Meet Monica

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As a graduate of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and designated Registered Holistic Nutritionist (R.H.N.) I am excited to help guide you on your journey to optimal health and healing.

My health journey:
As with many of us my practice has evolved as my own health journey has changed throughout the years. From a very young age I struggled with chronic ear infections followed by strep throat every year from the ages of 10 to 21. Recurrent rounds of antibiotics likely contributed to the poor health  I experienced  in my early twenties with debilitating digestive problems and a compromised immune system. Extreme stomach pains, gas, bloating, nausea… you name it and I was dealing with it. On top of this I suffered from extreme fatigue, constant headaches and disruptive sleep. The trouble was that I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me? I ate “healthy” and exercised and yet still had all of these symptoms. After several tests my doctor diagnosed me with IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This diagnosis sparked a fire in me to wake up and discover what was happening within my body since I certainly didn’t want to have constant digestive problems for the rest of my life! As a result, I have been on an ever evolving and learning path for the past six years and have used the knowledge I have gained as an R.H.N. as well as the help from other amazing practitioners to become my healthiest happiest self. I now understand what my body needs in order to thrive as well as knowing what can harm it.

However, in the last two years my focus has shifted as my husband and I began to talk about becoming parents. It was incredibly important to me as a nutritionist, avid health nut, and future mom to find out how I could support my body to be as healthy as possible as we prepared for conception. I want to share this journey with you as I hear more and more about the struggles women are facing with fertility and understanding our bodies. Please visit the My Natural Fertility Journey page if you are interested in learning more and following my story. This is meant to be a safe space for us to share, learn and comfort each other… because I feel there is no better way to connect then telling our stories and learning from our experiences.

Monica is also a tutor at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, an active volunteer at InspireHealth a supportive cancer clinic, and a Mentor for the YWCA Vancouver Youth Mentorship Program