You want to make healthier food choices…

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You want to make healthier food choices…but you’re overwhelmed by the conflicting information online.

You’ve experienced constipation, bloating, or other digestive discomforts, and you know that your diet is to blame…but you’re addicted to processed or sugary foods, or to eating out all the time.

You’re ready to nourish your body and mind with the right foods…but you need guidance and clarity on how to do it.

You want to be mindful and pursue wellness in all areas of your life—body, mind, spirit, community, and the planet…and you also want to feel confident and sexy in your body.

You don’t have time for BS and need to know the WHY (and not just the WHAT) behind making long-lasting life changes. You’re open to learning new things and you love to ask questions.

You’re ready for Namataste Nutrition.

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Namaste Nutrition was created to address these frustrations and desires because I’ve been there! I grew up in a traditional animal-based household, where having pork chops with a side of skim milk for dinner was the norm (barf!). Eating this way left me with eczema, chronic constipation and bloating, and years of trial and error with my diet left me sick, overweight, and unhappy.

I had difficulty finding the information I needed about healthy, plant-based diets, and it didn’t help that I was taught that vegetarian and vegan diets were somehow “lacking”. Because I believed that, I had a super sloppy transition to the wonderful world of plant-based living.

On my journey to wellness, I tried all the diets, programs, and detoxes…they sucked.

Just kidding—they weren’t all trash; the problem was that I could never stick to them. And when I’d quit, I’d beat myself up for being lazy (which, by the way, is NOT true).

Can you relate?

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Eventually, I figured things out and my health was transformed—I lost 50 lbs, gained tons of energy, and developed the confidence that led me to create Namataste Nutrition. I’m thankful that I get to share what I’ve learned so that you’ll (hopefully) avoid the mistakes I made. 

Let Namataste Nutrition ease your transition to a plant-based lifestyle that you can actually stick to.

A plant-based lifestyle can be sustainable and fulfilling; get ready for your mindset to change…because shift happens.

Oh, hey there!

Amy Nicole | Namataste Nutrition

Amy Nicole, Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ & Certified Yoga Teacher​.

Founder of Namataste Nutrition

I’m Amy, a plant-based holistic nutritionist specializing in digestive discomfort (Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in particular) for vegetarians, vegans, and those transitioning to plant-based living to improve their health. As a certified yoga teacher, I show my students the important role that yoga plays in their nutrition journey. My mission is to live a vibrant and fulfilling life fuelled by plant-based food, a positive mindset, and lots of yoga, and share this lifestyle with a strong community—learn more about Namataste’s core values.

My plant-based journey began in 2010 when I decided to stop eating meat and focus on more natural products. I saw incredible results…at first, but they didn’t last because I didn’t understand what healthy plant-based living looked like (it’s more than just cutting out meat and meat products). Eventually, I got my nutrition and mindset around holistic and sustainable living under control. I lost weight and gained energy and confidence. 

My passion took me back to school: I graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2015 as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ and now I help others achieve the positive life changes I’ve experienced. I’ve also completed over 700 hours of multiple yoga teacher trainings since 2017, and have been guiding clients in their holistic health journeys ever since.

A few fun facts about Amy:

✓ I sing to my houseplants… and in a band called Hott Fuzz.
✓ Noodles are my all-time favourite food.
✓ I laugh at bad puns (the really bad ones).

We all have our reasons for turning towards plant-based living. The most common reasons I hear are to promote better physical (and mental) health, ethical, or environmental reasons.

The term “plant-based” refers not only to a diet, but to a way of life. A plant-based lifestyle excludes eating or using animal products. This way of life is compassionate and encourages us to connect with our food on a deeper level.

 

Foods avoided include meat, chicken, fish, dairy, and eggs. Vegans will also avoid honey, and non-edible animal by-products like silk, leather, and wool.

 

There are plenty of highly nutritious (and yummy) substitutions for these ingredients, such as beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, soy products (like edamame, tofu, and tempeh), and plant-based dairy alternatives such as soy/almond/rice milks, cheese, or yogurts.

 

I hope that everyone from all backgrounds can benefit from the information on this website.

​Loads of interesting stuff ranging from food tips and tricks, to wellness advice, to recipes and more. Plus, I’ve sprinkle little pearls of wisdom from diverse backgrounds to bring a more holistic viewpoint of nutrition. A few things you’ll find here are:
+ Plant-based nutrition: vegetarian & vegan lifestyles
+ Digestive wellness
+ Weight management
+ Mindset around food
+ Mental health tips & tricks
+ Yoga
+ Meditation

 

Namaste, and happy browsing!
Amy

The philosophy behind holistic nutrition is that one’s health is an expression of the complex interplay between the physical and chemical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and environmental aspects of one’s life and being.