Meet Tessa

TphotoI’m Tessa Nicholson. I am  a Holistic Nutritionist, a Certified Metabolic® Balance Coach and founder of the community based Healthy Living Club.  I have always believed in the power of food and it’s role in maintaining vibrant health, but also in reclaiming one’s health.

As a Holistic Nutritionist I use my knowledge of food and nutrition to guide you in achieving your health and wellness goals. Giving you the power and confidence to make the necessary changes based on your unique situation and biochemistry.  You can do it!

I help you to optimize your physical and mental well-being through every day nutrition, eating habits and lifestyle factors. It’s true, our food choices matter to our health and have an impact on our long term health and vitality!

There was a period in my life when my eating habits were influenced by the fast food culture.  I had no idea what was happening to me.  I had become so far removed from my body’s natural rhythms that I lost touch with my natural inclinations when it came to hunger and satiety.  You can read more about my story here.

I returned to my cultural roots and this helped me reconnect with real food and my intuitive responses when it came to food.

I have always been an enthusiastic eater!  Growing up in the Greek Cypriot  culture, it’s pretty much mandatory to eat with passion. Meal times were an event. I grew up on what is now known as the Mediterranean diet.

I am very grateful for that experience because I was headed down a very strange path when it came to my ideas about food and health.

Today, I continue to delight in the food experience and in particular when I see the positive impact it has on the people in my life.  

My decision to pursue the study of Holistic Nutrition was born out of my love of food. Why did some foods make me feel fantastic and others not so much?  I deeply wanted to understand how our daily food choices interacted with our health. How foods and nutrients work in the body to promote health and wellness. I wanted to understand the mechanisms at work.  And though I have learned (and continue to learn) a tremendous amount, I realize that feeling one’s best is a combination of many different things and high quality, healthy food is the foundation.

I am now very fortunate to live in a part of Canada where fresh, local foods are abundant. I enjoy this abundance with great enthusiasm, I eat all types of whole food, simply prepared to allow the full value of the food’s nutrition to work its magic, to sustain and nourish me.

Combining my passion for food and my extensive, and continuous, nutrition studies, I help individuals make optimum nutrition choices based on their unique health goals and lifestyle.  What I do best is educate, provide clarity and give some practical meaning to the maze of information and misinformation that comes at us on at daily basis.

Nutrition Education

Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN)

Registered Holistic Nutrition Diploma

Advanced Natural Nutrition Diploma

Metabolic Balance® Coach

FOODSAFE Level 1

Holistic Nutrition gives the body the food and energy it needs to achieve and maintain optimum health. Each person is unique, and each person has the ability to achieve their  optimum health and vitality with a personalized whole foods plan.