I’m a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, 21-Day Sugar Detox Coach, Food Revolution Ambassador and part-time traveler currently based in Toronto, Canada.

Food and travel have always been a part of my life and many of my early memories are food or travel-related: The time my mom was making coloured, sweet popcorn for my birthday party, I thought the blue food colouring was what made the popcorn sweet so I snuck a swig when she wasn’t looking. Note: food colouring is not sweet and a blue mouth is not a good look for your birthday party! Getting on an airplane meant heading off for an adventure and getting cheese & crackers on the airplane (anyone else remember when the snack was a piece of real cheese?). Road trips were exciting for journey, the destination and the pit stops for food.

I used to be a corporate marketer until a lengthy illness led me to re-evaluate my diet and lifestyle with the goal of healing naturally. I quit my job, went to school to study Holistic Nutrition, and changed my health & my life. Along the way I completed the Specialty Baking program at the Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts and Culinary Nutrition in the Kitchen program at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition.

These days I’m just as excited about food as when I was a kid, my choices are just different.

I’m excited to inspire you to make healthy eating simple, delicious and enjoyable!

As Certified Nutritional Practitioner I focus on helping you learn about food: the powerful healing abilities of nutrient-dense whole foods, figuring out what works for your body & lifestyle, how to navigate the grocery store and what to do when you finally get all that food home!

With the right foods you can promote and maintain good health – and it can be done simply and without sacrificing taste.

I’m ready to inspire you to make healthy eating simple, delicious and enjoyable! To do all of this while travelling is the dream. Join me on this journey as I teach the amazing benefits of nutrient-dense foods, recount tales of past travels, experiment in the kitchen and hit the road for more amazing experiences.

Nomadic Nutritionist is a combination of my love of nutrition and travel!

Hema, Toronto-based nutritionist

During our first week together as a team we were privileged to have Hema join us and run a workshop. Perfectly tailored to our minimally equipped kitchen, she taught us all about fermentation, it’s numerous health benefits and how to ferment food in a simple and delicious way. I was so excited that she was the first person to get our picky eaters to try (and enjoy!) homemade sauerkraut and pickles. Her true passion for and knowledge of nutrition shows in everything she does. Thank you again and we look forward to you returning to summerlunch+!
– Olivia, summerlunch+