About JM Nutrition

About JM Nutrition Team

Learn more about JM Nutrition and its team of practitioners

Our Team

JM Nutrition 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.

Registered Dietitians

Dietitians Mississauga Lyndsay Hall

Lyndsay Hall, Registered Dietitian

Areas of expertise:

Lyndsay brings with her a good deal of experience in:

Watch: Dietitian Lyndsay Hall discusses her nutritional counselling services

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Qualifications

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).

In addition, Lyndsay is licensed with the College of Dietitians of Ontario. She is an active member of Dietitians of Canada as well.

 

History

Mississauga dietitian, 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:

A Dietician Shares Her Expert Tips For Going Vegan, Toast Magazine

A Dietician’s Guide to Eating Healthy Without Sacrificing Flavor, Toast Magazine

Raw vs. Cooked: How to Get the Most Out of Your Vegetables, Reader’s Digest Best Health Magazine

Does Your Kid Need A Multivitamin? Today’s Parent

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

Registered Dietitian New Brunswick Maude Morin

Maude Morin, Registered Dietitian

Areas of expertise:

Maude has experience and/or has taken additional training in the following areas:

Watch: Dietitian Maude Morin discusses her nutritional counselling services

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Qualifications

Maude Morin, BSN, MAN, RD

Maude completed her undergraduate degree at Acadia University in Nutrition and Dietetics. She also completed a Master of Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph and simultaneous accredited dietetic internship in the Niagara Region.

In addition, Maude is licensed with the New Brunswick Association of Dietitians and College of Dietitians of Ontario. What’s more, Maude is an active member of Dietitians of Canada.

 

History

Maude strives to share her love of food and nutrition with her clients by focusing on simplicity. Her nutrition philosophy centres around the notion that long-term success can be achieved through flexibility and small, sustainable changes over time. Through an inclusive and compassionate approach, Maude ensures clients feel heard and respected in their counselling sessions.

Furthermore, Maude offers support by building accountability, goal-setting skills and individualized meal plans to guide clients toward their goals.

Maude’s experience is largely grounded in community retail environments where she has counselled hundreds of clients with numerous health problems and varying goals. This has challenged her to stay up to date on research for many men’s and women’s health concerns, preparing her to work with diverse client populations.

Moreover, Maude enjoys conducting virtual and in-person presentations for groups.

Last, Maude conducts virtual counselling sessions, servicing Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

Registered Dietitian Kirsten Swantee JM Nutrition

Kirsten Swantee, Registered Dietitian

Areas of expertise:

Kirsten has specialized training and experience in the following areas:

Watch: Dietitian Kirsten Swantee discusses her nutritional counselling services

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Qualifications

Kirsten Swantee, BSc, Registered Dietitian (RD) 

A graduate of the Nutrition and Dietetics program at Acadia University, Kirsten Swantee also holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition with Honours. 

Kirsten is registered with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and the Nova Scotia Dietetic Association and is a member of Dietitians of Canada.

History

Kirsten is originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland, where she studied biochemistry for two years at Memorial University of Newfoundland, before moving to Nova Scotia to complete her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition at Acadia University.  

She completed her dietetic practicum in the Annapolis Valley with rotations in community health, long-term care, hospital food-service management, clinical nutrition and diabetes education.

In addition, Kirsten completed honours research evaluating the effectiveness of the cardiac rehabilitation program in the Annapolis Valley.  

Kirsten believes in eating real, whole foods, balanced meals, and that, in moderation, anything can fit into a healthy diet.

She uses a personalized approach to nutrition counselling, through careful listening and the ability to simplify the complexities of the nutrition world to create a practical plan for making changes.

Without a doubt, Kirsten excels at helping clients set realistic goals, find simple ways to improve their health, gain confidence with food choices, build sustainable healthy habits and ultimately reach their goals.  

Moreover, she provides flexible customized plans, ongoing education and accountability, all in a supportive, judgement-free environment. Kirsten is excited at every opportunity to help someone improve their health through food.

In addition to offering virtual nutritional counselling, Kirsten is a registered dietitian who counsels from the Halifax, Nova Scotia office.

Registered Dietitian Jordan Thompson JM Nutrition

Jordan Thompson, Registered Dietitian

Areas of expertise:

Jordan’s areas of focus include:

  • Paediatric nutrition (picky eating, iron deficiency anemia, cow’s milk protein allergy, tube feeding) 
  • Weight management (weight gain & weight loss, following a weight-inclusive approach) 
  • Diabetes management (type 2 & gestational diabetes) 
  • Women’s health and nutritional interventions (PCOS, menopause) 
  • Prenatal and postnatal nutritional support
  • Oncology nutrition (before, during and after treatment) 
  • Building a healthy relationship with food, mindful and intuitive eating
  • Failure to thrive

Watch: Dietitian Jordan Thompson discusses her nutritional counselling services

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Qualifications

Jordan Thompson, RD, DDEPT, BSc

Jordan is a graduate of the Diploma and Dietetic Education and Practical Training program at Brescia University College. She completed an accredited dietetic internship with Hamilton Health Sciences where she studied to become a Registered Dietitian.

In addition, Jordan also holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Brescia University College.  

Jordan is licensed with the College of Dietitians of Ontario, College of Dietitians of Alberta and is an active member of Dietitians of Canada.

