Amy Pawliuk is a registered nutritional therapist residing in Valemount. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook @wildwellnessholisticnutrition. /FILE PHOTO

By Amy Pawliuk, Registered Nutritional Therapist

Hi I’m Amy, your local holistic nutritionist.

Holistic means whole. Our whole body works together. If one part of our system isn’t working properly or getting the nutrition that it needs it will impact other systems in our body and our over all wellbeing.

Our bodies only have what we give them to work with. You would never put gas in a diesel motor, right?! Nor would you expect it to take you all the way to Vancouver on a 1/4 tank of fuel! What you put in your own body is no different! If you are not fueling your body appropriately, it will not be able to function how you would like it to.

I believe in giving our bodies what they need and eating enough (and enough of the right things.) Bodies have an incredible ability to heal when we remove what is causing the damage and provide the nutrition needed to repair.

I grew up right here in Valemount and am proud to call it my home. I have had years of my life where I did not feel well and did not do anything physical at all. I have struggled with exercise induced migraines, hypoglycemia, random nausea and feeling very unwell without being able to find answers.

I am also stubborn and found many of my own answers through food.
I no longer feel the need to carry Advil and peppermints at all times to deal with the random nausea or migraines. I manage my blood sugar well so that the spikes (and resulting crashes) don’t require me to always have food with me. Fewer crashes also mean fewer cortisol spikes, more stable mood and improved energy allowing me to enjoy the things I love to do.

Not everyone has the ability or desire to sort things out for themselves and this was a driving force behind getting my diploma in nutrition and becoming a Registered Nutritional Therapist. I absolutely love helping people to feel better in a way that is realistic and maintainable.

Most of us were not taught what we need to know about food and healthy eating. So much of what we actually were taught was wrong. I hope to bust many myths around food and the beliefs that we have tied to it.

I look forward to sharing on subjects such as basic nutrition, blood sugar, healthy weight management, gut health, the importance of including certain things in our diet, dealing with fatigue and lack of energy and of course I will bring you tasty, healthy recipes and useful tips and tricks to help you to feel your best.

Make sure to follow me on social media or check out my website so you don’t have to wait a full month to hear more! I post useful information, recipes and simple ways to help incorporate more wellness into your lives.
If there is something you would like me to cover please send me a message on social media or an email, I would love to hear from you!

Learn more by visiting my website