About Me. And . . .
Why That Matters for You!
Brenda is a specialist in natural wellness programs for children, teens and adults, has been featured on TV and podcasts, including Jonathan Bailor's Smarter Science of Slim podcasts, and has had articles and newspaper columns published in a wide variety of print media, including Canadian Living, Maclean's, and Family Fun.
Author of Overweight Kids in a Toothpick World—a practical manual for families dealing with childhood obesity—and Eat. Sleep. Move. For Your Genetic Body Type: How to physically and emotionally care for a unique you, she loves to co-create, with her clients, a personalized per body type (evaluated with a simple intake survey) and/or genetics (evaluated with raw data from 23andMe), whole body (physical, emotional and spiritual) path to wellness.
We know that epigenetics (environment) plays an important role in our unique genetic expression and are beginning to grasp some of the complex interactions between various genes and exactly how environmental factors such as adverse childhood experiences, trauma and stress will affect a gene's expression.
Brenda’s decades of experience as a social worker, co-leader of a faith community and nutritionist allow her to uniquely and compassionately help clients not only "get" the science of their genetics but also assist them in "seeing" patterns of behavior that may have contributed to unhelpful gene expression. Then, Brenda helps clients "shift" that behaviour—be it food plan, exercise, stress management or supplements—to one that is more supportive of overall health.
Wellness—especially when it is one-size-fits-all dictated—can be confusing and ineffective. Brenda makes it simple, personal and doable. So, you can be your best you!
All of it, however--the passion for wellness, the teaching and the learning—starts at home with her excellent husband, Mark, their amazingly wonderful five adult children and their partners, and a growing gaggle of grandchildren (who knew “nanahood” could be this good?).