Whenever I introduce myself and explain that I’m a Registered Holistic Nutrition consultant. I invariably get the same response.

You’re a registered what what now?

Holistic means that all of the various parts of a whole are in intimate interconnection with the entire system.
When relating it to your body; this means that all of your body parts as well as your mind and spirit are in constant and complex interplay.

What that basically means is that the food you eat, your beliefs, and your outlook on life are just a few of the things that have a very important effect on your overall health and well being.

I believe that we hold much more power over how our health story will play out than we’ve been led to believe. We don’t have to be victims of our health and genetics.

(Take this inspiring podcast with you on your next walk or drive if you’re curious about that last statement)

Think of it this way: Your genetics is the loaded gun, diet and lifestyle is the trigger. The loaded gun isn’t dangerous in and of itself although it holds the potential to be deadly. You make choices whether or not you will activate your genetics – pull the trigger – or not through your diet and lifestyle choices.

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  • Holistic nutrition consultants help shine the light on the importance of maintaining overall balance and help simplify the important task of feeding yourself so you can provide your body with the proper fuel it needs and craves.
  • We lead with the assumption that the human body already has all of the necessary hormones and enzymes that are required for health and balance as long as the proper nutrients (fuel) are provided.
  • We assume that the normal human state is wellness.
  • Our job is to guide you in providing the fuel that can be found in natural wholesome foods as well as a balanced lifestyle so that your body can naturally regain balance.
  • We are not trained within the disease model but rather with a focus on health, prevention and getting to the root cause.
  • There is rarely a one size fits all approach since we recognize that everyone is unique. There are very few magic bullets but rather many small changes that add up over time.
  • Our success relies on our client’s personal involvement and on taking self-responsibility. So respecting everybody’s individual pace and basic level of understanding is essential.

Food is our fuel. Food is powerful… I say let it be our medicine.

Contact me if you’d like to book a free 30 minute discovery call to see how you can take your health to the next level.



I hope you’re doing well.

I’m always inspired by the power of food and lifestyle changes. The reason for that is because of my amazing clients.

I’ve decided to share a small sample of the kind of transformation that I’m honored to be a part of everyday.

Meet Thomas;

Thomas is strong, vibrant and soon-to-be new dad. He decided to join Metabolic Balance to address long-standing digestive issues that included lower abdominal pain, gassiness and alternating constipation and diarrhea.

As a result of his difficulty digesting food (poor digestion means nutrients aren’t being properly absorbed) he also struggled with chronic fatigue and resulting poor concentration. Thomas had a small weight loss goal but his digestion was the dangling carrot that instigated his health journey.

Thomas works full time at a demanding job and he admits that the first two weeks of his plan were quite challenging. Despite the extra effort and dedication required to stay on track, he sailed through the strict phase with flying colors.

Two weeks into his plan, Thomas was down 16 lbs. which was beyond his weight loss goal. We made some adjustments so he could continue without losing more weight. Although the amount of bloating, gas and discomfort was improved, he was still not quite where he wanted to be.

Eight weeks into his plan, Thomas was no longer experiencing digestive upset, his bowels were regular and he was enjoying better energy and focus.

The true test came after a very indulgent celebration meal when he experienced zero negative side effects, this type of meal would have cost him dearly in the past.

This was a sign that his body had built up enough resilience to tolerate the occasional indulgence – as it should.

Thomas was committed to taking charge of his health and in doing so is possibly preventing more serious health problems down the road. We’re not just what we eat – we’re what we can digest!

I’m so grateful that Thomas trusted me to be a part of his wellness journey. I’m amazed at his dedication and resolve and at how quickly his body thanked him for the changes.


Here are a few words from him:

Q. What do you like best about Metabolic Balance?

A. The one thing I thought was very cool about this Metabolic Balance program was the fact that I was able to find out what foods are best suited for my body type. There were so many different varieties of foods that I’ve never had before so I got to experience new healthy foods for the first time that I quite enjoyed; it definitely got me out of my comfort zone.

