Beginning in our late 30’s and 40’s, our bodies start to show the first signs of aging and we may start the transition to menopause. During this time hormone levels fluctuate, which can impact our mood, energy levels, and sleep patterns – to name a few. On top of that, there are health risks associated with menopause, such as increased risk for heart disease and bone loss.
Nutrition is a powerful tool that can help you manage your energy levels and delay or reduce the risk of health conditions that come with aging and menopause. Whether it’s digestive changes due to fluctuating hormones, managing high cholesterol, or learning to preserve bone health, you can nourish your body to support your health and feel good doing it.
I take a non-diet, weight-inclusive approach to health and nutrition, because I know you have way better things to do with your time and energy than go on another diet. And because everyone deserves respectful, non-stigmatizing healthcare.
Together, we look at foods you can add to your eating pattern to support your health, while working to create a peaceful relationship with food.
Areas of Practice (Telehealth Only)
– Active Living and Healthy Aging
– Intuitive Eating
– Health Condition Management (hypertension, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, etc.)
Melanie Steele, BSc, RD is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor. She received her undergraduate degree in Food, Nutrition and Health (Major Dietetics) with honours from the University of British Columbia and is registered in good standing with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia. Prior to starting her private practice, Vancity Nutrition, Melanie worked as a clinical dietitian with Providence Health Care, where she counselled clients across a variety of settings, including diabetes management, kidney care and dialysis, cardiovascular health, GI surgery, and geriatric medicine.