Kimberly Banting

Hello! My name is Kim Banting and I am a Registered Holistic Nutritionist in good standing with the International Organization of Nutritional Consultants (IONC).

Kimberly Banting Certified Nutritional Consultant and Personal Chef

I graduated with honours from the Global College of Natural Medicine in California in 2009 and I have been practicing in my home business “Flourish!” ever since.

A chef first and foremost, I have great passion for high-quality, healthy food.  It was as I was working as a personal chef for a client with extreme food sensitivities, that I was blown away by witnessing his health improvements over a few short weeks simply by making changes to his diet!  I had never before thought of food as a tool for healing the body.  Feeling compelled to combine my love of food with healing, I went back to school for an additional 3 years of training.

Through Flourish! I help clients overcome personal health challenges. The human body has an innate ability to re-balance and heal itself when supported with proper nutrition, exercise and rest. Change doesn’t happen overnight, but small steps taken every day can help them reach their health goals.

 For the past two years, I have co-hosted an annual women’s retreat with a Naturopathic Doctor, offering women the opportunity to get away from the obligations of everyday life and spend some quiet time in nature.  Women need to remember to appreciate themselves and have a chance to honour and nurture themselves without guilt.  This weekend offers a variety of educational sessions as well as plenty of time to relax and socialize with like-minded women.

I volunteer my time to Peel Elder Abuse, Mississauga Older Adults Centre, Senior’s Life Enhancement Centre and Catholic Family Services, educating family members about prevention and healing of age-related diseases.  I also spend time with the High Park Children’s Garden and The Greenest City, a community cooking program for Toronto’s youth.

In the spring of 2013, I spearheaded and helped organize a learning garden at Shelter Bay PS in Mississauga.  It is important for young people to know that wholesome food comes from nature and that it is fun to grow your own vegetables.  This is our second year working on the garden and it has been a great success!  I mostly look forward to the fall harvest when we cook the food that was grown and share the meal together.  Sharing the joy in their accomplishment is a huge thrill for me!

People often tell me healthy food doesn’t taste good. I look upon this as a personal challenge. When I watch someone’s face light up after taking a bite of a nutritious dish I have lovingly prepared, I know I have chosen the right path.

Health, happiness and miracles,

- Kim Banting -