lists, workshops, cooking demonstrations, and public speaking. 

All my recommendations are symptom based. During an initial consultation we discuss your main health goals/concerns and the symptoms that you are currently experiencing. Through food, supplement, and lifestyle recommendations I teach you how to best resolve imbalances in your body. This coaching is to help you to reach your health and wellness goals in a healthy and sustainable way. I strive to teach my clients long term skills that result in lasting health. 

Q: Do you have a return policy?

If within a 30 day period of purchasing a nutritional consultation package you decided that you do not wish to go ahead with my consulting services, and have not had your initial consultation, you will be refunded in full. After 30 days of purchase, if you have not booked your initial consultation, you are not eligible for a refund. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with the information and program provided to you after meeting with me, refunds on the remaining visits will be offered on a case by case situation.


Q: Are your nutritional services covered by insurance benefit programs?


It depends on which company you use. More and more companies are starting to cover natural nutrition counselling every day. If your plan includes "Nutritionist" my services are likely covered. If your plan only states "Dietitian" my Natural Nutrition services will not be covered as I am not a Dietitian. Please check with your insurance company prior to submitting receipts for Natural Nutritional services as some may not accept these claims. Manulife, iA Financial Group, Equitable Life, GreenShield Canada, ClaimSecure Inc, Blue Cross Alberta coverage, Desjardins, Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan (OTIP) as well as Sunlife cover my services. Some insurance providers offer health spending accounts, in which you could use towards my services.

Q: What are your payment options?

Payment is accepted online with a visa or mastercard. Payments may also be made via interact e-transfer, cash, or cheque. Please send all e-transfers to and make cheques payable to Emily Manuel. Online payments are made through Stripe, a secure online payment system.

Q: Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, payment plans are available, depending on the package. 

Q: How long do I have before my consultations expire?

All appointments and packages are available for redemption up to 1 year after date purchased. 

Q: Is there a fee for missing a scheduled appointment?


Yes. There is a 48-hour cancellation policy for follow up appointments. If less than 48-hour notice is given, the session will be charged in full.

Q: Where is your office located?

I am located in Ottawa, Ontario I do virtual consultations.

Q: What is your privacy policy?

I am committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. If you provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. All of your information will be kept strictly confidential. All information shared within the professional relationship will be held with the strictest confidence. Information may be shared at the client’s request with a medical doctor, naturopathic doctor or any other healthcare practitioner the client deems appropriate. Confidential information will only be shared if the law requires it.

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Emily Manuel, B.A, RHN, CYT

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