Wednesday, August 31, 2011

About Me

Hello! Thanks for stopping by and let me tell you a little bit about myself. I currently live in Edmonton, Alberta and I have a Bachelor of Nursing degree from Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology in Christchurch, New Zealand. A big interest in nursing for me has been educating people about behaviour and lifestyle changes  which has led me to follow my passion and study with the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. My views when it comes to nutrition are based on eating natural, whole foods that is produced ethically and sustainably.

My passion when it comes to health is integrative health care (combining conventional and complementary/alternative therapies) which is why I chose to combine my nursing education with natural nutrition. Working in a "conventional" health care field made me realize how often nutrition is overlooked in prevention and treatment of many chronic illnesses. Although there is some focus on this, it is just not enough in many cases. Conventional medicine is nothing short of amazing in terms of the many advances in treating injuries and illnesses, but I feel we are really failing ourselves when it comes to chronic disease prevention.

When I first started this website in August 2011, I was having trouble with a range of minor health issues; mainly allergies, chronic bladder infections, skin problems and low energy.  After many unsuccessful visits to doctors and specialists, I spoke to a Naturopath for some advice, did a food diary and had a blood test for food allergies. My blood test showed an allergy to eggs, wheat, almonds, peanuts, lima beans and pinto beans!
I have eliminated those foods from my diet for the time being and also try to avoid processed foods as much as possible. I also started taking supplements as recommended by the Naturopath, to help with my energy levels and immune function. All of this was very overwhelming at first, including in terms of my budget, but it made so much more sense to be looking at the root cause of these problems rather than merely treating the symptoms.

I look forward to sharing more information about health and nutrition and I am always open to comments and suggestions. You can email me at if you would like to get in touch and I am always open to questions and comments.


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