THE WELLNESS ARCHITECT
As an integrated functional health consultant, I have 3 simple goals, to help you Live Stronger. Live Longer. Live Better. But before we can do that, you may want to to know a little about me first.
Also known as “The Wellness Architect” I am an internationally known healthy living expert, and host of the Health By Design Podcast, as well as creator of thrive Academy.
I have been published in a number of publications spanning the globe, and am a contributing writer to a number of magazines including publications in Canada, India, Hong Kong, USA and Thailand.
My health & wellness journey has literally taken me to the other side of the world. Leaving Canada over 7 years ago with only $1,000 cash in my pocket, with no credit cards, nor job prospects or anywhere to live, I set out to find a deeper knowledge of what we consider optimal health, longevity and happiness.
Over those years I travelled throughout all of ancient Asia; from the Buddhist temples of Myanmar and Thailand, through mysterious China. The beautiful paddies and beaches of Indonesia, to the Feng Shui designed skyscrapers of Hong Kong, to the meditation and Ayurvedic retreats and valleys of India. All of this, to find a deeper meaning to our concepts of modernized health and wellness care.
I felt that whole health wasn't látte-caramel protein powders, nor kale salad wraps, nor body numbing high intensity workouts, and superficial Hollywood Yoga, or any of these western ideas. Through the Eastern concepts I discovered the philosophies of light/dark, hot /cold, masculine/feminine power, energy lines, meditation, authentic Eastern Yogas, the importance of community, spices and herbs, being satisfied with less, the power of strong social circles, embracing nature, and so much more.
Saying this however, I cannot deny that the western world has done an excellent job in scientific research. We have discovered invisible toxins that can lead to disease & disfunction, the best ways to gain muscle, and lose weight, and we are now finally accepting the many benefits of things that the East has known about for millennia. We are now comprehending the impacts of technologies on our health (both good and bad), the literal life & death impacts of our daily nutritional practices, the numerous causes of inflammation, the über importance of gut health, and how our static, modern lifestyles are affecting our longevity, healthspan, happiness, and so much more.
Yet ironically, even knowing all of this, we are not getting better. We are getting worse. Around the globe preventable chronic disease, mood disorders and obesity are growing each day. Everything from cancers, depression, anxiety, loneliness, obesity, heart disease, dementia, Alzheimers, type 2 diabetes, and the list goes on, and on, and on...
I think the time has come for us to take control and "Design Our Health", and I'm here to help you do that".
Discover all the great things that can happen to your life after you get all the tools you need when the Ancient East meets the Modern West.