Hi, I’m Kelsey and I’m so happy you found me!
I am a Registered Dietitian (RD) based in London Ontario, Canada. I have been working as an RD since 2013, primarily in acute care settings. For the past six years I have been working in a community hospital in Southwestern Ontario. I love my job, but it has always been my dream to start a private practice, and after completing my Masters of Science degree in spring of 2020 I decided there was no better time than the present! Although I consider myself a “general” dietitian as I see patients with a very wide variety of needs in my daily practice, my passion is gut health. I am a believer that our gut health plays a fundamental role in our overall health and well-being. I named my business Gut Healthy Dietitian to help you get healthy through optimizing your gut health, the core to our general health.
I want this website to be more than just a list of my services, but rather a resource for everyone who comes across it to learn more about health and nutrition. At Gut Healthy Dietitian you will find blogs on the latest nutrition information, an education hub where I break down the most up-to-date gut health focused nutrition research and simple, nourishing recipes to support a healthy lifestyle.
I use a combination of mindful and intuitive eating practices to guide you on how to use nutrition to support your overall health and wellbeing. My purpose is to support you in nourishing your body in a way that is sustainable as well as enjoyable – food and eating should be a joyful experience!
Obesity continues to be one of the most significant health concerns of the 21st century, and rates continue to rise across North America despite countless resources dedicated to helping us lose weight. As a practicing RD, one of my biggest frustrations has been watching my clients experience limited success in losing weight and the constant influx of conflicting information and at times dangerous fad diets. After researching the gut microbiota extensively during my Master’s degree, I learned that through the optimization of our gut health we may be able to promote sustainable weight loss – without the deprivation that is usually associated with other diets and eating plans. I have become obsessed with maximizing gut health as a means to support overall health and wellness. By shifting our focus from restriction to adding beneficial foods to my diet, we can improve our relationship with food and shift to a healthier mindset.
I am passionate about helping others improve their nutrition and apply a holistic approach to health and wellness. By focusing on optimizing the function of our gut microbiota we can positively impact our digestion, mental health, immunity and metabolism rather than obsessing over the number on the scale.
I’m so grateful for you to join the Gut Healthy community! The easiest way to connect with me is to become a Gut Healthy insider just by entering your name and email. Through email I will update you on exciting new blogs and recipes on the website.
If you are interested in reading more about how to support your gut health through diet and lifestyle practices, download my free Gut Fuel Diet (GFD) Guide, a comprehensive guide on what the gut microbiota is and how you can start building a healthy gut and implementing beneficial lifestyle changes!
I believe that everyone should have the access to information and education that they need to support their health and wellness. My goal is to do the heavy lifting for you! There is an overwhelming amount of nutrition advice that is constantly being released – most of which is very conflicting. On this site I will provide an unbiased and easy-to-understand breakdown of the most current nutrition recommendations.
Changes to your lifestyle are challenging and require ongoing support and accountability to succeed. This is where I come in! If you are interested in the information I am providing and are hoping to implement changes in your diet or lifestyle, I would be happy to support you through your journey! Visit my Nutrition Services page for an in-depth overview of my individual services and packages designed specifically to help you meet and maintain your nutrition goals.
Contact me to get started on your journey to improved health today!
10 Fun Facts About Me!
- Growing up, I was a competitive athlete. I played basketball, soccer, ringette, track, volleyball and hockey
- I have a 18-month old son named Jace who is the love of my life!
- I live in Southwestern Ontario, Canada with my wife Lily
- I love to travel and my favourite place I have been so far is Greece
- Home décor, fashion and cooking are my other passions outside of nutrition
- I love reading fantasy/sci-fi novels. Such a good escape from reality!
- I’m tall (almost 5’10”) but I have small feet which I blame for my clumsiness
- My first job was at Walmart during high school and I used to sneak out on my (extra-long) breaks to play basketball and ringette games
- My favourite foods are pad thai and mac and cheese…and chips!
- I love to cook but I have limited patience for meals with too many ingredients or that take too long – simple, quick meals for the win!
- Masters of Science with Honours in Rehabilitation Sciences, McMaster University
- Registered Dietitian, College of Dietitians of Ontario
- Diploma of Integrated Dietetic Internship (IDI), St. Francis Xavier University
- Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, St. Francis Xavier University
I have been working full-time as a Registered Dietitian since 2013. Over the past seven years I have worked in dietetics at various locations including a family health team, long-term care facilities, home care and hospital. I currently work full-time as an inpatient RD at a local community hospital, covering the CICU, Stroke, Mental Health and Medicine units. In 2017 I chose to begin a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation from McMaster University, which I recently completed in spring of 2020. It was during my MSc that my fascination with the gut was solidified as I completed my major scholarly paper on exploring the link between the gut microbiota and weight and whether manipulation of the microbiota through diet can promote weight loss.