The Sleep + Nutrition Seminar for Expecting and New Moms

Are you expecting a little one soon?!  Or has your precious bundle already arrived?

Want some help with expert advice from both a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and a Certified Infant and Toddler Sleep Consultant?

Nutrition and sleep are both very important during those first few months as mom and baby recover from child birth.  It’s a magical time filled with bonding and falling in love.

But it’s also a time that can be faced with challenges.  Difficulty breastfeeding, postpartum depression and sleepless nights are far too common for many new parents.

It doesn’t have to be that way.  There are things you can do to prepare yourself and your baby for a peaceful, happy time together.

We can help.

I am excited to have teamed up with Heather Sharpe, of WeeSleep!  Together, we will cover a complete list of topics on the importance of sleep and nutrition for baby and mom.


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Some important topics we will discuss are:

Sleep –

  • The importance of sleep to both baby and mom.
  • How much sleep babies need at various ages.
  • Creating a safe and peaceful sleep environment.
  • Advice on how to get your babies to sleep on the right track from day one.

Nutrition – 

  • Nutrients essential for a healthy pregnancy and where to find them.
  • Natural ways to relieve some common pregnancy symptoms.
  • Boost and maintain a sufficient milk supply to satisfy the hungriest baby.
  • Postpartum depression prevention and management.




Sunday, April 2, 2017

2:00 – 4:00 PM

Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre

2260 Walkley Road, Ottawa, ON


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14 Day Gentle Fall Cleanse – Online Program

Did you indulge a wee bit this past summer?

Starting to feel those jeans getting snug?

Still trying to shed those last few pounds?

Do you need a kick-start to get you on your way to feeling better?

Do you want to feel the health benefits of a gentle cleanse?

It’s true, our bodies are eliminating toxins every day.  By reducing our exposure to these toxins such as free radicals, environmental pollution, food additives, pesticides and more, we can help our bodies do a more effective job.  This will result in more energy, increased immune function and better overall health.

I will be following this cleanse myself.  Yes, I am a nutritionist and I eat healthy.  Most of the time.  Hey, I’m a person too and I also like to have fun sometimes!  I will be starting this cleanse in just a few days and I hope you will join me.

It will only cost you $2 a day!

Send an e-mail to get started or join my Facebook group HERE.

Have a healthy day!


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Veggies - Eat right and meditate

Moonlight Medium

928 rue Laporte Street, Rockland Ontario


Make 2015 the year you achieve true physical, mental and spiritual health!


  • Customized dietary plan, based on real food and holistic nutrition.Meditation - Eat right and meditate
  • Weekly lifestyle challenges to help you reach your wellness goals.
  • Weekly recipes that are easy to prepare and provide optimal nutrition.
  • Weekly tips to live a healthier, happier life.
  • Weekly meditation sessions to reduce stress and achieve spiritual awareness.
  • Weekly group discussion (weigh-in optional).
  • Unlimited online support.

Cost is $149 (includes six meditation sessions).


ONLY $139!

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“How to Make a Baby in 90 Days!”

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START DATE:  May 24, 2015.  June 14, 2015.


  • A full nutrition and lifestyle assessment.  This may uncover imbalances that are currently hindering your chances of conception.
  • Weekly challenges that will increase fertility and overall health.
  • A holistic guide to nutrition and pregnancy from preconception to postpartum.
  • 13+ recipes featuring foods that will support hormonal health and fertility.
  • Unlimited online support for the length of the program (90 days).

Space is limited. Early bird price of only $180 in effect until May 10, 2015 June 7, 2015. Regular price $199.

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I can not recommend Karen’s prenatal services enough! She is knowledegable as well as kind and easy to talk to.

Karen helped me to learn how much food choices impact my overall health and relate to certain pregnancy symptoms. Our discussions inspired me to get back on track with healthy eating habits. I felt healthy and energized throughout my pregnancy and was happy knowing that I was making informed healthy choices for myself and my growing baby.

Every question I asked was responded to promptly with evidence based resources. I always felt confident in Karen’s recommendations and appreciated that they were realistic suggestions that I could work into my busy life.

I am grateful for Karen’s support throughout my pregnancy and I wouldn’t hesitate to use her services during any future pregnancies.

“Melissa”, Ontario


Deal of the Month



During the entire month of May, receive a mini-assessment for only $20!

Results are based on a two-page symptom questionnaire.

Dietary and lifestyle recommendations will be sent to you via e-mail, including a 20 minute personal consultation via phone or Skype.

Get started here!

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Deal of the Month



This includes supplements and vitamins from quality top brand names such as Thorne, Genestra, Pure Encapsulations, Natural Factors and more.


