About

Michelle Shepherd Dietitian

Michelle Shepherd is a Registered Dietitian and owner of Westcoast Nutrition.

She is registered with the College of Dietitians of BC. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Food Nutrition and Health at the University of British Columbia, followed by an accredited internship with Vancouver Coastal Health. Michelle works both as a clinical and private practice dietitian, teaching clients how to leverage food and nutrition to meet their health goals.

Michelle has experience with a variety of chronic diseases including digestive disorders, diabetes, heart health, cancer and PCOS. She takes a holistic approach to addressing both the symptoms and the underlying cause whenever possible to help create lasting changes.

Why choose a Registered Dietitian?

Registered Dietitians are experts in nutrition. Their practice is evidence based, and regulated by the College of Dietitians of British Columbia. The education and practical training received is accredited by Dietitians of Canada, so you can be assured that a Dietitian has the knowledge and experience to help you reach your health and nutrition goals. That being said, our practice is not controlled by the government, Michelle uses ongoing research, critical review and practical clinical experience to support patients. No food guide or one size fits all solution here.

When choosing a nutrition professional, be aware that “Nutritionist” is not a protected title in British Columbia, so it is important to check the background and training of the professional you choose.  For more information on Registered Dietitians visit the Dietitians of Canada website at www.dietitians.ca

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