The Health Nerd is Joan Ullyett BA, RHN, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and natural health consultant. Joan received her honours degree in Anthropology from the University of Windsor in 1993 and her RHN certification from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2001. She has worked in the field of natural medicine for 7 years as a consultant, writer and health educator. In 2006 the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) nominated Joan for Sales Associate of the Year and in 2008 she was nominated by the Vancouver Tourism Awards for service excellence. Joan is dedicated to helping people understand how their bodies function from a holistic perspective and through this knowledge, empower them to take control of their health. Her philosophy is simple, \"If your current lifestyle makes you feel healthy and energetic then I congratulate you and wish you well on your life\'s journey. However, if it does not and you\'re ready to make some changes, then allow me to help guide you on the path to a healthier life.\" Joan lives with her husband in Vancouver, British Columbia.