Jessica Mitton, BBA, C.H.N.C., CNE
Hello, here is a little bit of information about my personal nutrition story and how I came to be a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™ and Culinary Nutrition Expert.
Holistic nutrition is a huge part of my life these days, but that wasn’t always the case. By the age of thirty, I’d already had a pretty successful career working with a financial institution. While this may seem like a polar opposite pursuit, the common thread is that of helping people. Before, I was helping people with their money choices and challenges. Now I’m helping people with their nutritional, spiritual and lifestyle choices and challenges.
I actually really enjoyed banking, but towards the end of my time in that job, I was tired, anemic, nutrient deficient, lacking energy, overweight and constantly constipated. I had digestive issues, was stressed and anxious, and was eventually diagnosed with a massive uterine fibroid tumour, making me look about four months pregnant (yes, it was that big) and leaving me with a very poor quality of life. Not only did I have a honeydew melon-sized mass growing inside my lady parts and squeezing the good out of my other internal organs; I also had a cyst on one of my ovaries and one in my breast. My hormones were running amok!
Something had to be done, but despite my best efforts to seek help and advice about treating my conditions, the fibroid just kept on growing. It was out of control and too dangerous to wait any longer. I was left with no choice but to undergo surgery to have the fibroid – and along with it, my uterus – removed. I couldn’t believe it! How could somebody still in their 20’s find herself being forced to get a hysterectomy? I was so frustrated and afraid.
So I made a vow to myself: No more surgeries to remove any body parts, thank you very much! This resonated all the more because my family history was littered with such surgeries. The writing was on the wall, and it certainly had my attention (a melon-sized mass growing inside you will have that effect!) It was a huge wake-up call and set me on a mission to find out what I could do to help myself live a healthy, vibrant and (hopefully) surgery-free life.
I decided that once my surgery was out of the way and my recovery complete, I would start living life to the fullest. I would change my career and focus all my energy and efforts on my new passion. I would follow my heart, become a holistic nutritionist and spend my time truly helping others.
On a personal level, these choices and this wholly new lifestyle have had dramatic positive effects. In this new life, I have seen my cysts disappear, my energy levels skyrocket, and my nutrient deficiencies disappear. I have shed the excess weight and no longer suffer from the digestive issues I had before. My stress levels have leveled out to something more akin to normality, my anxiety has decreased, and I’m able to come at everyday challenges with vim and vigour. Life, in short, is great!
Are you ready to let me help you create a vibrant and healthy life for yourself? Please check out my contact page and get in touch to begin your new journey of happiness and health!
I can’t wait to help you get started.
In love and health,
Jessica Mitton is a Culinary Nutrition Expert and an award-winning Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™ located on the east coast of Canada in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Jessica believes in a holistic approach, taking into consideration the body, mind and spirit. She is fascinated by the healing potential of natural, whole food and how it can be used to help individuals improve their overall health and quality of life.
A passionate force in the kitchen, Jessica is continually working to develop her own highly nutritious and equally delicious recipes, always experimenting, tweaking and refining to ensure that the food tastes every bit as good as it will make you feel.
Most of all, Jessica enjoys any opportunity to share with others her passion for nutritious foods made from whole, organic and locally sourced ingredients.
Jessica has been featured in the Academy of Culinary Nutrition’s 2016, 2017 and 2018 From Scratch cookbooks and is a former recipe contributor for Co-op Atlantic. She has given presentations and demonstrations at high schools and numerous public events, and has also been featured in Optimyz, Old Crow and Co-op Dish magazines as well as CBC, Exploring Mind and Body and VOBB radio. Jessica is the author of Some Good cookbook, which will be available June 2018 through Breakwater Books.