Marie-Claude is a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™ professional who graduated with a certificate of Distinguished Merit from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN) in early 2009, from Moncton, NB.
Her designation adds to over 30 years of experience in the medical field as Marie-Claude is also a retired Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT certification obtained in 1977 with an Advanced diploma in Haematology (ART), the study of whole blood). Marie-Claude also sits on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Celiac Association-Calgary chapter, and is part of its Education Committee.
After many years in the traditional medical field and being diagnosed with Celiac Disease herself, she decided to focus her studies and her career on preventive medicine through holistic nutrition. It was necessary for her to help others prevent health issues that are related to diet and lifestyle choices.
Marie-Claude provides a Holistic & Integrative approach to health, offering science-based guidance on holistic nutrition, by bringing together her expertise in Immunology, Medical Lab Sciences, and Nutrition.
After practicing for a while at a naturopathic clinic in Calgary, she opted for founding Gutsy Nutrition. Gutsy Nutrition will work with you to uncover the root cause of your symptoms. MC can create an individualized program of whole natural foods, exercise regimen, stress management, and nutritional supplementation that will support your own body’s ability to heal itself. She can guide you on how to reduce inflammation, and replenish the nutrients necessary for proper gut tissue healing, renewed energy, physical & mental well-being, and for looking & feeling your best.
Marie Claude’s private practice, Gutsy Nutrition, is also happy to work with The Natural Art of Skin Care, Calgary, to uncover possible dietary links to their client’s personal skin problems. Marie-Claude works with each client one-on-one to uncover the root cause of their skin health issues and other symptoms, and guides them in the necessary nutritional & lifestyle steps to be done to reduce the body’s inflammation and replenish the nutrients necessary for proper skin healing.
Gutsy Nutrition specializes in Gut Health, since the health of the gut is at the root of multiple health disorders. Gutsy Nutrition’s specialties include Celiac Disease, Food Sensitivities testing (IgG Bloodspot) and Special Dietary Plans, Auto-immune and Digestive disorders, Diabetes management, Chronic and Inflammatory conditions, Hormone balancing, Detoxification, Anti-aging and Skin health.
MC speaks from personal experience; she was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and has a son with Juvenile Type 1 Diabetes… gluten free & allergen free living while balancing blood sugar and insulin levels for day to day activities and competitive sports are all part of MC’s daily routine.
Marie-Claude is an active outdoor sport enthusiast: mountain biking, cycling, back country hiking, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, and climbing (at a gym and in our beautiful Rockies)…
“When Diet is Wrong, Medicine is of no Use; When Diet is Right, Medicine is of no Need!”