Recently someone asked me why I chose to take Holistic Nutrition in school and how I use it in my profession today. Here is my response;
Somewhere around the age of 24 I got sick with digestive disturbances, an Epstein Barr viral infection and eventually mononucleosis. I was in bad shape. To make things worse, not one doctor or specialist nailed down any of this, instead they sent me home scratching their head. After barium tests, colonoscopies, biopsies, and offers of pain numbing drugs, I saw a Naturopath, then an Acupuncturist, and finally the person who guided me more than anyone else; a talented Chiropractor. After much of my own research on health, he suggested I go to school for what I seemed so passionate about; food.
After 4 years of college and 1 at SFU, I was back in school. Something I never thought I would ever do again, let alone be super excited about it. I loved it. For the first time I loved school. My plan back then was to open a super trendy yet healthy restaurant with my new knowledge.
Instead I chose to continue my schooling: I studied Auricular Medicine with Doctor Mikhael Adams in Milton Ontario. A background in medicine or holistic nutrition was a must. I had come to the idea that changing your food could change your health and positively affect your body but there still seemed to be a missing piece. Auricular Medicine is that piece for me. With it, one can assess the body and determine exactly what the body needs in order to return to self-healing and auto-regulating. Whether it be emotional, spiritual, or physical, Auricular is a vehicle to assess the body, peel the layers and get to the root of what ails a person.
CSNN also lead me to want to strengthen myself spiritually and intuitively so I found myself taking classes such as Theta Healing, Heart Resonance Therapy, Tuning Forks, and what is an ongoing big part of my life today, the Personal Success Institute (PSI).
Currently I have a beautiful office in my home as well as a secondary space in the Kushala Yoga and Wellness Center, both in Port Moody. I offer full assessments which include Auricular Medicine as well as a nutrition program complete with recipes tailored specifically for each client. I also offer holistic nutrition packages in case a client is looking to focus solely on diet.
When a client calls to say; I feel terrific, I pooped for the first time in a week, I’ve been pooping 3 times a day ever since, I have more energy, I lost 5 pounds, I’m no longer bloated, my periods are no longer painful, my injury has healed and I am back on the mountain… this is my inspiration, my motivation and my fuel to do what I do.
In future I will be teaching Auricular Medicine for Doctor Adams, I will also be facilitating workshops for PSI, and continuing to assess clients from home!
On my spare time I am an actress, I work behind the scenes in BC Film, I speak on nutrition for a local French radio program, I am learning to be a hiphop dancer, and I’m a bit of a spiritual gangster!