Our Valuable Team Members
Lifestyle Coach | Whole Food Nutrition Coach
Co-Founder | Nutrition & Lifestyle Consultant | Raw Food Chef
Over the years I have studied with doctors in the US and Europe and developed a method of healing that is not only proactive but also highly effective. Conquering my own health challenges has helped me to expand my knowledge in all areas of health & nutrition. I’m honored to share my experience with you and hope to help you transform your health challenges into opportunities for total wellness.
My health history: Managing life-threatening food allergies was always a challenge for me. In a quest for answers I have encountered and studied many different conventional and alternative healing techniques. Over the course of my childhood, my body broke down in many different stages. It started at sixteen when I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue and leaky gut syndrome, then at 21 with heavy metal toxicity resulting in extreme acne and hormonal imbalance … the list goes on and on. Ultimately these unresolved (and underlying) issues resulted in the development of an autoimmune disorder called Iritis (eye inflammation). This immune disorder also expressed itself in other ways, such as the onset of rheumatoid arthritis and temporary blindness. In the worst of it, I was pushed around in a wheelchair through the hospital going from specialist to specialist; all while clutching dark cloths over my eyes and praying that no light would pass through them. With light came the most excruciating pain I had ever felt. After a few weeks of hearing, “there’s nothing we really know about this”, from doctors, the Iritis eventually calmed down and I was able to go back to normalcy. No cause, no cure, no reason… I moved on with my life hoping to forget this ever happened. Until it happened again. And again. I knew that I had to figure this out. Fast forward to today: It has been many years since my last Iritis attack, with no more chronic fatigue, no more digestive issues, no more acne and I have developed a very simple program to keep my autoimmune disorder under control.
Co-Founder | I-ACT Certified Colon Hydrotherapist | Lifestyle Coach | Whole Food Nutrition Coach
My desire to learn about alternative and holistic treatments began at a young age. As a young girl I questioned many of the common practices used in conventional medicine and strived towards a more natural way of healing. Over the years I have taken many courses in health & nutrition and have developed a deep understanding of how to heal on an individual level with treatments that support unique health concerns and the underlying issues causing them, instead of solely focusing on the symptoms causing the concern. I have faced many challenges throughout my career as a health consultant, the most challenging of which was with my first-born daughter. This quest for answers to her severe health issues brought me to study with doctors around the world and ultimately achieve enough knowledge to help her and many others combat health issues that there are limited answers for in today’s medical establishment. Working in many different areas of medicine I have discovered alternative methods to deal with many of my own challenges as well, such as hormonal imbalance, weight gain, aging, brain fog and many other concerns. Colon Hydrotherapy has been an integral part of my healing and the healing of many other individuals I have worked with. This prompted me to expand my education and become a certified Colon Hydrotherapist. This combined with my certification as a Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach as well as a certification in Raindrop Technique gives me the opportunity to share all that I have learned and help others achieve the level of optimal health that we all deserve.
Client Care Manager | Registered Holistic Nutritionist | ACE Certified Personal Trainer | B.A. McGill University
From a very young age I struggled with chronic ear infections followed by strep throat every year from the ages of 10 to 21. Recurrent rounds of antibiotics likely contributed to the poor health I experienced in my early twenties with debilitating digestive problems and a compromised immune system. Extreme stomach pains, gas, bloating, nausea…. you name it and I was dealing with it. On top of this I suffered from extreme fatigue, constant headaches and disruptive sleep. This eventually led me to a diagnoses of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This diagnoses sparked a fire in me to wake up and discover what was happening within my body! As a result, I have been on a learning & healing journey for the past four years and have used the knowledge I have gained as an R.H.N. as well as the help from other amazing practitioners to become my healthiest happiest self. I now understand what my body needs in order to thrive and I no longer struggle from IBS symptoms.
I-ACT Certified Colon Hydrotherapist
Miki is an I-Act Certified Colon Hydrotherapist who is passionate about helping clients achieve total wellness through healthy diet and lifestyle practices. Mikibelieves that health begins with a focus on the digestive system. When a proper balance of good bacteria is present in our colon we have an increase ability to avoid fatigue, discomfort and illness. Miki loves to spend time fermenting her own Miso, Natto, Umeboshi, Sauerkraut, Kefir, Kombucha and Sourdough bread to support her own colon health.
Registered Nurse | Colon Hydrotherapist | Level 1 Bio-Energy Healer | Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences
Kirsten is a Registered Nurse on an ever evolving journey exploring health and wellness. She believes western medicine is just one piece of a broader, more inclusive approach to health and wellness. As well as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, she has also completed a Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences and Level 1 Bio-Energy Healing. Kirsten draws on her intuition and health education to aid clients through their experience at Refresh Natural Health. She believes that as we become consciously in tune with our mind, body, and spirit, the greater our capacity is to unleash our innate healing abilities. She looks forward to helping her clients move towards their greatest healing potential.
Holistic Fitness Coach | Whole Food Chef | Tech Guy
Ryan Vrba is a whole food chef dedicated to creating meals that are not only delicious, but fuel our bodies with all the goodness of natural, honest ingredients. Ryan focuses on working with athletes and body builders that wish to maximize their potential while keeping their health and well-being a priority. With a background of knowledge in paleo diets, raw food diets, vegan/vegetarian diets and other high-performance diets, Ryan helps create a plan that works best for your body and your individual goals. Ryan also heads up the technical department at Refresh Natural Health and is often referred to as “The Computer Whisperer”.