a Holistic Nutritionist, organic gardener and real food cook.
I’m here to teach you a thing or two about preparing amazing whole food meals at home from scratch, growing your own organic food, and optimizing your lifestyle and environment to promote vibrant health.
My mission is to INSPIRE you, EXCITE you, and EMPOWER you to implement changes and new practices into your life that are going to catalyze positive change and true health.
Truthfully, what I REALLY want is for all of us to be the most kick-butt version of ourselves.
THIS IS POSSIBLE, I PROMISE.
Let’s start with food.
YOUR FOOD POWER
I don’t want to go on a rant, but I need to explain a little background on what’s happening with our current food model and how we’ve gotten into the current ‘pickle’ we’re in, despite our best efforts.
I believe that the current food system in North America, and many other countries around the world, is broken. Put simply, we rely far too heavily on massive corporations to FEED US, and their bottom line is different than ours. Whether it be processed or packaged grocery items or restaurant/fast food meals, these large scale food producers value quantity, convenience, speed, exaggerated flavor and cheapness. (These are all things that guarantee profit and keep us coming back for more, more, more, at the detriment to us.)
Without us even knowing it, much of the pre-packaged food we’re eating and/or drinking is mass-manufactured with the cheapest, lowest quality ingredients and is laden with icky crap like pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, antibiotics, hormones, steroids, chemical preservatives, colourings and sweeteners, genetically modified organisms (GMO’s), flavour enhancers, and more. And we eat this so-called “food” every day! Blah.
By allowing these large-scale food producers and corporations to feed us, and even relying on them, we’ve given up our FOOD POWER (our desire or ability to provide ourselves with meals made from 100% REAL ingredients, made by us). The consequences of this power shift are serious; we’re seeing a rising epidemic of preventable diseases including cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, anxiety, depression, autoimmunity, leaky gut, ADHD, Alzheimer’s… and the list goes on. Plus a massively negative impact on the environment!
A lot of us aren’t even aware that our everyday food choices and eating habits are hurting us. I know so many people who are making the effort to improve their diets but are simply following misleading guidelines such as product marketing. Have you fallen into the ‘low fat’, ‘whole grain’ or ‘low calorie’ false-health trap? You’re not alone. Sadly and unbeknownst to most of us, most products marketed to us as ‘healthy’ could not be farther from this, yet we wonder why our health keeps declining and we keep feeling lethargic, depressed, keep gaining more weight or worse… Ahh. (High fives for trying though, seriously.)
I’m sorry if I made things sound bleak, because they’re actually not. There’s so much hope, and there’s no better time than RIGHT NOW to turn this shitstorm around.
CHANGE starts with YOU and ME.
We must empower ourselves by becoming more conscious, aware and educated about our food choices.
But you’re NOT alone in this. I’m here to guide you on this journey; to inspire, excite, educate, empower and motivate you; to take some of that crazy confusion away.
I will show you that it’s possible to shift away from our reliance on convenience food, take back our FOOD POWER and independence and feel awesome.
It’s time to take a page out of our grandparents’ books and get our hands back in the dirt and our butts back in the kitchen.
Let’s get back to basics, eat more real food that comes from the Earth, get dirty, read labels, respect our bodies, vote with our dollar, limit toxic load, grow stuff, share our knowledge with our friends and families and consequently experience TRUE HEALTH and vitality.
We got this.
My mission is to bring better health your way, by teaching you how to
TAKE BACK YOUR FOOD POWER.