The BUZZ Authors
Meet our authors and the BUZZ contributors
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Holistic Health Coach
Hi, I’m Sarah, a Holistic Health Coach and red wine lover. I am passionate about helping others discover more ease and less stress in their daily lives through nutrition, organization and habit shifts. It is my goal to help you say goodbye to your confusion and lack of energy and have you feeling energized and clear about your life. I am a people person through and through, a teacher at heart and someone who loves to bring people together and encourage them to be the best version of themselves. I believe community and support are integral when trying to make a change and shift to a healthier lifestyle. I am here to be your confidant & support system, motivating and guiding you to live your best life. You will usually find me cooking, spending time with my dog Stella, napping and sharing a glass of wine with friends. My certification is from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in Holistic Health Coaching with a specialty in Hormone Health.
R. Ac , Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
J.P. is an Ottawa based Registered Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine specialist.
His approach to health care infuses Acupuncture and other physical therapies, alongside TCM lifestyle coaching
TCM lifestyle coaching includes protocols regarding exercise, nutrition, self awareness and self care
Balancing a patients need for therapy and education on proper self care habits are at the heart of how JP like to treat his patients.
He is passionate about further merging TCM into mainstream medicine as he believes this integrative approach is the future of affordable effective healthcare
Pharm.D., MBA, Pharmacist, Cannabis Consultant, CEO
I graduated in 2009 from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, MA with a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree. After working for 3 years in retail pharmacy, I returned to school to complete an MBA. I returned to Ottawa shortly after, in 2013, to help run the family pharmacy business. However, mid-2016, my father was diagnosed with cancer, and I made the choice to leave the business to support my family. After thorough research, I initiated my father on cannabis to help with his cancer symptoms, such as pain, chemo-induced nausea/vomiting and cachexia, with visible success. Unfortunately, he passed away in late 2016 due to the progression of the disease. It was through this experience that I truly realized the medicinal prowess of cannabis. It gave me a calling: to help patients improve their overall quality of life utilizing a hybrid of traditional and non-traditional medicines.
Clinic Manager, Nurses Aide, Cannabis Consultant
Born and raised in Ottawa, I have been involved in the medical clinic works for over ten years now. This has allowed me to share hands on skills with patients, doctors, practitioners and nurses.
I have been fortunate enough to educate and host Cannabis 101 talks for the likes of C.H.E.O., Bayshore Home Health Services, Epilepsy Ontario and many more medical foundations and organizations.
Specifically having worked in medical cannabis for the past 5 years, much of my job revolves around educating patients in regards to symptom management, licensed producer selection and disease specific management.
I am a certified cannabis consultant, and my passion is to assist patients with their personal medical cannabis journey.