I live in London, Ontario, have a Nutritional Science degree, am a Mayo Clinic Certified Wellness Coach, and a Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator (Main Street Vegan Academy). Further, I have worked in the field of clinical research for many years.
“Teresa has launched an important coaching niche in her business, namely “Take Root”. As the name implies, Teresa’s goal is to share the science and evidence about plant based eating which can lead to body healing, overall wellness and longevity. I personally learned from Teresa, that by making changes in awareness and attitude about food choices as they related specifically to heart disease, I experienced steady healing.
Teresa’s coaching style is calm, invitational and convincing. She creates a trusting environment for clients, offers encouragement, support and resources for both individuals and their family. I recommend that anyone who is interested in learning more about plant based eating, to contact Teresa. She will guide them toward increasing their awareness. I found with increased awareness better choices can “take root”.”
“Teresa Ford at Take Root is passionate about all things plant-based, and has a wealth of knowledge to share in her newsletter and blog. She shares great recipes that I make for my own family (all have gone over really well!), and bases all of the information she shares on the latest research into plant-based eating. I would very much recommend Teresa if you are looking to learn more about plant-based food choices, or even transitioning in to this way of eating. She is knowledgeable, and works to educate herself in this area by taking courses and reading research, where she is then able to apply this evidence to each individual to meet them where they are, and help guide them forward.”
“Rarely does one have the opportunity to work with a professional who is credentialed, experienced, AND a role model in his or her field. This is true of Teresa Ford.
I was drawn to Teresa‘s plant-based coaching because she epitomizes good health while recognizing that lasting change requires 1) developing new skills and 2) reframing who we are. What differentiates Teresa is her ability to merge plant-based wellness with behavioral change.
Results I had seen in a few short months included: 10% reduction in cholesterol and behavioral changes such as the elimination of “fizzy“ drinks and addition of delicious, nutritious, easy substitutions of cheese and ice cream.
As a Mayo-trained nutritional Coach with years of research experience, Teresa’s approach was sound, practical and flexible. When I struggled, Teresa responded.
As a woman and professional I valued the preparedness and fact-based approach Teresa presented while feeling inspired and cared-for by Teresa’s “you’ve got this!” attitude.
If you’ve been wanting to make life-long wellness changes to live your best life, I’d highly recommend Taking Root with Teresa Ford.”
“I so enjoyed your presentation. I just froze eight bananas, washed kale for chips and purchased Portobello mushrooms for the grill tonight.”
“The knowledge you shared was the right amount for me. I will continue on this path – you have provided inspiration. I appreciate how open you are to questions. Thank you again. I found this session to be very worthwhile.”
“Educated and empowered! That is how I felt as I left the presentation by Teresa Ford that I attended. The science behind the benefits of plant-based lifestyle really spoke to me and Teresa presented the facts in a comprehensive and engaging manner.
As my 48th birthday approached, I knew I needed to make some changes. And although the transition was not always easy, I feel at peace with the food choices I now make (I call myself 90% vegan, with a focus on plant-based eating). I have reduced my carbon footprint and I do not feel guilt around the consumption of other living beings. I am a healthier, happier me and Teresa’s support played a big part in that!”
“We always knew that plant-based nutrition was the way to go in terms of a healthy and ethical lifestyle for our young family. In the kitchen, we lacked the confidence and know-how to be able to make fulfilling meals where the ingredients were completely vegan inspired. Through her onsite coaching and cooking demonstrations, Teresa’s positive influence and culinary expertise has helped us build up our knowledge base to make better informed decisions on the process of cooking with plant-based materials, while instilling the assurance that vegan cooking can, in fact, be delicious!”
“I recently completed three months of coaching with Teresa Ford. I enjoyed our coaching conversations immensely and felt as though her approach was truly aimed at finding ways to help me achieve my goals in a very personal way. No diet plans here! I discovered pleasures of altering my diet to include lots of fresh fruits and veggies. I have experienced eating struggles during my life (overweight teenager, anorexia, and yo-yo dieting) and had come to see cooking and eating as simply a battleground. I didn’t like to cook, go food shopping, think ahead or plan. With Teresa’s coaching, I learned to enjoy shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables, making choices based on the lovely colors I found among the fruits and vegetables sections, arranging food for aesthetic pleasures of the color palette available to me in the plant world. My new way of eating is simpler – lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and a broad variety of salad choices. I have found interesting ways to entertain at small social gatherings for friends, with lovely entrees from the amazing fruit and vegetable world, providing so many colors, sizes, and shapes. I do not know what to call this approach to eating – a mindful and aesthetic approach to eating! Thank you Teresa!”