Sharon Chan 陳秋惠 Forever Wealth

Testimonial 見證

好感恩遇上Sharon,自己茹素三年,陀第二胎時看電視某健康節目遇上素食營養師Sharon ,因為陀第一胎時自己不太懂得如何食素令BB更吸收,再加上食很多營養補充食品,有感於此,想試下從食物中去吸收多些營養。於是,嘗試在Facebook𥚃面尋找到Sharon,經檢查後發現原來自己食用的營養補充食品都不是很有效,身體上還是有缺乏。因為我從事美容行業,經常很忙和食無定時,Sharon很好,很細心了解我工作情況需要為我度身訂造一個很合適的餐單給我,我從懷孕4個月開始到坐月時都一直由她照顧。懷孕過程中很舒服,沒有嘔吐和抽筋,BB比預產期早了差不多一個月出世,最估不到重量竟然有5磅15安士,兩胎都是剖腹生產,上胎坐月時記性很差,身體容易累和較為水腫,面色一般,皮膚很乾燥和容易感冒。相比之下今胎身體各方面都比上一胎都好,原來吃對食物對身體上的改變會這麼大 Crystal. L

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見營養師的目的
我是一個乳癌病患者,於2015年12月尾完成切割手術,經教練介紹後,認識註冊營養師Sharon,希望可以得到一些專業意見及幫助,以減輕在未來日子進行化療時產生的副作用。

初步診斷
第一次見Sharon,她很詳細地透過傾談、機器測試、問卷等形式,替我作初步的診斷,當時發現我身體PH值偏酸,體內積存毒素偏高,而且有缺水情況出現,這都是我過往飲食上多糖、少菜、少水果、少飲水等等偏差行為所致。Sharon給了我很多專業的意見,教曉我選擇恰當的食物進食,在化療前為身體積存營養及微量元素,以減輕進行治療時的不適。

飲食的改善
經過一個月四次的見面及跟進,我開始改善了自己的飲食習慣,在日常飲食上盡量少糖,每餐保持多菜,每日盡量要吸收三至五種顏色的食物營養,每天以水果、堅果及乳酪作為下午小食,更養成每天八杯水的習慣,並按Sharon的建議,進食營養補充品,在短短一個月,我身體PH值開始正常,亦準備好進入化療的時間了。

化療副作用減少
在化療期間,Sharon會建議我一些簡單又健康的飲食,以便我可以自己照顧到三餐。我亦透過Sharon的介紹,認識一些有營食物,例如:十穀米、亞麻籽、奇亞籽、紅菜頭等等。在化療期間,雖然不能一星期見Sharon一次,但Sharon亦很細心地以短訊形式關心我的情況,遙距形式教導我進食的細節。多謝Sharon的細心及關心,在她的指導下,很順利又完成歷時88日的四次化療了,整個過程並沒有出現嚴重的不適,我完全可以自己照顧到自己,體重沒有下降,而且身體復完得相當快,臉色更比之前好。

健康烹調
與Sharon見面共十八次,當中學會很多有關健康的知識,以前從不入廚的我,亦開始在家自己下廚,選擇健康及有機的食材,以健康的烹調方式煮食,我還學會自己造麵包,選擇對身體有益的醬料夾麵包。

多方位的學習
十八堂的學習,除了應付了化療的副作用外,我還澄清了一些坊間的傳說,例如:乳癌可唔可以食雞?可唔可以飲豆漿?黃豆可以食嗎?此外,Sharon還親身與我到超級市場,實地學習如何從食物標籤中的選擇健康食物;我們亦一同去街市,認識不同食物的種類,學習不同食物的配搭;此外,我們亦到茶餐廳認識餐單食物的營養。

感謝Sharon與我共渡這大半年時間,這大半年的學習,對我有重大的影響,透過自己第一身的嘗試,體會其深遠的幫助,亦可以幫助身邊的人,當然最大得著亦是我家人。在此多謝Sharon的幫忙,盼望她能運用自己的專業,幫助更多有需要的人。J.L.

“Sharon 提供營養評估服務,的確幫我不少,心理及生理同時見效。最深刻就是他們以中西角度出發,又在診所內外作出建議,為我提供一套度身訂造的服務。見證著自己的健康一星期比一星期改善,就知道已找對人了。” by W.L. 

