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Welcome,


I'm so glad you're here!

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Welcome,


I'm so glad you're here!

FIRST THINGS FIRST...

AN INTRODUCTION

Hi! I'm Joanna, a Certified Nutritional Practitioner practicing in the field of Nutritional Genetics. 

(That's a fancy way of saying that I look at your DNA, then tell you how to eat according to your unique genes). 

Some may call it Gene Cuisine, others may call it magic, but the technical term is 'Nutritional Genetics', or more simply, 'Nutrigenetics'.

 

Through the science of nutrigenetics, combined with the support of diet & lifestyle coaching, I work to provide you with your own, unique genetic roadmap, empowering you to sidestep chronic disease & freeing you up to pursue a lifetime of vibrant health.

Curious?  

Book your complimentary 30-minute Discovery Session to find out more... 

(my treat!)

How does nutrigenetics work?

First, we'll do a DNA test specifically looking at genes that have a clear connection to diet and lifestyle. There are no needles and no invasive procedures. Your DNA is collected from a saliva sample, then sent off to the lab for evaluation. When your results are ready, you'll learn exactly how your body is wired to thrive. Alongside an in-depth report detailing how to use diet and lifestyle choices to support the genetics you were born with, you'll also receive one-on-one guidance and support to make sense of it all and put everything into practice. It's important to understand that we are not trying to change your genes, but rather we'll work with the genetic hand you've been dealt to support any systems in your body where your genes aren't set up to operate efficiently.  We'll use diet and lifestyle as powerful epigenetic tools to provide the support your body needs so that you can make the most of your good genes, and work around the bad.

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Imagine a light switch... with the flick of a finger, you can turn the power "on" or "off".  In the case of a dimmer switch, you can use the dial to adjust the intensity of that power "up" or "down", resulting in more or less light being expressed. Similarly, when we look at your DNA, we can use epigenetic switches, such as diet and lifestyle cues, to adjust the expression of your genes. With your genetic report in hand, we can create a powerful framework for your best long-term health, based on your unique genes. The goal is to help you understand exactly what your body needs to thrive - so that you're empowered to optimize your health - one meal, one lifestyle choice, and one day at a time.

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This may be the very first time you're hearing about the science of nutrigenetics, so to help assure you that this is real, bonafide science (and not just the most amazing sci-fi dream you've ever had) I've compiled a list of some of my favourite resources to help you navigate this fascinating field.

Sign up below and I'll send you my favourite resources to put your mind at ease and WOW friends & family with your impressive knowledge of cutting-edge, personalized health care advances! 

Pinch Me...


This may be the very first time you're hearing about the science of nutrigenetics, so to help assure you that this is real, bonafide science (and not just the most amazing sci-fi dream you've ever had) I've compiled a list of some of my favourite resources to help you navigate this fascinating field.

Sign up below and I'll send you my favourite resources to put your mind at ease and WOW friends & family with your impressive knowledge of cutting-edge, personalized health care advances! 

Top 10 Resource List

Want to learn more? 

Here's a list of engaging videos, books, and even a few scholarly journal articles (if that's your thing) to help you dive into the field of nutrigenetics and learn how it can benefit your long-term health and vitality.

Sign up below to gain access.

(I won't judge if you want to start with the videos first!) 

I respect your privacy. Your email address will remain our little secret ;)

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A little bit about me...


A little bit about me...


Hi, I’m Joanna. 

I am an explorer, an educator and a guide...  

I look at what’s going on beneath the surface,

where the roots tangle deeply into the soil of what makes you so uniquely "YOU".

Let me shed some light on the mystery... 

As a Certified Nutritional Practitioner with a diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition and a special interest in nutritional genetics, food sensitivities and microbiome analysis,  I offer an educated and enlightened perspective on your health journey, navigating a path towards your very best potential. Together, we’ll look at your health from the inside out (literally!) and we'll chart a clear path for you to achieve & maintain optimal wellness based on your genetic predispositions & your current internal environment. 

Although the frames on my office wall include (among other things) a degree in Psychology, a diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies, and a post-graduate certificate in Communications, it's actually the decade I invested leading volunteer teams around the world that I consider to be my greatest education. From city slums to rural community gardens, from the highlands of Ecuador to the delta of Bangladesh, from urban garbage dumps to the vast wilderness of Africa's Great Rift Valley, I repeatedly came face to face with the transformative power of nutrition to literally change people's lives. 

Convinced of the healing and transformative power of food, I returned to school (again!) to pursue designation as a Certified Nutritional Practitioner. From there, my interests led to even further personal study in the fields of functional nutrition, microbiome analysis, and (perhaps most importantly) nutrigenetics - a topic that hooked me from the very first moment I heard about it. Nutrigenetics is the study of how YOUR specific genetic variations interact with different bio-chemical compounds in the foods you consume to either increase or decrease your personal risk of chronic disease. Fascinated, I devoured all the information I could find with a rapt sense of wonderment and awe, blown away at just how AMAZING our bodies really are, and how many secrets each strand of DNA holds. Your unique genes mean that you respond to and metabolize the same food differently than I do. This is exactly why the same diet doesn't work for everyone.  It's not "one size fits all" when it comes to your health. The food we consume may be the same, but our bodies metabolize and interpret that food very differently.

And now, through the science of DNA testing, we have the tools to find out what works for YOU. 

In my holistic nutrition practice, I combine DNA testing alongside personalized diet and lifestyle recommendations, to help clients side-step underlying genetic predispositions towards chronic disease, enabling them to work towards their best possible health. With a background in psychology and previous career experience in transformational development, I also support clients through the inner work required to make real change. 

I offer a window: a glimpse at what you’re made of, where you currently stand, and your best future health potential (your birthright). Actually reaching that full potential is going to take some effort on your part. (Yes, there is work involved!) Luckily, you’re not alone! I am a helper… it’s what I do, it’s who I am, it’s in my blood, it’s in my DNA.  Nothing delights me more than helping others thrive.

So, let’s sit.  Let’s talk.  Let’s look at what’s going on, on the inside. And together, let’s unlock the mystery of your unique biochemistry, nourishing you for a lifetime of optimal health and wellness. I promise to bring all my years of curiosity, wisdom, grace and compassion to help you get to where you need to be.

This is your journey – I am privileged to walk with you.

Joanna Bowen, B.A., CNP.