When you walk in to Parks Health Shop you are sure to be greeted by a friendly face with a desire to serve you and your family's health needs. The staff have been hand selected to create a team that is both professional and knowledgeable.
Aside from Wanda, who is a registered holistic nutritionist and laboratory technologist, Parks Health Shop staff includes registered holistic nutritionists, a homeopath, a registered nurse, and an active mother of 2 with a background in yoga & dance. Each of them lead their lives with a passion for holistic health and a desire to learn more every day.
Meet our manager Wanda
The story of how Wanda became manager and part owner of Parks Health Shop is inspiring.
Wanda spent the first 25 years of her working career in health care as a Laboratory Technologist.
Her interest in the holistic health field began years ago when she had some health challenges of her own and was able to successfully overcome them with dietary modification and nutritional supplementation. This created within her an immediate and intense thirst for knowledge.
She decided to return to school and graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition with Distinguished Merit in 2004, earning the title of Registered Holistic Nutritionist. This set her life on a whole new course and the next 12 years were spent learning anything and everything about natural and holistic health from some of the top professionals in the field.
She kept up to date with industry advances while working part-time at a local health food store for 12 years.
In 2016, her passion for health and wellness and desire to help customers and her community lead their best life inspired her to create Parks Health Shop within the Sante Centre. She hasn't looked back!
Wanda enjoys spending time in the kitchen and in her garden. She loves her furry friends and currently shares her home with 2 rescues, a cat and a dog. She also loves to travel with her husband Armel (often to warmer climates) and to attend live tennis matches..
Jill Haverstock - Nutrition Consultant
Jill has an office at Parks Health Shop. Her nutrition consults and group programs provide a mix of guidance, motivation and accountability that is focused on your main health goals. She instills the importance of choosing whole, nutrient-dense foods, menu plans, natural source supplements, and lifestyle modifications to help build a foundation for health.
Her nutrition programs are right for you if:
- You want specific nutrition support and knowledge to help build health and wellness
- You want to give your body its best chance by empowering it with the foods that are filled with nutrients
- You want to make small changes to your eating habits, one at a time
- You are ready for guided nutrition and lifestyle support
- You value a holistic approach to your wellness, i.e. your body cannot perform optimally if your mind is constantly distracted and your spirit is restless