February 1, 2014

Hi! Welcome to Radicata Nutrition!

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Hi there!

My name is Aglaée and I am a no-nonsense REAL FOOD registered dietitian and nutritionist      (with 10+ years of experience!).

I also wrote and published 3 books & cookbooks and co-host the podcast Real Food Mamas.

I love coaching people to help them live their full potential by taking their nutrition and health to the next level.

Because I do not believe in the conventional nutritional dogma (after experiencing my own health issues with my digestion and hormones), I knew I had to start my own practice to ensure I could practice the holistic approach I developed to heal myself.

This is why I call myself a no-nonsense dietitian & nutritionist. I also like throwing real food in my title because my approach is, unlike that of many other practitioners out there, based on real food rather than calories, grams of fat or percentage of this or that.

I do not believe that there is a single approach that works for everyone. I don’t care about diet labels like paleo, primal, vegetarian, clean eating and all the other ones… like to keep things as simple (and tasty!) as possible in the kitchen.

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Developing new recipes for you!

All I care about is helping you find the right way of eating for you. It usually involves getting rid of the processed food but I use my special art & science to help you figure out the rest. And most importantly, I guide you along the way to help you implement the health habits that will bring out your best self.

I would love to help you bring your full potential into this world by making sure your body and brain are working as well as they should because I truly believe the world would be a better place if we  could all be and feel healthier. I also sincerely believe that the environment and the planet can also greatly benefit from a healthier lifestyle.

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What does Radicata mean?

Radicata is latin for root because I truly believe that nutrition is the root of health!

This word also represents my approach very well because my goal is to find the root of your health issues because that’s best place we need to work on to start changing your health and your life for the better!

My story

After practicing conventional nutrition as a registered dietitian for 5 years, I realized that my career was not fulfilling as much as I had hoped to. I didn’t feel like I was able to help people enough with the tools I had.

Hungry to find my path, I sold everything I owned and went backpacking in South America for a few months. My travels opened my mind in more ways than I could never have imagined.

I started looking at everything with a fresh perspective. Including health & nutrition.
I started going back to the basics of biochemistry to better understand nutrition. I also started listening to experts in the fields of alternative medicine and holistic nutrition (many of them I had previously considered quacks and simply dismissed without taking the time to listen).

It was shocking to me to discover all the existing scientific evidence about alternative approaches that was never presented to me in dietetic school.

I felt betrayed at first but then empowered to make a difference.

That’s when things started going downhills with my health. I had brought back an unwanted souvenir from South America: a parasite. After months of being sick, I finally figured out a natural and holistic protocol to heal my gut. Things were looking up!

Inspired to help more people struggling with digestive issues, I decided to take on the project to write a book to share everything I had learned, including the protocol I had developed.

I gave everything I had to make it happen.
And by everything, I mean everything including my health.

I truly felt like I had finally found my path and I dove head first. Writing a book and getting my first online business (doing nutrition coaching) off the grounds were all I wanted to do. I enjoyed it so much that I worked and worked all the time. And I forgot about something important along the way: my health.

I was burning out. I was starting to experience digestive issues again, getting headaches more frequently, suffering from insomnia, gaining weight, living in a constant brain fog, lacking hormonal balance and just not feeling like myself anymore.

I had let myself go.

This was a turning point in my life.

Since the moment I realized what had happened (after finishing my book), I have learned how to take better care of myself and prioritize my health.

The impact on my business, health and quality of life is like night and day. 

It was not an easy path but I believe the ups and downs I experienced with my health
allowed me to learn better than anyone else how to help others, especially entrepreneurs,
use the power of real food and other natural remedies to reach their full potential.

This is what I am the most passionate about! There is nothing I like more than hearing times and times again how the power of real food changes my clients’ life in unimaginable ways. 🙂

A few fun facts about me:

  • I love traveling, I am fluent en español and en français and after living as a digital nomad for a few years, my family and I have recently been settling on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
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Pretending to be working with my son (who can work with a toddler on her lap?) while living la pura vida in Costa Rica last fall

  • I am a true chocolate addict (although I have learned to love the good healthier kind!).
  • I am a mom to a toddler and a momtrepreneur, which means that even though I seem relatively well put together (I try my best at least), I might actually still be wearing my pajama bottoms when we talk online via skype. You’re absolutely welcome to do the same. 🙂

My free gifts to you!

As a way to say thanks for visiting me here today, I want to give you a gift (or 2)!

Here’s what I have prepared just for you: 🙂

Check your inbox regularly for more tips, ideas & inspiration from me
to finally feel the best you’ve ever felt!

I hope to talk to you soon!

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p.s. follow me on Instagram and facebook and make sure to join
my private facebook group ”Radicata Nutrition Tribe”.

p.p.s. if you’re curious about what Radicata means, read this.

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Listen to my podcast Real Food Mamas

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Check out my book & cookbook Digestive Health with REAL Food