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About Me

My name is Steven Root and I am a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach with a specialization in gut health. I have personal experience in healing from Ulcerative Colitis naturally, as well as several other digestive disorders.  My journey into health and wellness started in 2006 when I was diagnosed with UC (pancolitis for anyone well versed in IBD). Being told you have a terminal illness when you’re 19 years old in your first year of university is not, shall we say, fun. I spent the following years self medicating through diet and doing everything I could to avoid going down the route of traditional medicine, because I didn’t believe that steroids and other immunosuppressive drugs were the answer. My Ulcerative Colitis created other issues for me along the way, including GERD (heartburn), silent reflux, constipation, trouble sleeping, the list goes on. I was also diagnosed with Asthma as child.

The Good News? I am symptom free and I’ve been medication free for 12 of the 14 years that I’ve been diagnosed.

Why? Because of the human body’s remarkable ability to heal itself, if you give it the chance.

I’m here to help you do the same.

Health Coaching & Western Medicine

Let’s be clear, modern medicine has made tremendous leaps forwards over the last century and some of the advancements and life saving procedures that we have at our disposal today are truly remarkable and deserve lavish praise – I have used many of them and will continue to do so. I am not ‘against’ Western Medicine or medications at the appropriate time.. and there absolutely is an appropriate time. It’s very important to acknowledge this before mentioning anything to the contrary.

What we should also consider, however, is that in some ways what we have today is more of a disease and injury management system, rather than a system that truly promotes health and vitality.  In modern medicine, we tend to treat the symptom, not the cause. And more often than not, a treatment plan involving synthetic drugs is prescribed to the patient at a large cost to the patient or insurer.  Seldom are the underlying issues as to why the disease or injury came to be addressed.

My aim is help you get to the root of your issue, and support you on your journey to health and wellness using a tailored nutrition & lifestyle approach.

My Values

My mission is to empower you, just as I did, to make truly transformative lifestyle and nutrition choices. These choices are designed to be sustainable, and targeted towards creating the lasting health and happiness that we all strive for.

My vision is a world where people have control over their own health through knowing how to listen to their own bodies. One person’s food is another person’s poison, and we need to be attuned to this fact.

My promise to you is that during our time together you will have my undivided attention, empathy and love. I want you to grow in both health and happiness and be able to live life to its fullest, even if you think you are currently unable to do so.