Health knowledge made personal
Birthday: May 19
Height: 5’ 7”
Weight: 120 lbs.
Sara has always been a food enthusiast and athlete. Even as a child, she used to tell her mother to pack healthier lunches so that she could have energy for all her after school activities! She was always aware of the foods the people surrounding her were eating. She sure would voice her opinion if she didn’t agree with the food they chose to eat.
Sara herself suffered through years of hormonal issues, depression, and an eating disorder, all stemming from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), and found little relief through conventional treatment. Her own personal battle with this complicated metabolic and hormonal disease led her to research in holistic health, and alternative medicine, including the use of natural supplements, medicinal herbs, exercise, stress management and other natural modalities. Sara has since been able to manage her disease better than ever, and maintains a deeply held passion for holistic health and helping those with hormonal or blood sugar disorders. Through these experiences, she learnt how to best help herself, and others.
Sara Ouellette, CNP, RNCP, is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and honours graduate from The Institute of Holistic Nutrition (IHN) in Toronto, Ontario. Prior to her time at IHN, Sara studied Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph, where she obtained an entry scholarship and managed a demanding academic schedule as a student-athlete. She was also the recipient of a Holistic Health Scholarship funded by The Holistic Health Harvest and Dr. Jeff Phillips, a clinical psychologist at the LifeWorks Centre in North Bay, Ontario. Sara holds the designation of Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner (RNCP) governed by The International Organization of Nutritional Consultants (IONC), and the exclusive designation of Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP) with the Certified Nutritional Practitioners Council of Canada (CNPCC).
In addition to these credentials, Sara’s true strength and passion lies in the field of holistic health, where she finds the personal satisfaction of being able to help her clients find their way back to true health and vitality. Her well-rounded, holistic view of health became the foundation for her vision. As the founder and owner of Beyond Vitality, Sara runs her own holistic health, nutrition and fitness consultation practice. As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Sara takes the time needed to identify the root cause(s) of her clients' health concerns and works to address them through whole foods, natural supplements, medicinal herbs, exercise, stress management and other holistic health modalities tailored specifically to the individual’s needs.
Sara believes in looking at the underlying causes of symptoms, and alleviating illnesses by natural means. She approaches health as a whole and understands the body, mind, emotion and environment connection. Through her knowledge and experience, she creates personalized programs for her clients, that dramatically enhance health, encourage healing & strengthen the entire body`s resistance to disease, naturally.
Sara has many years of experience as an athlete, from track and field, basketball to competitive figure skating. She has attained various sports awards and has the recognition of being one of Canada’s few figure skaters to attain a “quadruple gold” test level. Her passion for sports and fitness has led her to become a Certified Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer with Can-Fit-Pro and the University of Guelph, as well as a sports nutritionist. Sara is qualified to lead group fitness classes, bootcamp, Zumba, etc, as well as one-on-one fitness and sports nutrition consultations. She likes to incorporate the benefits of physical activity, holistic nutrition and supplementation within her personalized programs. Health is not merely the absence of disease, it’s to also be able to enjoy and live a life full of vitality!
Sara’s focus is all about helping people understand how to develop good eating and lifestyle habits that promote rapid healing, weight management, optimal vitality and longevity. In addition to managing her company, Sara writes daily health-related articles and posts for websites, books, blogs and social media sites to share her knowledge and provide free, educational content for the general public. She is available for private consultations, and to speak at seminars, workshops and presentations. She also holds webinars, and offers holistic programs and online consultations for clients worldwide.
Sara is inspired by helping others achieve their goals and understands that the primary way of doing so is by living what she preaches, so it is her utmost priority to be healthy, active and fit. Although Canadian, she is either travelling the world, or temporarily residing in Venezuela, with her holistic partner, Stephan, and cat Chia! (a.k.a Chia Seed)
For more information or to contact her directly, you can visit Sara’s website at www.beyondvitality.com or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org