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Elizabeth completed a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Western Ontario, graduating with honours. She completed a Masters of Health Science and later a Dietetic Internship at North York General Hospital in Ontario. She is a Registered Dietitian with both The College of Dietitians of Ontario and The College of Dietitians of British Columbia. Elizabeth has experience working in the public healthcare system, working in various clinical areas including intensive care, cardiovascular health, diabetes, oncology, gastrointestinal health and mental health (including eating disorders). She founded Journey to Health with the vision of bringing nutrition counselling and psychotherapy together, to support individuals in achieving mind-body wellness.
Elizabeth supports individuals with various health condition, optimizing their nutrition intake and lifestyle to help them manage their concern, using evidence-based education and support. She works from a weight-inclusive approach, knowing that everybody is capable of achieving their own definition of health and wellness without focusing on their weight or size.
Elizabeth has extensive experience in supporting individuals who struggle with eating disorders and disordered eating, practicing in this area for over 10 years. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient eating disorder hospital programs, supporting individuals of all ages. She has worked with hundreds of individuals with various types of eating disorders, including long-standing or severe and enduring eating disorders (SEEDs).
Elizabeth is passionate about helping others – this passion and her experience are evident in her practice and interactions with clients. Her caring and dedicated approach encourages a comfortable, supportive environment for clients, as she works with them to navigate their journey to wellness.
"As an eating disorder psychotherapist I have worked with a lot of inpatient and outpatient dietitians over the years and Elizabeth is among the best! She is knowledgeable, patient, non- judgemental and a great team player. Most importantly, she knows the “tricks” eating disorders play on the people who struggle and she is fantastic at calling out the myths, lies and manipulations that keep people stuck. Not just focused on food and weight, she sees the whole person and knows how issues like anxiety, OCD and others can complicate recovery. I highly recommend Elizabeth to my clients and colleagues!"
CANDY MACNEIL, RP, MSC
"I have worked with Elizabeth as part of a team managing a very pleasant patient suffering from a complicated eating disorder. She was an asset to the team, bringing dietary expertise from experience and specialized knowledge in the complex world of disordered eating. Without her assistance, we wouldn't have been able to manage our patient in a way that was sustainable."
DR. D FINNIGAN, MD
Eating Disorders require a specialized approach to support recovery. Elizabeth has extensive experience working with individuals who are struggling with various eating disorders, including:
- Youth, Teens and Adults
- Undiagnosed Eating Disorders
- Disordered Eating
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Long-standing/Severe and Enduring Eating Disorder (SEED)
As more research emerges, it has become increasingly evident that nutrition can have a significant impact on the brain's function and certain mental health conditions/disorders. Additionally, certain mental health conditions (for example, depression, anxiety or OCD) can significantly impact an individual's ability to nourish themselves and meet their nutrition goals/recommendations. Elizabeth helps individuals with various mental health conditions navigate their food-related challenges and optimize their nutrition intake.
Intuitive eating is about trusting your body to make food choices that feel good for you, without judging yourself or the influence of diet culture. Elizabeth supports individuals heal their relationship with food, and learn to trust their body again.
- General Digestive Health Optimization Support
- Irritable Bowl Syndrome (IBS)
- Crohn's Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
Athletes and those who take part in extensive activity/exercise, do have unique nutrition needs to prevent injury and improve performance. Also, the prevalence of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) disorder is on a rise impacting athletes of all ages. Elizabeth works frequently with athletes to ensure they are meeting their unique nutrient needs while maintaining a positive relationship with food.