My Mother's Gardens
An appreciation for whole foods sprouted.
I grew up in a small coastal town in Nova Scotia. I certainly didn't respect it at the time (I was a really picky eater as a kid!) but we regularly ate seafood fresh from the ocean with vegetables from my mother's gardens. My grandfather grew everything he could and my grandmother pickled, preserved and baked pies with the haul. Lucky for myself and my siblings, green thumbs run in the family. I've spent the majority of my working career in the entertainment industry, but my passion for nutrition, whole food and ecology has always been been an instinctual and an important part of my life.
The Proof is in the Pudding
Eating isn't as simple or straight forward as it used to be.
There has never been so much choice - exciting new cuisines and a huge variety of food available to us. But savvy marketing, misleading labels and ingredient lists have made it difficult to know what we're eating. Nutrient deficient, toxic and fattening foods have led us scrambling to lose weight while fighting cancers, diabetes, heart disease and other chronic illnesses. Getting back to basics can inspire meals that are wonderfully nutritious to regain a positive relationship with diet and health.
Love food. Feel better.
Interest in health foods has exploded - and for good reason.
With the abundance of information (and misinformation), food trends and catchy headlines, navigating a healthy diet can be overwhelming. You might be reading this because you are keen to make better choices for you or a loved one's health - that's wonderful. Maybe you're feeling disconnected or have a specific wellness goal but don't know where to start. Or maybe you're overwhelmed with choice and need guidance to ensure you're eating what's best for you.
Whatever your situation, I'm here to help. A better understanding of your daily food choices encourages mindful eating, creating clarity that will become second nature. I believe you can love food and feel better.
Gillian Ferrier, R.H.N. is a Toronto based nutritionist specializing in a simplified approach to healthy eating. With a focus on delicious, whole, local and sustainable foods, Gillian empowers her clients to make practical nutrition choices to love food and feel better.
Gillian earned a diploma in Natural Nutrition from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. She holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from Concordia University with a minor in Human Environment, where she studied ecology, global food history, and our social relationship to food and the environment.