 

History

During her dietetic internship at Hamilton Health Sciences, Jordan completed placements in a variety of care settings that have prepared her to work with diverse clientele. Most notably, through her placements at McMaster Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s West 5th Campus, she gained valuable clinical experience in the areas of diabetes management, weight management, oncology nutrition, and of course, paediatric nutrition. 

Jordan’s passion and enthusiasm lend themselves to  helping clients meet their personal health goals through providing individualized nutrition care and support.

She enjoys working with children, adults, and whole families. Jordan is a nutritional consultant whose empathetic nature allows her to form meaningful connections with clients to provide the best care possible. 

As a Registered Dietitian, Jordan uses an evidenced-based approach for all nutrition recommendations, working directly with clients to find strategies and care plans that support their specific needs. 

Lastly, Jordan is a firm believer that all foods can fit into a balanced diet and that there is no one-size fits all approach to healthy eating. As a supportive, down-to-earth practitioner, she will help you develop a positive relationship with food where all foods can be enjoyed in a healthy and sustainable way. 

Registered Dietitian Rosary Saad JM Nutrition

Rosary Saad, Registered Dietitian

Areas of expertise:

Rosary brings with her a good deal of experience in:

  • Weight management (weight loss or gain, using a weight inclusive approach)
  • Chronic disease prevention and management, including:
    • Diabetes management (pre-diabetes, type 1 and 2 diabetes)
    • Cardiovascular health (high cholesterol, high blood pressure, chronic heart failure)
    • Liver health (cirrhosis, fatty liver) 
    • Kidney and renal health (kidney failure, kidney stones) 
    • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) 
  • Bariatric nutrition (nutritional guidelines and support post-surgery)
  • Digestive health (IBS, GERD & acid reflux, Crohn’s, celiac disease, ileostomy, gastroparesis, etc.)
  • Plant-based eating and nutrition support (vegetarian, vegan, etc.) 
  • Women’s health (PCOS and menopause) 
  • Gout support 
  • Oncology nutrition (before, during and after treatments) 
  • Geriatric nutrition (nutrition counselling for older adults)  

Languages: English, French, Arabic

Learn more about Rosary

Qualifications

Rosary Saad, Registered Dietitian (RD), BASc

Rosary Saad is a Registered Dietitian who graduated from the University of Ottawa with distinction in the Honours Bachelor in Nutrition Sciences program. What’s more, she completed an accredited and integrated internship program with the University of Ottawa where she received training in various community and clinical settings to become a Registered Dietitian (RD).

In addition, Rosary is licensed with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and is an active member of the Dietitians of Canada.

 

History

Rosary is no doubt passionate about food and nutrition. In fact, she believes that everyone deserves to have a successful journey towards bettering their health as well as their ability to self-manage, and maintain their long-term achievements towards a healthier and happier life.

As a Registered Dietitian, she believes in using a multifaceted approach to wellness and empowering clients to take control of their health journeys by guiding them, supporting them, as well as offering evidence-based, personalized and comprehensive client-centred nutritional counselling. 

Combining her educational and career experience, she has worked in various clinical settings including weight management, nephrology (kidney health), cardiology (heart health), diabetes care, and digestive health including the nutritional management of various bowel conditions such as celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and irritable bowel syndrome.

Throughout her career experience working in different areas of health care, servicing many populations of different age groups and cultural backgrounds, she quickly came to the realization that each and every individual has a unique story when it comes to their relationship with food as well as their health-related journeys. She is truly inspired by each and every individual’s personal journey and strives to help others achieve their own personal nutrition and health-related goals. 

✓  Virtual nutritional counselling

Registered Dietitian Tiffany Thai

Tiffany Thai, Registered Dietitian

Areas of expertise:

Tiffany focuses on the following areas:

  • Chronic Disease Management
    • Diabetes management 
    • Fatty liver disease 
    • Cardiovascular health (high blood pressure, high cholesterol)
  • Weight management (weight loss and gain)
  • Digestive health (IBS, GERD, IBD, FODMAP diet, diverticulitis)
  • Meal planning, including vegetarian and vegan meal planning
  • Particular expertise in East Asian and South Asian cuisine
  • Mindful eating (building healthy relationships with food, Health At Every Size)
  • Paediatric nutrition, including picky eating

Watch: Dietitian Tiffany Thai discusses her nutritional counselling services

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Qualifications

Tiffany Thai, Registered Dietitian (RD), MPH, BSc

Dietitian, Tiffany Thai, is a graduate of the Master of Public Health in Nutrition and Dietetics program at the University of Toronto.

In addition, Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Brescia University College, Western University.

She is also licensed with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and is an active member of the Dietitians of Canada.

 

History

Tiffany takes a comprehensive and collaborative approach to her nutritional counselling to ensure clients receive meaningful recommendations.

She provides nutrition education, support, and motivation so that her clients can make changes for long-term health.

During her dietetic internship, Tiffany completed nutrition care placements at the Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities and Loyalist Family Health Team. Here, she gained a great deal of experience in diabetes management, heart disease, and digestive health, among others.

Tiffany’s background in public health has given her a sophisticated understanding of the multi-factorial influences on nutrition.

As a result, she provides care that is empathetic, non-judgemental and non-stigmatizing.

