The Tune-Up – $150.00 ________________________________________________________________________

If you think you pretty much get this nutrition and wellness stuff, but have a few questions, need some advice and tweaks this plan is both perfect and affordable to meet your needs.

  • 2 consultations @ 60 mins. each
  • Assessment of your current health
  • Nutrition and lifestyle recommendations based on your concerns, questions and/or goals.

 The All About YOU Private Plan –  $470.00 ________________________________________________________________________

In case you missed the new flash, there is no quick fix when it comes to improving the way we eat and live.  Learning what is healthy for you takes time (and even experimentation) and so does replacing old habits and beliefs with healthy ones.  Patience, time and skillpower are the main ingredients. Success is much more probable when we weave new information and strategies, one layer at a time into our busy lives.

The All About You Plan includes:

  • 6 consultations @ 60 mins. each at your prescribed timing. This could be stretched out over six weeks, bi-weekly, six months or even a year.
  • You are the author of this program. We meet and you decide on our focus. This could include weight-loss, digestive problems, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, hormonal imbalance such as PCOS or menopause.

Once we have determined your focus, the action plan can include a number of the following approaches depending on your needs:

  • Establishing your goals and completing a health history and assessment to determine a plan of action.
  • Learning about your dosha (body type), metabolic typing (eating for your needs), nutrition basics, nutrient supplementation for your unique needs and food combination.
  • Mind-Body Eating – Learn about what is underneath overeating. Emotional, habitual, stress-related, seasonal? Address the cause and trigger situations by developing awareness, healthy habits, strategies and skill power.
  • Eating psychology – Eating for your mental health and addressing how your mindset affects your physical health (including your weight).
  • Kitchen Overhaul- Learn what to stock, develop a meal plan, learn to layer new recipes, effective and organized grocery shopping to foster healthy eating and carving out time to plan and prep meals for the week.

True To Yourself Intensive – $960.00           ________________________________________________________________________

  • 12 consultations @ 60 mins. each, over the course of a year. Make this year about you so that you can be your best self and be able to give your best you to others.
  • Similar to the All About You Plan, you are the author of this program except we have even more time to dig deep, undo old habits and weave in new ones so that you can experience lasting transformation. Once we have established your goals, we can lay the ground work to help you become your healthiest and truest self.

Stepping Stones to the True You:

  • Evaluation of your eating practices and lifestyle to determine your biggest barriers to being your healthiest self.
  • De-Stress – Learn methods to cope with the every day grind of modern life. Running, yoga, meditation, hobbies, Zumba, competitive sports, socializing, journalling–what works for you?
  • Learning about your dosha (body type), metabolic typing (eating for your needs), nutrition basics, nutrient supplementation for your unique needs and food combination.
  • Mind-Body Eating – Learn about what is underneath overeating. Emotional, habitual, stress-related, seasonal? Address the cause and trigger situations by developing awareness, healthy habits, strategies and skill power.
  • Eating psychology – Eating for your mental health and addressing how your mindset affects your physical health (including your weight).
  • Kitchen Overhaul- Learn what to stock, develop a meal plan, learn to layer new recipes, effective and organized grocery shopping to foster healthy eating and carving out time to plan and prep meals for the week.

The All About YOU 8 Week Mind-Body Eating and Weight-Loss Program

@ 14705 HWY 2, Ingleside, ON – WED. May 31st – WED. July 19th at 7:30PM                                                                                                                           Early Bird Price – $267.00 – After May 22nd – $329.00  Buy Now Button _______________________________________________________________________

The All About YOU Eating and Weight-loss Program will help you:

Address the root cause of weight gain by examining your relationship to food and eating. Look at the why, how and when we eat, not just what we are eating.

Learn about the neuro-psychology of certain foods and eating, how they affect your body’s ability to regulate appetite and cravings, the addictive and therapeutic properties of specific foods.

  Examine dysfunctional habits, core beliefs, patterns, and emotions that affect your eating.

  Design an individualized eating plan that is based on your needs, your body-type, your preferences and your intentions. 

Uncover what is absent from your life or what unfulfilled dreams are fueling the dysfunctional behaviours and thoughts. Learn to fill up on LIFE not food.

Accomplish weight loss without restriction and deprivation. Willpower is finite. Learn self-love and skill power.

