Samantha is a Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert, former personal trainer and food enthusiast. She shares her home and life with her 2 year old son, husband, 1 old pup and 2 purrfect kitties. She is currently working as a Womens Fitness Club Manager and dedicates much of her spare time to her volunteer efforts as Director of Communications for Toronto Beyond the Blue supporting Police families in Toronto.
Samantha has had the privilege of influencing thousands of Canadian women to live healthier and happier lives through her former award winning business venture Booty Camp Fitness. While life has taken her in a different family focused direction, she continues to find joy and passion in exploring healthy living options.
Samantha’s husband was diagnosed in the Spring of 2018 with EOE (Eosinophilic Esophagitis), a rare disorder that causes swelling in the esophagus and dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) due to what is believed to be an allergic reaction to food by the specific Eosinophilic cells of the throat. The most effective treatments are said to be a 6 food group elimination diet (eliminating soy, wheat, dairy, egg, seafood and nuts) alongside antacid medications. In her research online, Samantha has discovered much literature to state that many people find the same effective results from a 4 food group elimination diet (wheat, dairy, egg and nuts).
Because of a lack of easy to follow programs online for individuals living with these widespread restrictions, she plans to draw on her Culinary Nutrition Expert Education to format a delicious and enjoyable lifestyle that helps her husband to thrive, and participate in family meals, in spite of this lifelong diagnosis. She hopes this blog and future meal planning guides can serve as a guide for anyone else exploring a 6 or 4 food group elimination diet, living with celiac disease, lactose intolerance, or other food allergies.