Tiffany aims to integrate and maintain cultural and lifestyle factors and, incorporates principles of a Health At Every Size approach.

Because of her deep understanding of the role of nutrition on client health as well as her passion for the profession, Tiffany is well-equipped to achieve individualized nutrition goals of clients from all walks of life.

Registered Dietitian Ola Pabjas JM Nutrition

Ola Pabjas, Registered Dietitian

Areas of expertise:

Ola focuses on the following areas:

  • Weight-neutral approaches to health (i.e. Intuitive Eating, Healthy at Every Size)  
    • learn a balanced approach to eating that promotes healthy blood sugar levels and is satiating
    • build a healthier relationship with food which promotes less extreme eating behaviours (i.e. overeating)
    • addressing emotional eating (e.g., getting in touch with hunger and fullness cues)
    • address over-reliance on take out foods through meal planning
    • please note: although weight loss may or may not occur as a result of positive health behaviours, it is not the primary health parameter of focus
  • Digestive health: Celiac Disease (gluten-free diet planning), GERD (acid reflux), IBS management 
  • Chronic disease prevention and management, including:  
    • heart disease (high blood pressure, high cholesterol) 
    • diabetes (pre-diabetes, insulin resistance) 
    • liver disease (fatty liver disease support
  • Child and family nutrition, including picky eating strategies
  • Plant-based eating (vegetarian, vegan, flexitarian diets) 
  • Meal planning, culinary knowledge and food safety  

Watch: Dietitian Ola Pabjas discusses her nutritional counselling services

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Qualifications

Ola Pabjas, RD, MPH (specializing in Nutrition and Dietetics)

Ola is a registered dietitian with a BASc in Human Nutrition from the University of Guelph and a Master of Public Health specializing in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Toronto. She is licensed with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and is an active member of Dietitians of Canada. 

Ola’s practice philosophy is “you are the expert in your own life,” encouraging clients to collaborate in their care. She will partner with you to find approaches that fit this season of your life and your nutrition goals. In addition, she will support you in navigating the challenges that arise along your journey.

 

History 

Ola completed her dietetic internship at Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. Here, she refined her nutrition care skills by working with patients on various units including ICU, general internal medicine, and geriatric rehab, as well as the family health team.

A particular accomplishment is spearheading a large project at the University Health Network in Toronto to optimize dysphagia diets. Upon completion, Ola shared the project’s findings in a report alongside 8 recommendations, with practice- and evidence-based resources to assist stakeholders in their implementation. In addition, she presented the findings to hospital committees and published a blog post for the Dietitians of Canada. 

Ola’s Public Health background gives her a deep appreciation for the nuances involved in nutrition and food. She has solid experience in several dietetic settings, including clinical, public health, nutrition services, business and industry, and research. These experiences provide insight into the dynamic ways she practices. Ola excels at translating research and scientific recommendations into practical advice for individual clients and groups. She is an engaging and supportive nutrition coach and educator.

Ola provides in-person nutritional counselling out of the JM Nutrition Toronto office as well as virtually.

Dietitian Ellie Farabad

Ellie Farabad, Registered Dietitian

Areas of expertise:

Over the years Ellie has developed great proficiency in the following health- and nutrition-related areas:

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Qualifications

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.

 

History

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. 

Ellie provides in-person nutritional counselling out of our central Scarborough office location as well as virtual sessions.

Sports Nutrition Dietitians & Nutritionists

sports nutritionist and dietitian Kyle Butler

Kyle Butler, Registered Dietitian & Sports Nutritionist

Areas of expertise:

Kyle focuses his practice on:

Watch: Sports nutrition dietitian Kyle Butler discusses his nutritional counselling services

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Qualifications

Kyle Butler, Registered Dietitian (RD), BScAHN, BSc

Kyle Butler is a graduate from the Applied Human Nutrition program at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He completed the integrated internship education program with numerous placements to become a Registered Dietitian (RD).

Prior to completing this program, Kyle obtained a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biochemistry (Nutrition) with a minor in Psychology. 

In addition, Kyle is licensed with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and the Newfoundland & Labrador College of Dietitians. He is an active member of Dietitians of Canada and the Canadian Nutrition Society.

 

History

Kyle’s passion for nutrition sparked during his teenage years, when he developed an interest in food, nutrition and overall health and wellbeing. Initially, Kyle began pursuing a degree in Engineering before deciding to turn his passion into a career.

This decision allowed him to complete a degree in Biochemistry in his hometown of St. John’s, Newfoundland at Memorial University before moving to Bedford, Nova Scotia to complete the requirements to become a Registered Dietitian. His dietetic internships laid the foundation for a wide range of professional dietetic skills that he utilizes in his counselling sessions.

As an individual who is dedicated to lifelong learning, Kyle continues to further his knowledge in nutrition by attending webinars, keeping up with current research, and completing courses of interest pertaining to dietetics and sports nutrition. His strength lies with disseminating research in a way that is easy to understand and is useful to his clients.     

In addition to his passion for nutrition, Kyle also has a strong interest in exercise and fitness. His current focus is on weight training, but he has a history that includes a wide variety of team and individual sports (soccer, tennis, swimming, golf and more).

As a result of this, Kyle understands the critical role of nutrition in achieving athletic goals competitively, recreationally, and simply for general health. He looks forward to helping individuals optimize their performance and recovery through food, and supplementation as necessary.