Q. Talk a little about your journey so far?

A. I do have to admit this journey wasn’t an easy one but I’m really glad that I decided to take this big step into changing my eating habits. I know I’m building a good foundation so I can live a long and happier life.

Q. How would you describe your experience working with Kim?

A. I’m so glad that I had the pleasure to meet Kim. She taught me so much on what my body type needs to sustain a healthy digestive system.

Contact me if you’d like to book a free 30 minute discovery session.

Cheers to taking the reins!


Summer is here! It’s time to let loose and enjoy, we’ve all earned it.

We recently hit the road to go visit our daughter AND IT FELT GREAT to be going somewhere! The last thing on my mind was about behaving and being good.

But still…

Practicing a little tiny bit of strategic prevention will be a gift to yourself come fall time.

Yo-yoing isn’t kind to your body or your soul.

Here are my top tips to get through the summer holiday so you can hit the ground running this fall.

Top tips for surviving vacation time:

  • Aim to maintain. Stress has been high, it’s finally summer, be kind to yourself! Vacation time isn’t a time to be trying to lose weight but you can aim to maintain the weight you’re currently at.
    Continue weighing yourself every day (or as much as possible) . Keep yourself accountable and make micro-adjustments rather than falling asleep at the wheel and then waking up an angry camper in September.
  • Drink water. Getting enough pure water is one of the most important things for easy weight maintenance and allows your body to flush out accumulated toxins. This is a biggie. To calculate how much water you should be drinking: take your weight in kilograms multiplied by 35. This will give you how many milliliters of water you should be drinking every day. If you weigh more than 250 lbs. or 113 kg, cap your water intake at 4 liters per day. Try to get most of your water in between meals to avoid diluting those precious digestive juices.
  • Eat slowly and chew. Almost no one chews enough. Poor chewing or eating when stressed or distracted is the root cause of so many digestive problems. Set down your utensils between bites and fully chew the bite that’s in your mouth before filling your fork, aim for 20 chews per bite. Really savor that delicious food and if you’re lucky enough to be enjoying your food with other people, enjoy them too.
  • Take some extra time during your vacation to do the things you love and don’t always make the time for. Read, pray, meditate, walk, paint, draw, sing… Pay attention to how you feel after doing that thing. You may be inspired to schedule it in more regularly.
  • Alternate alcohol and water. Drink and be merry but be kind to your liver. Our livers bear the brunt of our overindulgences. Alternate alcoholic drinks with a big glass of water or keep some sparkling water handy to enjoy between toasts.
  • Be moderate. Have a bit of everything but check your portions and go back for seconds of the really good stuff. My daughter has this concept nailed. We always know if Kiana has had a go at a box of chocolates because of the tiny bites that are missing out of each one. She’s not wasting her precious chocolate quota on less than delicious choices. If it isn’t absolutely decadent – pass.
    Avoid snacking between meals. Allowing a break between scrumptious meals without snacking will allow your body to fully digest the previous meal. Digestion is demanding on the system and can take energy away from repair, detoxification and maintenance. This will also help keep insulin levels (the fat building hormone) stable.
  • Stay regular. Keep your bowels moving daily. Constipation puts a huge burden on the body. Eat plenty of vegetables and take extra fiber such as chia, ground flax or psyllium or pack a magnesium supplement.
  • Catch up on your sleep. Stress and sleep deprivation have a cumulative effect on the body, particularly on weight gain and aren’t given enough screen time in our culture. Take the steps for great zzzs

popping open a bottle of bubbly on the beach

popping open a bottle of bubbly on the beach

beach bonfire

beach bonfire

Positive change never comes from punishing, hateful self-talk. Sustainable change happens when we step into our lives and take full responsibility. You’ve got this!

Contact me if you’d like to book a free 30 minute discovery call to see how you can take your health to the next level.

Wishing you a restful and kind summer vacation.