We’re nerdy this way but we love science + nutrition = perfect couple. Our programs include take into consideration each person’s individuality by combining the results of blood work and personal taste in food.

Why Should I do business with you as a consumer?

Chemistry (as in Like-ability) and trust are key to us. We take the business of helping you with nutrition to improve your health seriously because it has such a huge impact on your health. That being said - we also like to have as much fun as possible rolling our programs out because life is too serious as it is!


If you follow our programs as directed and are not satisfied or some major life event get in the way, you can apply to re-take the program at no charge. We want you to succeed because then we succeed! However, If you don't follow our program then your weight and misery will be returned.

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Losing weight is a lot more than calories in versus calories out. Our stressed out lifestyle results in an imbalance of hormones, inflammation, and a lack of sleep. If you are like most people, you want to feel sexy in your own skin, have more energy throughout the day, and sleep through the night.

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Of course we can’t forget about health risks such as high blood sugar, obesity, high cholesterol, and belly fat (greater than 35 inches for women around the waist and 40 inches for men). There’s an increase risk of type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and cancer with excess belly fat.

I can help you if you are struggling

I offer a European doctor-designed Metabolic Balance program specifically to target such issues as those above.

This is not your typical food plan and matches my own philosophy of ONE DIET FITS NONE! Everyone’s body is different and reacts to food differently. You cannot lose weight if you do not give your body what it needs.

Say goodbye to starvation diets because you can lose weight eating real natural whole foods

Science meets nutrition when we combine your individual taste in food and look at the results of over 30+ blood markers. This unique nutritional road map shows you the exact amounts and what types of food that will nourish your body so that you feel fabulous!

This all-inclusive program stimulates your metabolism without resorting to pills, injections, or shakes, or powders.

By resetting your taste buds, you will enjoy the simplicity of meal planning while your body is encouraged to release insulin the way its intended to and keep your metabolism in balance.

  • Struggle with trying to lose weight & keep it off have low energy
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Are obese
  • Are insulin resistant
  • Are ruled by your sugar/fat/salt/chocolate cravings
  • Suffer from aches & pains
  • Perimenopausal or menopausal symptoms
  • Suffer from low sex drive
  • Have constant sleep issues
  • Are diabetic
  • Have type II diabetes
  • Whatever you used to do to lose weight no longer works

Blood Test

Over 30 blood markers are checked to assess cholesterol, blood sugar, inflammation, and enzymes.


1st Month

Every Week

Last 2 Months

Every Other Week

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  • Lab Testing

    Over 30 blood markers are checked to assess cholesterol, blood sugar, inflammation, enzymes
  • Eight Nutritional Rules

    To reset and stimulate your metabolism
  • Detoxification Phase

    Consisting of 2 days to effectively reboot digestion and gut health
  • Meal Plans

    Where you follow a 2 week strict phase to rev up fat burning
  • Relaxed Phase

    Where you continue on your meal plan, but we evaluate and introduce more foods and increase healthy fats
  • Maintenance Phase

    Once you are at your desired goal weight, the healthy habits are already in place with the new skills you have learned so that you can keep the weight off
  • Optional

    Food Sensitivity tests
    Hair Mineral Analysis
$999.00 CAD + GST
(*group Metabolic Balance – contact us for pricing for one-to-one)


Food Sensitivity testing – over 200 commonly eaten foods
Hair Mineral Analysis
What do you get in the end?
  • Maintain your goal weight
  • Lower and manage blood pressure
  • Manage stress more effectively
  • Create healthy yet simple meals for yourself and your family
  • Reduce health risks
  • Balance your hormones
  • Detoxify your body
  • Increase your energy naturally
If you are ready, willing, and able to commit to losing the weight once and for all



The gut is the organ of digestion and converts our food into energy and nutrients that our bodies require. Scientists are now calling the gut the ‘2nd brain’ and may contain 2/3 of our immune system in the gut. As food is digested it produces harmful antigens that have the potential to get into our body and cause illness. Our immune system protects us from these antigens.

