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Ashleigh Norris Holistic Nutritionist Autoimmune Toronto

Maybe you are struggling right now with poor digestion, IBS, hormone imbalances, emotional eating, an unhealthy relationship with food or an autoimmune disease like I was. You know the medical system has no answers for you, or you are simply looking to learn how to navigate your own health with a bit more confidence and finesse...I got you.

I work with clients just like you.

Ready for change.

I create a customized plan including food that works to support your body's nutritional needs, supplements for healing and lifestyle tweaks that will fit perfectly to all of your individual needs and be sustainable.

Together we form new realistic healthy habits that will last a lifetime. 

Need support?

Need encouragement?


Lost in the medical system?

Looking for lasting change?

Feeling like no one else gets it?

You have landed here for a reason. That reason is you are not alone. 

I get it. I lived it.

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I landed here as a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, working with clients just like you due to my own health challenges

that started at a very young age, 19 to be exact.

We all have our own healing story.


I had been dealing with thyroid issues since I was in my teens (looking back I see symptoms from my childhood) and diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, which is an autoimmune condition at age 19. 

I knew very little about autoimmune diseases then and made no real changes to my diet or lifestyle. No doctors told me what autoimmunity was or even what was happening inside my body.

As a result, I continued to live out my twenties binge eating, partying and working as much as possible to get ahead in life and make my way through university, leading to adrenal fatigue and burnout.

Almost a decade later at age 28, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer which completely flipped the switch for me.

The C word changed everything for me. 


Thyroid cancer was my rock bottom but this diagnosis was also the biggest blessing in disguise, as many people 

may never see their “C word” diagnosis as a gift, it really gave me a way out.

A new way of being was on my horizon.

It was my pivot point.

A catalyst of massive change.

A call for radical action.

 I shed who I was almost entirely, letting it all go, like an animal shedding last season's coat.

The things I was doing, toxic friendships, negative work environments and the things I consumed both physically and energetically,

I let it all go.

I re-evaluated everything I put into and onto my body.

 Since that day everything has shifted in my life.

I left my high-stress job never looking back and went to school full time at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Toronto to become a Certified Holistic Nutritionist. 

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Now I’m living with the best version of myself and I love that I have been given the opportunity to impact the lives of others.

I hear you.

I see you.

I am with you.

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Seasonal Eating

Seasons are considered a source of natural diversity that form the natural backdrop for eating. Our eating habits should change with the seasons. Our bodies crave warm, comforting root vegetables in the winter and fresh green salads in the summer – that’s traditionally all that was available for us. However, today with access to everything year-round, it’s easy to forget about the importance of the seasons when we eat. 

Eating with the seasons is one of the best ways to stay in rhythm with nature, get nutrient rich produce, connect with our community at local markets and feel our grounded and nourished. 

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Nutrient rich meals

Eating nutrient rich foods goes far beyond just "eating your greens". A deepened understanding of the nutrient and minerals required by the body's many processes allows me to create customized meals that not only taste great and are fun to make, but provide the body with the much-needed vitamins, minerals and fuel it needs to recover from and illness, improve energy levels, balance hormones, improve mood and assist in weight loss. 

food for everyday health

Preparation is key to success in all areas of life but especially in the kitchen when it comes to making healthy choices. My meal recommendations are realistic and adaptable to everyone, regardless of cooking abilities, confidence in the kitchen and dietary restrictions. I believe in making lasting changes sustainable and am committed to helping you take the stress out of eating. 

Food Sensitivity Testing

Food Allergies & Food Sensitivities

When an aggravating food is consumed, a reaction occurs between the allergen and antibody that trigger the release of chemicals that lead to inflammation in our bodies. This can contribute to a variety of health problems including:

  • Headaches and high blood pressure

  • Allergies

  • Mood disorders (such as hyperactivity, depression, anxiety, inability to concentrate)

  • Asthma, chronic congestion and recurring respiratory infections

  • Eczema, psoriasis, acne and other skin conditions

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Joint pain

  • Runny nose and puffiness around the eyes

  • Autoimmune disorders

  • Gastrointestinal symptoms (bloating, diarrhea, constipation, gas, IBS, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis)

IgG food allergies are difficult to identify based on observation alone. Unlike IgE food allergies (the classic immediate and acute “food allergy” response, leading to hives, swelling or anaphylaxis), IgG food allergies present as a chronic delayed response, which may not be noticeable until several meals or even days have passed. These IgG food allergies present more like what most would consider as an “intolerance” or “sensitivity” response. Commonly, these present as chronic digestive (eg. irritable bowel syndrome) or skin conditions (eg. eczema, acne, psoriasis) and pain.

This test includes a 220-food panel. This includes the standard 96-food panel as well as foods found in various ethnic cuisines becoming popular in North America. The turnaround time for this test is a few days. You will receive your kit via mail and send it back to the lab (everything you need is included, so no extra costs for postage). 

What is the difference between a food allergy, food sensitivity and a food intolerance?

The term allergy is basically an all-encompassing term that describes any ingested/inhaled/contacted substance that causes an undesirable response in the body. The above three terms (food allergy, food sensitivity and food intolerance) all refer to immune reactions to foods, but commonly are used to describe different pathologies behind these reactions.

A food allergy usually refers to IgE immune reactions to foods (think anaphylactic shock or other classic allergic symptoms).

A food sensitivity usually refers more to IgG immune reactions, which are slower to manifest and can be confused for other causes (i.e. low-grade inflammations, skin conditions like acne or eczema, etc.).

A food intolerance refers to the body’s general inability to metabolize a food, which can lead to an immune response against that substance. For example, lactose intolerance and celiac disease are considered food intolerances because the body cannot breakdown or deal with lactose or gluten, respectively.

Think you are ready to get some clear answers on what foods have been causing you issues?

Grab your testing kit now.

Food Sensitivity iGg Testing Kit
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7 Day Beet the Bloat Meal Plan

Set yourself up for success with this customised meal plan with 21 unique recipes & photos. Most meals included can be prepared in under 15 minutes and require minimal ingredients.

This meal plan includes:

  • Printable grocery shopping list.

  • Nutritional information on each meal.

  • Major kitchen inspiration!!

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 “I love your recipes! It cuts meal prep time in half and they all taste delicious! Thank you so much for your creativity and knowledge in the kitchen!” -Anita