Kyle’s individualized and evidence-based approach to nutrition counselling is centred around building healthy and sustainable habits. His empathetic and attentive personality allows him to gain a full understanding of his clients needs, enabling him to help create a flexible plan that suits them best. He believes that a healthy style is going to look different to everyone and he enjoys helping his clients find a balance that suits their preferences, lifestyle, and goals.

✓  Virtual nutritional counselling

Registered Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Johnny Zhao

Johnny Zhao, Registered Dietitian & Sports Nutritionist

Areas of expertise:

  • Fitness & sports nutrition specialization:
    • Nutritional support for endurance sports: long distance running, cycling, nutritional support for triathletes, et al.
    • Nutritional counselling and coaching for combat sports
    • Body recomposition: strength training support, nutritional support for increasing muscle mass, weight management and fat loss
    • Nutrition periodization for training
    • Competition nutrition
    • Pre-, intra-, and post-workout nutrition
    • Dietary and sports supplements
    • Macronutrient distribution
    • Nutritional support for young athletes
    • Behavioural change for suboptimal eating habits in the athletic population
  • Digestive health: irritable bowel syndrome, gastroparesis, post-ileostomy
  • Chronic disease support: type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia
  • Meal planning for various athletes, specialty diets (vegetarians, vegans and much more)

Learn more about Johnny

Qualifications

Johnny Zhao, Registered Dietitian (RD), MHSc, BASc

Johnny completed his undergraduate studies at Toronto Metropolitan University in Nutrition and Food. He also completed a Master’s Degree in Nutrition Communication from the same institution, completing an accredited internship where he worked at Sunnybrook Hospital, Sinai Health and more.

In addition, Johnny is licensed with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and is an active member of the Dietitians of Canada.

 

History

Johnny is a Registered Dietitian who is passionate about sports and working with people to achieve their goals. No matter the skill or fitness level of the athlete, Johnny strives to provide a detailed, high-quality level of nutritional support and care.

In the past, Johnny has worked with people from various avenues of life. Whether it be an up-and-coming student athlete or an elite one, he knows how to tailor recommendations to provide personalized, client-centred nutritional counselling.

As a lifelong basketball player and combat sports athlete, Johnny knows about the issues people face with regards to exercise and nutrition. He hopes to use his knowledge to help people strike a balance between a healthy diet and active lifestyle.

Additionally, from his experience as a swim instructor, he takes on a coaching role with his clients, where he uses motivational strategies to help clients take actionable steps.

Currently, Johnny is on his own fitness journey in strength training. Due to this, he has kept up to date with current evidence-based practice. Whether you are looking to build muscle, lose fat, or both, Johnny can guide your nutrition so it’s on the right track.

In terms of counselling style, Johnny provides a laid-back, personable approach where he attempts to truly understand the client’s motivation for change. This allows him to determine the best nutrition care plan for you.

As a food lover and a member of the BIPOC community, Johnny is sensitive to different cultures and the varying food practices. He is familiar with Middle Eastern, Caribbean, Latin American, East Asian, South Asian, and Southeast Asian cuisines. This allows him to provide recommendations for clients of various backgrounds.

✓  Virtual nutritional counselling

Written contributions: Endurance Athletes Nutrition Misconceptions No One Told You About

Registered Dietitian Sports Nutritionist Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certified Personal Trainer Austin McNally

Austin McNally, Registered Dietitian, Sports Nutritionist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer

Areas of expertise:

As a trained professional in nutrition & exercise programming, Austin loves to share his enthusiasm and expertise in the areas of:

  • Sport & Performance Nutrition
    • Nutrition programming for health, fitness & athletic performance
    • Specific nutrition recommendations for before, during, and after training to optimize athletic performance & recovery
    • Nutrition strategies for competition day 
    • Sport & position-specific nutrition recommendations to accommodate the needs of various activities
    • Evidence-based guidance pertaining to sport nutrition supplements & their dosing protocols 
    • Scaled recommendations for beginners, intermediates and advanced trainees
    • Nutrition support for youth, adult, and master athletes 
    • Nutritional counselling pertaining to team sports (hockey, soccer, basketball et al.)
  • Strength Sport & Resistance Training
    • Nutrition programming for muscle & strength gain
    • Strategic nutrition & exercise planning to facilitate fat-loss whilst maintaining high level training performance
    • Nutrition & exercise strategies for body-recomposition
    • Scaled recommendations for beginners, intermediates and advanced trainees
    • Nutrition programming for fitness & health enthusiasts of all ages 
  • Meal Planning
    • How to plan & strategize meals 
    • Meal planning for athletes & fitness enthusiasts 
    • Meal planning for general health & disease prevention
    • Fueling for the 9-5 work day
    • Meal prep guidance & recommendations for various dietary requirements (gluten-free, low-FODMAP, etc.)
  • Weight-Management
    • Nutrition strategies for weight loss and/or fat loss
    • Nutrition strategies for weight gain / weight maintenance 
    • Nutrition programming & physical activity recommendations to facilitate goal achievement 
    • Intuitive eating, or more calculated approaches (calorie & macro targets, etc.)
    • How to identify fad diets and adopt more sustainable approaches
  • Digestive health (IBS, food intolerances, FODMAP)
  • Disordered eating tendencies & body image support
  • Nutrition for health & chronic disease management and prevention 

Learn more about Austin

Qualifications:

Austin McNally RD, CSCS, CPT, BSc. Foods & Nutrition

Austin completed his Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Foods & Nutrition at the University of Prince Edward Island. After graduating from UPEI, Austin completed his dietetic training at various healthcare establishments across Prince Edward Island. 

