I have been cooking and feeding people for nearly 40 years. Over the years, it’s been a satisfying dance of passion; I have always loved my ability to create delicious and beautiful meals from an abundant resource of different foods.
In the process, I have realized and made correlations with what foods worked for me and which didn’t. When I say worked, I mean, those that made my digestion run smoothly, gave me energy and stamina, a strong immune system and a steady mood. Health is after all a combination of physical, mental and emotional states in balance. It is a fine balance that can easily be disrupted though should we become negligent or lazy in our attitude towards our health. Our body is ever-changing and as we move through different phases and cycles in our lives, it is possible that the need for different nutrients may also shift and change. I often tell people now that one has to become like a detective with their own body to really listen and pay attention to the clues the body gives off in order to communicate with us. We have to pay attention to understand and hear.
Over the years I have done a lot of researching and listening. And with everything I have learned comes the impulse to share these tools and observations with other people. As a result, I am trained as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and a member in good standing with CAHN-Pro (the Canadian Association of Holistic Nutrition Professionals); I also have a Certificate in Community Counselling Skills.
I get great satisfaction from helping people find their way to a balanced state of health through identifying specifically what foods and diet will work for them. Whether it be gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, ketogenic, or vegetarian - to name a few - everyone's food choices are unique. There is no one diet that works for all!
Perhaps a medical diagnosis, a food allergy or a food sensitivity has dictated that you need to make a change in what you eat. Regardless of why, I would love to teach you new ways of eating based on healthy and delicious recipes. I invite you to work with me on a journey of nurturing yourself back to wholeness. Contact me today and let's have some fun together! Testimonials: "I worked with Kathleen at a time when I was in desperate need of help. As a woman approaching her 50’s my body was undergoing a lot of changes. Immediately Kathleen took me through an assessment to help identify what body system (s) I needed to gain more health in through nutrition. Within 2.5 months, my body’s symptoms alleviated. What I appreciate most about Kathleen is her depth of knowledge, the way in which she uses various approaches and customizes it for her clients, the fact that she is a beautiful, understanding and compassionate presence and she’s also highly practical. Being committed to change the way one eats is a big change and Kathleen ensured that the changes we took were bite size so that I could stick with it. I’m so grateful to have her as part of my health team." ~Alison van Buuren, MBA, CEC, PCC
"On October 6, 2016, thirty-one enthusiastic members of Accenture’s Women’s Employee Resource Group attended an evening of nutrition, cooking and networking at the Dirty Apron Cooking School in Vancouver. The event started off with an engaging presentation about nutrition by Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Accenture Alumni, Kathleen Holzermayr. The theme of the evening was an important topic close to all our hearts and something that we are always striving to embrace more of; self-love! Kathleen held us captivated as she spoke about Blue Zone communities around the world and the various common denominators: local diet indigenous to location, exercise, purpose, faith, community, family and happiness. AND who knew that fermented foods where so important to our digestion?!? It was truly fascinating to hear all about our internal community of gut microbes.
Kathleen shared with us some very insightful food selection and dietary tips that will help us keep them all in balance. What a wonderful event filled with laughter, heartfelt conversations, learning, networking AND fabulous food. We learned so much! Thank you again Kathleen for making our evening extra special and engaging us in open dialogue that is invaluable to our health. Your passion and expertise on the topic of health and nutrition are obvious and infectious. We truly appreciate all the information that you shared with us and hope to have you back in the future to keep us on track. Kathleen Holzermayr is a fabulous speaker with a warm and wonderful sense of humour! A true professional." - Katja Ehlers
"I had the pleasure of using Holzono Nutrition’s services over the past couple of months. Kathleen is highly knowledgeable about nutrition and has a real passion for nutrition and cooking. She took the time to understand my concerns about weight gain. For me, the best part was having someone to help navigate through all the nutrition information available and put together a strategy for eating food combinations specifically for me." - Lisa Wolfe
"Dress For Success Vancouver (DSFV) had the pleasure of welcoming Kathleen at a Health & Wellness Workshop held in June 2016 for 30 women who are seeking full-time employment. Her 30-minute presentation focused on nutrition, gut health, adrenal fatigue and hypoglycemia, all of which are topics that many DFSV clients encounter in their everyday life. She provided the women with a handout and clear review of tips and tricks they could use to manage stress and anxiety as they look for work. She also assisted in developing a snack menu that helped illustrate her points and provide the women with a healthy break during the presentation. She did not shy away from questions posed by the women and offered helpful answers. Kathleen was a pleasure to work with. She responded to all of our communications in a timely manner and with lots of enthusiasm. Kathleen is clearly passionate and very well-versed on the topic of holistic nutrition. Our clients are looking forward to having her back in the future!" - Dress For Success Career Centre Workshop Committee
"Kathleen is just fabulous to work with. She creates a warm and inviting space for you to explore your relationship with food and create a nutrition plan that works exactly for you. When I first started working with her I was bored of cooking and had found it had lost its creative spark for me. I felt frustrated trying to accommodate the ever changing requirements and requests of the family.
Kathleen helped me focus on myself first and understand what my needs were and then created a menu plan that was fun, varied and nutritionally sound. She’s completely non-judgmental and she showed me how to put love back in food. I totally recommend her to anyone who’s lost their way in the endless advice about what to eat and, of course, what not to eat. She brings the magic back to food." ~ Vanessa Anstee
"Working with Kathleen was the best experience for me. I have always struggled with stomach aches and she was able to pinpoint, with diet changes, what was the cause of my stomach aches. She is very knowledgeable and answered all my questions whether it was at an appointment or through email." - Kerry Van Brabant “Kathleen instilled in me, not only the knowledge, but the confidence that I could eat healthfully. She is an attentive listener who takes what you say and then offers a variety of suggestions to help achieve your goals. She has an extensive background in nutrition and therefore can support you with recipes that will cater to your particular nutritional requirements. She understands emotional eating and has suggestions for overcoming those tendencies. In general, her caring and encouraging approach made a huge difference in the establishment of an eating plan that is workable for me. I look forward to every session with Kathleen and value every bit of information she so generously offers.” - Anonymous
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