Holistic Nutrition is an alternative form of health care that considers the whole body and its relationship to food. The practice focuses on getting to the root cause of symptoms and imbalances and recognizes that addressing what got you here is an important first step to move forward towards creating real and lasting change. Holistic Nutrition works to address imbalances in the body using diet; nutritional supplements; herbs and other natural therapeutics; as well as shifts in lifestyle and mindset. The practice takes a 360 degree look at health and wellness, utilizing the mind-body connection to support you on your health journey. By helping you to understand the science of how food works in the body, Holistic Nutrition works to support your bodies’ ability to thrive.
A Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ professional has extensive training in natural nutrition and uses an integrative approach to help prevent and manage health conditions. The Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ designation means a nutritionist is a graduate in good standing from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. This 2-year program requires an 80% pass rate in courses such as: anatomy & physiology, biochemistry, chemistry, nutritional pathology, cellular biology, sports nutrition, allergies, endocrinology, alternative & comparative diets, symptomatology, nutritional research, eco-nutrition and lifecycle nutrition. CSNN graduates work in various roles and health sectors, but most often provide nutritional consulting to clients looking to improve their health through guided changes in diet and lifestyle.
While I am trained in and have worked with a variety of health conditions, my passion is helping women balance their reproductive health and assist them through their motherhood journey. I specialize in reproductive concerns such as: premenstrual syndrome (PMS), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, and unexplained infertility and/or sub-fertility. I also greatly enjoy supporting women during pregnancy, postpartum and breastfeeding.
My ultimate goal as your nutritionist is to empower you through evidence-based knowledge and professional guidance. I implement a collaborative approach to my consulting practice - creating a welcoming space of non-judgement and mutual respect. We’ll work together to help you restore balance and discover the best version of yourself.
Nutrition consulting is a process by which you and your nutritionist work collaboratively to address health concerns and help you reach your goals over a period of time. Nutritional consulting involves a series of one-on-one consultations and includes and initial assessment process, following by ongoing support and guidance. For a detailed breakdown on how sessions work, visit the About My Services page.
Making dietary changes is neither drastic nor boring. I will work with you to develop a plan that fits with your lifestyle, tastes and preferences. And while certain changes may be recommended, there are no absolutes. If you have any deal-breakers (i.e. keeping your morning coffee), I will work around them to make this process as comfortable for you as possible. I also do my best to provide you with options and experiment with delicious recipes that will satisfy your taste buds.
Preparing healthy meals using organic, whole foods is one cornerstone of my programs. However, if you struggle with home cooking, don’t worry. I will coach you through meal prep foundations that make cooking an enjoyable (not dreaded) experience, and we’ll start wherever you are - no judgement. I will tailor the meal plans and recipes to meet your needs and preference, and if you prefer - even help you find healthy home delivery solutions that meet the nutritional needs of your protocol.
Yes! I believe the role of a Holistic Nutritionist is an integral member of your health care team and your health is best served in a collaborative environment. Holistic Nutritionists often work in conjunction with health practitioners such as family doctors, naturopathic doctors, osteopaths, physiotherapists, athletic therapists, chiropractors and acupuncturists. In my practice at BodaHealth I work closely with a team of practitioners including a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists, Clinical Pilates Instructors, and an Osteopath. If you would like me to connect with YOUR health care provider, please let me know! I would be happy to reach out to them.
I accept all major credit cards - Visa, MasterCard and American Express as well as one stop payments like google pay, apple pay and shop pay. Upon request, I will also accept e-transfer payments.
I do issue credits and/or returns on a case by case basis, however, I only do so in very rare circumstances. My role as your nutritionist is to provide with you information and guidance - not to take responsibility for your health or guarantee result. I encourage you to read my Health Disclaimer as well as Terms of Service before booking. You are also welcome to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions.
Every plan is different so it’s important to check with your insurance provider to confirm if you have coverage for nutritional counselling. While Holistic Nutrition services are not specifically covered under provincial health care plans, some extended benefits plans have a retainer for wellness that can go toward nutrition consulting services. Insurance companies that may offer coverage for holistic nutrition services include: Desjardins, Blue Cross, Manulife, Green Shield, TD Canada - Flex Benefit, Sunlife - Great West Life, and Industrial Alliance. There are also new platforms coming to market such as League, which are making a wider variety of health care professionals accessible to employees.
All Feed Fertility programs are structured as monthly subscriptions. Upon signing up for a Care Plan you will be charged for your first month up front, after which, you will receive instructions for filling out your intake forms and booking your first session. Each subsequent month, you will be charged 30 days from the day of you last payment. You may upgrade, downgrade, or cancel at any time with 30 days notice.
After working in a variety of settings, with a variety of clients and health concerns, I have found that meaningful and lasting change requires a minimum time commitment of at least 3 months. In the case of fertility nutrition, this is particularly important. For one, the last three months of the egg recruitment and maturity cycle the selected follicle requires about 50 days to grow and develop to the preovulatory stage. Three months, therefore, is the shortest amount of time we can work together that will have a positive impact on the health of your ovaries. Secondly, a large part of this program is centered around body detoxification and hormone balance. These are not processes in the body that can or should be rushed, and I have found 12 weeks to be the optimal time for most women to achieve desired results in these areas.
You can put your membership on hold for up to 3 months per year. You will need to provide 30 days notice, and we will stop your membership for the upcoming month or months of your choosing with no additional cost or fee. Please note that you cannot hold your membership for a period of less than one full calender month.
My home office is located in Ajax, Ontario and online (virtual) sessions are done remotely from my home office. I also offer in-person sessions from LAUFT Coworking Space, which is located at 20 Pugsley Ct, Ajax, ON L1Z 0K4.
I provide fertility support services to clients all over Canada and the United States. However, most of my clients reside in Ontario, especially the Greater Toronto Area and Durham (including Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, and Oshawa).
I currently do not offer sessions in client's homes, however, I do offer off-site visits by client request. The most common example of an off-site visit is at a fertility clinic during a fertiliy treatment (such as egg retreival).
Once you select your program, you will receive an email confirmation with further instructions on how to book your first session.
Sessions are not transferable from month to month, or client to client. However, if you are transferring from one Feed Fertility program to the next (such as Pregnancy Care to Postpartum Care), you may transfer any unused sessions from the last program to the next.
I have worked with women at all stages of their fertility journey. My Fertility Care program is designed for women who are trying to conceive naturally or have at least 3 months to work with me before their planned IVF cycle. However, if you have fewer than 3 months before your schedule IVF cycle, I can still support you in your goals. We will simply take a break from certain herbs and supplements while you are using your fertility medications. Once you have completed your embryo transfer, we can resume with the appropriate herbs and supplements.
Absolutely! I have worked with women struggling with a wide variety of health conditions affecting fertility, including (but not limited to) poor ovarian reserve, pregnancy loss, PCOS, fibroids, and ovarian cysts. If you do have (or have had) any of these conditions, I highly suggest that you opt for the Fertility Care PLUS+ Program so that we can work closely together to meet your body’s unique needs.