About Theresa Nicassio, PhD

I’m Theresa Nicassio, psychologist, chef, nutrition educator, mum, and student of life. I love people, I love the planet, and I love the beautiful creatures that we share this place with. Playing in the garden, dancing, singing, crafting, hanging out with friends, and spending time in nature make my heart smile. I’m also passionate about helping people like you feel better and find solutions to what seem to be insurmountable problems.

WHY “SELF-LOVE” MAY NOT BE SUCH A GOOD THING

It is my hope that this dialogue blows out of the water what you have assumed to be true about "Self-Love" and opens your world, life and relationships to a whole new paradigm of joy, pleasure and healthy living.

By | September 23rd, 2016|Articles, Blog, Events, Press|Comments Off on WHY “SELF-LOVE” MAY NOT BE SUCH A GOOD THING

YUM Book Launch 1-Year Anniversary—LET’S CELEBRATE!

As I was writing a receipt for my first client of the day, it suddenly dawned on me that exactly one year ago today was the day that this amazing ride began. So since today marks the YUM Book Launch 1-Year Anniversary---LET'S CELEBRATE!  An Unforgettable Day... No words can describe the incredible c [...]

By | September 19th, 2016|Articles, Blog, Events, Gluten-Free, Kids, NEWS, Press|Comments Off on YUM Book Launch 1-Year Anniversary—LET’S CELEBRATE!

Allergy-Friendly Danube River Cruise – Prague to Budapest

Allergy-Friendly Danube River Cruise - Prague to Budapest, featuring AVALON FRESH! In addition to the cruise being entirely gluten-free and celiac-safe, there be healthy and delicious vegetarian food options made available on the cruise with local garden-fresh ingredients that have been designed by the prestigious Wrenkh Brothers.

By | September 18th, 2016|Articles, Blog, Events, Gluten-Free, Kids, NEWS|Comments Off on Allergy-Friendly Danube River Cruise – Prague to Budapest

BLUSHVancouver Launching Wellness Columns

I am pleased to announce that I will now have two wellness columns in BLUSHVancouver Magazine, beginning this month. For the columns ("Mindful Living" and "Because You Asked"), I will be providing real advice and experiences for the readers and invite them into more mindful, compassionate and educated living.

By | September 4th, 2016|Articles, Blog, Events, Gluten-Free, NEWS, Press, Recipes|Comments Off on BLUSHVancouver Launching Wellness Columns

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches (sugarfree & vegan)

One of my life's aspirations is to address the diabetes epidemic in a way that will actually be successful, using my knowledge as a psychologist and chef. This Peanut-Butter Buttercream Frosting in these delectable Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches uses NO SUGAR and just 7 ingredients. This treat is sure to make you CRAZY---it's soooo DELISH!!!

By | September 2nd, 2016|Articles, Blog, Events, Gluten-Free, Kids, Press, Recipes|Comments Off on Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches (sugarfree & vegan)

2017 Allergy-Friendly Riverboat Cruise – All Gluten-Free!

TRAVELLING WITH ALLERGIES & SPECIAL DIETS JUST GOT EASIER! 2017 Allergy-Friendly Riverboat Cruise - All Gluten-Free! FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Jenny Karmali​, Founder of Journeys With Heart​ Tel: (778) 945-9007 Email: jenny@trvlconcepts.com www.journeyswithheart.com | BPCPA REG# 3404 Supporting BC Charities since 2009 *Hosted by Dr. Theresa Nicassio - Award-Winning Author of YUM: Plant-Based Recipes For A Gluten-Free Diet

By | August 24th, 2016|Articles, Blog, Events, Gluten-Free, Kids, NEWS|Comments Off on 2017 Allergy-Friendly Riverboat Cruise – All Gluten-Free!

YUM Tabbouleh Salad (gf, vegan, paleo, low-GI)

This fresh take on the traditional tabbouleh salad is crazy-delicious and also extremely versatile. It is not only fantastic straight up as it is, but can be used as a condiment or serve as an awesome prepped food for other dishes.

By | August 15th, 2016|Articles, Blog, Gluten-Free, Recipes|Comments Off on YUM Tabbouleh Salad (gf, vegan, paleo, low-GI)

JUNK FOOD MAGNETS TO HEALTHY KIDS—REALLY???

JUNK FOOD MAGNETS TO HEALTHY KIDS---REALLY??? The world of food that our kids are growing up eating (and worse, believing is "normal") is downright scary. Of course, they not only want to feel like all the other kids (didn't you?), but unfortunately they are also the vulnerable victims of the addictive harmful ingredients that have become the mainstay of our food supply. The good news is that there are some awesome practical tips that can help you navigate this difficult situation (and avoid some eye rolls while you're at it!).

By | August 15th, 2016|Articles, Blog, Events, Gluten-Free, Kids, Press|Comments Off on JUNK FOOD MAGNETS TO HEALTHY KIDS—REALLY???

RELEASE: Canadian Author Brings Home Big Win With Allergy-Friendly “YUM”

PRESS RELEASE: Vancouver Author Brings Big Win Home To Canada with Allergy-Friendly "YUM" Cookbook YUM: Plant-Based Recipes For A Gluten-Free Diet Wins A Gourmand 2016 "Best In The World" Cookbook Award (Best Diet Book, 2nd) - 10,000+ Entries|209 Countries Competing

By | July 2nd, 2016|Articles, Blog, Events, Gluten-Free, Kids, NEWS, Press, Press Releases, Recipes|Comments Off on RELEASE: Canadian Author Brings Home Big Win With Allergy-Friendly “YUM”

What have been some of your failures, and what have you learned from them?

" I think that the idea of “failure” is an illusion that is the natural outcome of unmet hopes and/or expectations—which are simply reflections of our “ego,” not our Truth. Because of this, I would have to describe my “failures” as those times when I have found myself unable to live fully in the present moment and accept life as it actually was." ~ Dr. Theresa Nicassio

By | July 1st, 2016|Articles, Blog, Gluten-Free, NEWS, Press, Recipes|Comments Off on What have been some of your failures, and what have you learned from them?