About Nourished Root
------ Planting the Seeds
The seeds for Nourished Root were planted when I began my own journey with understanding my own health and searching for a different way. In my early 20s I struggled with depression, anxiety, stress and strong emotions, particularly anger, in a way I had never previously felt before. I began to take medication, something I was told I’d be on for the rest of my life. There was still a lot that felt unknown for me and I knew that my current environment, how I was caring for myself and my body could be improved. I started to get really curious about finding a way to nourish a vibrant life.
------ Watering the Seeds
Food has always been an important part of my life and it's the way my family passed along it's history and traditions. When I think about the special moments I spent with my father, I think about the times we made Easter Sweet bread known as Kaak, and Kibbee Labaneyeh (a delicious football looking food, with homemade Laban, a yogurt filing) together in the kitchen. And so to me food will always have a special place in my heart, because it's not just about what's in the food, it's the memories that we make and love while we're preparing it.
------ Cultivating Nourished Root
As I began to shift how I cared for my body, I realized that my true passion was being a guide for other people. Helping them enjoy time in the kitchen with uncomplicated cooking techniques and meal preparation to grow their confidence with what they were nourishing their bodies with. So I made the leap after many years in school and working in the corporate world to register and complete Meghan Telpner's Culinary Nutrition Expert Program . Not only did this course give me a profound nutrition knowledge but it also fuelled my interest further into alternative health and wellness leading me to the Institute of Holistic Nutrition where I've completed a diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition in Ottawa, ON.
If you're feeling that same tug in your heat to find a different path, way of eating and nourishing your body, I'd love to connect with you and be your guide on this journey by:
Teaching you how to use whole foods to prepare delicious and nourishing foods, without the confusing health jargon and unsustainable diets.
Showing you how to get back to the basics in the kitchen. You won’t find complicated cooking techniques here. "I'm talking mixing a simple vinaigrette, blending an easy smoothies and preparing staples like vegetables and grains in interesting ways...these are the kinds of basic kitchen approaches that can revolutionize your health and well-being"
Empowering you to choose healthy foods by taking you through the whole process, from consultation, to the grocery store or farmer’s market to your kitchen. Creating customized nutrition programs and meal plans made just for YOU.
Now enough about me, I’d love to hear from you. How did you find Nourished Root and how can I best support you? While I’d love to be pen pals and write back and forth through old fashioned snail mail, the best way to get in contact with me is through email.
Email me and let me know what you’re health challenge you’re currently facing and let’s discuss how I can support you in getting back to your nourished roots.