About Raíz Holistic Nutrition

Raíz Holistic Nutrition was created as our founder noticed that the number one challenge that people face when talking about their health is lack of time and accountability.

It can feel like there are not enough hours in the day to do what it takes and to stay balanced, so we will work together to help you stay accountable to your health goals when life gets busy. Raíz does one-on-one consultations, creates personalized meal plans on a weekly basis, and most importantly, implements them from your own kitchen.

We support you by helping you ditch the stress of menu planning for the week, going to the grocery store, the time it takes to cook and the energy it takes to clean the kitchen. Leaving behind delicious nourishing meals in your fridge – ready for you to have a successful, healthy week. So that you can spend more time investing in yourself and doing the things you value most.

I believe that given the proper knowledge, consistency, and support, the human body has the power to heal itself and can prevent lifestyle-based chronic disease.

What does “Raiz” mean? Our founder is a dual citizen, with roots in Mexico and Canada. “Raíz,” means “Root” in Spanish, and it’s our belief that holistic nutrition and health are about seeing the body as a whole. Our approach in nutrition leads us to go back to our roots, to connect with the earth, to seek the knowledge of where our food comes from and identifying dis-ease from the root source be it physical or emotional. 

Work with us and let food be thy medicine.

About the Founder,
Monica Nelson, CNP, BA.

Monica grew up in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, being a dual citizen and wanting to explore her canadian roots, she moved to Vancouver for University. She holds an Undergraduate Degree in Communications from Simon Fraser University and worked in Public Relations for four years. After some deep soul searching, she connected with what made her the happiest. Making food for the people she loves, and supporting them with their health goals. She sought to pursue her education as a Holistic Nutritionist and gratudated with honours from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition.  She have since worked at a number of restaurants, retreats, and private homes perfecting her craft. She believes that every person and their nutritional needs are unique and she strives to support each of her clients in their individuality, to help them thrive in their day-to-day lives.