Hi there, I’m Thea, Registered Holistic Nutritionist and advocate for the Healing Powers of food.

 

I have spent most of my life studying human physiology.  It started with a degree in Kinesiology at the University of Pretoria, which eventually lead to Graduate studies at the University of Manitoba.  As a graduate student, I have studied, among other things, the effect of lifestyle on the health of pregnant women.   Apart from seeing firsthand, how you could improve your health with diet and exercise, I’ve had some defining moments in my life that brought me to study nutrition and choose a career where I am supporting others with healthy living. 

 

 

A big turning point for me was watching my father more than 3 decades ago dealing with severe aches and pains. While western medicine offered him drugs, which relieved some of the pain he was experiencing, it had severe side effects.  Nutritional advice from a naturopath helped him with effective pain relief by restricting his diet to three foods only.  Although this relieved most of his pain, it was not sustainable in the long run.  What my father ultimately needed but never received, was guidance to work towards maintaining a more balanced natural diet and focusing on lasting lifestyle changes.  He died much too young from the side effects of the medication.

 

I have raised my children on food from boxes with claims of nutritional value which we now know were unfounded and basically lies. I am horrified just by the thought of it. I do not want the new generation of mothers to make the same mistake.

 

As I got older, like my father, I developed a tendency towards inflammation in my body and had to give up participating in sports several times because of it.  I often felt sick and did not know where I would get the energy to move to go through my days. As all my blood results were normal, the allopathic medicine did not have much to offer me, except for over-the-counter pain killers.

 

I was in uncharted waters and felt all too familiar to what my father went through.  I knew I had to find another way, and I did.  Through studying and applying the knowledge of healthy eating and sustainable lifestyle changes, I am still becoming healthier and is back playing sports.

 

I have raised my children on food from boxes with claims of nutritional value which we now know were unfounded and basically lies. I am horrified just by the thought of it. I do not want the new generation of mothers to make the same mistake.

 

Are you looking for support with your nutrition and health goals?  As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, my mission is to help you learn about the healing properties of food and how it could serve you to be the healthiest version of yourself, regardless of your health challenges. 

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