Olivia shares her powerful story of being 19 and nutrient deplete after trying to follow a strict diet plan to lose her “freshman” 40 pounds. This changed the course of her career as she started to learn about the importance of nutrition in our health! In this episode, Olivia shares from her experience working behind the scenes in the food industry and the real definitions of “processed foods”, which may give you an a-ha as it did me. Not all processed foods are BAD, and understanding this is important. Olivia also guides us through reading food labels, as well new labelling coming to help us understand EXACTLY how much sugar in in any product with a label. Olivia is a wealth of knowledge, around food and holistic health, every listener will take away golden nuggets from this episode!
About the Guest:
Olivia Ward, (aka Liv), is the holistic wellness practitioner, blogger, food creator and intuitive behind LivNourished, a holistic wellness business that teaches how to become your own best health advocate by going beyond food and tapping into your intuition. LivNourished focuses on uniting body, mind and soul through nourishing food, intuitive connection and embracing simplicity. Olivia has been working with clients one-on-one, hosting cooking workshops and online resources through LivNourished since 2014 when she graduated from CSNN Edmonton.Olivia has furthered her education in muscle testing, reiki, iridology and flower essences to integrate more modalities into her practice.
Olivia graduated from the University of Alberta in 2016 with her Bachelors of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Science. She spent 5 years working in the food industry as a food product development technologist, combining her skills in food science and knowledge of holistic nutrition to make innovative food products for many national and international companies. Her love for creating food has led her to be come an expert at developing dairy free and gluten free recipes, which she shares on her blog, www.livnourished.com.
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About the Host:
Melissa is an Integrative Health Practitioner helping people get to the root cause of their health issues. Melissa neither diagnoses nor cures but helps bring your body back into balance by helping discover your “toxic load” and then removing the toxins. Melissa offers functional medicine lab testing that helps you “see inside” to know exactly what is going on, and then provides a personalized wellness protocol using natural herbs and supplements. Melissa’s business is 100% virtual –the lab tests are mailed directly to your home and she specializes in holding your hand and guiding the way to healing so that you don’t have to figure it all out on your own. Melissa has been featured at a number of Health & Wellness Summits, such as the Health, Wealth & Wisdom Summit, The Power To Profit Summit, The Feel Fan-freaking-tas-tic Summit, and the Aim Higher Summit, and has guested on over 30 different podcasts teaching people about the importance of prioritizing our health and how to get get started.
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