The 2017 Obesity Update by the OECD placed Canada among its most overweight countries, with 25.8 per cent of the population aged 15 and over considered obese. Only South Africa, the U.K., Australia, Hungary, New Zealand, Mexico and the U.S. had higher rates!
BMI is a useful measurement but it is an excess of body fat in the abdomen, measured simply by waist circumference, that is more indicative of the Metabolic Syndrome profile than BMI.
In fact according to the new definition of The International Diabetes Federation for Metabolic Syndrome, for a person to be defined as having the Metabolic Syndrome they must have: Central obesity (defined as waist circumference with ethnicity specific values) plus any two of four more factors.
International Diabetes Federation. IDF Diabetes Atlas, 8th edn. Brussels, Belgium:
International Diabetes Federation, 2017. http://www.diabetesatlas.org
We deal with weight issues or obesity by looking through a wider lens to view metabolism, genetics, hormonal health and other related areas that can directly or indirectly lead to suboptimal weight management.
P.E.I. - May 2020
Noelle David is extremely caring and knowledgeable. She listens to us and takes our questions seriously and is very prompt in responding.
Markham, ON - March 2020
Noelle David is a knowledgeable professional and a caring person. She is taking care of my mother with dedication and personal touch. We are forever grateful we crossed paths.
My mom is stable and we trust Noelle will continue providing the best advise available.She is carrying the light at the end of the tunnel for us to follow.
Noelle is a blessing to us and May she be blessed beyond expectations. We are deeply thankful for her expertise and professionalism.
Halifax, NS - February 2020
Noelle David is a very experienced and knowledgeable practitioner. I needed to make some lifestyle changes as I developed allergies/sensitivities to many foods. This greatly impacted my daily living. Not knowing what was causing these reactions, Noelle was instrumental in helping me determine what was going on. Her knowledge of nutrition greatly assisted me in figuring out what was happening to me. I have now changed my way of eating and I and am happy to say that I feel so much better, I am getting so much stronger and am enjoying eating again. I would not be where I am today without Noelle's guidance and expertise. Thank you Noelle!!!
Halifax NS - January 2020
So thankful for Noelle. She helped me with skin issues for my family/children. Her recommendations on how to help manage sudden Seborrheic Dermatitis is so much more than just a "topical" treatment. She provides information on how to possibly prevent the body(immune system) from reacting that way. As well as Newborn rash - Newborn rash disappeared within a week of a protocol she advised. She is very knowledgeable and I value her opinion. I'm very grateful to find someone like Noelle, as it can be very stressful to find someone you trust when it comes to the health of your children.
Hants County, NS - September 2019
I can attest that it is possible to arrest cognitive decline by following the advice in Dale Bredesen's book "The End of Alzheimer's". Unfortunately, without qualified help it is impossible to access and interpret all the various tests that are required to fully implement Bredesen's protocol. I have been getting that help from Noelle and am very happy with how she delivers it.
Halifax - August 2019
Noelle is passionate about her work and really cares. I reached out to her for answers and support and she did all she could to get me information and connect me to the right people. She is a beacon of light in the dark of chronic illness.
Halifax - May 2019
I can say without hesitation, Noelle is very caring, knowledgeable and professional. She takes the time to listen, to understand what my concerns are and has helped guide me in the right direction for my hormone issues. She really is a Subject matter expert in her field!
Halifax - January 2019
Noelle is a very caring and knowledgeable practitioner. She has been instrumental in getting me on the right path to wellness. Thank you Noelle!
St. John's, NL - December 2018
Noelle is most deserving of my gratefulness for her guidance with my lifestyle medical health plan. It finally hit home that my health issues were not impossible to control as seen from her new perspectives in health management. It means that I will be an active participant, on board with Noelle, in a healthy life’s direction. I have found what I have been looking for with her knowledge and innovative research practices. Noelle has made me feel empowered and in control again of this most important aspect of my life.
Keith and Carol
Sydney, NS - December 2018
Noelle is top notch. She has been instrumental in helping me get on the right program for Cognitive Decline and helping me to arrest it. She is very patient and capable in her knowledge of how the Bredesen Protocol works and in individualizing the Recode Program parameters to meet specific personalized needs.
Halifax - December 2018
I had been taking an SSRI medication for years (I was given it for vertigo) and I felt like I was in a fog all the time and was becoming very forgetful. I am so grateful to Noelle for guiding me as to how to go about getting this medication out of my system. Just want to let you know how much better I am as I am continuing to wean myself off a medication that had too many negative effects on me. I am almost completely off it and I have never felt so good to know this was possible; it feels like the curtain has risen on me and I am back to the person I was before this medication took over my life for the worse. You are so caring and so knowledgeable and a blessing in my life. Forever grateful.
St. John's, NL - September 2018
I’ve learned many things during my time with Noelle. Unlike my other practitioners (I’ve had many) she is very patient and always follows up with me to make sure that I capture all the information I need to make informed health decisions for myself. I was getting the best information possible. Perhaps the most important has been that there are tests to help identify the things that have been causing issues and that there are programs aimed for treating them. I feel better than I’ve felt in a very long time. I have had increased energy and an improved disposition. I simply cannot say enough. Noelle keep up with all you do. You are making huge differences in people’s lives.
Halifax - August 2018
With Noelle David’s expertise, I learned where to make improvements in my diet that have resulted in a healthier me. Her knowledge of nutrition, medication and nutritional testing, along with support in adhering to my goals, was a game changer