Okay, so it looks like I’m going to give this thing a go. I’ve been meaning to begin a blog on my website for some time now. But admittedly, I’m not exactly what you’d call a “social media wizard”. Even still, my undying passion for and dedication to nutrition coerces me into many a conversation about the adverse effects that a traditional North American diet can have our lives.

So, as you can imagine, I am passionate about the Power of Food and the impact upon our health. So why not write about it? Here’s hoping I can inspire you to enjoy and chose your food in a way that can positively impact your health.

I’ve been in the health care field for more than twenty years. My road to becoming a Registered Holistic Nutritionist has taken me through various experiences that have enlightened me to what truly promotes great health. Perhaps I’m so intensely dedicated to healthy living because I got my start working in the hospital where I saw babies begin their lives and adults gasping for their breaths  – literally!

Beginning my career as a Registered Respiratory Therapist in the Neonatal Intensive Care unit at Women’s College hospital, I learned first-hand that the struggles that are inevitable in our lives can begin as soon as we take our first breaths! Nurturing premature babies to healthy, growing infants ready to go home with their parents will give you a whole new perspective about the fragility of mankind.

But even with all of my professional experience, there’s nothing that reinforces the need of a healthy home more than the mindset than being a mother. My devotion to my children and their health only helps to underscore my commitment to teaching others to live with nutrition at the forefront of their minds. .

I believe it’s my duty to help our world change its collective mindset about food. Food is so much more than a hunger-defeating solution. It’s our best medicine!

Food is quite the analogy for good and evil when you think of it. It can either protect or destroy you. And all too often, we make the wrong food choices which sadly, only promote a quicker route towards illness and decline. If we regard our food as medicine, we can live much healthier lives. We’re too caught up in believing that traditional medication is the solution for our illnesses and symptoms that come along with them.

Traditional medicine often treats the symptoms of disease whereas Holistic Nutrition looks for the root cause of illness and uses the Power of Food to help optimize health Illnesses that can benefit from this approach include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, excessive weight, hormone and hot flushes, migraines and inflammatory diseases like IBS, MS and asthma – popping a pill is not the way to defeat these villains. Our nutritional, disease-fighting superheroes exist on our breakfast, lunch and dinner plates!

I plan on using the Marsha Fenwick Nutrition Blog to reveal many of my solutions to battling poor health through food. You see, I’ve gone into business for myself in an effort to make a difference in peoples lives. So expect to read a lot about my personalized nutrition approach that utilize whole foods in addition to tips about overall healthy living. Here’s hoping that you’ll join me and embrace that if you change what you eat you can change your life!