Our diverse team of Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists have unique areas of specialization allowing you to receive the highest level of expertise–one of the reasons why we come highly recommended by our clients and many doctors.
Lyndsay brings with her a good deal of experience in:
Lyndsay Hall, Registered Dietitian (RD), BASc
Lyndsay Hall is a graduate of Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph. What’s more, she completed an accredited dietetic internship with Hamilton Health Sciences to become a Registered Dietitian (RD).
Lyndsay is no doubt passionate about nutrition. As a result, she communicates effectively with clients, as well as practitioners, from all walks of life.
With much of her time spent treating patients with various gastro-intestinal conditions at a clinical internship, Lyndsay gained significant knowledge and experience with nutritional management of various bowel diseases. These include Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.
As a Registered Dietitian, Lyndsay offers highly personalized and client-centred nutrition counselling from an evidence-based perspective.
Furthermore, Lyndsay prides herself on being thorough and detail-oriented. At the same time, she has a realistic, down-to-earth and supportive approach. As a result, her clients highly appreciate and value her counselling methods.
As an added bonus, Lyndsay has a solid knowledge base of various international foods, placing her in a prime position to help people from various cultural backgrounds adjust their eating habits.
All in all, Lyndsay’s passion, enthusiasm and dedication to promoting healthy eating and wellness are simply exceptional.
Read: Lyndsay’s contributions:
No, Low-Carb And Keto Are Not The Same Thing, The Vitamin Shoppe
5 Ways To Sneak Greens Into Your Snack Habit, The Vitamin Shoppe
While Nataly possesses extensive knowledge in many nutrition-related fields, she continuously expands her academic training and is especially accomplished in the following areas :
Nataly Georgieva, Registered Dietitian (RD), MScFN
Nataly Georgieva graduated from the Master of Science in Foods & Nutrition (MScFN) program at Brescia University College, Western University. As the MScFN program is accredited by Dietitians of Canada, Nataly completed her dietetic internship at various placements to become a Registered Dietitian (RD).
In addition, Nataly is licensed with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and is an active member of Dietitians of Canada.
During her dietetic internship, Nataly completed placements at the Diabetes Education Centre – St. Joseph’s Healthcare in London, Public Health – Middlesex London Health Unit (MLHU), Eating Disorders Unit – Ontario Shores, amongst others. As a result, she gained experience in the following areas: diabetes, eating disorders, food industry, public health, multi-organ transplant and long-term care.
Naturally, such a well-rounded experience allowed her to develop strong skills in working with diverse patient populations. On account of these experiences, Nataly is well-equipped to help clients manage a variety of conditions.
Furthermore, Nataly conducted an independent research study which pertained to assessing the knowledge, beliefs and pattern of consumption of protein shakes among gym users in London, ON.
What’s more, Nataly volunteers for the National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED) and is a part of the program’s communications team.
As a Registered Dietitian, Nataly helps clients in achieving their nutrition-related goals by providing personalized solutions, evidence-based practice and supportive coaching that is second to none.
Last, Nataly enjoys and excels in various speaking roles, in-person and virtual presentations, workshops and lunch and learn events.
Over the years Ellie has developed great proficiency in the following health- and nutrition-related areas:
Ellie Farabad, Registered Dietitian (RD), MSc
Ellie is Registered Dietitian who graduated from the University of South Australia in 2015 with Master’s degree in Dietetics.
Ellie is licensed with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and is an active member of Dietitians of Canada.
Working as a dietitian for almost a decade in three different countries, Canada, Australia, and Iran, has given Ellie a great deal of knowledge and vast experience in navigating different cultural foods as well as food behaviours unique to different cultures.
Adding to this versatility, Ellie speaks fluent English, Farsi, Dari and Hazarei.
Furthermore, Ellie uses a client-centred approach when conducting nutritional counselling. She implements effective motivational interviewing skills to first learn more about the clients, suggesting personalized nutrition resources based on client-specific needs and lifestyle.
Last, Ellie has a deep-rooted interest in the link between psychology and nutrition, adapting mindful eating and non-diet principles in her counselling sessions with clients.
Vanessa has specialized training and vast experience in the following areas:
Vanessa Phillips, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, BSc, MSc Nutritional Science
Vanessa Phillips is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner with over 11 years of experience in the nutrition, health and wellness sector.
After completing a Bachelor of Science Degree, Vanessa worked as an EMT for a number of years. This unique experience sparked her interest in preventative medicine.
