I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and Human Nutrition from McGill University in Montreal. This is where I learned the groundwork for my career in Dietetics, including biochemistry, digestion and absorption, physiology, nutrient functions, nutritional requirements, assessment protocols, food content, and assessing scientific literature.
After working in conventional Dietetics for several years, I realized the limitations of my field and sought out further education with a more holistic approach to healthcare. I wanted to round out my education with a variety of skills and non-conventional techniques, so I went on to study Holistic Health.
I received my certification as a Certified Health Coach at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York. I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts, including Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating.
I simultaneously studied at the National Institute of Whole Health to further strengthen my skills. NIWH is based on Whole Health Education with Behavioral Engagement, which “places the patient at the center of their health care and empowers them, with a demystified understanding of health and disease, to take control over their health and longevity.” The model encourages and supports both self-directed and shared decision making between patients and their care givers to create the best possible health outcomes.
After completing these certifications, I knew that would need to learn more about the psychological components of healing. I studied to become a certified Transformational Coach and Master Coach through Holistic MBA (now known as the Health Coach Institute). The Transformational Coaching Method combines concepts and methodologies from Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), psychology, family systems work, neuroscience, and spirituality. It gave me the necessary tools to help my clients discover what is holding them back, and ways to reprogram the psyche in support of new growth and change.
Following these certifications in holistic health, I began receiving clients with chronic conditions that were not improved by the many tools I possessed. These conditions had a very unique cause, which I learned as a Certified LEAP Therapist through Oxford Biomedical Technologies.
This has enabled me to offer food sensitivity testing and a specialized Lifestyle Eating and Performance protocol to clients who suffer from chronic health problems such as fibromyalgia, headaches, irritable bowel, skin conditions, weight imbalances, digestive issues, pain disorders, fatigue, allergies, and other inflammatory conditions.
My most recent passion has been in the pursuit of Energetic Healing. I studied this remarkable field of education under the supervision of Paul and Holly Marwood at Soul Genesis.
These energetic healings take place on a multi-demensional level through the use of specific energy patterns and techniques. I now offer energy activations as an additional means of removing blocks in a person’s journey, allowing for greater ease and resonance with their higher self and life’s purpose.
So What Does This All Mean?
I no longer practice as a Dietitian, as that modality did not suit my own needs nor those of my clients.
Today, I am a Certified Holistic Health Coach, a member of the Association of Naturotherapists of Quebec, a Certified LEAP Therapist, and hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and Human Nutrition. I am also a mother, which has given me a whole new set of skills!
My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in both traditional and holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories and techniques, I teach my clients how to increase energy, achieve the body they want, prevent disease, and all with flexible, easy techniques that reduce anxiety and produce lasting results.
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