Sexy Food Therapist
Life hasn’t always been so sexy you know…
In fact, it’s been a long road and it all began working as an Advertising Executive in some of Toronto’s top firms. With a work hard, play hard mentality, I began to suffer the physical health effects and began to feel myself drowning in the industry. I shuddered when I looked at the scale, my skin and digestive system were a mess and I struggled with a severe gluten-intolerance and felt completely unfulfilled. Something needed to be done, so I sought balance with a Nutritionist, then a Chinese Medical Doctor who opened my world, my heart and fuelled a passion for the health and wellness industry. Don’t get me wrong, I was intimidated by it and questioned whether I could really do it.
But I did and my world began to change.
Leaving my career and my financial security, I hit the books and soon became certified as a Nutritionist and started my first practice, Traditional Healing Arts and became the Institute of Holistic Nutrition’s Cooking Instructor for their Mississauga campus. I consulted, worked extensively with the Deaf Community and did large scale corporate talks for companies like Xerox and The Loyalty Group.
It all seemed to be going well, but still something was missing…
Taking a hard look at my life, I decided to leave my house, my fiancé and traveled back to the city with nothing and moved in with three women in what I called the Estrogen Den. I began to use food as my therapy to help me through the highs and lows and it was there that Sexy Food Therapy was born. Starting out as a blog, it rapidly grew in readership from across the globe as far as Singapore. Feeling a out of place in an industry that seemed too hippy and extreme at times, I wanted to write in a language and rekindle people’s passion with food and did so in a language that people could understand. So by combining a Sex in the City-type approach to therapeutic food with the blog, I provided a tell-all about my life through stories of love, sex and food and how I emotionally ate – the right way.
Deciding to invest my equity into my future, I hit the books again and became certified in Acupuncture, Chinese Nutrition Therapy and Tui Na Massage. It was then that the blog took on a different form and began to incorporate aspects of Eastern Medicine like Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda.
My keyboard continued to get more of workout than me and I wrote for Vitality, Viva, Globe and Mail’s Tonic Magazine and online for the Women’s Post. Today, Sexy Food Therapy can also be found as its own print column every Monday in Toronto’s first evening newspaper, t.o.night.
So after completion of my studies, several blog awards and being noted as a top blog pick from Sarma Melngailis from Pure Food + Wine and One Lucky Duck, I decided it was time to expand.
It was then that Sexy Food Therapy the full service site was born. Here you won’t have to trade in your heels for socks and sandles or your Chanel for Patchouli if you don’t want to. With a complete array of services, Sexy Food Therapy aims to make healthy food and healthy living fun, attainable and yes, downright sexy.
And if you know me, you’ll know I don’t ever quit nor stop. Great things are on its way, so stay tuned.