Hi my name is Tracy
My name is Tracy Houle and I live in beautiful Oakville, Ontario. My mission to help people improve their health through the power of food began with my own children many years ago. When my eldest son was only six years old, he began to complain about stomach pain, so I did what most people do today – I Googled it.
After a ton of research and remembering that he was lactose intolerant as a baby, I deduced that my son probably had food sensitivities or allergies. So I went cold turkey toward healthy eating.
I immediately removed all grains and dairy from the house and within a couple of months, the entire family reported feeling better. My son stopped having tummy aches, my daughter was less bloated and gassy, my husband dropped 25 pounds, and I had clearer skin, shinier hair and vastly improved hormonal health!
Needless to say, that was just the beginning for me. I was so enamoured with everything I had learned that I decided to keep going. I enrolled in the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and, after two years of studying, became a nutritionist. I knew everything there was to know about the science behind nutrition, but there was something missing – I wanted to put that theoretical knowledge into practice. I found out about the Academy of Culinary Nutrition, where I could learn how to teach people to cook healing foods in their very own kitchens. Soon, I had become a Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert. Today, I’m enrolled in a Functional Nutrition program so I can become proficient in getting to the root cause of chronic illness as well.
I am completely inspired by health and wellness and fully believe that food is a form of medicine. My family and I have had an amazing health journey, and I look forward to putting my cooking and consulting skills to work for your family, too.
Want to know more about me? Read this!
As a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant, Culinary Nutrition Expert and soon-to-be Functional Nutritionist, Tracy wants to impart the best that food has to offer your health, happiness and overall wellbeing. The inspiration started with her own family’s health and has developed into teaching cooking classes, creating professional meal plans, offering one-on-one nutritional consults as well as public speaking engagements.
What is a Holistic Nutritionist?
As a graduate of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, I am dedicated to educating individuals on the health benefits of natural nutrition.
Holistic nutrition recognizes that each person has a unique nutritional requirement. Recommendations are made based on modern science and the need to feel and remain well, addressing mind, body and spirit.
What To Expect When Working With Me
A typical visit involves an evaluation of a client’s nutritional needs by identifying symptoms that indicate health imbalances.
Following the initial visit, an individualized health plan is created which includes nutrient-dense whole foods, lifestyle recommendations and natural-source supplements in order to bring health back into balance.
What is a Culinary Nutrition Expert?
As a graduate of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition, I am committed to teaching practical, everyday cooking skills using the highest quality ingredients.
Through this professional certification program, I learned how to apply the best of the science behind eating nutrient-dense foods to bring great tasting meals to the kitchen table. In addition to teaching practical cooking skills, I can show you how to organize your kitchen space, the most effective tools for healthy cooking, as well as the best way to store your top-quality ingredients so you get the most bang for your grocery-store buck.
What is a Functional Nutritionist?
I am currently enrolled in the Functional Nutrition Certification program for health care practitioners (to be completed by the end of 2017) in order to advance my knowledge of key body systems and strengthen my understanding of the root causes of disease.
The goal of functional nutrition is to better understand the “why” behind imbalances of the body system and to develop a more thorough protocol through therapeutic foods and nutraceuticals.