Having a deep interest in the biological role of food in health and disease, she enrolled in a Masters degree in Nutritional Science accredited by the Middlesex University in London, UK. Alongside the completion of a Personalized Nutrition Practice Diploma, Vanessa graduated with merit as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.
While Vanessa is most comfortable working with clients who have a variety of physiological imbalances, she is dedicated to evolving her skills in performance nutrition. Along with her knowledge of the principles of sport nutrition and supplementation, she currently uses macronutrient distribution to optimize her client’s individual requirements to enhance their athletic capacity.
In addition, Vanessa is inherently passionate about the education side of her profession. For over nine years, she has been actively researching and writing content for various platforms across the health and well-being sector.
She has written press releases and was Managing Editor for a doctor-led subscription newsletter. Vanessa also provided education and health awareness pieces for an employee wellness portal, authoring thousands of blog articles as a means to promote positive behaviour change in her readers.
Last, Vanessa is a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine, British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine and Canadian Association of Natural Nutrition Professionals.
Vanessa’s latest contributions:
Is Egg Drop Soup Healthy? Livestrong
Ciara Foisy, RD
Ciara is a University of Ottawa graduate, obtaining an Honours Bachelor’s degree of Food and Nutrition Sciences in 2021. She is a member of the Dietitians of Canada and the College of Dietitians of Ontario.
Ciara is fluently bilingual in both official languages: English and French.
Ciara completed her internship in varied medical settings. Through these placements she has gained a diverse set of experiences and skill sets.
During her internship with the Culinary Medicine team at the University of Vermont Medical Center, Ciara was able to combine her love of nutrition and the culinary arts by participating in cooking classes held by the hospital’s health coach and dietitian.
Throughout her clinical internship, Ciara gained significant experience within a community hospital. Working in a community-based facility exposed her to patients experiencing a variety of health conditions. She created individualized nutrition care plans according to the patient’s specific health needs.
In her most recent internship in Arnprior, ON, Ciara worked as part of the Family Health team and the Diabetes Education Program. She held virtual group educations sessions for those experiencing or at risk of heart disease. It was here that she created budget-friendly, health-conscious recipes for her patients.
Furthermore, Ciara worked alongside Diabetes educators to assist patients with specific diabetic health issues. She helped patients optimize blood sugar control, understand proper insulin administration, perform foot screens and weight management.
Ciara believes that making small, impactful changes leads to a healthier life. She does not believe in dieting and restriction for weight loss. Instead, Ciara creates a personalized and sustainable nutrition plan to meet the client’s individual lifestyle, needs and goals.
What’s more, Ciara is approachable, conscientious and counsels without judgement or prejudice.
In her spare time, Ciara is passionate about gardening and growing her own food. She applies her knowledge of gardening and propagation techniques to growing many types of nutrient-dense vegetables and herbs in her backyard.
Nathalie possesses extensive knowledge in the following nutrition-related areas:
Nathalie Brusch, BASc, CNP
Nathalie Brusch is a graduate of the University of Guelph where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences with a specialization in Biochemistry. She also completed a Diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition with honours standing.
For many years, Nathalie struggled with hormonal balance and poor digestion, eventually being diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Adrenal Fatigue. After turning to Holistic Nutrition and discovering the healing powers of food and natural supplementation, she was able to restore her digestive health.
Nathalie continues to be inspired by the ability of nutrition in the prevention and management of disease. For this reason, she aims to educate her clients on how they too can achieve a healthier and more balanced life via nutrition.
Throughout her wellness journey, Nathalie also spent a great deal of time in the kitchen. Finding culinary inspiration, she developed a passion for healthy cooking. She now loves to create delicious recipes and nourishing meal plans that support many health conditions and accommodate various dietary restrictions and lifestyles.
Given her personal health story, Nathalie’s greatest interest and area of expertise is digestion. Nathalie understands first-hand that the digestive system is fundamental to nourishing the entire body, and thus, believes that good digestive health is the cornerstone of a healthy life.
She specializes in conditions including, but not limited to, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), food sensitivities or intolerances and candidiasis.
Nathalie’s integrative approach to health and wellness is founded on the understanding that there is no “one-size-fits-all”. By honouring the concept of bio-individuality, Nathalie provides her clients with realistic and personalized management plans to help them reach their health goals.
Along with her approach, Nathalie’s positive and empathic nature allows her to effectively communicate and connect with her clients, making her an exceptional nutritional counsellor.
