Welcome to Make it Count Wellness Coaching
Every step you take in the direction of positive growth is a success. Whether it comes following a breakdown or a breakthrough, each day, each minute, each second counts.
I’m Michelle Harcourt, RHN.
I’ve been there too…
My own wellness journey started in 2002 when I was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease Ulcerative Colitis, a condition very similar to a much more common disorder, Crohn’s disease. Despite spending six years following the usual treatment of medication with a leading Crohn’s and Colitis specialist, I progressively got worse and watched my energy, as well as my passion for life, steadily decline. I stopped playing sports and wasn’t able or willing to do anything active or spontaneous any longer – my passion for life was gone.
This is when everything changed
In 2008 I saw a naturopathic doctor and began working on natural treatments for my condition. My disease improved drastically, piquing my interest in helping others learn how to take charge of their health. Make it Count Wellness is based on my belief that life starts with making informed decisions about how to fuel your body. I believe that an intake of fresh, whole foods is an essential part of living a healthy and full life and I am dedicated to showing others that achieving optimum wellness is easier than they think!
Today I am off all medications and treat my condition solely through a holistic approach of foods, supplements, exercise and stress relieving techniques. I am ecstatic to have regained both my energy as well as my passion for life. I have fulfilled many of my dreams, including climbing the Great Wall of China, completing two Tough Mudder events and graduating as a Holistic Nutritionist from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. None of this would have been possible had I not made emotional and physical lifestyle changes.
I understand firsthand how crucial dietary intake is to quality of life and am passionate about helping others achieve optimal health by providing insight into their body’s unique traits and needs. As a mother, I particularly love educating parents on the importance of establishing healthy eating routines as a preventative measure against future family battles with health and weight. The Standard North American Diet’s nutritional deficiencies set children up for blood sugar fluctuations, mood swings, low energy and picky eating habits. The education, hope and courage provided through our programs empower families to move simply, safely and sustainably toward ever increasing health.