At Kardish, we are committed to helping you live a better and healthier life by providing you with natural health products and solutions. Part of that means teaming with trusted Wellness Ambassadors in our community!
We believe that by bringing these experts together to educate and inspire, we can spark positive, healthy change throughout Ottawa and even the world.
Keep scrolling to learn more about our Wellness Ambassadors!
Dr. Kristy Lewis is a Holistic Nutritionist, Naturopathic Doctor and the founder of the Self Love Mom movement. Her passion for health and commitment to care is apparent with everyone she treats
Dr. Kristy has spent most of her life learning, experiencing and sharing everything to do with health and wellness and has been treating patients throughout Ottawa for the past 15 years. Rated the #1 Naturopathic Doctor in the city, Kristy is a well respected and sought out health care provider in our community. Dr. Lewis’s individualized and compassion based philosophy can be summarized in her mission:
“I want to understand your current health challenges, the obstacles that are getting in your way and the direction that you want to take yourself. I will listen and learn about your unique and authentic life and I will make the connection between your current state of health and your heart’s desire. From this knowledge I will map out your best health plan. I truly want to see you live your best self”
To learn more about Dr. Kristy visit drkristylewis.ca and selflovemom.ca.
Steph's approach to nutrition is simple and sustainable, she believes in real food first: eating fresh, whole foods and cooking with real ingredients. She believes that food is a fundamental key to our health and wellness, and that you can't outwork a good diet. Steph works through her blog, kaynutrition.com, her group programs and with individual clients, to help teach people how to make better food choices, fuel our bodies and learn to love real food. Her intention is to help individuals find balance in their diets and create a sustainable healthy lifestyle they can feel good about, while still having a little fun.
Steph is a regular guest presenter on CTV Morning Live and works in partnership with many fitness studios and food organizations in the city of Ottawa. In her spare time, she lives a very active lifestyle working out, running, spinning and practicing yoga, and on weekends you can find her hanging out at the local farmer's market or enjoying dinner out at her favourite restaurants.
Certifications: Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, 2013; CHEK Institute Holistic Lifestyle Coach Certification, 2016; CAN-Fit Pro Certified Personal Trainer, 2010
Amy has been successful in helping her clients reach their goals and overcome health challenges through nutritional consultations, coaching, cooking and health education. Whether it's weight loss, improved digestion, or simply adapting better eating habits, she's passionate about supporting her clients as they work towards healthier, more balanced lives.
In September 2012 she moved from Ottawa to New York City to attend culinary school. She graduated from the Chef's Training program at the Natural Gourmet Institute, which is one of the world's leading health supportive culinary schools. She then enrolled in the Holistic Nutrition program at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN). After graduating, she launched her company Amy Longard Nutrition where she offers 1-on-1 nutrition coaching, cooking lessons, and workshops. She’s also a public speaker and regularly works as a private chef for yoga retreats in Ottawa and abroad.
In her spare time, she loves entertaining and hosting dinner parties, practicing yoga, walking her dog, tinkering with recipes to make them healthier, traveling, and spending as much time outdoors as possible.
Rudie is a 200HR RYT, health and wellness advocate based in Ottawa, Ontario. She believes that our “health” is affected by many things: from what we eat and how we move, to the way we think and who we choose to spend time with. She is constantly learning and adopting new strategies to live her best life and she is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and experiences with others, to help them do the same. Born of a love for sharing and collaboration, her podcast “The Pursuit Of Yoginess” is chalked full of great information and features leaders from all facets of the wellness industry. She is fascinated with the entrepreneur lifestyle, and speaks passionately about working hard to manifest your best life. When she is not conducting interviews or hosting workshops and events, she can be found breaking a sweat at one of her favourite movement facilities, cooking vegetarian-inspired meals, or watching her partner and his band perform music
Follow her @rudiejay and take a peek into her life and tune in to “The Pursuit of Yoginess” weekly as she picks the brains of inspiring leaders and shares habits & hacks to help cultivate success on your journey.
Dr. Jenn is a Naturopathic Doctor in Ottawa with a focus on balance: balanced hormones, balanced energy, balanced mood, and balanced immune system. As a new(ish) mom, she works hard every day to find the balance between the health of her body, mind, and spirit, and is passionate about helping women do the same
Dr. Jenn’s practice revolves around deep listening and an acknowledgement of who you are at your core to discover what message your body is trying to convey. We will respond with curiosity and compassion. Together we’ll develop a unique plan tailored to your story to help you start a new journey of healing, resulting in a lifetime of vitality and optimal health.
