Know Your Practitioner
HEALTH STARTS IN THE GUT!
A Culinary Nutrition Expert, Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™ professional and educator-at-heart, I teach women who suffer from bowel issues how to experience relief from the discomfort, pain and embarrassment of their symptoms, by getting to the root cause of those issues, reducing their inflammation, while fuelling their body, mind and lifestyle in powerful and therapeutic ways.
This journey involves the adoption of incremental, sustainable habits, while enjoying a plant-rich, Paleo-inspired approach as a solid foundation, in conjunction with from-scratch culinary techniques.
I take an approach wherein those food items most highly resistant to digestion, when gut inflammation is present, don't have room in the picture! Therefore, my recipes and recommendations are free of gluten, dairy, soy, corn and refined sugar/sodium/flours, and my programming is a temporary pause from grains and legumes. For those managing autoimmunity of the digestive tract (i.e. Celiac Disease, Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis), it is especially important that these food items are not part of the picture when we're working to repairing and restore an inflamed gut.
As such, I strive to provide my clients with both invaluable service and a memorable experience that not only meets their unique, personal needs and grows their knowledge base and culinary skill set, but thoroughly enhances their state of health and wellness for the long-term.
I pride myself in thorough research, organization and information delivery that is highly personalized, demonstrates attention to detail and is realistic for my clients in terms of the demands of their lives. For me, the greatest reward is learning that a client learned and tried something new, enjoyed what he/she tried, and looks forward to trying it again! Living beyond your comfort zone and growing yourself in new and exciting ways, especially when it comes to nutrition and your personal health and wellness, is one of the most valuable things you can do for yourself!
A graduate of the AIP Certified Coach® program (certified to take clients through the 'Autoimmune Protocol'
Certified in the "Fundamentals of Fermentation" - Academy of Culinary Nutrition (Toronto, ON)
A certified and highly experienced Elementary educator with Alberta Education and the Alberta Teachers' Association, having served in public school systems of Edmonton, AB, Calgary, AB and the Greater Toronto Area;
Studies in Physical & Health Education at the University of Alberta; and
A personal journey with symptom management of an Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative Colitis), to the point of symptom remission
I sincerely look forward to meeting you, as well as the possibility of working through your bowel issues with you. I want nothing more than to see you attain your most desired nutritional and health and wellness goals!
In Pursuit of Optimal Digestive Health,
Jessica Pecush, CNE, C.H.N.C., BEd., BPE
Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert &
Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™