Austin has been a practicing personal trainer & exercise coach for a number of years, and has recently completed a post-graduate certification in strength & conditioning through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) in an effort to better service high performance athletes & advanced trainees.

Connecting with a highly trained nutrition & exercise professional is the best way to circumvent misinformation, and to ensure you are receiving the best evidence-based recommendations.  

Austin is an active member of the Dietitians of Canada & the NSCA. He is licensed to practice dietetics in PEI, Nova-Scotia & Ontario

 

History:

Growing up in a small, rural hockey-town in PEI, Austin competed in high level sport from a young age, and has always valued nutrition & exercise. Even as a young child, Austin was drawn to the field of applied human sciences. Austin’s university studies further reinforced his passion for nutrition and exercise programming, and he learned how these variables could be leveraged to positively impact health, longevity and performance.

Despite no longer competing in organized team-sport, Austin has been involved in powerlifting, resistance-training and exercise coaching for a number of years. And, most recently, Austin has taken to endurance running & cycling. His enthusiasm and passion for all things health & fitness is infectious!

Austin loves really getting to know his clients, sharing his knowledge and expertise, and drawing from anecdotal experiences. He loves working collaboratively with others to come up with sustainable and effective nutrition protocols that are tailored to you, your needs, and your individual goals. 

When he’s not helping clients reach their nutrition goals, you may find Austin in the gym, running around Halifax with his dog Lenni, or unwinding at home!

Registered Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Sierra Steele

Sierra Steele, Registered Dietitian & Sports Dietitian

Areas of expertise:

Sierra’s areas of focus and specialization:

  • Sports nutrition:  
    • Nutrition during competitions: on- and off-season
    • Fuelling the body before, during, and after exercise
    • Nutrition recovery focus for recreational and competitive activity
    • Main sports of focus: volleyball, swimming, racket sports
    • Nutritional support for athletes of all ages
  • Weight management (weight loss, weight gain)
  • Body composition: reducing body fat, increasing muscle mass
  • Portion control based on nutrition goals, activity level, and energy/nutrient needs
  • Mindful and intuitive eating:  
    • identify fad diets and adopt more sustainable approaches
    • identify irregular eating habits and implement healthy strategies that fit to your lifestyle
    • understanding hunger and fullness cues
    • building a better relationship with food
  • Diabetes management (pre-diabetes, Type 2) & blood sugar regulation
  • Cardiovascular health, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol
  • Particular familiarity with cuisines: Chinese, Korean, Jamaican
  • Various diets, including plant-based proteins, vegetarian, flexitarian diets

Learn more about Sierra

Qualifications

Sierra Steele, RD, DDEPT, BScFN

Sierra completed her Bachelor of Sciences undergraduate degree in Nutrition & Dietetics at Brescia University College, affiliated with Western University.

She also graduated from the Diploma in Dietetic Education and Practical Training program where she completed various placements at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC).

In addition, Sierra is licensed with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and is an active member of Dietitians of Canada.

 

History

Registered Dietitian, Sierra Steele’s interest in nutrition first sparked during her years as a young athlete. Seeking a competitive edge, she was intrigued by the role nutrition plays in athletic performance and recovery.

Sierra has always been involved in sport, specifically having a background in competitive swimming, badminton, and first and foremost, volleyball. After a career in the Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA), Sierra pursued post-secondary volleyball at Western University by playing on the junior varsity team and earning a spot on the Varsity Women’s volleyball team.

With multiple practices, strength and conditioning sessions, games, and academic pursuits, Sierra has a firsthand experience with the importance of nutrition in healthy, active living.

 

Specialty

When she isn’t on the court, you can find Sierra trying new recipes that incorporate seasonal and local foods when available.

Her interest in different cuisines is strongly influenced by her diverse cultural background in Jamaican-Chinese heritage with Icelandic and German roots.

Ultimately, Sierra values a holistic approach to her nutrition education and promotes lifestyle changes for realistic, sustainable goal setting.

She is also empathetic and attentive to her clients’ needs, always incorporating personalized nutrition recommendations.

Registered Dietitians For Eating Disorder & Disordered Eating Support

Registered Dietitian for Eating Disorder and Disordered Eating Support Maya Daaboul

Maya Daaboul, Registered Dietitian

Areas of expertise:

During her 8 years as an eating disorder and disordered eating dietitian, Maya has primarily focused in the following areas:

