Just over a decade ago, Jolene graduated as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) from the Canadian School of Natual Nutrition (CSNN). To accommodate her young family (two wonderful boys and a partner), she maintained her career in both healthcare and education working with individuals with learning and/or physical disabilities while starting a part-time, private nutrition practice. Spurred on by a personal tragedy in 2018, Jolene did some soul searching and decided to dedicate more of her time to what she is most passionate about - food & nutrition! In addition to her private practice, Jolene now works in a naturopathic clinic (The Village Centre for Integrative Medicine). She is thrilled to be working in a collaborative environment with other professionals who she can learn from and who share the same philosophy about health and well being!
“I love everything about food: growing it, eating it, cooking and sharing it with others, but I am especially passionate about the healing power food holds. One of the most rewarding aspects of being an RHN is seeing the transformation that happens when individuals dedicate themselves to making changes to their diet and lifestyle. My biggest challenge as an RHN is in convincing clients of the benefits that can be recognized through these changes, alone! My fortitude comes with each client who experiences positive results and begins to become a believer, starting the process of a healthier existence.
I thrive on the skeptics who embark on Holistic Nutrition as a last result of feeling 'crappy,’ or having high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes meds introduced/increased, unable to shed unwanted weight, the list goes on! It is powerful and uplifting each time a client begins to see the impact food has on their health. I pride myself on and love winning over the skeptics!”
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