Since the age of 12, I have suffered from acne or food intolerances. It was deeply embarrassing and always left me feeling shy and uncomfortable in social situations. In my early teens, I did everything (or so I thought) to help my skin. I tried Proactive, cutting out fried food and chocolate, and all the creams, lotions, and potions I could get my hands on.
In my 20’s, my digestive and liver health took a bigger toll on my health as I suffered from depression and hormonal fluctuations. This led me to explore more natural solutions, as the conventional methods were not working for me. (Hello birth control pill and anti-depressant prescriptions for EVERYONE!!).
After attending the Dietitian program at Ryerson University in Toronto, I decided to take a break and enrolled in the Prana Yoga College in Vancouver.
The mind body harmony techniques I discovered there forever changed the trajectory of my health and career. You see, it’s not just about the food you eat or supplements you take. If you don’t have the stress management and emotional connection piece, your body can’t heal.
From there I enrolled at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Toronto and began my own digestive and hormonal health journey as I changed my diet and lifestyle over the course of 2 years. I finally started to feel like myself again, but digestive system was strengthening, my skin was healing and so was my mental health.
It wasn’t an overnight fix, but the more I understood about the body, the synchronicity of the whole system, and the body, body, spirit connection, the more I was able to pivot my own healing journey.
I want the same for you, which I why I created this program to walk you through the process step by step. So you can learn, implement, and heal.
After studying with renowned Functional Medical Nutritionist Andrea Nakayama and completing her Holistic Nutrition Lab Digestive Intensive Program, I put together the Digestive Wellness Program outlined below.
The food you eat is either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. Ann Wigmor
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS
Loose stools and/or constipation
Undigested food particles in the stool
Multiple food allergies/sensitivities
Skin issues like acne and eczema
Weakened immunity/getting sick often
Thyroid imbalances (low or hyperthyroid, Hashimoto’s, Grave’s)
Itching around the rectum
Weak, peeling, and cracked fingernails
Autoimmune disorders (Rheumatoid arthritis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, etc)
5 Step Program to Harmonize Digestion
1. Digestive detective work will reveal what the root cause of the problem is, so we can start to clear up the muddy waters and start restoring the gut
2. Making it practical – meal planning skills and understanding what and how to eat on a busy schedule
3. Adding in the healing foods to reduce inflammation
4. Detoxification support for the digestion to thrive
5. Support for stress response and balanced hormone function so you can make this a lifestyle change for long term results
You deserve to have it all, the healthy life, the amazing career, and enjoy delicious food without worrying what it will do to you!
Yes, I offer food sensitivity and candida testing. This is not included in the price.
I am a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and nutritional consulting is covered under some extended health insurance plans.
Companies that cover my services include: Manulife, Green Shield, iA (industrial Alliance) across Canada and Blue Cross in Alberta. Periodically Great West Life covers our services. Please check with your provider for your individual plan.
This is a whole food based program that is individualized for your specific needs. In the beginning, you may need to follow a specific protocol – which would include the elimination of certain foods – for the first couple of months until your digestive system starts to normalize. After that we work on supporting your healthy lifestyle by making your favourite foods as healthy and delicious as possible!