Medical Student & Nutrition Coach
Since young age, I struggled with multiple health issues like migraines, cystic acne, fatigue, and weight management. After years of doctors' visits, many medications and yet not feeling better, I eventually realized it was time to take a deep dive into literature myself and determine if there was something I could do myself to help with my health problems. I always had an intuitive feeling that what we eat has a direct impact on our health, but until then I had never looked into it in depth. Although I was eating an overall quite a healthy diet devoid of any processed foods, I wanted to see if there was something more I could do.
As I took a deep dive into the literature, I discovered all the peer reviewed scientific literature showcasing the health benefits of plant-based diets and also how people in long living societies eat like the Blue Zones. I decided to switch my own diet to start incorporating more fiber rich plant-based foods. As I went predominantly plant-based, I started feeling much better. This inspired me to consider going fully plant-based and since then I have loved eating a whole food plant-based diet. My migraines have disappeared, my cystic acne has vanished, I feel more energized and I am able to eat nourishing large meals while at the same time maintain a healthy weight. Furthermore, I have been able to maintain my muscle mass and gain more strength and muscle eating just plants.
I am a medical student and a nutrition coach passionate about raising awareness about the health benefits of plant-based diets and the importance of the role of diet in disease prevention, disease risk and disease progression. I believe in 'food as medicine' and utilizing lifestyle changes to optimize one’s health. As a medical student, I am passionate about transforming a reactionary approach to medicine to a more proactive approach. I want to bring this information to the forefront to help others as learning about plant-based nutrition has helped me with my health problems. I want to utilize my platforms like this website, my Instagram account, @dr.plantbased, and the Plant Prescription Podcast I co-host to make nutritional information simple and accessible so people are able to make informed decisions about the food they eat and the impact that has on their health.
Third year medical student at University of Alberta, Canada 2020
Nutrition Certification from PCDI Canada 2019
Master's of Psychology from University of Glasgow, UK 2016
Bachelor's of Commerce from University of Calgary, Canada 2012