I am an Honours Graduate of The Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Toronto and owner of The Soulful Sprout Holistic Nutrition. In my multifaceted clinic I facilitate clients and community towards connecting with the healing powers of food and plant based medicines. I work with a combination of functional testing, herbal medicine along with mindfulness and energy medicine in an effort to address imbalances and establish a foundation of health and vibrancy. You can often find me baking cookies, foraging or at the local farmers market soaking up all the season has to offer with my dogs Olive and Figgie.

I love being part of the Yoso Community because for me facing food allergies was overwhelming and scary and I wished I had someone to guide me towards some great alternatives. It’s important to feel like we have options when it comes to what we eat and Yoso has provided me and my clients with so many great options we love, that are nutritionally supportive and delicious.

 

We asked a few questions about her dairy-free lifestyle as part of this series, Living Dairy Free:

Why are you dairy-free?

I went dairy free 4 years ago after healing from a cancer diagnosis. I had an autoimmune disease and cancer and finally started to tune into my body and all the signals that it was giving me. Upon further testing I realized I have a dairy intolerance and never turned back.

Top five favourite dairy-free products?

Yoso coconut yogurt

Miyokos vegan butter

Miyokos vegan mozzarella

Califarms plant milks

Chochosol Traders chocolate bars

Favourite local spot to eat that accommodates dairy-free?

I love Live Organic

Favourite place to shop for groceries?

Summerhill Market and Nature’s Emporium

Connect with Ashleigh at thesoulfulsprout.com