I’d like to tell you bit about me so you can understand what I do, and why I do it. First of all, I am a Registered Dietitian who is passionate about helping people feel better and to restore their physical and mental health, and I love what I do!
I have been in private practice for more than 15 years, and am licensed to provide dietetic services in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.
Training and Credentials
- Registered Dietitian (RD)
- Bachelor of Science (Nutritional Sciences), McGill University
- Master of Science (Human Nutrition), University of British Columbia, 2008
- Speaks English and French, listed in the Réso Santé Colombie-Britannique
- Long-standing member Dietitians of Canada (DC)
- Member of Canadian Clinicians for Therapeutic Nutrition (CCTN)
About Me – Published Researcher
Another aspect that I would like to tell you about me was that I was the lead researcher on a clinical research study about the dietary intake and nutrient status of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder that was published in the International Journal of Pediatrics in 2010.
Nutritional Status of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Pilot Study, June 2010, International Journal of Pediatrics 2010(2):767318
The paper has since been cited in almost 75 other publications.
About Me – Practicing What I Teach
In March 2017, I was at a crossroads with respect to my own health. It was more accurately, a crisis. I knew that I would either have to change the way I ate, or would need to go on several types of medications to address high blood sugar, high cholesterol and very high blood pressure. The day I made the decision was March 5, 2017 and I’ve never looked back.
What is significant about this is that it helps me understand health “from both sides of the clinical desk” which is also something you should know about me. Over the following two years, I lost substantial weight and put my type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure into remission. As a beneficial side-effect, most symptoms of Mast Cell Activation Disorder also went into remission — likely due do the anti-inflammatory effect, and lower cytokine response of my diet.
In June 2022, I was diagnosed with severe hypothyroidism (the result of surgery I had 30 years earlier) and began thyroid hormone replacement therapy in August. I have supported my diagnosis of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis with specific dietary changes, as well as the use of evidence-based supplements.
I believe that there is no one-size-fits-all approach, but that Nutrition is BetterByDesign©.