Join Danielle Arsenault, Raw Food Chef and Educator on a cross-Canada culinary adventure series that uncovers and rediscovers nutrient-dense plants and herbs that heal the body and ignite the spirit while guiding us towards a happier self
Join Danielle Arsenault as she begins her journey in search for the best-kept culinary secrets and wild foods that grow on Vancouver Island. We will discover that changing our diet is not easy but everyone begins somewhere and if you have the motivation to improve your health, we on an adventure to support each other. We will meet with Shawna Barker BSc., RHN, expert in plant-based nutrition and discover the wild edibles available on the island. Once we have foraged just enough, we will get into the kitchen and create “The Buddha Bowl”. We'll also be creating a healthy version of a Nanaimo bar in homage to the creation of this delicious treat. After we dine together in spirit of community and good food, we'll embark on a canyoning adventure, rappelling down the waterfalls of Looper Creek.
We have a solid team but are looking for another skilled camera operator to join us on days where the primary DOP is unable to join us.
~ Brenda Davis: keynote speaker, author, Reg. Dietician, Nutritionist, Vegetarian Hall of Fame member. Author of 9 books with 750,000 copies in 10 languages. ~ Vesanto Melina: internationally acclaimed dietitian, author and speaker. She has contributed to the field of plant-based nutrition for 3 decades. Her 10 books are classics in vegan nutrition. ~ Shawna Barker BSc., RHN: nutritionist, raw food educator, college instructor, expert in plant-based nutrition. ~ Aaron Ash: Author, Plant-based Chef and Founder of Gorilla Food ~ Derek Henry: Holistic Health Coach, Writer and Educator.
~ Chrid Kendall: Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Lifestyle coach, skateboarder and yoga teacher, and creative behind The Raw Advantage ~ Brooke Bulloch: member of Consulting Dietitians, Sport Nutrition, and Media Networks under Dietitians of Canada, and Professional in Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (PINES), and the International Society of Sport Nutrition (ISSN). ~ Justin O'Reilly: Chef & Co-Owner Nosh Eatery & Tap who uses innovative techniques to prepare minimally processed plant-based food.
~ Andrew Infantino: for Copper Branch, a casual dining restaurant providing healthy plant-based options. ~ Chanele Roy: raw food chef, educator, and author. Graduate of Living Light Culinary Arts Institute and has developed and taught university-level nutrition programs at the University of British Columbia. ~ David Cote: RISE Kombucha, Crudessence and LOOP Juice co-founder, Acroyoga teacher, auand 6 living foodsbooks. ~ Christian Limoges: Naturopath, founder, director and teacher at College of Naturopathy Christian Limoges, he is an international speaker, author and health consultant.
~ Lauren Marshall : owner of Coastal Healing, providing nutrition coaching, consultation, education and retreat services. Top Chef Canada Season 4 alumna ~ Michelle MacLean is a certified health and wellness coach, nutrition consultant, and writer. She suffered from various health issues 20 years and it took great initiative from her to take charge of her health. She developed The Blood Sugar Shift where she specializes in blood sugar issues, carbohydrate intolerance, and insulin resistance.
~ Ashley Madden: plant-based chef, health coach, nutritionist and clinical pharmacist. Graduate of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and Art of Supportive Cuisine course at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York. Contributor to online publications such as Mind Body Green, Healthline, Thrive Magazine, and Forks Over Knives. ~ Gloria Williams: Whole Food Plant-Based Nutritionist, Raw Food Chef, Yoga Teacher, Wellness Retreat Facilitator, Mental Health Social Worker and Spa Entrepreneur
~ Malcolm Saunders is an inspirational speaker, chef, and owner of The Light Cellar. He teaches superfoods and superherbs classes shares YouTube tutorial videos on how to improve our health, lives, and the planet. He has recently published his first book. ~ Jessica Pecush is a C.H.N.C Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant and studied at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, the Academy of Culinary Education in Toronto, and the T Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at Cornell University. ~Denis Manzer is currently an Apprentice Herbalist at The Wild Rose College or Herbalism.
These are the nationally recognized distinguished experts who will corroborate with the knowledge shared on Heal and Ignite Across Canada. Their expertise and accomplishments in the field of health, wellness and nutrition will lead to the improvement and transformation of the health of Canadians at large. Sharing what they are most passionate about, they will inevitably support the total health and wellness of Canadians and world-wide audiences. Presenting this information with respect and love will reach further than one can even imagine.
~ Michelle Smye Hughes: nutritionist, whole food consultant and educator having graduated from T Collin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies with a Plant-Based Studies Certificate. She is the author of he Plant-Based Secret, Eat Your Peace, and Vegetable Nirvana. ~ Nicole Osinga: Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Guelph and is a Registered Dietitian. She was featured in various media outlets including the Huffington Post, Toronto Star, and Rogers TV. She shares her hearty and healthy recipes on her blog and provides nutrition consulting.