Like many others in my profession, what sparked my interest in nutrition was personal health issues and the ability to improve through changing the foods I was eating. My health catalyst was skin issues and acne and unfortunately I tried conventional medicine first. I tried EVERYTHING; oral antibiotics, Accutane, topical retinoids, Proactive, and others. Nothing worked! It’s not like they didn’t have ANY effect… They made me depressed, fatigued, super sensitive to the sun (my hands were raw, blistered and my thumbnails fell off during soccer season), and caused underlying damage to my liver, gut, and I’m sure additional damage to my body I have yet to discover. Conventional medicine failed me. Not once did anyone want to discover why I was having acne in the first place. They just wrote prescriptions and sent me on my way.
Thankfully there is a better way to improve health and to address underlying health issues through nutrition!
After graduating university with a degree in Business Finance, I tried my hand in the business and banking world and felt unfulfilled, unchallenged, and out of place. I decided to make a leap and get certified through the Nutritional Therapy Association as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP). I am also a certified personal trainer and for many years worked part-time in the fitness world. I have always been passionate about Nutritional Therapy and I’m very grateful to make my passion by business. Nutritional Therapy changes lives in many profound ways and empowers people to take charge of their health. I believe that people can’t live up to their true potential without optimal health.