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In some cases the immune system is unable to do so which results in some autoimmune disorders such as celiac disease. The gut is super important as the largest endocrine organ and releases hormones and talks to our other 1st brain. For example, it produces ghrelin approximately three times a day before each meal. The effects of unhealthy man-made trans fats, refined sugar, antibiotics, pain relievers, and environmental toxins create tiny perforations in the paper-tin lining of the small intestine. The body is unable to properly digest food that then ‘leaks’ out of the perforated gut. The food particles make their way to the liver where they trigger a massive inflammatory response, which may affect every organ system.

And why should you care if you have it?

A leaky gut orders the body to store fat with the chronic inflammation that it is under severe stress. The body reacts by releasing lipoprotein lipase, an enzyme that stalls the liver’s ability to convert fatty acids into fuel. More fat gets stored in the abdomen to protect the body against perceived imminent famine.

A leaky gut triggers constant sugar cravings due to the inflammatory chemicals being released to the brain and muscle cells. These cells cannot accept glucose so glucose levels plunge and body thinks falsely that it needs to eat food. These uncontrollable carb cravings result in eating sweets which only fuel the vicious cycle as the sugar inflames the gut further.

A leaky gut may also result in the moody blues because the chronic inflammation in the GI tract damages DNA which reduces the ability to produce mood-boosting, appetite controlling chemical seratonin. Research shows that the inflammation also increases the level of cortisol, the stress hormone that increases appetite, encourages the body to store belly fat and increases blue moods.

How do you know if you have a leaky gut?


If you are suffering from weight gain, fatigue, and two or more of the following, then leaky gut may be to blame:

  • Chronic abdominal pain, bloating, gas, constipation
  • Bad breath
  • Acne or prematurely aging skin
  • Heart burn
  • A lot of cold/sinus problems
  • Mood swings, anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Crazy strong food cravings especially at night
  • Under eye circles or bags
  • Headaches or joint pain
Cutting edge test for leaky gut

Zonulin (Pre-Haptoglobin 2) is a key protein, found in enterocytes, that modulates the permeability of tight junctions between these cells of the wall of the digestive tract1.

Zonulin binds to a specific receptor on the surface of the intestinal epithelia and triggers a cascade of biochemical processes that induces paracellular tight junction disassembly and a subsequent permeability increase of the intestinal epithelia, often referred to as "Leaky Gut". Zonulin is the only physiological modulator of paracellular tight junctions described so far that is involved in controlling the movement of macromolecules and therefore, in the balance of tolerance/immune response.

Celiac Disease (CD)

Gliadin is a wheat glycoprotein which, by a quirk of nature, can activate Zonulin signaling in those with dysbiosis, irrespective of the genetic expression of autoimmunity. The Zonulin effect from gliadin generates a two-way response: Not only can fluid exit, but intestinal contents are able to gain entry in the opposite direction, into the bloodstream.

This Gliadin-Zonulin 'leaking' effect is longer and more pronounced (up to 5-fold greater) in the enterocytes of people with celiac disease2.


When intestinal tissue is taken from Celiacs in remission and from non-Celiac controls with digestive complaints, results show that Celiacs may produce 30 times as much Zonulin as non-Celiacs and have a three-fold greater 'leakiness' or permeability, even though the non-Celiacs are not eating gluten-free diets while the Celiacs have been off gluten for over two years3. This strongly suggests that something besides gluten may be contributing to 'Leaky Gut' in people with CD. It may be that certain types of intestinal dysbiosis (imbalance of bacteria and yeasts in the intestines) prime genetically susceptible individuals to develop CD in response to gluten.

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) - Type 1

In this auto-immune disease, the level of Zonulin elevation, as well as the resulting increase in intestinal permeability, may precede the clinical manifestation of Diabetes, often by more than a year. Conversely, there is evidence that Type 1 - DM may be avoided by inhibiting the elevation of Zonulin3.


In addition, many people who suffer from CD and DM also suffer from other autoimmune disorders. It has been suggested that increased levels of Zonulin are implicated in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis4.

