Nutritional Counselling: Why You Might Need A Little Support

Bloating, cramps, gas, pain, acid reflux, irregular menstrual cycles, severe PMS, diarrhea and constipation are not to be overlooked and taken lightly. This is often the first sign that your body is out of balance and needs support. Rashes, eczema, rosacea, athletes foot, and skin tags are even more ways your body can show you that it needs support on the inside. Your skin is one of your biggest detox organs and is a simple way for your body to deal with toxins needing to get removed from the body. Fatigue, brain fog, memory loss, lack of motivation, depression, anxiety, mood swings and panic attacks are again, even more ways, and more serious, that your brain is not getting the nutritional supports that it needs.

All internal and external symptoms that your body is experiencing are ways that your body communicates with you that something is not quite right with your digestion, absorption and assimilation of the food you eat. Or perhaps, the food you are eating is adding to the problem. Yes, I know that’s hard to believe, but it’s very true. The most simple way to explain these conditions is...YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT. Your body's tissues, cells, bones, brain, organs, joints, skin, eyes and more are regenerating and re-growing themselves your whole life. “About 330 billion cells are replaced daily...In 80-100 days, 30 trillion will have replenished-the equivalent of a new you.” (Our Bodies Replace Billions of Cells Every Day by Mark Fischetti, Jen Christiansen in Scientific American)

What you eat builds you a new body over and over again. If you give your body poor building material, it cannot build a quality body. If your processing plant - aka the digestive system - is malfunctioning, you cannot bring in the needed building material to rebuild, renew and grow healthy cells, hormones, proteins etc. Thankfully, the very important intestinal cells - epithelial cells - that assist in these vital functions, replace themselves every 5 days. This means, you can begin to turn your health around pretty fast! This is where things get tricky and often confusing. What do YOU EAT? Low fat, high fat, high protein, vegan, vegetarian and on and on and on...

As we have reviewed, there are many signs and symptoms that you may be experiencing, that you may have dismissed as not a big deal, that you feel are just “normal” parts of being human. I am here to ask you not to ignore your body. Tune in and listen, and please, pay attention before it gets worse. I have personally been there, done that and wish someone would have helped me turn things around sooner. I had constant fatigue, excess weight creeping on, lack of motivation, retention and memory lapses, foot rashes, low libido, constant stuffy nose, allergies, bloating and diarrhea. I thought I was eating healthy and did not understand why my young son was getting colds and asthma flair ups. It seemed to be so complicated to know what to eat which motivated me to study nutrition and go on a long journey of learning, healing and cooking!

In conclusion, I cannot say that my learning journey is completely over because the human body is amazing and complex. There is still so much to learn but I can say that I personally feel much better and know that I have tapped into Nutritional Truths that I would love to share with you. Some are simple yet oh so powerful and others may require a bit more effort to implement into your daily life.  But your health, well being and spirit deserve the best possible care. I truly believe food is medicine and that if your body is given the right nutritional building blocks, it can reverse any ailment, it can rebuild healthy robust cells that will provide foundational roots for you to live a vibrant life full of happiness.

I look forward to seeing you soon, Virtue.

See below for more information on BOOKING YOUR NUTRITION CONSULTATION and what to expect.

You may have recently gone to see your Naturopathic Doctor, Dietician, Nutritionist or Family Doctor and have been told to go on an elimination diet such as the GAPS protocol, AIP protocol, gluten free/dairy free diet, or a nightshade free diet. You may have a huge list of food sensitivities from a recent test and are not sure what to do with this information. You may feel low in energy, have major fatigue, brain fog, and on top of all that have multiple symptoms such bloating, gas, pain, diarrhea, and constipation.

This can be very tricky and cumbersome to deal with and often leaves you feeling overwhelmed - leading to burnout - and then giving up all together. I get it, that's why I decided to dive into the world of nutrition and find a way to help people get well and feel better - a way to address the root cause of illness using the power of food and proper nutrition that enables you to be the best version of yourself. 

Regain your health, energy and mental focus with Virtue during a customized one on one consultation. During your consultation, we will cover the basics of getting well with food choices, then take a deep dive into therapeutic protocols such as The GAPS Nutritional Protocol, The Ketogenic Diet, and/or a Carnivore Approach. The exact plan will be based on your individual symptoms and preferences. We will discuss how we can adapt these protocols to fit your own unique struggles and lifestyle. We will learn how and why we can sometimes get into a cycle of feeling extreme fatigue, gain extra weight, struggle with brain fog, feel unmotivated and often silently suffer with various gastro-intestinal symptoms such as bloating, gas, cramps, loose stool or constipation.

Upon completion, Virtue will provide you with a personalized nutrition plan featuring 3 main Points:

What are the details of your protocol and diet?

What supplements may help?

What lifestyle habits can you implement?

Various recipes will be included such as examples for breakfast, lunch, dinner. Snack ideas for your specific cravings and how to ferment your own veggies such as sauerkraut, how to make your own crème fraiche, how to make easy soups from scratch and more.

Virtue will provide you with actionable steps that you can put into place as fast or slow as you need depending on your personal symptoms. 

This personalized consultation will start with a full health history review followed by a one on one meeting. This is perfect for those wanting to take action and begin taking small steps towards better health through education and the support of a nutritionist who is by your side every step of the way. 

There are four main objectives to feeling well again that we will cover are....

1. Stop consuming foods that injure your gut & effectively your entire body

2. Start eating foods that will rebuild and heal your gut & ultimately your entire body

3. Reduce pathogenic activity in the gut and body by starving them out

4. Rebuild and revitalize your very own gut flora-the conductors of supreme health

Upon receiving your Personalized Plan, Virtue would like for you to aim for a minimum of 6-8 weeks of implementing the protocol. This will allow your body time to adjust and make it though the transitional phase which can be quite difficult. Ultimately, the purpose of this session is to give you the tools you need to sustain a new way of eating for the long term. Depending on your symptoms and condition, you may need to adhere to certain aspects of your plan for the rest of your life. Your gut needs time to heal, repair, and reverse years of damage and this can take time. Down the road, you may be able to reintroduce foods that have been eliminated or you may see a reaction and need to continue avoiding that particular food. Everyone is different, therefore your journey will be unique to you. During this time, Virtue can support you via email for additional questions, or for a more in depth review, you may feel the need to book a follow up consultation at your discretion. 

Click here to book a consultation with Virtue. If there is not a suitable time or day, please reach out to Virtue at to discuss a suitable time and day that works for you. 

If this seems overwhelming and your feeling unsure and you have questions, please BOOK A DISCOVERY CALL at no charge to chat with Virtue about the program and what you can expect. Upon booking your call, you will be re-directed to a complimentary quick start guide to give you an overview of the GAPS Nutritional Program and actionable steps to get you started. We look forward to hearing from you!