  • support for eating disorders & disordered eating for adults and adolescents
  • disordered eating patterns:  
    • frequent dieting
    • feeling anxious around particular foods
    • skipping meals
    • rigid rules around eating
    • restricting food & overeating
    • all or nothing approach, when it comes to eating
    • guilt associated with eating
    • feelings of loss of control around food
    • increased preoccupation with weight, food, body image that affects the quality of life
  • emotional eating: eating in response to emotions (anger, sadness, boredom etc.)
  • Anorexia Nervosa help: food restriction, low body weight and intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat
  • Atypical Anorexia Nervosa: individuals with the same features as ‘typical’ Anorexia Nervosa, except without extremely low weight
  • Bulimia Nervosa help: eating large amounts and then purging; purging includes self-induced vomiting, excessive exercise, diuretics, laxatives and/or diet pills
  • Binge Eating Disorder management: rapidly eating larger than average amounts, inability to control how much is consumed, feelings of guilt and shame after eating
  • ARFID management: limited food intake, nutritional deficiencies and weight loss, lack of appetite or interest in food (no body image issues or fear of weight gain)
  • Mindful & intuitive eating, Healthy at Every Size

In addition, Maya possesses experience in these areas:

  • infant nutrition: infant feeding & complementary feeding
  • child nutrition: focusing on optimizing the feeding experience and eliminating mealtime struggles
  • picky eating behaviour
  • food allergies and intolerances
  • pregnancy & breastfeeding nutrition
  • chronic disease management, including diabetes & heart health

Languages: English, Arabic

Learn more about Maya

Qualifications

Maya Daaboul, RD

Maya Daaboul is a Registered Dietitian (RD) who has received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics- Coordinated Program from the American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon.  

She is also licensed with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and is an active member of Dietitians of Canada. 

 

History 

Maya has diverse career experience spanning several countries.  Along with her registration with the Canadian Dietitians of Ontario (CDO), she has been registered with four other countries, including her registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) as a US Registered Dietitian (currently inactive), and her Licensed Dietitian registrations in Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.

Having worked in different countries and seen clients from all walks of life, she has gained insight into various cultural experiences, food habits, restrictions and preferences, and how different cultures approach food. Maya provides her consultations in both English & Arabic.

As an Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, Maya is passionate about empowering individuals with Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating patterns to help them break free from the struggles faced with food, body and self. She helps clients reframe their thoughts, beliefs and behaviours about health, nutrition and body image with the ultimate goal of honouring their health and rediscovering the satisfaction and joy of eating.

Maya incorporates non-diet concepts, gentle nutrition, weight- and food-neutral approaches, body acceptance, and mindful eating approaches. In addition, she equips her clients with practical skills such as menu planning, recipe development and cooking skills to empower and motivate them toward their goals.

Furthermore, Maya understands the challenges her clients may face when taking the first step. So she believes in creating a safe space for her clients while instilling a trusting, empathetic, and supportive ambiance.

Maya is always invested in her lifelong learning and Professional Development and believes in staying abreast of new research and continuing to provide quality services to her clients. She is currently undergoing certification with the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation (iaedp) to become a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS).

In addition to her work with eating disorders, Maya specializes in child feeding. She firmly believes in fostering balanced and positive eating behaviours from a very young age. Maya works with families to help parents detect and correct feeding errors that may impede a positive feeding and eating experience. She believes promoting positive feeding experiences at younger ages can help prevent the onset of eating disorders and disordered eating patterns at later stages in life. In addition, she provides consultations for infant & child feeding (complementary feeding & picky eating) and food allergies and intolerances.

Registered Dietitian for Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating Christine McIntosh JM Nutrition

Christine McIntosh, Registered Dietitian

Areas of expertise:

As a specialist in eating disorders and disordered eating, Christine coaches and counsels clients for the following concerns:

  • Support for eating disorders & disordered eating for adults and adolescents
  • Anorexia Nervosa support: food restriction with low body weight and intense fear of weight gain
  • Guidance for food and nutrition rehabilitation after hospital or treatment centre admission for Anorexia Nervosa 
  • Bulimia Nervosa support: binging (eating large amounts of food) and purging (by self-induced vomiting, excessive exercise, diuretics, laxatives and/or diet pills)
  • Guidance for food and nutrition rehabilitation after hospital or treatment centre admission for Bulimia Nervosa 
  • Binge Eating Disorder support: rapid eating of large amounts of food, lack of control of actions, followed by immediate guilt 
  • Orthorexia: Obsessive interest of self defined “healthy food habits” with self esteem attached to rigid eating patterns; fear of certain foods that are deemed unhealthy
  • Coaching and counselling with a client centred approach that may include family members 
  • Food and meal planning to meet health and nutrition requirements for age and stage of life at a pace that meets the clients’ physiological and psychological needs

In addition, Christine offers nutrition expertise in:

  • Chronic pain and nutrition management
  • Fertility nutrition counseling
  • food intolerances such as gluten, dairy, nut/legume, and more
  • elimination diets
  • weight management, particularly nutritional counselling for weight loss
  • vegan and vegetarian meal planning
  • IBD: Crohn’s Disease & ulcerative colitis
  • acid reflux & GERD support
  • gastritis support
  • management of diverticulitis 
  • anti-inflammatory diet

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Qualifications

Christine McIntosh, Registered Dietitian (RD), BASc, MS, PhD

Christine McIntosh is a graduate of Applied Human Nutrition from Ryerson University. She became accredited as a dietitian in dietetic internship at Mount Sinai Hospital. She completed a Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Alabama, and holds a PhD in Education from Nipissing University. 

Christine is licensed with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and an active member of Dietitians of Canada.