Not pregnant yet but trying to conceive or want to start soon? This is the best package for you! We will work on ways to improve your odds of conceiving with natural foods that provide necessary nutrients for fertility and a healthy pregnancy. It includes an individual nutrition assessment before you get pregnant, plus two follow-up visits. These visits are important because your needs will change as your body changes. During a follow-up visit we will discuss what you have done so far, what concerns you have at the moment, and ways to optimize nutrition for your current situation. Ideally, these follow-up visits would occur once during pregnancy and once after pregnancy. However, each person is unique. I will work with you on an individual basis to decide the best time for your follow-up visits.


Nature Prenatal is having a second birthday!

Holistic Nutritionist Ottawa

Me and my baby a few short years ago.

Two years.  This is how long I have been working my dream job.  This is how long Nature Prenatal has existed.  It’s not a baby anymore.  Two years can go by very quickly.  If you have a child you know what I mean.  And if you don’t, let me explain.  One day they are these tiny, delicate beings that are totally and completely dependent on you.  The next thing you know you are sending them off to school, into the real world.  Babies don’t stay babies.

As for Nature Prenatal, let me explain what has been happening and my plans for 2015.  I have created a free offer, “You and Your Baby:  7 Simple Steps to Achieving a Healthy Pregnancy and Happy Baby.”  You can grab that now right HERE!  I have also created a second free offer, “5 Easy Steps to Gently Lose Unwanted Pounds.”  Grab that offer right HERE!

I am working with a group of women right now in my online program “Eat Right, Look Great, Feel Awesome!”  This is my longest running program and I will open it up again in the fall.  My other group program, “How to Make a Baby in 90 Days” will be starting in the spring.  I have created a brand new sleep challenge that is yet to be announced.  I wanted to create a program that focuses on getting better quality sleep because it’s become apparent to me that many women are sleep deprived.  My sleep challenge will be starting very soon!    Contact me if you would like to be placed on my waiting list for any of these group programs.

I’m excited to announce that my services are now covered by a few insurance companies!  This is very promising that the insurance world is starting to recognize holistic nutrition as a vital component of health care.  The insurance companies that currently provide coverage are Industrial Alliance, Claim Secure, DiBrina Sure and 321 Well.

Did you know I sell quality health products through my online dispensary?  Vitamins and supplements are a great way to boost nutrient intake and improve your health.  However, not everyone should take the same products.  I provide individual supplement consulting with all of my clients.  You can visit my online store HERE.

I am super excited to now provide DNA genetic testing with Nutrigenomix!  Nutrigenomics is the study of how Nutrigenomix Photo for websiteindividual genetic variation affects a person’s response to nutrients and impacts the risk of nutrition-related chronic diseases.  I have two tests available.  One is for gluten intolerance and the other is how your body responds to vitamin C, folate, whole grains, omega-3 fat, saturated fat, sodium and caffeine.  Basically, depending on your genes your body will have a different reaction to these food groups.  For more information on Nutrigenomix, go HERE.

This past summer I got personal and shared my own weight loss story with you.  I posted real time videos to YouTube (which was actually quite terrifying for me!) and wrote in my blog about the process.  I didn’t lose as much as I hoped, and I have accepted that.  The truth is, I am still not at my pre-pregnancy weight and I’m still working on it.  You can find my YouTube videos HERE, and read the blog posts HERE.

I am currently working with a contest winner who has won my Biggest Contest Ever.  She is in her final weeks of pregnancy and doing very well.  I have held this contest twice and I’m happy to announce that I will be doing it again this summer!  It’s open to any women who are actively trying to conceive or in their first trimester of pregnancy.  In exchange for free nutrition and prenatal coaching the winner is featured in my blog as I share her prenatal story with you.  For more information on the contest go HERE.  Contact me if you would like to be notified when I open registration in the summer.

I have added a Recipe page to my website HERE.  I am building on my recipe list with recipes that I post to my blog.  Please let me know if you try or have tried any of my recipes and how you like them!

I have also added a Deal of the Month page to my website HERE.

Are we connected on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter?  Please click on the links to follow me.

I think this pretty much sums up my past year and plans I have for 2015.

Of course, you never know what the future may hold!



EAT RIGHT, LOOK GREAT, FEEL AWESOME! Not just a weight loss plan.

I am excited to announce that “Eat Right, Look Great, Feel Awesome!” is available at Country Moments Spa & Wellness Center in Navan, Ontario!  Registration is now OPEN!  We start January 19, 2015!

UPDATE:    I will be hosting a free information session at Country Moments Spa & Wellness Center Saturday, January 17th at 10:00 AM.  3470 Trim Road, Navan, Ontario.  Reserve your spot at 613-590-9999.

