Hi, I’m Ashley!
For as long as I can remember, I have felt a deep connection to Nature. I grew up in rural Northern Ontario growing vegetables, picking wild fruit, foraging herbs for tea, and collecting eggs from our chickens. But I felt pulled to something “bigger.”
When I was 19, I moved to the city. I stopped cooking and started living on fast food. Within months I was the sickest I’d ever been. My stomach hurt 24/7, I had major bathroom anxiety, daily panic attacks, I was exhausted, my hormones and skin were a mess.
Eventually, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. This changed everything for me. I started asking questions about what factors impact gut health and how gut health impacts other areas of health - anxiety, hormones, skin, energy, and beyond. Since then, my life has been dedicated to answering these questions.
Throughout my journey, I’ve come back to the Nature I grew up with - using food and herbs to support my clients. Now I understand that the pull I felt to something “bigger” was not to live in a big city, but to live a life with a big impact.
Today, it’s my honour to help clients reconnect with the Nature inside of them through - their gut. Teaching people about the foods, herbs, and lifestyle supports that restore the delicate balance of the microbiome is my passion. Watching their lives transform because of it is my purpose.
Credentials, Experience & Expertise
I am a Certified Holistic Nutritionist with the Canadian Association of Natural Nutrition Professionals. Over the years, I have continued my education to specialize in gastrointestinal health and support clients with IBS, IBD, SIBO, GERD, LPR, H. pylori, and more.
Some of these continuing education programs include:
The Art and Science of Gastrointestinal Healing (Restorative Wellness Practitioner)
Masterclass: GI Treatments
Advanced Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis
Using Herbal Medicines to Modify the Microbiota
Western Herbalism (Community Herbalist)
Advanced Endocrinology & Hormonal Health
Advanced Stress and Hormones
now for the fun stuff...
I’m an INFP. Pisces Sun, Sag Moon, Leo Rising. Enneagram 5.