Roxanne Brooks is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and a Clinical Sleep Health Educator. She is trained in CBT-I, which is clinically proven as the most effective treatment for insomnia. She studied nutrition at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and is board certified in clinical sleep health through the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists.
Over the past 5 years, she has been seeing clients in her own private practice, FoodForSleep Holistic Consulting, where she supports individuals in improving sleep quality through diet, balancing hormones as well as lifestyle and behavioral strategies.
Roxanne believes strongly in a holistic approach to health, one that considers the root cause of imbalance, disorder or disease. In working with clients it is always her goal to educate and empower. She resides in Vancouver, BC, and is a mother of two.
About the process/programs:
Through individualized consultation, the FoodForSleep programs will provide you with protocols designed specifically to your needs.
With a holistic view, these programs focus on how to rebalance body systems and various lifestyle factors that may be contributing to or perpetuating your inability to sleep peacefully.
HOW IT WORKS
Each client completes a set of intake and assessment forms which allow us to have a comprehensive understanding of your current health and wellbeing.
We then provide you with a set of individualized recommendations for:
- sleep therapies
- other therapies
These recommendations are to be carried out over a 6 week time period. During this time, you have access to Roxanne weekly through virtual check-ins, at which point she can adjust protocols or provide new recommendations where applicable. Roxanne will be available to you for support and questions throughout your journey to better sleep and improved health.
Depending on your goals and needs you may work with her for any length of time.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
- improved sleep quality and duration
- increased energy, vitality and concentration
- improved overall health
- reduced risk of heart disease and other associated cardiovascular issues
- education on sleep and health that will last a lifetime
- supportive and consistent communications to help you succeed
HOW DO DIET AND LIFESTYLE RELATE TO SLEEP?
Without providing our bodies with essential nutrients we are at risk of causing imbalances in our body systems which can have negative impacts on our ability to sleep.
Certain foods can also be supportive of correcting imbalances that affect sleep.
For example, blood sugar imbalances can cause the hormone cortisol to be released as we sleep, which can lead to waking during the night.
Stress, shift work and other lifestyle factors can also have negative impacts on our sleep. The FoodForSleep Programs provide tools to help you manage various lifestyle factors.
WHAT IS A CLINICAL SLEEP HEALTH EDUCATOR?
Clinical Sleep Health Educators are board-certified sleep health specialists who work directly with sleep medicine patients, families, and practitioners to coordinate and manage patient care, improve outcomes, educate patients and the community, and advocate for the importance of good sleep.
WHAT IS A REGISTERED HOLISTIC NUTRITIONIST?
Registered Holistic Nutritionists are grounded in acknowledging that each person is biochemically different and therefore has unique nutritional needs. An RHN considers the interrelationship of mind, body and spirit. They consider a client’s goals and needs and creates personalized support with a focus on diet, lifestyle and other health conditions.