These are some things I know for sure:
Chronic disease doesn’t have to be chronic
Autoimmunity is a condition that can be managed. It doesn’t need to mean a lifetime of pain and suffering.
Science is just starting to catch up with the healing powers of nutrition
I know firsthand that nutrition can help restore the body to a healthy state and I can help you make the best, most informed decisions to get there.
We can question how we approach the care and treatment of autoimmune conditions
Access to power shouldn’t keep you from accessing knowledge that could help you feel better. You don’t have to do this alone.
What does this mean for you?
It means you don’t need to spend countless hours researching the latest nutritional trends in the world of autoimmunity…
Because you have access to me, someone with a wealth of research experience who stays up to date on the latest research and reads through it with a critical lens.
And when science doesn’t have all the answers, I fill in the gaps using my holistic nutrition education and my personal experience with an autoimmune condition.
Plus, I know what it’s like to be where you are and I also know you have options.
I know that you can use nutrition, like I did, to restore your autoimmune health.
Throughout my journey, one thing I was always craving was a plan, a way to get back to the state of health I had before.
I didn’t want this diagnosis to be a life sentence.
That’s why it’s so important for me to help you create your own personalized plan and guide you beyond the confusion so you can finally start to feel better.
A health journey takes time, space, and ongoing support.
I’ll hold this space for you.
What makes this work different:
- This isn’t a one-size-fits-all nutrition plan that you can Google. This is a holistic plan that teaches you how to use food to feel better
- Every plan is unique because everyone’s circumstances are different
- I hold a safe and supportive space for you to cultivate your nutrition journey
- Changing our relationship with food isn’t easy. Your plan comes with built-in support to ease the transition
- A detailed assessment
- A personalized plan
- Support and guidance on implementation and follow-through
A little more about me:
I have lived with an autoimmune condition (Ankylosing Spondylitis – a form of inflammatory arthritis) for 14 years. When I was first diagnosed, I was overwhelmed by the thought that this would be with me for the rest of my life. I went on several medications and I was lucky that the meds were able to stop the pain and prevent joint damage.
After several years, I began to search for complementary nutritional options. It wasn’t enough for me to just take the medication without questioning why my immune system was attacking my joints. After 5 years of trying one cure-all method after the next, I finally learned to listen to my body. I realized that our experiences and root causes are all unique.
I am now symptom-free and medication-free by making small, attuned adjustments to my body’s needs.
My journey over the last 8 years has been a stumble more than a clear one-way path. I believe that this is because the information on complementary approaches is blocked by access to knowledge. This is what drives the work that I do now.
Before becoming a holistic nutritionist, my life was centered on archaeology. I look back on my academic career now with gratitude for the access it gave me to information and the critical research process. This part of my life deeply influences the approach I have towards nutrition today. It instilled within me a thirst for knowledge and critical thinking that continues to guide my practice. It gave me the space to question my autoimmune condition and to search for answers.
Now, instead of searching for answers to the ancient past, I search for answers to our body’s immune response.
After my PhD I studied holistic nutrition at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Vancouver, BC. After completing this diploma, I went on to teach the Nutrition Research course at IHN for 2 years before moving back home to Halifax, NS to raise my little girl, Élodie. She is almost 2 years old and we spend our days exploring the outdoors and learning about food in our garden! She keeps me very busy!
What my journey taught me:
Allopathic medicine in its current form cannot provide all of the answers for autoimmune management.
A holistic approach to nutrition can make you feel better – and it doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive from conventional medicine.
Learning this has made me determined to help people become active collaborators in their healthcare.
And I commit to using my privilege and access to knowledge in order to help others with autoimmune conditions to feel better on their health journey.
Because one thing I know for sure is that your health can be restored
Find out more about the different ways I work with clients.
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You don’t have to subsist solely on green juice and kale to restore your health.
You can forge a new relationship with food that nourishes your body and your tastebuds.
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