I am thrilled to be able to offer a easy to use, dried blood spot (fingerprick) test for Zonulin through the cutting edge company FLUIDS iQ through my Leaky Gut Repair Program.
Your 3-month Leaky Gut Repair includes:
  • Nutritional assessment & health history
  • Complete and personalized dietary plan
  • 4Zonulin – Food Sensitivity testing
  • Weekly 30-minute phone calls in the first month and biweekly in the second month
  • Unlimited email access
  • Recipe suggestions/cooking methods
  • 3 month private Facebook group with daily health tips


  1. Vanuytsel T, Vermeire S and Cleynenet I. The role of Haptoglobin and its related protein, Zonulin, in inflammatory bowel disease. Tissue Barriers. 2013; 1: 1-9.
  2. Fasano A, Not T, Wang W et al. Zonulin, a newly discovered modulator of intestinal permeability, and its expression in celiac disease. Lancet. 2000; 355: 1518-19.
  3. Fasano A. Zonulin and its regulation of intestinal barrier function: the biological door to inflammation, autoimmunity, and cancer. Physiol Rev. 2011; 91: 151-175.
  4. Sapone A et al. Zonulin upregulation is associated with increased gut permeability in subjects with type 1diabetes and their relatives. Diabetes. 2006; 55: 1443-1449.


At 77 years young, Brenda helped me lose 13-15 lbs! I felt so much better physically and mentally. My energy levels went up a lot. I learned some healthy habits about foods to eat and foods to avoid and how much water to drink. It was not difficult. Brenda works hard to make sure her clients succeed.

Marg M.

I have been a sugar addict for as long as I can remember. The cravings for sugar were insatiable until I tried the Metabolic Balance ® program and fit into clothes I hadn’t worn for quite a while. I lost the 10lbs that put me in one size lower. Even though I am in my 60’s, Brenda’s tips and tricks for eating whole foods along with recipe ideas made it easier to lose the weight.

Alice T.

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10 Things

Why Me?

"Feel like you have tried everything and that spare tire around your middle is not moving? As a Metabolic Balance coach I can show you how to get things rolling using Science and Nutrition."

Brenda F. Brooks, C.H.N.C. (tm) - Eating Coach

I grew up with a mom who was the best cook I know. Polish foods with lots of heavy carbs, cream sauces, and not a lot of vegetables unless you count the cabbage rolls. I went to my first Weight Watchers meeting at around age 12. I would go and binge after the weigh-in day and then try to starve myself a day or so before the weigh in. So my struggle with food began. I still remember trying to eat liver (yuck). I never did get to my goal weight – ever. I loved candy and junk food as a kid – not just liked it – I loved it. My sisters and I would go trick or treating for Halloween with pillowcases (if you love candy like I did you get this). I would eat mine by mid-November and spend the time until Christmas trying to find and eat both sisters’ Halloween candy. It’s no wonder that by the time I was around 15-16 yrs old I weighed 168 lbs – at least that was the highest number that I ever saw.

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One time I was at my doctor’s office when around 16 yrs of age and they put me in the room waiting for the doctor with my chart on the back of the door. Can you see where this is heading? Yes, being the nosy teen that I was I flipped it open and there was a letter that was to my own doctor from another physician saying “thanks you for referring this pleasant obese young women” Argggghhh! Who was he calling obese!! Even though I knew it was true, it was very painful to see it in writing.

I moved out of the house early and would diet and white knuckle it down to whatever number I was aiming for. The diet always started on a Monday, and even better if it was Monday, or better yet – Monday, January 1st of whatever year. I would calculate if I lost 2 lbs a week how many weeks it would take me to get to my goal. I can’t remember the goal weight number because I never got there until much later. I loved reading everything and anything I could get my hands on about the latest diet. I tried Atkins, WW, some caramel flavored gross candy that was supposed to make you lose weight but I liked the taste back then so it didn’t work. I tried blended drinks, being vegan, and whatever was popular at that time.

The disordered eating continued for many years and by my 20’s I was working in law enforcement as a police officer. There was a lot of pressure to be slim and fit in one size of uniform with not a lot of leeway. I also quit smoking (pack a day) and turned to my old friend –Sugar! I’ll save the dental horror story for another day. Candy along with caffeine helped me have energy while working 12-hour shifts and shift work in general.

