Registered Dietician

Our Registered Dietitian, Sian Hoe Cheong,  provides nutrition assessment and consultation to individuals who require support in general nutrition, health, weight management, and various common chronic diseases (ie heart health, high cholesterol/ hypercholesterolemia/dyslipidemia, high blood pressure/hypertension, glucose intolerance, and low blood sugar/hypoglycemia).

Other nutrition services include food intake/diet analysis, grocery tours, menu assessment, menu planning, and corporate presentations/workshops.

Tele-nutrition consultation via Skype or equivalent is available upon request.

Our Registered Dietician can help with:

  • General nutrition & health
  • Weight management
  • Nutrition for Seniors 
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Nutrition & diet coaching for a variety of conditions including:

Diabetes (Glucose Intolerance):  

Diabetes is a chronic and long-lasting health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. There are two types of diabetes, the main difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes is that type 1 diabetes is a genetic condition that often shows up early in life, and type 2 is mainly lifestyle-related and develops over time.

The first signs of being a diabetic include urinating frequently (often at night), being very thirsty, and losing weight without trying. Registered dietician, Sian Hoe, can help you control your diabetes and glucose intolerance through diet planning and food intake reviews.


Dyslipidemia refers to when you have an abnormal amount of 1 or more types of lipids in your blood (ex. triglycerides, cholesterol, fat phospholipids). It can mean that your high-density lipoproteins are too low, and your low-density lipoproteins and triglycerides are too high. Triglycerides are stored in fat cells, and come from the calories you eat but don’t burn right away. They’re released as energy when you need them but, If you eat more calories than you burn you can get a buildup of triglycerides.

Our registered dietitian can guide you on how to lower your bad cholesterol through diet and lifestyle choices.

Some of the techniques used can include:

  • Debunking myths about nutrition and cholesterol 
  • Nutrition labeling and reading 
  • Practical tips, and info on healthy eating
  • Info on hypercholesterolemia vs. dyslipidemia

Food Sensitivities / Allergies (Gluten & Celiacs disease):

Avoiding food allergens is very important for safety, but can also be very challenging. If you feel you need help understanding which foods may contain allergens or how to adjust your diet for a food allergy, it may be time to speak with a Registered Dietitian. By seeing an RD, you can benefit from practical tools such as education around label reading, new ingredients and substitutions, individualized meal plans, recipes, brand names of food and/or supplements, and grocery store tours. 

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension):

High blood pressure, also known as Hypertension, is a common condition that affects the body’s arteries. If you have high blood pressure, this means that the force of the blood pushing against the artery walls is consistently too high. Causes of high blood pressure can be from little to no physical activity, excessive alcohol consumption, and excessive amounts of salt in your diet. 

If you’re not able to get your blood pressure down it can cause long-term health problems including heart attack/failure, stroke, kidney disease, or vision loss. High blood pressure can be positively affected, even controlled, by diet and maintaining a healthy weight.

Low blood sugar (Hypoglycemia):

Low blood sugar, also known as Hypoglycemia, is a condition when your blood sugar (glucose) level is lower than the standard range. When your glucose level drops below this standard range, it needs to be brought back up. Managing your blood sugar levels includes checking them, which you can do by using a glucometer or by continually wearing a glucose monitor. If your levels are low they can be brought back up by eating something high in sugar such as fruit juice, regular soda (not diet), hard candy etc. Alternatively, glucose tablets are available and can be used to treat low blood sugar levels.

Symptoms of low blood sugar include shaking, sweating, dizziness, and having a fast heartbeat. Knowing how to identify if you have low blood sugar is important as it can be dangerous if left untreated. Sian Hoe can teach you how to better manage this condition with knowledge on the proper diet and meal timing which will affect your overall daily energy and strength.

High Cholesterol:

Cholesterol is carried through your blood by attaching to proteins, the combination of both is called lipoprotein. There are two types of lipoproteins, low-density (LDL), and high-density (HDL). Low density is considered the “bad” cholesterol, traveling through the body and building up on the walls of the arteries making them hard and narrow. High-density is considered the “good” cholesterol picking up the excess cholesterol and taking it back to your liver.

Too much low-density cholesterol and not enough high-density cholesterol can throw your body off balance and increase your risk of heart-related problems or stroke. To help prevent high cholesterol you should focus on eating a low-sodium diet, exercising continually, quitting smoking, and limiting your alcohol intake.

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