Let's get acquaint! I am a Nutritionist with a passion for delicious food and good health. I haven’t always been so health conscious, but once I discovered how amazing my body could feel when I nourished it, there was simply no going back.
I have been practicing nutrition for 10 years, going beyond the conventional education I received in university and the basic training I received as a health coach.
My own health struggles dramatically affect the way I work with clients. I understand what it feels like not to be heard. I've been there, in the trenches, but I've also experienced the light at the end of the tunnel. I know it's possible to regain your health and that's what I hope to show you.
I have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a gastrointestinal condition that effects large intestine. Signs and symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea or constipation, or both. It took me years to get answers and a diagnosis. For as long as I can remember I had a nervous stomach. Whenever I ate certain foods, I would experience stomach pain, bloating and diarrhea. Little did I know at the time, that the dairy and wheat ladened diet that I was consuming was hurting my stomach and impairing my immune system.
After seeking out a gastroenterologist and getting diagnosed with IBS, I was able to manage my symptoms and regain my health through dietary and lifestyle changes.
I believe so strongly in using food as medicine. I have seen in the past 10 years over and over again, that if you give the body what it needs it will heal it self. Making dietary changes aren’t necessarily easy, even if the goal is as important as healing an illness. But it’s critical to add in the life-giving foods that our body needs to thrive and thats why my kitchen is my FARMACY.
Healthy eating does not have to be expensive, time consuming or a struggle. Life is busy and understanding all the different nutrition messages can be so confusing. My aim is to clear the misconceptions and help you make a lasting change from the inside out while making yourself a priority in the process.
I am at heart a researcher. I am constantly enrolled in new programs to learn and stay up to date with the current research. Our understanding of food and the human body changes every day. Our practice should, too.