Are you tired of feeling tired? Running on little to no energy? Getting sick all of the time? What if you could wake up feeling rested and energized throughout your day? What would change? How would your life look differently?
What if you didn't have to spend that extra time in front of the mirror covering up blemishes, dark circles and other skin imperfections? Imagine what you could do with that extra time? And how good it would feel to have that confidence.
Imagine a morning free of fashion fits because your clothes fit perfectly. No more hiding behind saggy sweaters, billowy blouses and strategically placed fashion scarves.
Why does nothing seem to work?
How many times have you said this to yourself day after day of trying a new skin regimen or the latest fad diet or spending tons of money on supplements and other health care products claiming to fix all of your problems?
You read health blogs, pin real food recipes, hopped on the green smoothie train, you've even tried going gluten-free for awhile and you religiously track your steps. Does this sound like you?
You're not alone! Especially if you...
- are totally new to the world of holistic health and wellness and are so overwhelmed that you have no idea where to start. So instead, you don't start at all.
- want to make better choices when you're grocery shopping but it can be so confusing! Which products are truly healthy? There are so many available and most of them make health claims.
- find yourself playing the comparison game with other women as you scroll through social media, making yourself feel lesser than. You wish to look and feel a certain way, you can imagine it and deep down you know you deserve to feel incredible.
- are fed up! You're so done with feeling crappy everyday. You know there's a better way and you're ready and willing to do whatever it takes to reclaim YOU, feel balanced and beautiful.
As if all of that isn't bad enough:
You cancel social events whenever your acne becomes impossible to cover up.
You've had to call in sick so much work that your boss has taken notice and your bank account is suffering.
You refuse to go to pool parties because the thought of being in a bathing suit makes you cringe.
Being naked in front of your significant other creates anxiety because you constantly feel bloated.
You dread your period each month because your cramps have you keeled over in pain.
Asking yourself how I know all of this?
Because I was you!
I wish I could tell you that these awful symptoms were what led me to a health care practioner.
THEY SHOULD HAVE!
But I was young and there wasn't as much information available to me as there is now. It wasn't until I happened to watch a documentary called Food Inc. that I had a wake up call about the state of our food.
EVERYTHING CHANGED! I WAS DETERMINED TO LEARN MORE.
I booked an appointment with a Holistic Nutritionist to find out how my symptoms correlated with what was going on inside my body, got educated about the food I was eating and learned which specific foods were right for my body (and which weren't).
That was back in 2009. Since then, I've worked with countless health practitioners, I've taken more supplements, herbs and remedies than I can count, I've had my hormones and food sensitivities tested and I've tried various elimination diets.
I've also continued to learn so I can expand my knowledge base.
Since '09, I've become a certified Culinary Nutrition Expert (which means not only do I have the know how about why the foods we eat are good for us BUT I also know how to use them in the kitchen) and I've specialized in digestion and advanced detoxification.
And now I want to share everything that I've learned along the way with YOU!
what I love most about my job:
Helping other women feel and look AMAZING!
I'm ready to help you.
You didn't end up here, feeling this way overnight - right? It happened slowly over many months, maybe even years. So it's unrealistic to think that you're going to see any real, lasting changes lickety-split.
It takes some time, dedication and investing back into yourself to feel balanced again. Lasting change comes from small shifts over a period of time. Not to mention the accountability factor. It's like having the benefit of a personal trainer - you work harder and take it more seriously.
This won't be a cookie cutter approach and you're not going to get a generalized program. I want to know what issues you're dealing with and you'll get a personalized custom wellness plan to solve your unique problem.
Full disclosure: You'll only get out of this what you put in. The only way to feel better is to commit to yourself, follow the plan that we create together and make it happen!
If you're ready for real change that's long lasting like these amazing women, then keep reading:
Valerie, I want you to know what an impression you have made on me, and also to know what a positive change you’ve made in my life. I came to you recovering from cancer, with huge post-surgical complications that left me in bed for 3 months hooked up to tubes and taking many medications – I was mentally, emotionally and physically worn out.
On my first visit to you, you were so incredibly professional, kind, and met me where I was - no judgments or expectations. Your knowledge base is so broad, your attitude so forgiving and caring, and your ability to inspire was very motivating. It helped me greatly that I didn’t leave your office with a list of unrealistic goals for the week, rather with small steps to take – this made the achievement easy and therefore gave me confidence.
