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Jessica Botsas Vital Wellness Nutritionist

ABOUT

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. Vital Wellness is private holistic health practice with a non-restrictive and whole-foods based approach to supporting your health concerns & goals.

Holistic Nourisment

What is Holistic Nourishment?

Not a one-size-fits-all approach:

It is an integrative approach to health that focuses on the ''whole'' person. The goal is to optimize the interconnection between the body and mind by better understanding the complete health history, emotional state, lifestyle habits, and current food habits.

Everyone is different:

We are all bio-individually unique. Each person has specific needs, including foods, routines, and preferences. What works for one person doesn't always work for the next. The goal is to address the root of a client's health concerns & goals by creating a balance where imbalances exist.

My Approach
The Vital Pilosophy

My Approach 

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 food & nutrition 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.

Learning about your body is key:

Working together, you will learn about factors & triggers that can influence your health concerns and behavioral habits. There is a big emphasis on education with my clients - understanding the what, how, and why is very important to long-term success. When we start to learn more about ourselves and our bodies, it's exciting and motivating. It builds confidence so that the rest can easily fall into place. 

The Vital Philosophy

1.

Food is
simple

Most people tend to overcomplicate their diet - we are overloaded with information, it's no wonder! 

2.

Meals that
satisfy

Learn to be at peace after you eat and enjoy. If you've got a sweet tooth, let's learn to work with it. Food never has to be boring or tasteless!

3.

Build self-awareness

In order to reach your goals and establish habit changes, it's important to become in tune with your thoughts, behaviors, and motivations. 

4.

Your body speaks to you

You are the driver in your own seat. Pay attention to what makes you feel good and work with your body, not against it. 

Accreditation

Jessica follows a strict code of ethics for her practice. She is a member in good standing of L'Association des Naturopathes Professionnels du Québec (ANPQ) Member No. ND-1634.

Insurance Claims: If you reside in Québec, insurance receipts are provided under Naturopathy coverage.

In 2016, I graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in Ontario, where I received my designation (R.H.N) and diploma in Natural Nutrition. Due to different provincial regulatory bodies - in the province of Ontario & others, the professional title of Registered Holistic Nutritionist is permitted, however, in the province of Québec, I work with clients as a Holistic Wellness Practitioner. 

Disclaimer: Please note that Jessica Botsas is not a registered dietitian/nutritionist (RD, P.Dt, Dt.P).

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Canadian School of Natural Nutrition
My story
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My Story

During my time in university (2010), I started to develop very painful digestive symptoms, that worsened over time. I began to lose weight at an unhealthy pace and my state of health began to decline rapidly. Following months of tests, and consulting with different specialists, I was diagnosed with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). A catch-all term when there is no direct physical cause for your symptoms. The root imbalance? Unknown. I was recommended to add probiotics to my diet, and increase calories to gain weight. I was left with many unanswered questions and felt both confused and extremely discouraged by not having a personalized action plan to follow. My experience highlighted a large gap, and I became determined to find solutions by understanding the root of my digestive imbalances. Through my personal experience, I became passionate about food and its impact on our bodies.

 

After completing my bachelor's degree at Concordia University, I began my studies at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. 

My aspiration is to help individuals discover the power of whole foods & sustainable practices that work for them. I am determined to support my clients on their journey to preventative health. There's no dieting here. Don't just do it for now, make sure you can do it for life!

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