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Although Navita is well-versed in numerous areas pertaining to nutrition and nutrition-related fields, her specialty lies in:
Navita Viveky, RD, PhD
Navita has a Doctorate in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from of University of Saskatchewan. She is also a registered dietitian in good standing with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and an active member of Dietitians of Canada.
Navita has been working in the dietetic field from over 12 years. During her doctorate and post doctorate, she worked on clinical trials focusing on influence of flaxseed lignan supplementation to older adults on biochemical and functional outcome measures of inflammation.
She also taught Nutrition Assessment and several nutrition courses at College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan.
In addition, Navita has presented her work at national and international conferences. She developed knowledge translation tools in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics as well.
Furthermore, she has published her work in several peer-reviewed scientific journals.
With her involvement as a dietetic intern at the Saskatoon Health Region and later clinical dietitian work with the Alberta health services, as well as post-graduate studies in geriatric nutrition and research on anti-inflammatory foods, Navita brings a wealth of experience to JM Nutrition and its clients.
Julie has worked in the field of nutrition as a counsellor, consultant, writer, speaker and health advocate for well over 15 years.
In 2006, she opened JM Nutrition. JM Nutrition is a personalized nutrition counselling and consulting service. Over the years, JM Nutrition has served thousands of clients from all walks of life. JM Nutrition now has 4 Greater Toronto Area locations and 1 in Ottawa.
Undoubtedly, Julie’s specialty is healthy weight loss. With the help of her team of nutritionists and dietitians, it has taken Julie many years to craft, tweak and refine the method that enables clients to lose weight in a healthy and sustainable way.
Read more about JM Nutrition’s Weight Loss Approach.
In addition to weight loss, JM Nutrition specializes in helping clients improve their digestive health. and prevent and manage various diseases and conditions.
Furthermore, Julie’s positive, uplifting and supportive personality, along with her highly personalized approach and dedication to excellent client service, receive high praise from many clients.
What’s more, Julie no doubt knows what her clients are going through because she’s been there, placing her in prime position to help them.
There was a time when she didn’t eat so well and was riddled with health problems. By prioritizing nutrition and adopting a healthier lifestyle, Julie managed to change the way she felt. And now her mission is to help other achieve the same.
Moreover, as one of the leading nutrition, health and wellness experts in the Greater Toronto Area, Julie regularly lends her expertise to a number of print and digital publications (Global News, Toronto Star, Food Network, Livestrong, Business Insider, Elle, Weight Watchers, Canadian Living, Reader’s Digest and many more).
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Andrea Stokes, BASc (Nutrition and Food), RD
A graduate of Ryerson University, Andrea Stokes has been practicing as a registered dietitian since 2013. She is a member in good standing of the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Dietitians (NLCD), as well as an active member of the NLCD board.
Andrea has extensive experience working in corporate, offshore and clinical settings. She has both, individual and group nutrition counselling experience, as well as corporate wellness programming.
Her focus is on empowering clients to make healthy and meaningful improvements to their diet and lifestyle in order to optimize their health over time. This is done in a way that is practical, personalized, and sustainable for the long-term.
Each client has unique circumstances that ultimately influence how he or she approaches health, what changes can realistically fit his or her lives, and what it means to be healthy.
Andrea’s goal is to help clients develop a healthy and positive relationship with food–in a way that works for them. This way they can live healthier and happier lives.
Andrea follows the principles of Intuitive Eating® and Health At Every Size® (HAES®). She promotes health enhancement and respectful care for all individuals, and encourages making peace with food, exercise and our bodies.
Sarah Jabeen, BSc, MD
Research, Contributing Writer
Sarah Jabeen completed her BSc in Neuroscience and Psychology from the University of Toronto. Thereafter, she pursued a MD degree from Avalon University School of Medicine in Curacao.
Sarah has always had a keen interest in Family Medicine with a focus on preventive medicine. It was during her time as a medical student that sparked curiosity about nutrition. Specifically, it was the relationship between diet and diseases she commonly encountered in practice, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and cholesterol, that piqued her interest.
Frequently, she counselled patients during clinic visits on the importance of a healthy diet.
In addition, coming from a South Asian background herself and the unfortunate fact that heart disease affects this demographic at an increasingly alarming rate, she started to develop a passion on how nutrition affects each individual’s overall health and well-being.
Last, Sarah believes that maintaining fitness and mindful eating are the stepping stones in leading a well balanced life that could potentially be medication-free.
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