Practice and improve strategies that foster healthy habits, instead of creating restrictions by layering new tools one week at a time.

The All About You Eating and Weight-loss Program is an 8 week course that has been carefully constructed into several phases which will allow you to layer new information, habits and strategies into your life. The phases are exploration, connection, application, reflection, troubleshooting and continuity.

Week 1‘It’s not You: It’s the Diet’ – Why Diets Don’t Work, BUT what they teach YOU. Failed Diets and Mindfulness – Uncover what lessons and insights lie in your past ‘failed’ diets.

Lifestyle re-alignment – Transcend excusesSet healthy intentions, address main challenges and strategize. Learn what habits and routines set you up for success.

Week 2 Meal Planning that’s All About YOUFind YOUR True North – Instead of following someone else’s program–create your own individualized eating plan and style based on YOUR goals, YOUR needs, YOUR preferences, and YOUR body type.

Biochemistry and Bio-individual Nutrition – The fallacy of counting calories, resetting your metabolism, determining your body type & metabolic type so you can discover the optimal eating plan and food for YOUR health.

Week 3 – Mindful Eating – It’s in the Research: Mindfulness Beats Diets Every TimeThe Science of MindfulnessLearn about the psycho-biology of mindfulness, its effect on metabolism, the 6 pillars of True to Yourself Eating and how to diffuse cravings. Bring awareness into all aspects of your relationship to food.

Week 4What is Your Relationship to Food & Eating? – Learn the associations you hold with specific foods and how they began. Uncover your trigger situations and foods. Discover how you unconsciously use food in your life to manage emotions, stress and transitions.

Self-sabotage – Examine the various ways that we self-sabotage our eating and other positive changes in our life.

Week 5 – Healing the Mind-Body Disconnect  – The Link Between your Thoughts, Beliefs and Biology – Body scanning, training your mind to tune into hunger, satiety and cravings–and to know the difference between the three.

Neuroplasticity and Weight-Loss – Reset your brain and rescue it from famine mode so you can increase metabolism and moderate appetite.

Week 6 – Skillpower not Willpower – Cravings and Emotional Eating –  Relapse RecoveryThe Neuroscience and Psychology behind Willpower – Learn the truth about willpower, how to keep it topped up and how skill power is a game changer.

Developing Emergency Action Plan – Examine and reflect on what works and what doesn’t. Foster a support system and learn how to stay on track with eating during stress and crisis.

Week 7 – Food TherapyTherapeutic Food – Foods that increase energy, stabilize blood sugar, curb cravings and heal metabolism.

Allergenic Food – The food you crave most could be allergenic AND the reason you can’t control your appetite. Examining individual food allergies.

Addictive Food – Food engineers are hired by corporations to hijack your palate and your brain. Learn what food has an opiate effect on the brain and how it leaves virtually everyone vulnerable to food addiction and binging.

Week 8 – Let’s Get Practical – Tips, Tricks and Substitutes and ConsolidationWhat is Real Food? Never restrict or deprive again. Eat what you love, love what you eat. Learn all about the realities and myths of trendy and ‘super’ foods as well as how to prepare them.

Consolidation and Continuity – Anchor core learnings from the program to ensure continued growth as you move forth with your relationship to food.

Cost: Early Bird – $167 by February 23rd, $197 after February 23rd

Where: Spirit Tree Yoga in Cornwall (52 Pitt Street)

When: Mon. March 6th– Mon. May 1st – 7:30-9:00PM

Mind-Body – The All About YOU Eating Program– $767.00 _______________________________________________________________________

If the All About You Eating Program appeals to you, but you would rather work one-on-one instead of in a group setting then this program is for you. It includes all of the same components as the Wholehearted Eating Program, except it is private and therefore more individualized to the unique challenges you face with your relationship to food, eating, body image and weight.

  • 8 consultations @ 60 mins. each (weekly, bi-weekly or monthly)
  • Address the root of your overeating, binging and/or restriction and how it began.
  • Learn what triggers you and strategies to overcome them.
  • Experience mindfulness meditation as the proven gold-standard in overcoming compulsive eating
  • Develop ‘skillpower’ instead of relying on willpower which is limited and exhaustible.
  • Practice and improve strategies that foster healthy habits, instead of creating restrictions by layering new tools one session at a time.

