February 5, 2017

Aglaée Jacob, MS, RD, author ~ bio

Hello, hello! Thank you so much for visiting me here! 

Here’s a little bit about me, what I love and why I do what I do.

~ SHORT VERSION ~
Aglaée is no-nonsense & gut-friendly
registered dietitian and nutritionist

(with 11+ years of experience).

She faced many health issues, especially with her digestion and hormones, which made her ditch the food pyramid to develop a natural and holistic approach to heal herself.

She shares her approach in her book & cookbookDigestive Health with REAL Food: A Practical Guide to an Anti-Inflammatory, Nutrient Dense Diet for IBS & Other Digestive Issues” and her blog RadicataNutrition.com.

She also co-hosts the podcast Real Food Mamas.

Now that she healed herself, she loves eating (chocolate, plantains and butter are her favorite foods!), yoga, traveling, practicing her Spanish and spending time in nature (glimpses on Instagram). 

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LONG VERSION ~

Hi there!

My name is Aglaée and I am a no-nonsense & gut-friendly REAL FOOD registered dietitian and nutritionist 
(with 11+ 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 getting their health and life back using REAL food and natural remedies.

Me reading on my kitchen countertop, as usual. :p

WARNING: I do not believe in the conventional nutritional dogma (after experiencing my own health issues with my digestion and hormones). I don’t believe in the food pyramid or counting calories or grams of anything. What I do believe is that health starts in the gut.

This is why I call myself a no-nonsense & gut-friendly registeredseadance-Radicata-1693 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 and natural remedies rather than calories, grams of fat or percentage of this or that or supplements, pills and potions.

You can read more about my nutrition philosophy here.

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. Together, we can change the world one meal at a time. 🙂

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.

My digestive issues 

That’s when things started going downhills with my health. I had brought back an unwanted souvenir from South America: a parasite. And post-infectious IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). And then FODMAP intolerance and SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth).

After months of being sick, I finally figured out a natural and holistic protocol to heal my gut. 

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. Digestive Health with REAL Food was born.

My hormonal issues

During the same period, I was also diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), which is the #1 cause of infertility in women. Fortunately, I was able to heal myself using food and other natural strategies as medicine and reduced the number of cysts on my ovaries by 70%. Shortly after, we were able to conceive naturally. I had a beautiful pregnancy and homebirth and am so grateful every day have a happy and healthy toddler (well, most days when he’s not having a tantrum at least!). This made me so passionate about the topic of motherhood that I started the podcast Real Food Mamas with another friend.

My struggles with my relationship with food

I also overcame almost two decades of disordered eating, emotional eating, an eating disorder called binge eating disorder, and poor body image. This was actually the most difficult of all of my health issues to heal and this what led me to study under my mentor Christine Arylo to become a self-love guide and later to create my powerfully transformative Radicata SEED Protocol to help women heal their relationship with food and their body.

Gratitude

The (too long) period of time I experienced all of these health issues remains a dark part of my life but I now know it happened for a reason. Healing myself naturally was a turning point in my life and I am forever grateful to now be able to help so many others suffering from the same issues do the same so they can get their life back.

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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. 🙂

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 Why Radicata Nutrition? 

Radicata comes from Latin and means root.

This word also represents my approach very well because my goal is to help you uncover the roots of your problem and then build other roots that will help you grow strong and healthy.

And heads-up, even if it might seem like your problems are simple (i.e. food and your body), it’s usually not as simple as that. The problem is not the problem. The roots go way deeper.

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A few things you might want to know about me:

  • I LOOOOOVE  traveling just as much as I LOOOOOVE  chocolate. And although I haven’t been able to travel much lately since becoming a mom, I can at least enjoy my other passion. And yes, I eat chocolate almost every day! 🙂
  • I love science just as much as I love ancient sacred wisdom & traditions, including yoga (especially yin yoga, Ashtanga, restorative yoga, and power yoga), rituals, using the energy of the moon, cultivating my inner wisdom and intuition, crystals, chakras, smudging, essential oils, herbal medicine, oracle cards, tarot, everything and anything about personal growth, and lots of self-love! 
  • I currently live on beautiful Vancouver Island, British Columbia in Canada,
    but I lived in more places, both inside and outside the country, than I have fingers.
  • I have a 2-yo boy that I love to the moon and back although, to be completely real and honest, there are times when I dream of having a whole day, weekend, or even a full week to myself!!!
    (I’m an introvert by the way, but a social one). 🙂
  • My favorite social media is Instagram and I love posting random & beautiful things
    there about tidbits of my life as well as thoughts and reflections.
  • And if you’re wondering how to pronounce Aglaée, it’s really simple and it goes like this: [AH – GLA – AY]. Or click here to listen to me pronouncing my name. I am also fluent en español and en français (the origin of my name is French).

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My free gift to you!

As a way to say thanks for visiting me here today, I want to give you something!

  • Start healing your relationship with food and your body:
    Sign up for my free training called “The Whole Batch Syndrome Online Training“. 
    Find out if you have the symptoms first and take the free short training
    to start healing your relationship with food and your body! ❤
  • Get rid of the bloat, improve your digestion, and get your life back:
    If you have digestive issues, check out my Free “Bloat-Free Forever Online Course. ❤
    This short course includes a 7-day meal plan with all the accompanying recipes and a grocery list so you can get rid of your bloating and improve your digestive health.

Please comment below to tell me a bit about you,
your heart & soul true desires and how you found me!

Sincerely,

Aglaée ♥♡♥

p.s. You can also follow me on Instagram for daily-ish inspiration.

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My book & cookbook: Digestive Health with REAL Food