She is most passionate about her family, healthy foundations, growing nutritious food, and inspiring health revelations.
She serves people who are yearning for a sense of balance in body, mind, and spirit in this all too hectic demanding world. She is honoured to guide you in recognizing the habits (be it food or self-talk) that are holding you back from feeling amazing.
When not busy working on strategizing health transformation you can find her working in her gardens, hiking/spending time in nature, or cooking up something healthy and delicious in the kitchen. She lives on a rural farm property with her amazing husband and adorable son. Their affection-seeking dog and cat complete the family.
Learn more her and her practice at drjennkeller.com
Tamer Soliman, a holistic nutritionist, wellness speaker and documentary filmmaker, just moved back to Ontario after living in the Cayman Islands for the last six years. He spent his time in the Caribbean working with a variety of individual clients, speaking at numerous companies and volunteering on a small organic farm, which allowed him to gain a true appreciation for what sustainability and organic farming really means to both our health and the environment.
Tamer’s passion for connecting people to local foods and sustainability led to the production of his first documentary, Bright Spot, a short film about the history, demise and modern use of coconuts. This first documentary was quickly followed by his second, currently in post-production, on the importance of community wellbeing and how it affects our health.
He continues and loves teaching people about nutrition, healthy cooking and how to use diet and exercise to heal and optimize one’s whole body. He is available for consultations, wellness speaking and healthy-foodie cooking classes.
Recently graduating from The Institute of Holistic Nutrition, Maddalena is a passionate Yoga and Ayurveda teacher and student whose Holistic Health Coaching focuses on mind, body, and spirit healing. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher and is a trained Classic Mat Pilates Instructor, a Reiki Practitioner, and has a strong background in the study of Ayurvedic nutrition and practices.
Maddalena loves educating others on the healing benefits of a whole food and plant based diets as well as the importance of seasonal eating. She teaches therapeutic styles of Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation practices, and offers a variety of Reiki Healing treatments 1 on 1, in groups, and in her taught classes as well as private and group nutrition and wellness coaching.
When she's not spending time with her family she is guiding people to ultimate health and vitality, gardening fruits and veggies in her backyard, practicing Yoga, or creating new seasonal recipes in her kitchen. She is currently working on her cookbook with a main focus on recipes based on Canadian seasonal produce that will encourage ‘eating food like nature intended’.
Maddalena enjoys giving talks on Yoga, Ayurveda, Nutrition, and Seasonal Eating Practices. She also runs seminars like Fermentation 101, Vegan Cooking Demos, and Home Yoga Routines for Mom and Baby.
After years of self-experimenting, Markian has found that the low carbohydrate high fat lifestyle of the ketogenic diet is the 'magic recipe' (pun intended) to granting the most delicious & satiating tastes, incorporating the most real & whole foods, and delivering the most tangible health benefits & positive results.
Since graduating from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, Markian spends his time empowering the public with the knowledge, tools, and support to confidently overcome their most pressing health concerns. His personal coaching clients have been able to benefit from healthy weight loss, all-day energy, cognitive & mood enhancement, and reduced inflammation in the body.
In attempt to crush one of the biggest problems we see in every day health, his coaching, public speaking, & online courses are motivated with the dream to end debilitating (and completely reversible) metabolic disease caused by dysnutrition and overconsumption.
When he needs a break from saving the planet from sugar and carbage, Markian enjoys being surrounded in nature, composing music on his 7 string guitar, and enjoying the simple things in life.
Ask how you can achieve a state of nutritional ketosis and transform your body from an inefficient insulin spiker to a lean, clean, fat burning machine!
Certifications: Diploma in Natural Nutrition (Canadian School of Natural Nutrition)
Michelle's passion is teaching people how they can transform their lives through nutrition and exercise. She has written two cookbooks, Smart Snacking for Sports and Help Yourself to Seconds and is a regular blogger for the Huffington Post. Michelle lives in Ottawa, Canada with her four children where she loves spending time exploring the outdoors and dreaming up new creations in her kitchen. She loves to share her knowledge of cooking, nutrition and fitness on her website and with audiences nation-wide.
Area of specialization - weight loss, sports nutrition, hormonal balance, food allergies and intolerances, culinary nutrition, recipe creation.