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About Teresa 2018-01-23T13:14:33+00:00

ABOUT TERESA

I live in London, Ontario, have a Nutritional Science degree, am a Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator (Main Street Vegan Academy), and a Mayo Clinic trained Wellness Coach. Further, I have worked in the field of clinical research for many years.

The Transformation

My journey to a whole-food plant-based diet started with my husband Wayne’s struggle with high cholesterol. His strong family history of heart disease was a looming concern and his doctor was heading toward prescribing him medication, which he would be on for life. But Wayne wanted to try to address it through diet. Unfortunately, despite following a dietician-prescribed diet, Wayne’s cholesterol remained too high.

I became curious and wanted to understand more about the relationship between diet and disease. In my research, I learned that eating unprocessed, plant-based food can have a huge impact on cholesterol levels plus a whole lot more. So to test the theory, for three months we ate minimal amounts of processed and animal foods, and instead ate lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds.

Result: Wayne’s cholesterol dropped 20% and eventually normalised. And he’s maintained a 20-pound weight loss, which contributes positively not only to health, but also to his athletic pursuits. Wayne continues to be prescription-free.

Evidence-based Coaching

Amazed, I continued to learn about the benefits of plant-based eating and the evidence to support it. I was so convinced, that we transitioned to it 100%. I consider it one of the best decisions we’ve ever made.

I developed a passion to inspire others to eat delicious and nutritious plant-based food for maximal wellness. Since 2014 I’ve been writing and educating about the health benefits and lifestyle changes related to plant-based eating.

Take Root represents the next level: evidence-based coaching.

Changing health-related behaviours can be very difficult. You may need a coach to help get you and keep you on track. Trained as a Wellness Coach, I meet you where you are in your food journey, and collaboratively guide you to where you want to be. Drawn from essential behaviour science, I bring key knowledge and skills to help you transform and maintain your diet.

The Transformation

My journey to a whole-food plant-based diet started with my husband Wayne’s struggle with high cholesterol. His strong family history of heart disease was a looming concern and his doctor was heading toward prescribing him medication, which he would be on for life. But Wayne wanted to try to address it through diet. Unfortunately, despite following a dietician-prescribed diet, Wayne’s cholesterol remained too high.

I became curious and wanted to understand more about the relationship between diet and disease. In my research, I learned that eating unprocessed, plant-based food can have a huge impact on cholesterol levels plus a whole lot more. So to test the theory, for three months we ate minimal amounts of processed and animal foods, and instead ate lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds.

Result: Wayne’s cholesterol dropped 20% and eventually normalised. And he’s maintained a 20-pound weight loss, which contributes positively not only to health, but also to his athletic pursuits. Wayne continues to be prescription-free.

Evidence-based Coaching

Amazed, I continued to learn about the benefits of plant-based eating and the evidence to support it. I was so convinced, that we transitioned to it 100%. I consider it one of the best decisions we’ve ever made.

I developed a passion to inspire others to eat delicious and nutritious plant-based food for maximal wellness. Since 2014 I’ve been writing and educating about the health benefits and lifestyle changes related to plant-based eating.

Take Root represents the next level: evidence-based coaching.

Changing health-related behaviours can be very difficult. You may need a coach to help get you and keep you on track. Trained as a Wellness Coach, I meet you where you are in your food journey, and collaboratively guide you to where you want to be. Drawn from essential behaviour science, I bring key knowledge and skills to help you transform and maintain your diet.

TESTIMONIALS

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