Primal Plate Wellness

Primal Plate Wellness

Eat Well. Be Well.
Forms & Fees
Forms Please download and complete these three forms and bring them to your first appointment. We will review them together and start developing your personal diet and lifestyle plan. New Client Intake Form 3-Day Food...
Services
Individual Nutrition Consultation Now seeing clients at the Center for Integrative Medicine 464 NE Norton Street, Bend  OR 97701 Call for An Appointment 541-323-3358   Virtual Appointments are also available via FaceTime. Please contact me...
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Forms & Fees

Forms

Please download and complete these three forms and bring them to your first appointment. We will review them together and start developing your personal diet and lifestyle plan.

  1. New Client Intake Form
  2. 3-Day Food Diary
  3. Food Preferences Questionnaire

New Client Intake Form
Food Log
Food Log Sample
Food Preference Questionnaire

Fees

Insurance does not cover nutrition counseling at this time.

Clients seen at the Center for Integrative Medicine may pay with  cash, check or credit card. Payment for services is due at the time of your appointment.

  • Initial Appointment (1 hour) $95
  • Follow-up Appointments (1 hour) $80
  • Follow-up Appointments (1/2 hour) $40

 

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Services

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Individual Nutrition Consultation

Now seeing clients at the
Center for Integrative Medicine
464 NE Norton Street, Bend  OR 97701 Call for An Appointment
541-323-3358

 

Virtual Appointments are also available via FaceTime. Please contact me directly at 907.750.1620 to schedule a virtual appointment.

 

Initial appointment includes an initial 1-hour  meeting focusing on your:

  • Medical history – including specific health conditions, if applicable
  • Laboratory tests in relation to nutrient needs and/or status
  • Health habits
  • Lifestyle and exercise
  • 3-day dietary food logs
  • Food preferences
  • Pharmaceutical-nutrient interactions, if applicable
  • Nutritional and lifestyle goals

 

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Wellness Presentations

Does your company, organization or group need a speaker? Primal Plate Wellness is available to provide presentations on a variety of topics including:

  • Sleep Solutions
  • What Your Annual Labs Tell You About Your Diet
  • Health Research Online: How to Know Who to Believe
  • Stocking Your Pantry for Wellness
  • Going Gluten-Free: Hip or Hype?
Presentations can also be tailored to your group’s specific needs. Have an idea for a nutrition-related presentation?
Let’s talk!

Contact me directly at:

Dianne Porter
907.750.1620
dmporter@gci.net COCC Instructor

Continuing Education Classes (COCC)

Join me for upcoming Continuing Education classes I offer through the Central Oregon Community College (COCC) including:

Gluten-Free Sauces from Around the World

Bring a world of flavor to your dinner table with easy gluten-free and dairy-free classic sauces. Grain mastery of ethnic flavor while accommodating common dietary restrictions. Guaranteed to impress your family and dinner guests. This is hands-on class  so bring an apron, sharp knife and take-home containers.

Saturday, August 24  9:00am-1:00pm

Cascades Culinary Institute, Room CUL 118       Cost: $79

To register:

Call 541.383.7270 or enroll online

 

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What You Eat Can Have a Profound Impact on Your Health

The foods you eat — and don’t eat — can go a long way in helping you manage and/or reverse a variety of health conditions. Science-based nutrition counseling can improve many health conditions including:

Autoimmune diseases

Candida

Heartburn

High Cholesterol

High blood pressure

Healthy detoxification

Diabetes / Blood sugar imbalances

Digestive issues including food sensitivities and intolerances

Estrogen dominance

Fatigue

Gout

Sleep

Weight loss and maintenance

Schedule an Appointment

Now seeing clients at

The Center for Integrative Medicine
464 NE Norton Ave, Bend Oregon

Call 541-323-3358 to schedule an appointment

 

Virtual Appointments are also available via FaceTime. Please contact me directly at 907.750.1610 to schedule a virtual appointment.

 

 

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Primal Plate Wellness: A Nutrition Blog

What’s in a name? Well, more than I thought when I began my efforts to create one for my company and this blog. Coming up with a name proved quite challenging. First, it had to convey my nutritional approach and philosophy. And just as importantly, its domain name had to be available! No easy feat. I had lots of great ideas for a name and confirmed their greatness when I discovered they were already in use by someone else!

I chose Primal Plate Wellness because it speaks to my belief in an evolutionary primal/paleo-type diet for our ancestors. But with a few significant caveats:

  1. Meat, although elemental in the proliferation of the human race, was a luxury and not a staple that was consumed at breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. So in my view, it takes a back seat to the abundance of vegetables available to us today.
  2. Meat was wild, not farmed in mass feeding operations like conventional beef, pork and chicken are today.
  3. While the Paleo perspective does indeed include meat, I believe the traditional diet was still heavily grounded in plant-based foods – nuts and seeds, fruits and vegetables.
  4. While a strict primal/paleo approach excludes legumes (beans, lentils, peanuts), I believe that if you tolerate them, they definitely have a place on your plate.

The “plate” in the name and logo is a shared symbol of eating and the social connections we have with each other around mealtimes. And wellness is at the heart of my nutritional undertaking. Nutritional therapy has so much to offer in helping each individual achieve balanced heath, which is not simply the absence of disease symptoms. Nutrition is so much more than what goes into our shopping carts and ultimately ends up on our plates.

Our food gives us the materials we need to make new red blood cells and a healthy vascular system. What we eat contributes to the health and strength of our muscles and bones. Foods help us – or prevent us – from getting a good night’s sleep and allow our bodies to repair the insults of daily living. Our diet contributes greatly to healthy skin, hair and nails. Our diet affects our thinking and memory. In short, what we eat affects nearly every aspect of our bodies and daily life.

A common question people ask me is, “What should I eat?” Ah, here’s where the very individual approach is critical. Take fruit, for example. Which is “better” – raw or cooked? When should fruit be eaten – by itself or at the end of the meal as dessert? Well, that depends. For someone experiencing digestive stress such as gas and bloating, limiting fruit can be helpful while working on rebalancing the gut microbiome. For conditions such as indigestion, loose stools and fatigue, many people benefit from cooked fruits vs raw. And those with blood sugar imbalances would benefit from eating low glycemic fruits, like berries and apples, combined with some protein and fat to slow the conversion of fruit to glucose in the body.

There is no one-size-fits-all dietary approach that benefits everyone. I’m not a fan of fad diets. Yes, they can help people lose weight – the #1 complaint I see in my practice – but they typically do not help people establish balanced, healthy and long-term eating habits that will serve them well in the long run. And you’ll never find me recommending people count calories. It’s been drilled into most of us that a calorie is a calorie no matter the source. But science has proven that this isn’t true on a biochemical level.

It’s true that if you take in more calories than you burn, they will stick around. But there are many other factors that influence weight gain, especially hormone imbalances. And what’s going on specifically with your hormones is different than what going on with your co-worker, neighbor or sister’s hormones. So, there it is again – the individual approach to nutrition.

So, what will I be sharing about here? Lots of fun and cool stuff – Interesting food facts, the pros and cons of detoxes, tips to make meals easier, recipes, reviews of new food-related products and services and whatever else comes up!

Thanks for following Primal Plate Wellness.

Food is medicine. Eat well. Be well.

Dianne

Contact

Get in touch and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.  I look forward to hearing from you!