Hello and nice to meet you! I'm Lindsay Young of Eat Young Nutrition, my nutrition consulting and functional recipe creating business!
My background in nutrition began in a dietetics program at The University of Western Ontario. Three years in, I decided that being a dietitian wasn’t for me, and enrolled in the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. I’m now a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and have been consulting for just over one year. In 2017 I felt inspired to share my education over Instagram. In my studies and personal experience, I value the approach of holism and functional nutrition. Holism is the foundation of my first certificate in holistic nutrition. Holistic nutritionists look at the whole of illness and imbalance rather than focusing on symptoms and/or quick fixes. I aim to educate my clients on the functional properties of whole foods and their applications in the diet, and finally how to value nutrition as part of our lives for as long as we live. So, I’m kind of trying to marry people to food.
As for my personal life, I grew up in Ontario and moved to British Columbia in 2014 to be closer to my family who moved one year prior. I currently live in Kelowna, BC, Canada and oh my gosh, it’s one of the sunniest and most beautiful places I’ve ever been.
I love getting active in the sun as much as I can, planning adventures with my loving boyfriend and his (my inherited) dog, and soaking in the amazing wine culture of the Okanagan valley. Yes I’m a nutritionist, but you can’t live here without trying the wine!
My journey around food hasn’t been wholly pleasant. In my high school years I found myself in the depths of an eating disorder fueled by insecurity. It wasn’t something I could explain with a diagnosis. My weight fluctuated, but my parents nor my therapist at the time ever confronted me about it, and because I felt ashamed I never spoke about it. I used food as a weapon against myself, and restriction as an accolade. So when I began exploring the concept of health and nutrition I felt like I’d finally opened my eyes, and I finally felt good on a daily basis. My periods stabilized, I had no digestive issues, and I loved how healthy food tasted.
I have some seriously exciting ambitions for the future of Eat Young and I can't wait to share them all with you. Thank you for taking the time to read a bit more about me! If you’d like, click the button below to introduce yourself!
Cultivating a reality in which we show value to our bodies through thoughtful, purpose driven eating