The amount of information you gave me on our second visit was fantastic, and I loved that it was all personal to me. The meal plans helped so much, as did the list of supplements, the recipes, the overall do’s and don’ts - everything helped to put me on the right track in a realistic way.
I am now just 3 weeks from beginning my care with you and I feel like a different person – mentally, emotionally and physically. I have so much energy, I sleep well, I feel happy, I’ve lost the sluggish brain that I had.
Your professional and informed direction has helped me increase my knowledge about how I can feed my body what it needs to heal and be healthy, and your caring nature has helped me take the risk, learn, and set realistic goals for myself. You have helped me change my life in such a positive way and I know I could not have done this without you.
I am so incredibly grateful, thank-you. - Krista Keirstead, Primary Classroom Teacher
York Region, ON
Hi my name is Leisa. I had the pleasure of meeting Valerie to help me try and control my blood sugar levels. I have type 2 diabetes. The doctor was wanting my levels to be under 7 and I was having trouble getting it there on my own. I was impressed with Valerie's ability to understand exactly what needed to be done to help me achieve my goals. Valerie did an amazing job of getting me on track through changing my eating habits to help with my sugar levels. I just had my blood tested by my doctor this week and after following Valerie's instructions, which I might add were simple and easy to do, I am able to say that my levels are now at 6.8 - Leisa, York Region, ON
I know you probably have a few more questions before you're ready to invest your hard earned money, so here are some FAQ's:
All consultations are done virtually (over the computer) via Skype. If you aren't familiar with Skype, it's a free application that allows us to have a video conference where we can see and hear one another. It's pretty awesome! This means that no matter where you are in the world - we can connect.
After your non-refundable payment is completed, you’ll receive a link to my calendar so you can choose the best time that fits your schedule. Appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am - 6 pm, Eastern Standard Time (EST). This is first come, first served, so if the time you want is taken, you can choose to book the next month. The appointment must be booked within 60 days of payment. You'll be prompted to fill out the nutrition intake form while you're scheduling your appointment online. Then all you have to do is show up on Skype at our scheduled time.
If we've previously worked together, there are follow-up options available to you. Please see below for details. IF it's been over a year since I've seen you, then you must select the 60 min follow-up option.
I offer custom meal plans as part of the initial nutrition consultation and in the 3 month package. I can also customize a meal plan to your specific needs and dietary restrictions without a consultation. For example, your lifestyle - maybe you love to cook and be in the kitchen or maybe you have zero time and need meals that are quick and convenient. I'll take your food likes/dislikes into account as well as any food allergies or sensitivities that you may have. Click here to purchase a custom meal plan.
One-on-One Nutrition Consultations
This one hour appointment is all about information gathering about YOU. We will review your health history, current diet and lifestyle habits, address your health concerns and goals. I'll also go over any questions you have.
After our consultation, you'll receive a customized meal plan suited to your current schedule and lifestyle including recipes. You will also get a treatment plan that includes lifestyle and supplement recommendations as well as any additional resources you may require to help you along the way.
Please note: A follow up appointment is highly recommended 3-4 weeks after you've been following your plan to determine if we need to make any changes. It's also an opportunity to discuss how you're feeling, goal progress and any challenges that may have come up.
These appointments can be scheduled as needed. They serve as a check in point to review your progress, food journal, supplements and to update your dietary and treatment plan as necessary. Adjusting things as we go allows us to ensure that you are on the right path to achieving success. Remember, this is not a quick fix - your nutrition plan should change and develop with you. These appointments are intended to offer support, inspiration and guidance as you continue on your health and wellness journey.
The 3 month package includes 1 Initial Nutrition Consultation and bi-weekly follow ups spread out over the course of 3 months. It also includes monthly customized meal plans. It’s a savings of $350 compared to purchasing the appointments & meal plans individually. This package is designed for individuals with more chronic and complicated health issues.
Click here if you'd like to set up a complimentary call with me.
Schedule a 30 minute FREE call with me. It's an opportunity to see if we are a good fit, to discuss your health concerns and to learn more about my approach to health and what you can expect from working with me one on one.
Have we already worked together before?
Great! Simply schedule a follow up!
If you've seen me within the past year, you can book a 30 minute follow up consultation (above).
If it's been over a year, please select the 60 minute follow up option below.