I moved to Calgary in 1999 still in law enforcement. After being promoted and moving to a plain-clothes position, I noticed that whatever I did to lose weight was no longer working. I got certified as a hot yoga teacher. Arrghhh -during perimenopause, no matter how much exercise (weight lifting, hot yoga, or spin classes), the new spare tire was not moving! After completing a Masters degree in 2011, I decided to fulfill my life-long love of nutrition. I became a Certified Holistic Nutritionist in 2014 and even though I knew which foods to eat, I still couldn’t lose the weight. Things began to shift when I became a Nutritionist and went through a super difficult year in 2015. You know how sometimes when you are going through a rough time and feel like someone pulled the carpet out beneath you? It was like that until I dusted myself off and turned my life around –now I know that the rough time was necessary to jolt me into taking action as scary as it seemed (taking a leave of absence to help people full time with nutrition). I became a Metabolic Balance coach and discovered it works if I work at it. Finally Science meets Nutrition! The sugar addiction seemed to be on the back burner and I love eating clean healthy whole foods without all the sauces, sugar, fat, and salt masking the taste. Fitting in size 3-4 or 5-6 jeans doesn’t hurt either and by that I don’t mean that I have to lie on the bed to get them done up.

With some hard work and a sense of humor I want to share how you can experience the same saneness & serenity around food and have the body you deserve. Whether it’s through one-to-one coaching, group weight loss, or fixing your leaky gut, or anything else I have to offer - I am in this to make a difference.

10 Things to know about our company

  1. We love our clients – most become friends. We aim to attract clients who WANT to change their lifestyle – not necessarily those who need it.
  2. We are dedicated and love what we do – helping people change their lives by programs that are simple (but not always easy) in a world where what to eat and how to lose weight is more confusing than ever.
  3. We believe that given the right tools and information, our clients are unstoppable!
  4. We’re here to revolutionize the way people eat and to change the world.
  5. We’re here to give you our all. We want to exceed your expectations and strive to be the best nutrition company.
  6. We’re nerdy this way but we love science + nutrition = optimal health. Our programs include take into consideration each person’s individuality by combining the results of blood work and personal taste in food.
  7. We sell things – Hormone Balancing Weight loss with Metabolic Balance® and Leaky Gut Repair programs.
  8. Our expansion and vision is to have a large group go through the Hormone Balancing Weight loss early in the New Year with the first ever Women’s Health Project. We know teamwork is where it’s at.
  9. Trust and honesty is key to us. If we screw up we’ll admit it and do our best to make it right.
  10. We offer a money back guarantee – something unheard of in the diet industry. If you follow our programs as directed and are not satisfied – we’ll refund half your money back. That’s how confident we are in what we do.

My formal training in nutrition started in 2013 and I graduated in 2014 from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. I am a Certified Holistic Nutritionist. In 2015 I became a metabolic balance coach and certified as a Level 1 for Precision Nutrition. I am super excited to be able to test for Zonulin (bio marker for leaky gut) and male and female hormones. I have a Master of Arts degree in Professional Communication from Royal Roads University in 2011 and over 20 years experience in law enforcement where I learned the benefits of discipline, structure, and routine. One of the most important things I have learned is if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

I love helping people and have recently changed from policing to nutrition –my true passion. Most of my experience in losing weight comes from the school of hard knocks. I was overweight as a youth and lost the muffin top with metabolic balance during perimenopause/menopause. Doctors and all the magazines told me it ‘was normal’ to gain weight around the middle as we women age. Don’t buy it, not even for a second. It doesn’t have to happen when putting the right fuel in your body.

I love researching nutrition and women’s health. My goal is to empower women to balance their hormones by eating healthy whole foods. I strongly believe food should taste good – even when losing weight - and should not entail eating low fat, artificial sweeteners, frankenfood (anything out of a box or a bag), pills, shakes, and the like. Cooking healthy is not difficult once you get into a routine or habit. Recipes do not have to be super complicated with weird ingredients. Let me show you how!


Here at NLN we take consideration for people with health issues who do not have a lot of money, but are serious about improving their health. We offer different options such as payment plans, credit card payment, or Medicard. As well as part of the P.M.S. program, people who have more weight to lose than is possible in 12 weeks can apply to volunteer and help out at future group events and/or attend for a reduced rate.

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