Meet our Wellness Experts
Meet our amazing group of contributing wellness experts that include Naturopathic Doctors, a Green Engineer, Holistic Nutritionist, Family Sleep Consultant and a Birth Doula/Childbirth Educator.
Arja Pennanen Lytle is a Toronto based holistic nutritionist
who is passionate about good food and good health. She believes that enthusiasm, vitality, and peace of mind are just as important as nutrition to overall health and well-being. Arja teaches her clients to regain control of their own health by showing them how simple whole foods, herbs, and supplements can bring the body and mind back into balance.
Begin reading Arja’s nutrition tips.
As an ND, Jenny Henderson
strongly believes in the healing power of nature, and the use of evidence-based and traditional therapies in supporting each person in overcoming health concerns, restoring health, and preventing illness. Such therapies include herbal medicine, acupuncture, good nutrition and a proper lifestyle, physical therapies, homeopathy, and counseling. Jenny is currently accepting new patients at her practice in Aurora, Ontario.
Read wellness expert, Jenny’s articles for body health and mind.
Emma Rohmann is Green at Home
mom to two young children and an environmental engineer with 9 years’ experience as a green building consultant. Her green living journey started over 10 years ago and in 2015 she launched Green at Home – a social media and blog campaign to provide thoughtful, practical ideas for making homes more green and healthy without breaking the bank. She also offers personalized consulting to help families save money, create a healthier home, and reduce their environmental footprint. Emma was recruited in 2015 by the David Suzuki Foundation as a Queen of Green Coach. For tip sheets and green living blog, visit her at Green at Home
Create a healthier home environment with Emma’s articles.
Rachel Schwartzman is a board certified and licensed naturopathic doctor, acupuncturist and birth doula. She graduated from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, 4 year medical program in 2005 and has maintained a general family practice since then. Rachel is also the co-owner of West End Naturopathic Doulas
a service dedicated to providing the best labour support to pregnant women. She is the co-founder of Toronto’s health conscious Bump To Baby Show
Rebecca Earl is an only child (because she never slept as an infant), a mother of two young boys, a foodie and an HGTV addict. She is a child sleep consultant and adult sleep coach at her company, The Sugar Plum Sleep Co.
, where she aims to improve the quality of sleep for the whole family.
Du (pronounced “Yo”) La is co-owner and co-founder of Toronto Centre for Naturopathic Medicine
. She is a licensed naturopathic doctor, registered acupuncturist, and one of the most experienced naturopathic birth doulas (professional birth assistant) in Canada. Du practices naturopathic family medicine with a focus on children’s and women’s health, particularly in the area of fertility and prenatal care.
Laurie McGowan is the owner and Chief Operating Mom of Adventures of Little. She is a certified Birth Boot Camp Instructor and a certified Birth Boot Camp DOULA. Laurie brings an open mind, empathy, genuine caring, and a little humour to each class and client meeting. Her job is to help couples simplify childbirth through empathy and education so they too can have the empowering birth they wish to experience wherever they choose to birth. Laurie loves coffee, pastry and her bicycle…in that order.
Denise Sutherland is the owner and formulator of Lotus Natural Living products which consists of all-natural, aromatherapy based, home, body and baby products. These products can be found at Lotus Natural Living as well as 28 retailers across Ontario and the Barrie Farmers Market. As a mom of two children, Denise is passionate about educating people about the effectiveness and safe practice of essential oils in one on one consultations and group sessions. Denise lives in Barrie, Ontario. She enjoys doing yoga, running, reading and being in nature.
Meet our Contributors
Hannah Spray is a Preschool Teacher turned Mama, living on Salt Spring Island, BC. Raised by her before-their-time natural-living and eco-conscious parents, she embraces the “Green” way of life that she was happy to find is so accepted in her current island home. Owner and blogger of The Big To-Do List
, Hannah shares her thoughts and experiences of positive parenting and natural lifestyle, with a commitment to uplift and empower families.
Rebecca Saha is an elementary school teacher and green business entrepreneur. She is a co-owner and curator of iSpy Clothing. In a world where fast fashion has long-lasting human and environmental consequences, iSpy Clothing
is about slowing it down.
Holly LaRochelle is a passionate recreation coordinator by day, crazy farm mama of two by night. She lives outdoors: growing her own food, camping and hiking with her border collie with two active kids in tow. When she’s not outside, she’s experimenting with upcycled crafts, fresh recipes or anything else that might keep the monkeys entertained. Find her at Wild+Free Family
Judith Lam Tang is a mama to 1 who is passionate about green, toxin-free, healthy living. She shares her journey and experiences on Juicy Green Mom
so readers can feel empowered, enlightened, and inspired to make educated eco-friendly product and lifestyle choices. She was a past Queen of Green coach with the David Suzuki Foundation and continues to spread the message of going green through workshops and her blog.
Are you a wellness expert who’d like to share your expertise with our community?
Or perhaps you’re the mother who knows where to find the cutest, eco-friendly gear. Do you have a knack for DIY beauty or motherhood advice to share based on your own experiences? Maybe you want to tell your story about why you started seeking answers for a more mindful, natural lifestyle.
We want to hear from you. Contact us at info(at)greenmomscollective(dot)ca and let us know what you’d like to share.