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 & wellness practice with a non-diet approach to health and wellness.
Why Holistic Nutrition?
Not a standard approach:
The holistic approach 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 approach, instead, the goal is addressing the root of a client's health concerns and creating a balance where imbalances exist.
Disclaimer: Jessica Botsas is not a registered dietitian, or nutritionist (RD).
I help people reach their goals in a sustainable way, without micromanaging their diet.
Part of this approach is unlearning some of the ideologies that many of my clients have fixated on in the past, and focusing instead on crucial nutrition and wellness principles. We will take a closer look at what's worked for you in the past and what hasn't. I will support and hold you accountable, as you implement actionable steps toward your health goals.
Working together, you will learn:
Factors & Triggers that predispose you or exasperate your health symptoms and behavioral habits.
It starts with food
My passion for eating well and fitness started over 13 years ago. I love to constantly challenge my body, and eat well to support it.
Having pre-existing chronic illnesses run in my family (diabetes, heart disease, thyroid issues, Alzheimer’s) I became interested in learning about how food can help support the journey to preventative health.
*I am a member of the ANPQ. If you reside in Québec - Insurance receipts are provided under Naturopathy coverage.*
Getting a little personal
From a young age, I always remember having a sensitive stomach. Throughout the years, I’ve dealt with some uncomfortable symptoms. During my time in university (2011) 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.
After months of consulting with different specialists, I was simply diagnosed with 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 probiotics to my diet, and simply bump up my calories to gain weight. Needless to say, I had a lot of unanswered questions. I felt confused and overwhelmed. The lack of support and guidance throughout the year that followed highlighted a big gap between where I was then and how I was going to get better.
In 2013, I began my studies in holistic nutrition. Through my personal experience, I’ve become passionate about food and its impact on our bodies.
When it comes to experimenting with food and diets over the years, I've been there and done that. Finding sustainable food habits that work, and strengthening a healthy mindset is the key to the long-term maintenance of good health. Don't just do it for now, make sure you can do it for life.