It’s NOT All In Your Head A Holistic Approach to Mental Health – (4 sessions @ 60 min. – $389) OR (7 sessions @ 60min. – $689.00) ________________________________________________________________________

Depression? Anxiety? Mood swings? It seems no matter where you turn nowadays, psychiatry has steady stream of new research further confirming the brain-gut connection. Even if you are eating a relatively healthy diet, if your gut health is compromised then all the good food in the world cannot be properly digested, assimilated and absorbed for you to benefit from it’s nutrients.

If you’ve read any of my blog posts on mental health you will know that science now makes a strong and direct link between our mental health and what we eat, the quality of our sleep, our fitness levels as well as our gut health. Find out what’s really eating you and how a holistic approach to depression and anxiety can significantly change your mind. Literally!

You have probably heard about seratonin and how it is key in keeping depression and anxiety at bay. But did you know that 95% of it is not produced in the brain, but in the gut? That’s why so many people continue to struggle with depression and anxiety even while taking medication.

  • 7 sessions @ 60 mins. each (weekly, bi-weekly or monthly)
  • Assessment of how your current health status as well as diet may be impeding your mental health.
  • Learn which foods are effective at stabilizing mood, stimulating such chemicals as seratonin, dopamine and GABA
  • Find out which foods contribute to depression and anxiety by depleting nutrients, damaging the gut lining, feeding harmful gut bacteria, killing beneficial bacteria, triggering blood sugar spikes and creating overall inflammation.
  • Balance your gut flora and heal and support the integrity of your gut lining.

A holistic approach to mental health has five components:

  1. Food – Eat food that brings you up and avoid the food that brings you down.
  2. Exercise – Exercise is your happy hormone pump. Construct a plan that works for your life.
  3. Lifestyle – Amount and quality of sleep, work related stress, hobbies, family and other social relationships.
  4. Supplements – Customized supplement recommendations based on your needs.
  5. The Mind – Learn stress management techniques, bring awareness to and question your thoughts and work through emotions in order to release them. Create new neural pathways by changing your thoughts, beliefs and habits.

The Kids Aren’t Alright – ADHD, LD, Dyslexia, Asperger’s Protocol – (4 sessions @ 60 min. – $389.00) OR (7 sessions @ 60min. – $689.00)________________________________________________________________________

Childhood disorders have become epidemic in recent decades and doctors and health researchers are learning that disorders  such as dyslexia, ADD, Learning Disabilities, Asperger’s ect. is not simply a brain disorder as was once thought. Numerous studies in recent years have found that environment plays a major role in causing or aggravating  childhood disorders.

Environmental factors such as:

  • Nutritional deficiencies (omega 3, 6, 9’s, zinc, B6, magnesium) for various reasons such as poor diet, child being a fast metabolizer, malabsorption due to poor digestion, leaky gut etc.
  • Undetected food allergies that conventional allergy tests do not detect since they only detect IgE reactions, not IgA, IgG, IgM.
  • Additives and preservatives in food (food colouring, sweeteners, chemicals)
  • Blood sugar irregularities
  • Insufficient sleep (both quantity and quality)
  • Need for stress management tools that are effective and appropriate for children
  • Lack of exercise – at least 60 minutes of sustained daily exercise is imperative for many of these children
  • Imbalance in gut flora due to antibiotics, excess sugar and carbohydrate consumption, chlorinated water and other environmental factors
  • Overstimulation from electronics (TV, computer and video games, tablets-iPads ect.)
  • Underdevelopment of certain areas in the brain – the brain is plastic and can be changed with specific brain exercises!

A holistic approach includes:

  • Dietary assessment and recommendations unique to your child’s health needs (eliminating processed food, sugar, etc.)
  • Meal plan and substitutes for child’s favourite, but possible ‘toxic’ food
  • Possible supplement recommendations (ie. fish oil capsules)
  • Lifestyle assessment and recommendations
  • Mind exercises and visualization exercises that have clinically been proven to change the brain and to help your child’s amygdala be less reactive to stimuli and situations
  • Healing the gut lining and populating the gut with beneficial  bacteria and starving the bad ‘guys’
  • Daily exercise plan (finding a form of physical activity that your child enjoys)

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