 

History 

Years of experience as a nutrition counsellor means Christine knows how to partner for health change with those who have complicated food lives. People who live with a disordered eating or an eating disorder, and have not yet found the right food solutions, learn how to sustain a nutrition plan, when working with Christine.  

Christine offers virtual services for patient convenience. Everyone comes to nutrition sessions with unique habits, health conditions, and personal history that defines each session’s education strategies. Her effective communication and attention to a person’s food story results in a collaborated plan for the client’s healthy food life.

Christine has been a Registered Dietitian for many years. She has been published in professional and research journals on the topics of communication and eating disorders. Her work in different nations across the globe as a dietitian means she interacts with ease with people of many cultures and walks of life.

There is likely not a health condition that would surprise her, yet she understands that every person experiences a condition in a personal way. Therefore, she provides nutrition counselling tailored to meet clients’ needs for ongoing self care.

Christine provides virtual nutritional counselling.

Registered Dietitian for Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating Kinga Balogh

Kinga Balogh, Registered Dietitian

Areas of expertise:

As an eating disorder and disordered eating dietitian, Kinga uses the integrated nutritional therapy and coaching approach to help clients:

  • take the first steps in self-discovery to map out your eating habits, activity patterns, mindset and self-talk patterns
  • cultivate a holistic self-care practice rooted in self-compassion and self-acceptance
  • set wellness goals and receive regular emphatic and supportive coaching to track your progress
  • break away from unhealthy eating habits and make peace with food through intuitive eating principles, including attention to hunger and fullness cues
  • achieve self-liberation from discriminating weight-bias and unrealistic body ideals driven by the weight-loss industry
  • adopt a joyful movement routine to keep you active and vibrant
  • reach your natural weight as you gradually overcome over- or under-eating patterns
  • develop body-acceptance to put an end to dangerous weight fluctuations

In addition, Kinga provides nutritional counselling in these areas:

  • receive meal planning, movement resources, stress and sleep-management tools that fit your lifestyle and preferences
  • tap into meal support strategies for caregivers caring for loved ones with eating disorders or disordered eating behaviours
  • optimize your metabolic health: address PCOS, gestational diabetes, pre-diabetes, type 1 or 2 diabetes, cholesterol or thyroid levels, including hormonal changes through menopause

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Qualifications

Kinga Balogh, RD, CDE, Health Coach 

Kinga is a registered dietitian and a University of Toronto graduate. She is licensed with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and is an active member of Dietitians of Canada. 

 

History 

Kinga Balogh is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator and positive psychology-based Coaching Professional with over 17 years of experience coaching clients with disordered eating habits, body dissatisfaction and metabolic imbalances throughout the lifespan.

She possesses strong academic foundations from the University of Toronto, bringing extensive work experiences from university-affiliated research institutions and hospitals. Most importantly, Kinga brings authentic lived experiences and deeply rooted passion to assist clients achieve physical, mental and social well-being.

Registered Dietitian Ola Pabjas JM Nutrition

Ola Pabjas, Registered Dietitian

Areas of expertise:

Ola focuses on the following areas:

  • Weight-neutral approaches to health (i.e. Intuitive Eating, Healthy at Every Size)  
    • learn a balanced approach to eating that promotes healthy blood sugar levels and is satiating
    • build a healthier relationship with food which promotes less extreme eating behaviours (i.e. overeating)
    • addressing emotional eating (e.g., getting in touch with hunger and fullness cues)
    • address over-reliance on take out foods through meal planning
    • please note: although weight loss may or may not occur as a result of positive health behaviours, it is not the primary health parameter of focus
  • Digestive health: Celiac Disease (gluten-free diet planning), GERD (acid reflux), IBS management 
  • Chronic disease prevention and management, including:  
    • heart disease (high blood pressure, high cholesterol) 
    • diabetes (pre-diabetes, insulin resistance) 
    • liver disease (fatty liver disease support
  • Child and family nutrition, including picky eating strategies
  • Plant-based eating (vegetarian, vegan, flexitarian diets) 
  • Meal planning, culinary knowledge and food safety  

Watch: Dietitian Ola Pabjas discusses her nutritional counselling services

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Qualifications

Ola Pabjas, RD, MPH (specializing in Nutrition and Dietetics)

Ola is a registered dietitian with a BASc in Human Nutrition from the University of Guelph and a Master of Public Health specializing in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Toronto. She is licensed with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and is an active member of Dietitians of Canada. 

Ola’s practice philosophy is “you are the expert in your own life,” encouraging clients to collaborate in their care. She will partner with you to find approaches that fit this season of your life and your nutrition goals. In addition, she will support you in navigating the challenges that arise along your journey.

 

History 

Ola completed her dietetic internship at Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. Here, she refined her nutrition care skills by working with patients on various units including ICU, general internal medicine, and geriatric rehab, as well as the family health team.

A particular accomplishment is spearheading a large project at the University Health Network in Toronto to optimize dysphagia diets. Upon completion, Ola shared the project’s findings in a report alongside 8 recommendations, with practice- and evidence-based resources to assist stakeholders in their implementation. In addition, she presented the findings to hospital committees and published a blog post for the Dietitians of Canada. 

Ola’s Public Health background gives her a deep appreciation for the nuances involved in nutrition and food. She has solid experience in several dietetic settings, including clinical, public health, nutrition services, business and industry, and research. These experiences provide insight into the dynamic ways she practices. Ola excels at translating research and scientific recommendations into practical advice for individual clients and groups. She is an engaging and supportive nutrition coach and educator.