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Here is what you will receive:

  • A complete nutrition and lifestyle assessment, based on two detailed questionnaires and current food log.
  • A complimentary follow-up consultation to review your results and improve or maintain your success.
  • A detailed dietary plan, including a list of foods to eat and those to avoid.
  • Weekly lifestyle challenges that will assist with achieving a healthy weight, while improving overall health.
  • Weekly recipes that are easy to prepare, delicious to eat, and feature nutritious, clean foods.
  • Weekly tips to live a healthier, happier life.
  • Weekly group meetings to be held Mondays at 7:00 PM.  Meetings include group discussion and a short presentation.
  • Unlimited online support for the length of the program (12 weeks).

Cost:  $199

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This is what some past participants had to say:

“I lost a total of 11 pounds since completing Karen’s online weight loss challenge and still losing! I followed all the weekly rules and was able to incorporate them very easily into our routines. Yes – I cheated and treated too lol! In the end I have not only lost weight but cut my grocery costs down by $150 for this month! Meal planning was a big part of the cost cutting for sure. It’s amazing how one month can change your mindset and make you realize that what we put in our bodies affect how we feel overall. I truly think that changes to my diet have helped me with my pain management too. Thank you!” – Penny, Ottawa, ON

“I started Karen’s weight loss challenge in January hoping for the best but a little weary that I would not know how to introduce new, organic foods into my diet. Karen assured me that she would help me in every way possible. She provided me with not only recipes and advice, but with a new way of looking at food. Now I know what to look for on labels and how to cook quinoa (which I had never had before I met Karen). I took her Nutrition Assessment and found that I needed to go on a Candida diet to flush my system of toxins. I must say, I have never felt more energetic and healthy. In four months I have lost a total of 18 pounds and I am training to run a 5k in the fall. Life is good! Thank you Karen for getting me started on my new healthy body!” – Erin, Halifax, NS

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I know it’s not easy to lose weight.  I have struggled with my own weight for years, trying all sorts of diets.  Some worked well, temporarily.  They almost always left me feeling hungry, and once I went back to my old eating habits the weight came back.  The truth is, there is no easy way to lose weight.  Hard work, determination, motivation and a healthy diet is all required to see long-term results.  There is no one-size-fits-all approach either.  The truth is we are all different.  We have different nutritional needs and health concerns.  What I’ve learned since I studied nutrition is that I had a yeast overgrowth, also known as candida.  That’s me.  It may not be you.  But, once I learned about candida and how to control it, everything changed.  I know what I need to eat to optimize my own health.  I’ll be honest, I am still working on losing my own ‘baby weight’ (it’s been four years!).  I know how to do it, and I am almost there.  You can read my personal weight loss story HERE.

If you would like to finally reach your own health goals, I encourage you to register today!  Space is limited.  Every member will receive a personalized nutrition and lifestyle assessment, which will focus on your own health goals.  Yes, weight loss is part of it, but it’s also about eating real food and making lifestyle changes that will bring you to an optimal state of health.  I will be with you every step of the way.



Country Moments Spa & Wellness Centre

Do you like to be pampered?  Massage?  Facials?  Manicure?  Pedicure?  Reflexology?  Acupuncture?Country Moments Spa

Country Moments Spa & Wellness Centre has it all, plus more!

I have just joined their team!

I am now taking appointments at Country Moments Spa & Wellness Centre in Navan, Ontario.  This is just east of Ottawa, between Orleans and Limoges.  I am available here for individual nutrition counseling and/or genetic testing by Nutrigenomix.  For complete details please click on INDIVIDUAL NUTRITION COUNSELING or NUTRIGENOMIX GENETIC TESTING.  Group presentations and workshops may be available in 2015.

Why not give yourself a healthy, rewarding and relaxing Christmas gift this year!  Combine holistic nutrition with some of the other services offered by the spa and make a day all about you!  Even better, bring a friend!  For a complete list of services offered by Country Moments Spa & Wellness Centre, please visit their website HERE.

To book your appointment, send an e-mail to or contact the spa at 613-590-9999.

If you would like to be notified of any future presentations or events, be sure to sign up for my e-mail list HERE.  I will even send you a free gift!









Veggies - Eat right and meditate

Moonlight Medium

928 rue Laporte Street, Rockland Ontario

613-446-9624 (Mary) or 613-854-9848 (Karen)

Make 2014 the year you achieve true physical, mental and spiritual health!


  • Customized dietary plan, based on real food.Meditation - Eat right and meditate
  • Weekly lifestyle challenges to help you reach your wellness goals.
  • Weekly recipes that are easy to prepare and provide optimal nutrition.
  • Weekly tips to live a healthier, happier life.
  • Weekly meditation sessions to reduce stress and achieve spiritual awareness.
  • Weekly group discussion (weigh-in optional).
  • Unlimited online support.

Cost is $139 (includes six meditation sessions).