Who am I?
Please let me introduce myself. My name is Jenna Kelland. I help women feel happier and healthier through mind, body and spirit tools. My approach focus is on mental health, brain health, and digestion. I draw on my own experiences and my training to offer holistic solutions that will work for you. I am also a mom of three (twin daughters and a son), a wife, and a lifelong learning. I enjoy gardening, reading, and being outside. I’m learning to crochet, I’m practicing meditating, and I’m working really hard to build consistent self-care practices.
What is my training?
I have a diploma in holistic nutrition from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and I am a Certified Food and Spirit Practitioner™. I am continually upgrading my skills through further research and training.
I also have a PhD in adult education, so I know how people learn and how to present information to support learning. I combine my skills and experience to offer practical, applicable strategies that work in my clients’ lives.
Why do I do this work?
I was motivated to go back to school and study holistic nutrition after my own health experiences. I realized that the food and supplement choices I made had a very strong impact on my health and mood. Through trial and error, working with professionals and my own research, I was able to make significant changes in how I felt each day. I also used what I learned to help my children, my family and friends. I realized that my “hobby” was learning about health and nutrition, so I decided to get more formal training and share my experience with more people, like you. I’m continuing to take courses and do my own research about mental health, gut and digestive health and children’s brain health.
What do I eat?
People are curious about my approach to food. First, let me clarify that what works for me might not work for you. Everybody and every body is different, so I believe in learning about yourself and your body to make the best decisions for you.
So, here’s what I eat: I eat a variety of whole, unprocessed, and mostly organic foods. I avoid gluten, dairy and soy products. I find I feel better if I less sugar and fewer carbohydrates, which means more protein and health fats. I eat vegetarian some days, and I eat meat on others. I drink lots of water, and herbal tea when I’m cold.
Right now, I’m trying to include vegetables with every meal and I’m experimenting with a grain-free diet to see how it works for me. I find my diet changes with the seasons and the types of fresh foods available in the community.
I share information with clients through workshops, webinars, phone and Skype appointments. If you live in my community, we can arrange a face-to-face meeting, but I find phone appointments are often more convenient for the busy people I work with.