Jennifer Brott, Nutritionist
A Registered Holistic Nutritionist and founder of Vancouver based nutritional consulting firm, My Edible Advice, Jennifer’s expertise and practice are rooted in an unwavering commitment: to empower individuals to reach their health and wellness goals by providing them with the tools to thrive.
Fuelled by this conviction, My Edible Advice has sparked an appetite for optimal health and wellness that extends far beyond its Vancouver base. Today, Jennifer and her team provide nutritional consultation, cooking classes, and meal planning sessions to a worldwide set of individual and organizational clients in pursuit of the knowledge to nourish and map to optimal health.
Jennifer has developed a keen interest in gastrointestinal, prenatal, and oncology nutrition, and her breadth and depth of knowledge in these areas is reflected in her private practice.
A maritime girl at heart and west coaster in home, Jennifer seeks solace where the mountains meet the ocean, and finds bliss in the bounty and buzz of a local farmer’s markets. She believes that health is happiness, and that to engage, enable, and empower her clients to live their best life is to do the very same for her.
Jennifer proves that healthful choices can be as easy as pie; her homemade pecan pie, to be exact.
Kelly Heesterman, Nutritionist
Kelly is the owner of Bliss Holistic Nutrition and practices as a Holistic Nutritionist at My Edible Advice. She is passionate about empowering women to make positive changes in their relationship with food and, ultimately, themselves. After graduating with honours from the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Marketing-Communications Program, she spent several years working in the Vancouver tech sector. She decided to combine her love of connection and healing by enrolling at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition where she graduated with first-class honours and the designation of Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP).
As a Holistic Nutritionist, Kelly empowers women to live a life full of bliss! Her consulting programs combine nutrition and self-awareness techniques. She believes that the more we understand our inherent characteristics, the most likely we are to make lasting, positive changes. Kelly has developed a keen interest in hormonal and skin health. Come see her if you want to increase your energy, balance your mood, and get healthy, glowing skin!
Her free time is spent writing, experimenting with food, relaxing at hot yoga, and going on adventures with her husband, Matt and their Husky-Shepard, Kobe.
Kelly Irwin, Events + Community
Kelly Irwin joined the MEA family to take on events and community. She is a health coach, nutritionist (RHN) and certified raw food chef. Coming from a family of professional skiers, and from a lifelong obsession with knowing more about health and healthy living, Kelly was naturally drawn into the world of Nutrition (especially sports nutrition). Formally a Product Representative at Vega, Kelly is also extremely passionate about plant based eating. She is a self-proclaimed outdoor enthusiast and loves meeting and being around new people. When she’s not on the North Shore trails running, or throwing events for MEA, you can find her working at Lululemon.
Jenessa Hlatky, Adminstrative Team
Jenessa is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, certified from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Her journey began years earlier when she struggled with undiagnosed digestive difficulties that really impacted her life. On her pursuit to wellness, she worked at a health food store and gained a lot of interest and insight into how nutrition can have a profound impact on your overall health.
Naturally, Jenessa takes a special interest in digestive health. She believes that gut health directly relates to a number of conditions that manifest in different ways, including skin and mood. Jenessa is excited to be a part of the MEA team to expand her knowledge and gain valued experience. Being a true foodie, her approach is balanced and mindful. She believes people don’t need deprivation, but more nourishment.
Most of Jenessa’s spare time is spent in the kitchen creating recipes. She also enjoys venturing out to farms to pick fresh berries, exploring markets to find local goods, and being out in nature exploring the beauty.