Ola provides in-person nutritional counselling out of the JM Nutrition Toronto office as well as virtually.

Nutritionists

Registered Holistic Nutritionist Gunjan Chopra

Gunjan Chopra, Holistic Nutritionist, Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner

Areas of expertise:

Gunjan brings with her a good deal of experience in:

  • Weight Management, particularly nutritional counselling for weight loss
  • Meal planning for culturally suitable diets along with vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free meal plans
  • Digestive health support
  • Acid reflux & GERD support
  • Nutritional support for fatty liver
  • Anti-inflammatory diet
  • Hormone imbalances and PCOS
  • Diabetes management (type 2) & blood sugar regulation
  • Health education and psycho-education for Craving Change™
  • Food lifestyle management 
  • Stress management 
  • Meal planning for North American, Indian, Mediterranean, Italian, South Asian, Thai and Mexican cuisines
  • Nutrition counselling for weight management due to trauma and brain injury

Languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi

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Qualifications

Gunjan Chopra, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, (R.H.N.), Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner (N.N.C.P.)

Gunjan Chopra is a graduate in natural nutrition from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in Toronto.

She has also completed accredited certifications in clinical nutrition, sports nutrition and weight management from The American College of Sports Medicine.

 

History

Gunjan is passionate about nutrition and its holistic impact on our daily lives in small but significant ways, even when she was not a part of the industry. She always stayed informed and connected to the world of healthcare and optimal nutrition when navigating her own health journey.

Gunjan communicates effectively with clients, as well as practitioners, from all walks of life, connecting with their concerns of “work-life balance” or rather “health- life balance”.

In addition, Gunjan has a detail oriented yet sustainable, supportive approach. In her journey so far in the nutrition industry, Gunjan has gained significant knowledge and experience as an Integrative Health Educator and Nutrition counsellor for trauma & brain injury impacted clients developing her skills in psycho-education and mindset management for nutrition, allowing her to connect deeply and communicate effectively with the clients and their concerns. 

With her personal struggles with PCOS and weight gain, Gunjan gradually learnt the science and power of food and how the mindset behind making certain choices could bring about significant results.

Focusing on lifestyle management and sustainable habits, Gunjan’s approach of “health beyond the weighing scale” specializes in supporting conditions including but not limited to PCOS, adrenal fatigue, stress management and blood sugar dysregulation along with digestive concerns such as IBS, GERD  and fatty liver disease.

As a holistic health practitioner, Gunjan offers highly personalized and client-centred nutrition counselling from a symptom-based perspective, focusing on mind, body & spirit to achieve optimum health and wellness. 

Furthermore, Gunjan’s cultural background and upbringing gives her a strong knowledge base of various international foods, while integrating Ayurveda and holistic home remedies coupled with her passion for cooking and experimenting in the kitchen, developing recipes and experimenting new ideas to benefit her clients.  

Overall, Gunjan believes in the unmatchable power of optimal nutrition for overall health and well-being and focuses her practice on educating and equipping her clients with the same. 

Nathalie Brusch Holistic Nutritionist Toronto

Nathalie Brusch, Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Nutritional Practitioner

Areas of expertise:

Nathalie possesses extensive knowledge in the following nutrition-related areas:

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Qualifications

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.

 

History

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.

 

Specialty

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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Founder of JM Nutrition

Julie Mancuso, Owner of JM Nutrition, service by Nutritionists and Dietitians

Julie Mancuso, Founder of JM Nutrition

Qualifications

JM Nutrition is owned and operated by Julie Mancuso, a graduate of the University of Toronto.

 

History

Julie has worked in the field of nutrition as a 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.

 

Specialty

Undoubtedly, Julie’s and JM Nutrition specialty is weight management. 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.

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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 clients say?

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.

 

Writer

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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Supporting Team

Andrea Stokes, Registered Dietitian & Contributing Writer

Qualifications

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.

 

History

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.

Specialty

  • Intuitive eating and building a healthy relationship with food and nutrition 
  • Ditching diet culture and making peace with food and your body
  • Picky eaters of all ages
  • Chronic disease management and prevention (including diabetes, heart disease, and digestive issues)
  • Menu planning and meal preparation for a busy life

✓  Dietitian-Writer

Sarah Jabeen, Doctor of Medicine

Qualifications

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.

Areas of expertise and interest 

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. 

Ahsan Zaman, Public Health Consultant

Qualifications

Ahsan Zaman, MPH, BSc

Consultant, Researcher, Contributing Writer

Ahsan Zaman is a public health specialist who has completed his Master’s in Public Health from Queen’s University, and possesses a BSc in Kinesiology and Health Sciences from York University.

Areas of Expertise and Interest

As a consultant and health advocate, one of Ahsan’s primary areas of focus is the improvement of mental health and well-being. Ahsan is a proponent of the idea that physical activity and good nutrition are positive contributing factors for good mental health, and in turn, good overall health.

Furthermore, Ahsan strongly believes in creating awareness, so people have quality, evidence-based information at their disposal to make well-informed health decisions. Because there is a great deal of misinformation on health and nutrition, Ahsan uses scientific evidence to ensure the correct facts are distributed.

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