Miriam Shurpin is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
Miriam began her journey in the field of dietetics in London, England, and concluded her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Nutrition in New York, United States. Miriam is a devoted wife and loving mother of five adorable children. Through her own struggles of juggling all the different aspects of motherhood, balancing sleepless nights, hectic days with desperate attempts to feel, look and to be the mother of her dreams, Miriam was driven to open her nutritional practice. She strives to help people secure the health results they want in the smoothest and shortest time possible.
Miriam understands that every individual has their own story, their own path and their own destiny. There is no diet, no plan, no lifestyle that fits all. Miriam takes the time to listen to her clients so that she can truly identify where they are coming from and only then, together with them, does she create a nutritional plan that fits and that works!
To educate people on how to eat right, by listening, understanding and guiding them one step at a time towards their health goals. To empower them to feel beautiful, energized and have the health to look after themselves and others.
I have developed my practice around a combination of scientific, holistic, and intuitive teachings. But nobody, apart from my clients themselves, know their lifestyle the best. I therefore use my listening skills, my ability to empathize and my capacity to understand. And together, we work towards the individualized direction that each client wants to proceed towards to reach their goals.
‘All disease begins in the gut’ - Hippocrates
And that is why, ensuring you are mindful of what food you put in to your mouth, how you chew it, how your body digests and excretes it is so essential to your health.
A dietitian is qualified to help you understand how food and your body interact and how to make changes in your lifestyle so that you make the right food choices. There is so much misinformation out there regarding diets, food, environment etc. A dietitian will sit with you, talk about your lifestyle, culture, environment etc. and tailor a behavioral, emotional and food plan that will work for you to lead and enjoy a healthy life.
Whilst a nutritionist may be an expert in food and nutrition, the term is not regulated. After taking a two-week course, or completing a degree, an individual can call themselves a nutritionist. A dietitian’s role is more regulated then a nutritionist. For someone to call themselves a registered dietitian, they must have completed a bachelor’s degree (most times a masters as well) along with a 9 – 12-month internship at a health care facility and pass a national exam. They are then able to practice together with other members of the health care system and accept insurance.
I no longer take insurance but I can provide you with a super bill.
The initial consultation sets the ground work for your success. It is an allotted slot created to find out all about you, your lifestyle, likes, dislikes, habits and more. We determine what you need to be doing to have a healthy lifestyle and how to implement this on a daily basis. You will leave with your first practical goal to get you started on your journey to better health.
At each follow up session, together we will set different goals for you to reach at a pace that you feel comfortable. At each session, we will determine if the milestones have been met by the parameters we have set by monitoring them closely. The plan is that by the end of a 3-month period, you will be securely on the way to a healthier and happier you!
Just bringing yourself is enough. But, if you want a thorough examination of your health status, it is recommended that you bring your most recent blood work results to the first appointment.
I offer nutritional support for people with:
Being willing to be open and honest about yourself and the rest will fall into place.
I find that majority of my clients reach their goals fastest when they see me on a weekly basis for a 3-month period. This however, is not set in stone and it very much depends on each individual. Their needs, demands and lifestyle are all taken into account.
We all have days when we are embarrassed by what we eat. Sometimes, those days are every day. Its normal! Breath in, breath out, be embarrassed and let go! It's up to you what you want to disclose and whatever you discuss is not judged and kept confidential.
I am more then happy to talk to your doctor if we both feel that it will be of benefit to you. The same holds true with anyone involved in your health and wellbeing.
If you wish to reschedule an appointment, 24-hour notice must be provided. There is no refund for cancellations.
Are you ready for your consultation? Give me a call or drop me a line.
+1 347 480 1670