Meet our Nutritionist


When it comes to living a holistic, realistic and sustainable lifestyle I believe that simplicity and consistency are essential. I don’t believe in short term fad diets or drastic lifestyle changes. I believe that by implementing a daily routine suited to your current state of health, you will cultivate long term habits to allow you to progress on your wellness journey.

Focus on the Foundation

Take the next step by allowing me to support you along your wellness journey! During our time together, we will be addressing the foundational pillars of optimal health – nutrition, movement, stress, sleep and self care rituals. If you are suffering with any of the following symptoms, I can help!

  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Indigestion
  • Constiptation
  • Allergies + sensitivities
  • Headaches + migraines
  • Acne + skin issues
  • IBS – IBC – IBD
  • SIBO
  • Celiac disease
  • Blood sugar imbalances
  • Hormonal imbalances such as mood swings, PMS, painful periods or transitioning off birth control
  • Sugar or carbohydrate cravings
  • Sluggishness
  • Brain fog
  • Fatigue
  • Reoccurring uti’s or vaginal infections
  • Balancing meals while following a specific protocol – ie FOODMAP


Marissa is also our dispensary manager. She is knowledgeable about our professional and retail supplement lines to ensure you are receiving the best product for your health concern and budget. If you are looking for her professional opinion, pop by The Dispensary!

Webinars, Seminars & Workshops

We have partnered with Marissa to offer educational seminars throughout the year. Almost every month, we have a seminar scheduled that is focused on a specific topic. This year, 2021, we have evolved to offer webinars. Check out our events page for upcoming webinars here.

Community Wellness

Marissa will come to your community, whether that be your place of employment, fitness group, or other community activity to discuss all things health and wellness. Depending on your type of employment or general health concerns, topics can vary to suit your needs and those of your employees.
Topics can vary from digestion, hormones, meal planning, sugar detox, cleansing, skincare or a personalized Q+A session.
For more information on community wellness opportunities contact Marissa here.


personalized one on one consultations

Option 1 – Lifestyle Reset Package

$269 + HST

The Initial Consultation is the first step in working together to make effective and sustainable changes to your current state of health. From here, we will establish a realistic time frame for your follow up sessions to allow for integration of your unique protocol.

Session #1 | Intake Session

Marissa will take a full health history, and understands your health goals, nutrition concerns, your lifestyle habits, food preferences, schedule and all of the information she needs to create a customized protocol for you. After your first session, Marissa will provide you with a few routine suggestions to implement right away.

Session #2 | Protocol Delivery 

This session is to assess your initial session suggestions and we will begin to build onto your protocol. This could include nutritional, supplemental or lifestyle suggestions that are tailored to your health concerns. Marissa will provide you with the necessary information and support to help you to implement the plan in a way that suits you best.

Session #3 + 4 | Check in
These sessions are typically 4-6 weeks after your initial session to allow for integration of your protocol. Because each protocol is unique to your individual needs, these follow sessions are at your pace. During these check ins, Marissa may adjust your protocol based on the progression of your current health. This may include nutrition support, supplementation or lifestyle changes.


Option 2: Single Sessions

If you are looking for a single follow up session or are inquiring about general suggestions, single sessions are available

30 minutes | $49 + HST OR 60 minutes | $89 + HST 

Option 3: Group coaching sessions

Coming soon!

To enquire or book any of these options, contact Marissa here

Marissa of Jo Annes Place Health Foods









“I would like to appreciate Marissa in that she has given me really exceptional service. I first met her through the dispensary where she struck me as being knowledgeable and friendly. I appreciate the personal contact which she gives me because I am elderly with chronic laryngitis and I don’t want to be bouncing around from store to store to look for things. She keeps in touch with me through the email and lets me know when things are in the store that I need. She seems to remember what most of my health issues are and listens carefully so she can provide what I need. She also researches products carefully and gives me advice as to the quality of the products.

In addition, she’s just a nice warm person with a good sense of humour which makes me feel good after I have spoken with her. Marissa is somebody I can count on to be a partner in my healthcare.”

Yours sincerely,

Gay Bell