Thanks so much for your interest in your health! My name is Angela Wright, and I am the founder of Align Holistic Health and Nutritional Services.
Let me tell you a little about myself, and how I got into nutritional consulting. In 2003 my father passed away from a secondary occurrence of colorectal cancer; this time it came back in his spine. The six months before he died I was fortunate enough to be able to be at his side; he was bedridden and in a lot of pain. I saw that the allopathic treatments (chemo, drugs) were not helping him improve, and started exploring the world of alternative healing. As I researched into foods that would help build his strength, I realized this may be the career path I was looking for. I moved to Toronto to attend the Institute of Holistic Nutrition (IHN) and obtained a diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition. I then qualified for my CNP (Certified Nutritional Practitioner) and RNCP (Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner) designations. My father passed away before I could truly get into holistic nutrition, but now I am armed and educated to help others with my knowledge. I know this would make him very proud.
My background in environmental science from the University of Waterloo has really helped me understand the mechanisms of how food affects our body, and also how to explain this in easy-to-understand terms. It also has helped me incorporate information on toxins in our daily life into educational workshops I teach. I am realizing how much there is out there that has an effect on our health and well-being, but I teach it all from a ‘baby steps’ philosophy – even the little changes are steps forward.
Align Nutrition started when I returned home to Sauble Beach, ON, and I practiced out of the Owen Sound area for two years. I greatly appreciate the opportunities and support during that time. It made the jump to Kelowna, BC both sad and exhilarating. Sad to leave such supportive people, but excited to explore a bigger centre with more opportunity for growth. Now I am located here in Kelowna, but also serve clients and friends in Ontario and other provinces and countries via phone, email, and in person those couple times a year I make it back to Ontario.
As my family and friends can attest, I love to share my knowledge of health and wellness, and am constantly trying new recipes, foods, and treatment regimes. Let me share my knowledge with you, and guide you down your own path to optimal wellness.