Get to Know Kelly
My name is Kelly Aiello. I am a natural nutritionist, an educator, and a real-person who understands the challenges my clients want to conquer. I also have a remarkable story and love to eat.
My story began as that of an educator, following in my mother’s footsteps. I know that I was meant to teach and always will. But now, instead of teaching high school math, as a Registered Natural Nutritionist, I educate others on how to empower themselves through a natural approach, using whole foods and lifestyle upgrades.
My life did not begin as that of a nutritionist - quite the opposite, actually. I grew up eating a predominantly Standard American Diet rich in refined carbohydrates, loaded with white sugar, additives, and preservatives. As a result, I was overweight and chronically unwell, catching anything and everything that was going around. As my mom and sister suffered the same weight problems as I did, we often went on diets together, trying pretty much anything out there. Of course it was no surprise that we would starve and be miserable until we finally caved and realized the current diet-of-the-month wasn’t working or in our best interests at the time. Thus, yo-yo dieting became the norm and continued when I became an adult and moved away from home.
What also continued were the compounding health problems I experienced, including back pain, osteoarthritis, sinus infections, and thyroid issues. I thought this was normal for everyone and just a natural byproduct of getting older. But then again, I had also thought it was normal for all young women to grow up trying every type of diet out there only to gain back any weight lost in no time. We tried to follow the recommended food pyramid at the time - predominantly low fat and high carb, but had no idea at the time that we were actually starving our bodies!
But diets continued, life moved on, and illnesses continued to ravage my body. I didn’t know where else to turn.
In the late 90’s, I relocated to Ottawa, Ontario for my first teaching job, and soon met Joe - the love of my life and man I eventually married. We were each other’s best friends and quickly became inseparable. Life was always busy for us - both perpetually tired, overworked and stressed to the max. Between busy careers, we also managed two major moves; first to Portland, Oregon then to Kamloops, BC.
Then life as I knew it came to stop when Joe was hit by a car while cycling and was launched through the air. The traumatic brain injury he suffered returned him home to me a different man. After months of rehab and trying many different pharmaceuticals, most only making matters worse, we bravely decided to take the bull by the horns and figure things out ourselves, starting with a change in diet.
The discovery that the brain prefers fat for fuel over carbs shifted our entire focus on food and lead to him adopting a ketogenic eating style. Though he still has his struggles, with the help of meditation, mindfulness practices, and the right foods for him, Joe is better able to manage his symptoms and chronic pain.
And for me? After switching to a predominantly Paleo approach, I am healthier and thinner than I have ever been in my life. No more yo-yo dieting. No more migraines. No more thyroid medication. Gone are my chronic illnesses and addiction to sugar (which I didn’t know I had, let alone knew was possible).
For decades, not once did it ever occur to me that what I was putting into my body (food, the additives, preservatives and chemicals it contained, birth control pills, and antibiotics) could have been contributing to my health or state of mind, or that a few of the right changes could be the solution. I had no idea what it felt like to experience genuine health. Now that I have, I cannot imagine ever going back!
This discovery for me was so profound, I knew I had to share my knowledge with the world and empower others so they could experience a richer sense of health and well being just like I did. So, I returned to school and became a natural nutritionist.
Continually inspired by the power of real food and its amazing impact on health, I blog about relevant topics related to health and nutrition, and spend a lot of time in the kitchen trying new recipes to share. All recipes I post are whole food-based, gluten-free and refined sugar-free. That means you can feel confident in making them for you and your family, knowing they full of natural, nutrient-dense healthy foods.
I offer one-on-one nutritional counselling, small group coaching programs, and meal planning services to help you create a life-long habit of choosing healthy food. I also offer educational services including workshops, speaking engagements and cooking classes for families, the community, and progressive corporations.
My ultimate goal is to educate, empower and inspire you to take an active role in your health and start living the life you always dreamed of. I’m here to tell you that it is possible!
You can lose weight by eating the right foods for you, and forget the diet roller-coaster forever.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have abundant energy and improved sleep?
Wouldn’t you love to have increased mental clarity and be more productive at work?
Isn’t it time you felt great everyday without getting constantly sick?
By taking control over the food you eat and your own health, you can feel like yourself again - no more brain fog, extreme moods, tummy troubles, manic cravings, headaches, blood sugar imbalances, or PMS symptoms.
If you struggle with weight issues, know the frustration that comes with trying diet after diet unsuccessfully, suffer unrelenting fatigue, have digestive, hormonal or thyroid problems, or feel dependant on caffeine, chocolate or soda to get you through the day, you came to the right place!
I would like to teach you that it is within your power to change.
You can break the cycle of yo-yo dieting forever and finally reclaim control of your health and happiness.
Let me help you become whole food optimized to discover your better self.
As a natural nutritionist, my goal is to help you uncover the hidden reasons behind your health issues and provide you practical tools to improve your life on every level. With an understanding that each one of us is unique with different biological needs, I will consider all aspects of wellness including food, stress, sleep, mindfulness, and natural supplementation, to create a personalized program tailored just for you - so that you, too, can learn what genuine health feels like as you strive to reach your highest potential.
If you have questions about my services or if you have a specific topic you would like to discuss, feel free to call me or my office or email me. Welcome to HappiHuman.com, I’m so glad that you stopped by, and I am looking forward to getting to know you!