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Theresa Nicassio

Empowering Food, Life & Love

Dr. Theresa Nicassio is a mum, a holistic health practitioner---a psychologist, chef, nutrition educator, energy healer & student of osteopathic modalities, and the proud author of YUM: plant-based recipes for a gluten-free diet (Sept 2015). In all that she does, Theresa seeks to help empower others to transform, heal and enliven their lives and the planet from the inside out.

In addition to working and spending time with her family, Theresa is a health, environmental and humanitarian activist who loves immersing herself in nature, meditating and relishing in the precious moments that life has to offer.

Education & BackgroundDr. Theresa Nicassio is a Registered Psychologist (#1541) and author in Vancouver, Canada. She received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from The Ohio State University in 1991, then worked at the Counseling Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas until she moved to Canada in 1994 to work at the University of British Columbia.

Along her professional journey, Theresa found herself confronted with significant personal health challenges that she later discovered were related to gluten and other food sensitivities. Prompted by these challenges, her appreciation of the human experience and holistic healing deepened, leading her to became a Certified Integrative Energy Healing Practitioner from Langara College, Vancouver, as well as a Certified Gourmet Raw Food Chef and Instructor and Certified Advanced Raw Food Nutrition Educator from the Living Light Culinary Institute in Fort Bragg, California.

Theresa has been an avid student of mind-body therapies such as osteopathy for over 20 years and contributes to public awareness of holistic health through her blog (, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media outlets.

About YUMFeeling called to empower others with dietary restrictions and those who just want to live a healthier life, Theresa has written YUM: plant-based recipes for a gluten-free diet. 

In addition to being a filled with gluten- and sugar-free vegan-friendly recipes that have been designed to be heart-healthy, anti-cancer and diabetic-friendly, YUM is also a uniquely compassionate and comprehensive empowering resource guide for anyone living with dietary limitations, where pleasure as “responsible hedonism” is…

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