Your body’s natural ability to heal is the inspiration for everything I do. I have a particular focus on women’s health and wellness, although I support a wide range of clients including men, women and families. In my functional nutrition practice I use clinical nutrition, functional lab assessment, herbal medicine and lifestyle counselling to help my clients restore hormonal balance, digestion, and resolve skin, autoimmune, and inflammatory conditions.
My mission is to help you get back to your natural, vibrant state of health.
Twenty five years ago, I did my first cleanse and it changed my life. As a teenager I may have seemed “healthy” from the outside – I’d competed in alpine ski racing at an elite level through high school and university, and on high school tennis, field hockey and rowing teams. However, throughout all of these years I struggled with ongoing exhaustion, PMS and painful, heavy periods. I visited doctors many times, but my blood tests always came back normal and I was told that I was young and healthy. But, deep down I knew that something just wasn’t right. At one point my neighbour, who was a naturopathic doctor, recommended that I try changing up my diet. Just halfway through the 12-day cleanse–where I moved onto a whole foods diet – I realized a whole new level of health. Symptoms I didn’t even know I had suddenly disappeared. My brain fog cleared up, I woke up before my alarm went off feeling rested, my stomach cramps and bloating disappeared (up to then I had thought they were a normal part of life), and I felt energetic all day long. I had no idea it was possible to feel that good! I realized right then the powerful connection between food and how we feel. This life-changing experience planted an early seed that eventually brought me to naturopathic medicine and why now nutrition and food is the cornerstone of my nutritional practice.
I’m also lit up by the notion that our bodies are a microcosm of the environment, and I truly believe we can help create a sustainable future by making healthy choices for ourselves and our families. The outdoors has been an incredible playground over the years: I guided month-long canoe trips, worked in the forestry industry, and love to SUP, hike, mountain bike and downhill ski. Spending time outdoors has taught me some powerful lessons about respect, appreciation and how our actions affect the world around us.
I bring together these values, my communication and analytical skills, and passion for simple, natural therapies to help you take charge of your health and live more fully.