About HealthCastle Fraser Valley

About HealthCastle Fraser Valley

Michelle Shepherd is a Registered Dietitian practicing in the Fraser Valley of BC.  She is passionate about combining the science of nutrition with a whole foods approach.  As nutrition information gets increasingly complex and contradictory, Michelle takes the stance that we don’t eat numbers or nutrients and translates the science in to practical food based  solutions and education for clients.

“Let food be thy medicine and thy medicine be food” ~Hippocrates

Food can do more than just meet basic needs for life- it should make you feel vibrantly healthy and help stop illness before it starts. Michelle is passionate about giving others the skills they need to feel their best and manage weight, energy and chronic disease through food and lifestyle.

A certified Craving Change ™ facilitator, Michelle gets to the root causes of weight gain and unhealthy food choices such as emotional eating and helps clients break the habits that hold them back from eating well and achieving a healthy weight. Clients comment on her fresh, individualized and holistic approach. Specialty services available include meal planning, family sessions, and nutrient analysis of complex or restrictive diets (including those with multiple allergies or IBD).

She shares her nutrition expertise and healthy eating strategies with corporate wellness programs, sports groups and work with the health food industry.

A true foodie-Michelle loves to cook, bake and eat. She is constantly on the hunt for new foods and restaurants to try. She balances work life and stays active with horseback riding, time at the gym and getting outside in beautiful BC.

Michelle graduated from the University of BC with a BSc in Food, Nutrition and Health and completed her internship with Vancouver Coastal Health. She has a strong clinical background in hospital settings and extensive oncology experience.

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