Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to get to know me!
I didn’t start my working career as a nutritionist, although I spent many years of my youth somewhat obsessed with food and its impact on the body. I never considered a career in nutrition, as I didn’t think it was something that “successful” people did. I used to spend time ordering Time-Life cookbooks and trying out new recipes, but never made the connection that this was something that was feeding my soul as well as my body. Instead, I came out of school with a MBA and CPA designation and started my working career in accounting and finance, following along in the family tradition.
How I re-discovered my love of the nutrition, health and wellness field isn’t unique. In fact, it’s a story I hear a lot. Working in a career that wasn’t fulfilling me, I developed health issues, and with unsuccessful attempts to remedy my symptoms through conventional medicine, I finally looked at natural alternatives. I was told that the premature joint pain I was experiencing had “no explanation”, would “require surgery” and there was “nothing I could do”.
These comments started me on a healing journey, as I tried to figure out what I actually could do. What I discovered was the strong connection that food, lifestyle and mindset have on our physiological symptoms. In particular, I focused on paying close attention to the messages my body was sending. As a result, I went from limping on family hikes and walks around the neighbourhood to actively participating in all my favourite activities.
With a desire to learn more and share that information with others, I earned my certifications as a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and Culinary Nutrition Expert. And I continually update my education through attending webinars, courses and workshops to ensure I have the most up to date information. I now offer both group programs as well as individual customized protocols involving nutritional, lifestyle and nutraceutical interventions. This helps my clients minimize their symptoms and achieve optimal health.
What I love most about what I do is educating my clients on how and why certain changes will help their symptoms. This helps them to be empowered and in control of their own healing journey, and results in a higher rate of success. I have seen clients whose IBS symptoms have come under control, chronic inflammation has gone away and those whose blood pressure has improved to such a degree that they have been taken off their medications. My client’s achievements are my greatest motivator!
When I am not working, I love the fun, family adventures I have daily with my husband and 3 children. I spend my exercise time on activities such as yoga, Pilates and hiking outdoors. I also enjoy travelling and exploring different parts of the world as it brings new energy and ideas into my daily work. To learn more about me, follow or connect with me on social media using the buttons to the right.