A Healthy Mom is a Happy Life!
Hello and Welcome!
I’m Denise Forte, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. I am mother of two. I live and work in Burlington, Ontario. My passion is to provide nutrition guidance to mama's, both pre and post baby, while also supporting the overall wellness of the family as a whole.
My health and wellness journey began over a decade ago. After years of constant discomfort, two children, and health struggles of my own; I not only healed my body; but by doing so developed a passion to help others live healthier and feel better.
I have over 6 years experience working in the Health & Nutrition Industry. I am a 2018 Graduate from Edison Institute with a Diploma in Holistic Nutrition. I’m also registered member with The Canadian Association of Natural Nutrition Practitioners.
My ultimate goal is to achieve a healthy, happy, stress free life for you that is deeply rooted in finding the underlying cause, healing the gut, and creating optimal wellness for you and your family.
"...providing nutrition and wellness advice from one mama to another. Keeping you and your family healthy, happy, and nourished."
Denise Forte, RHN
The Nutrition Mama Approach
As a Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner my goal is to address the root cause, heal the body, improve digestion, and create an overall better quality of life for you and your family. As a mom, we often put ourselves last; its time to live healthier and be happier.
Through comprehensive and individualized nutrition sessions, each client and/or family receives a personalized plan that is designed to navigate a better quality of life in order to target health goals and reach optimal wellness.
After all, a healthy mama is a happy life!
What clients are saying...
“Denise was wonderful to work with! She is knowledgeable and her protocols are easy to follow. I had tried a TON of different supplements and diets to ease my gut issues, but she helped me figure out the root cause with her testing. Within 2 months, my symptoms got significantly better and I have an understanding of how to manage my bloat/reflux. She is great at communicating and easy to talk to. I highly recommend working with Denise for gut health, and wish I did it sooner. Thank you!"
"I started working with Denise early 2021 for my ulcerative colitis. Right from our first phone call she was kind, understanding and helpful. She instantly put me at ease by validating my concerns and helped to ease my anxiety by answering all my questions. The plan that Denise created for me was collaborative and I felt really integrated and addressed the issues I was experiencing. Her knowledge surrounding the issues I was experiencing helped me gain a better grasp on not only why I was experiencing gut issues but also taught me that it was possible to manage and live with Ulcerative Colitis. She gave me hope and helped me get back a sense of control over my well-being."
The Nutrition Mama Services
Introductory Meet & Greet (Virtual): 15 Minutes - FREE
about myself, background, and specific area of interest
tell me about yourself, what are your needs, how can I help you?
determine if we are a good fit
Mama to Mama Meal Planning: (cost subject to meal plan option)
ideal for mama's pre and post baby
Meal Planning is one of the best tools for following through with your nutrition goals
I start by learning about your food preferences, health goals, kitchen appliances, family size, and how much time you can devote to cooking on a daily and weekly basis
I will put together an individualized meal plan (1-week, 4-week or 6-week), using tasty, simple, and balanced recipes
How to Grocery Shop, like a Mama!: (up to 3 hrs)
Suitable for mama's who want to learn:
nutrition label reading and comparisons
new innovative ingredients and how to use them
tasty substitutes for food allergies and sensitivities (like dairy and gluten)
satisfying, balanced on-the-go options
local and/or organic options
Help Me, Mama: Pantry Overhaul: (up to 3 hrs)
Ideal for mamas who need to clear out the old and make way for the new:
re-organize, discard, eliminate excess 'food clutter'
discuss alternative food choices that are more in line with your wellness and nutrition goals
identify roadblocks you are facing to changing your eating habits (often times it’s the organization of our food options that is the biggest culprit!)
provide insight and suggestions for stocking a well-equipped pantry that meets yours and your families needs
Two Month Gut Healing Program for Mom
Full Personalized Protocol:
For Someone who:
Needs a complete digestive, dietary, and lifestyle overhaul
is serious about making major changes to their digestion
is ready to commit to healthier and happier life by focusing on their gut health
Step 1: Initial Consultation: 60 minutes
Review the following: (to be filed out & completed prior to appointment)
1. Intake Questionnaire
2. Food Journal
3. Client Waiver
This will include your goals, diet history, food consumption, portion sizes, food preferences, known food sensitivities, supplement usage, exercise habits, main symptoms, main concerns
At the end of this appointment, we will proceed with the Nutri-body Symptomatology Questionnaire sent via email, to help determine the root cause(s)
Step 2: Personalized Plan: 60 minutes
- Based on the above findings, a Personalized plan will be created. This may include (some or all) of the following:
personalized meal suggestions to assist with providing you optimal gut health, supplemental protocol based on your specific needs, lifestyle changes (if required), personalized digestion and gut health tips, specific ways to alleviate stressors on your gut and digestion.
Step 3: Follow up: 30 minutes
check your progress
what is working, what is not
Review new food journal
potential rework of plan
Step 4: Secondary Follow up: 30 minutes
check your progress
Can you relate to any of these?
Irregular bowel movements
messy pantry with no time to organize
pregnant and digestive issues
busy mom with no time to meal plan
feels overwhelmed at the grocery store
Mood swings and feeling irritable
Feel bloated all the time
seeking health tips for the whole
If you answered YES to any of these: Get in touch with me today and start your journey to being a healthier mama and living a happier life!
Denise is great at what she does. The tailored plan that she put together for me was extensive and personalized to my needs. Once I had made some of the recommended changes in my diet and lifestyle, I definitely noticed a difference and improvement! If you are interested in getting support on improving your gut health and digestion, I recommend working with Denise!
Put yourself first, Mama!