Hi, I'm Jessica.
I’m passionate about teaching you how to nourish your body so that you can walk into the best version of yourself. I am a private holistic nutrition practice with a non-diet approach to health and wellness. I specialize in weight management and gut health.
Why Holistic Nutrition?
Not a standard approach:
The holistic approach is not a standardized approach, instead, it seeks to address the entire or ''whole'' person, including the interrelationship between body and mind. It is a natural approach to health, including eating the right foods for your body & healthy lifestyle practices to achieve optimal health.
Everyone is different:
Holistic nutrition is not a one size fits all, instead, the goal is getting to the root cause of a client's health concerns and creating a balance where imbalances exist.
I help people reach their goals in a sustainable way without micromanaging their diet. Part of this approach is un-learning some of the ideologies that many of my clients have fixated on in the past, and focusing instead on key wellness principles that I integrate into our sessions together. We will take a closer look at what's worked for you in the past and what hasn't. I will hold you accountable as we implement actionable steps for you to focus on.
Working together, you will learn:
Factors → That predispose you to your symptoms.
Triggers → Which exasperate the emergence of your symptoms.
Mediators → Contributing to the manifestation of your symptoms.
My Personal Story
My passion for fitness and health started over 10 years ago. I love to constantly challenge my body, and eat well to support it. Our level of health is generally a reflection of our lifestyle and habits. Having pre-existing chronic illnesses run in my family (Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart disease) my goal has always been prevention and adopting healthy habits to live free of illness.
*If you reside in Québec* Insurance receipts are provided under Naturopathy.
How I embarked on my personal wellness journey & what has led me to pursue this career path?
Ever since I was very young, I have always had a sensitive stomach. Throughout the years, I’ve dealt with some uncomfortable symptoms. During my time in university (2011), something changed. I began to notice that my digestive symptoms got much worse with an unknown cause at the time. From that point, I began to lose weight at a rapid and unhealthy pace. My state of health snowballed from that point on. Hormonal imbalances (amenorrhea, adrenal fatigue, acne, hair loss) on top of anxiety, stress, and lack of sleep. It wasn’t until my pain and symptoms became so intolerable that I got professional help.
After months of tests and seeing different specialists, I was simply diagnosed with a lazy small intestine and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). A catch-all term when there is no other physical cause for your symptoms. What now? I was told to add more probiotics to my diet, and simply bump up my calories to gain weight. Needless to say, I had a lot of unanswered questions, felt confused, and overwhelmed. The lack of support highlighted a big gap between where I was then and how I was going to get better.
I began studying holistic nutrition in 2013. Along this journey, I have found what has clicked for me, and am happy and healthy today. I’ve become passionate about food and its impact on our bodies.
I now teach and help people manage their health by ditching ideologies of what they think they ‘’should be eating’’ and teaching them what they need for their own body in order to flourish.