Alice Russell, R.H.N
What has a nutrient dense diet with supplements done for me?
I feel great! I have energy, my moods are stable (overall), I do not experience much (if any) pain, I never go hungry, I can pass a physical, and I feel so healthy!
But it wasn’t always this way.
A few years ago I was very overweight at 220 pounds, my moods were erratic, my digestion was awful, and I was tired all the time.
Through my job as an institutional Cook I was influenced to believe that fat was bad, that margarine was good, and that a high carbohydrate diet was best.
I ate low fat/bad fat. I used margarine and I ate a huge amount of cereal, rice, pasta, bread and dairy.
One morning, in late 2011, I passed out after eating and was diagnosed with pre diabetes.
I had sore feet, constant brain fog, lack of motivation, and was depressed and anxious. I had sleep apnea and snored very badly.
I was a smoker. And I was taking several pharmaceuticals.
I knew something needed to change.
The first thing I did was to quit smoking. Yeah me!
But it was the over consumption of sugar and carbs that were making me feel sick all the time.
I decided that if sugar was making my blood sugar levels fluctuate to unhealthy levels then I would eliminate sugar.
It was hard and I was often tired and moody but I noticed that when I reduced my carbohydrate and increased my healthy fat intake I lost weight fast.
Within a few months I had much more energy, my moods were stable, I was losing weight, and I felt great!
In October of 2012, less than 1 year after being diagnosed with pre diabetes, I stopped taking all medications! This was a huge accomplishment!
And I have lost 80 pounds which I've kept off! (My testimonial was included in a book called "Keto Clarity" by Jimmy Moore)
In early 2014 I decided to develop my increasing interest in nutrition by becoming a Certified Holistic Nutritionist.
Throughout my years as a Nutritional Consultant I have helped many clients achieve better health through diet and an understanding of how we are affected by the foods we eat.
My clients experience improved digestion, more energy, and better moods very quickly when they begin my Whole Foods Nutritional Program and Personalized Supplement Plan designed for their own specific needs.
My mission is to help my clients understand how foods affect their own unique body and the benefits of a personalized nutritional plan that is healing, satisfying, and delicious.
Support the health goals of each client, by creating individual wellness programs that include the use of whole, nutrient-dense foods, menu plans, natural sourced supplements , and lifestyle modifications.
After going through menopause I was struggling with mood swings, hair loss, fatigue, and weight gain.
Alice's guidance and extreme knowledge helped me get back to the joyful and even-tempered person I had once been.
I am motivated again over the simplest of chores, my energy levels have increased significantly, my hair is growing back in, and I have lost weight!
Happy Client - Courtenay, B. C.
Alice genuinely cares for people and their well being through her willingness to teach and share what she’s learned about nutrition. I’ve benefited from her interest in, and suggestions for, my particular health concerns and I know others will find her just as compassionate with their nutritional issues, too!
Sharon M. - Courtenay, B. C.
Alice has helped me so much! I am a quadriplegic and, not being able to move, I gain weight very easily. I’ve been a small girl my whole life but I was starting to put on weight, my face was chubby, and my stomach was round and big. Gaining this weight made me feel very self conscious. With Alice’s help, I was able to lose 6lbs, I no longer have a chubby face, my stomach has come down, and I'm no longer self conscious about my body!
Emily F. - Courtenay, B. C.
With help and encouragement plus excellent coaching from Alice, I have changed my entire life for the better. From figuring out which supplements I needed, to a revamping of my food intake, Alice made making these changes easy and doable! Hearing her story and learning how to make changes to my diet was a game changer for me.
My changed energy levels, improved cognitive abilities, and weight loss have made this a permanent dietary change.
Thank you, Alice for your understanding, non-judgmental attitude and love. You really know your stuff and I don't hesitate to recommend you to anyone who wants to get healthier with real food, the natural way.
Vicki W. - Courtenay, B. C.
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