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What Motivates and Inspires Me

Have you ever felt unsure about what to do or what more you could do? Have you tried multiple foods or supplements but found no relief? Do you feel lost and need clarification?

I’m glad you are because I understand you. Before my gut health journey, my answer to these questions was yes. I thought nothing could ever help, and I would continue to struggle with my symptoms.

I am passionate about gut health because I have seen the difference it makes in my life and the lives of my clients. I am here to offer you clarity and guidance so you don’t have to be slowed down by your digestive issues. 

I want to help guide you in making healthier choices so that you can feel your best, both in your professional and social life.

When we focus on your gut health, we are not only going to look at your food choices but also look at your lifestyle. Are you interested in learning more? Click to work with Tanya.


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Tanya Cullen standing outside with a field in the background and a bright blue, cloudy sky.

My Personal Journey

My journey with gut health started before my entrepreneurial endeavors. As a mom of three, I juggled life, kids, and pets while occasionally being thrown unexpected curveballs. I was getting sick as often as my child in daycare during flu season. Just as I started to feel better, I started to get sick again. Plus, I was struggling with exhaustion. I assumed all of this was part of the Mom of 3 package deal, the unwelcome bonus.

But then, my body threw an unexpected curveball, and my digestive system started having daily tantrums—bloating, nausea, heartburn, and embarrassing burps, accompanied by anxiety attacks. I felt like a stranger within my own body. I love my family and my pets, but the one person I was neglecting to show love to was myself. I remember thinking, is this the experience of aging? If yes, this was a reality that I struggled to accept.

Before all of this, I was the type of person to run up a Scottish mountain for fun even if I ended up dead last and, at the same time, proudly held the title of the top-ranked Canadian, albeit the only one). But, with my gut issues, I felt as if I had lost my vitality.

The universe sent me a sign when I crossed paths with two dietitians who introduced me to the world of gut health. I decided to prioritize my gut, and it was a game-changer, reviving my well-being and reigniting my passion for life. Through this journey, I found a new passion that paved the way for a career shift.

Gradually, my digestive issues faded—nausea and bloating became distant memories, and embarrassing burps were a thing of the past. I started to feel like myself again, and I loved it!

 

My Professional Journey

Tanya is a Registered Dietitian who lives outside of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. Over the past 15 years, she has worked in large hospital settings and outpatient clinics in general medicine, mental health, diabetes, cardiology, and renal.

Her personal health struggles motivated her to become an Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner to incorporate functional nutrition into her current practice.

Tanya’s private practice journey was driven by her desire to share her passion for functional nutrition and support entrepreneurial women facing gut health challenges. Her goal is to help women achieve optimal well-being while they balance the demands of life.

A selection of gut healthy foods including strawberries, kiwi, rhubarb, ginger, salmon and peppers

Certifications

College of Dieticians of Ontario
Certified Diabetes Educator
Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNCP)