Meet Our Holistic Nutritionist, Christine Shelston
Getting to where I am today has been quite a journey. I started out as an Early Childhood Educator before working in the Sporting Goods business. Throughout my life, I've always been passionate about health and fitness. I played sports and began working out at a young age; I greatly enjoyed the way participating and pushing myself made me feel. However, with these rewards came challenges. During my teens and early 20's, I struggled with disordered eating and lacked self-confidence; I didn't know who I was, and attempted to control this by what I did, or did not eat. At the same time, I was dealing with anxiety and depression that worsened as I entered my 30's. I managed it by working out (at times, excessively) and taking antidepressants. The drugs helped marginally, but after the birth of my children - and suffering a mid-term pregnancy loss - it became too overwhelming. I was tired of feeling awful, being exhausted all the time, and needed a change!
Enter my sister-in-law, Sara, as well as a growing desire to learn more and be able to help myself naturally. We decided to start a business, combining our passions for food and health. I entered the Applied Holistic Nutrition program at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition. There, I discovered a whole new world, one which provided an understanding of treating your body as a WHOLE, and proper nutrition for your health through diet - not a diet - and a balanced lifestyle. Utilizing this foundation of education and knowledge, I now manage my anxiety and depression through lifestyle, nutrition and supplementation. I am mentally and physically stronger, knowing how to efficiently fuel my body with whole foods.
I graduated as a Certified Nutritional Practitioner with First Class Honours. I am a Certified Holistic Nutritionist who specializes in helping clients achieve their wellness and nutrition goals using a simple, whole foods approach, combined with lifestyle shifts. As someone who has personally gone through this experience, I know that it can be done, and I will support you every step of the way!