Vanessa started her career off in the health industry working as an EMT in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she was born. Instead of continuing to work with patients who were chronically ill, she wanted to explore an avenue where she could rather support people and help them to prevent the progression of their illness. That's when she discovered the powerful role of nutritional therapy in health and disease.
Having completed her master's degree in Nutritional Science and practical training in Nutritional Therapy, Vanessa is on a mission to change the lives of as many Canadians, using nutritional and lifestyle medicine, as she can. Having completed the Applying Functional in Clinical Practice through the renowned Institute of Functional Medicine, Vanessa has witnessed on a first-hand basis, on countless occasions, the dramatic impact this type of approach can have on a person's health and wellbeing.
Instead of implementing interventions to help her clients manage their symptoms, she is dedicated to uncovering the root cause of their health imbalances as a long-term approach to improved sense of wellbeing and overall quality of life.