Registered Holistic Nutritionist
I fell into the study of Holistic Nutrition after years of seeking the root cause and possible food related triggers of my own dis-ease. A lifelong advocate for healthy, clean, local and sustainable foods, I now help others find connections between diet, lifestyle and habits that may be impeding their health and preventing them from feeling good in their body.
My area of focus supports those with health concerns related to the modern lifestyle: digestive distress, poor skin health (acne, rosacea, eczema), imbalanced nutritional intake, disordered, emotional or stress eating, allergies or intolerances, poor sleep, mood disorders, as well as weight loss support for young adults and older. A professional actor for many years, I also work with individuals in film and other creative freelance or entrepreneurial sectors, including roll transformation and on-set nutrition support for actors.
Q & A with Gillian
What made you decide to choose your current profession?
" Holistic nutrition can be incredibly insightful to simply gain nutrition knowledge, or to improve overall health and wellbeing by connecting with your body, building intuitive eating skills, and encouraging a positive relationship with food. "
What do you want your clients to know about what it will be like working with you?
" With a simplified approach to healthy eating, I empower my clients to make practical and intuitive nutrition choices that match their unique lifestyle and health goals. Discussions surrounding aspects of what, when and how you eat will bring to light possible adjustments that aim to shift mindset, habitual patterns and your relationship with food. Health issues and wellness goals are carefully considered to find an individualized approach that works best for your preferences and lifestyle, and - perhaps most importantly - are sustainable long term.”
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Initial Intake Session
A thorough evaluation of your health history, diet, lifestyle, health challenges and wellness goals
Follow-up Nutrition Coaching
Creation of a tailored wellness plan
Coaching sessions are recommended in two week intervals or as needed
Personalized nutrition, supplement and lifestyle recommendations
Session notes and supporting materials provided
Monthly Inclusive Coaching
Dedicated support available for as little or as long as you need
2 x 30 minute Nutrition Coaching sessions
Weekly meal journal review and feedback
Meal plan and recipes or a personalized shopping list
Weekly check-ins and support via email
Education / Accomplishments /Awards
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concordia University
Diploma in Natural Nutrition, Canadian School of Natural Nutrition
Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant
$65.00 - $95.00 ( per session )
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Just for fun
“ A spoon full of raw honey right out of the jar. ”
What would you eat for your last meal?
“ Nova Scotian lobster and a bucket of fresh high bush blueberries. And a decadent brownie for good measure. ”
Coffee or Tea?
“ Americano in the morning. Earl Grey in the afternoon. ”
Top 3 things you heart about Hamilton
“ 1) Victorian architecture. 2) Proximity to nature, agriculture, hiking and wine country! 3) Inspiring community of art, craft & food makers. ”