“I thought I was a pretty healthy eater already, simply going for a sort of “tune up” and a little education. I didn’t realize right away what was happening.  We talked.  I described what I ate, a few medications I take, and a little about my daily activities.  I stood on a machine for a few seconds and got a fascinating body composition analysis.  Sharon did a few “exam” things, gave me some good nutrition info and some interesting recipes.  And she asked about the results of my last blood work.  Somehow, I started talking about how I would really like to get off some of my medications, particularly the one I take for high cholesterol (in spite of my already-“healthy” eating).  Together we talked through some ideas and agreed on a few things I would try to do over the next few weeks.  No pressure.  It would be fun.Gradually, I found myself paying more attention to the ingredients in what I was eating—not the calories, the colors!  … and things like the good/bad kinds of fat.  And I started to become more sensitive to things like the different amounts of sugar in different choices.  It was simply making slightly better choices of the things I already like to eat.  Again, no pressure.  Choices.  I spent a little more time shopping and reading labels.  I started spending more time in the fruit and vegetable aisle (I love beets), and I started making some simple things at home.  I started taking pictures of what I was making and eating, because it was like art.  And I was beginning to learn from subtle differences in how I felt with different foods.  It was becoming a more mindful approach to food.At Sharon’s suggestion, I went back to the doctor to get my blood retested, and I think we were all shocked at the results.  My blood cholesterol had been cut in half after only a few weeks of this.  It was now down so low that I had to get off the cholesterol medication. 

In retrospect, I thought I had been eating healthy because I ate a lot of “healthy” things.  At least they were marketed as healthy.  And of course I discounted all the unhealthy things I was also eating.  I felt pretty good too.  But now I don’t have the same little peaks and valleys that I experienced before.  I just had not noticed them.  And my diet is more natural now.  Through all of this (really only a few sessions) Sharon never told me what I had to do.  It was her skill in observing, and in engaging, that drew all this out of me.  And that is a rare skill in life.  Obviously she has a real innate talent for doing this.  But it’s also a skill that I see being nurtured at the Nature Care Center and MUIH.  Sharon was meant for this program, and I’m sure the program has benefited immeasurably from her presence.

I’m deeply and forever grateful to Sharon and the Nature Care Center at Maryland University of Integrative Health for helping me find this path.  I didn’t even know exactly what path I was looking for.  And now I feel I’m just at the threshold of discovery here.  Thank you.” 

~ Rick Kowalewski (MD, USA)Rick

“Sharon is kind, gentle and patient. She put me at ease.” by M.J. (Laurel, MD)
“She is friendly and wants to get to know the client” by L.K (Laurel, MD)
“Sharon’s strengths are: knowledgeable; many ideas.” by J.Y. (Laurel, MD)
“Results! My skin is not dry anymore… I have much more energy. I’m more calm (meditation); Salt cravings gone.” by N.C. (Silver Spring, MD)
“Nutrition consulting is one of the best decisions I have ever made. What I benefit from it is not only the improvement of my health but more importantly, it is the health consciousness that guided by my dietitian, Sharon. Now, I won’t pick up whatever I want in the grocery store but to take a moment to think what my body really needs. It is such a lifelong changing experience.”  by Claire Zhang (Laurel, MD)
Claire
“I’d been wanting to spice up my cooking and add some new fruits and vegetables to my diet. After a few nutrition consultations with Sharon I was so excited when she suggested we go shopping!  We went to a local Asian Market and Sharon introduced me to a variety of new foods and her favorite recipes from her homeland of Hong Kong!  It was wonderful. I returned home with a basket of fresh produce, hand picked sashimi, miso soup paste, and many other items that re-inspired my desire to cook!  This was an incredibly valuable experience and I am so thankful to Sharon for her nutrition and culinary wisdom!  I am already planning my next trip to the Asian market and have new ideas for soups to make. Thanks Sharon for the inspiration!” “I appreciated Sharon’s gentle & realistic goal setting. She was also very generous with sharing ideas and recipes!” by Ashley Litecky (Silver spring, MD)

 

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“The time Sharon took to cover the ‘whole’ body- I really enjoyed hearing about the Ying & Yang and the elements of the body. I want to learn more about this…I really enjoyed talking with Sharon and I am very excited to get on board to better health & balance in my life =)” by S.A. (College park, MD)

 

“Sharon offered up new perspectives without disregarding where I was coming from… I loved the new perspective that she offered. She definitely was listening to my dilemma and offered up great advice. She was also very kind… I walked away with great plan while feeling really heard.” by K.H. (Laurel, MD)

 

“Sharon gave me all of her attention-listened with her eyes, ears and posture that showed me: ‘I respect you and I want you to feel relaxed to share’. I was able to turn my ‘frustrations’ into ‘challenges’. Sharon helped me to create a new story, which gives me a lot of hope. She truly cared about me. She helped me to clearly identify 3 things that I could take with me from the session.” by R.J. (Silver spring, MD)

 

“As a result of Sharon’s questions and suggestions, I was able to come up with solutions that would create some ease around a few things I’ve been worrying about… She supported me in not dwelling in the negative… I appreciated her generosity of spirit and her enthusiasm and her commitment to making a difference.”  by B.A. (Silver spring, MD)

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