was created and founded by Mavis Horner, B.A., and Certified Body
Ecologist, as a result of a journey of self-discovery that she
and her entire family have been on since her youngest child was
diagnosed in 1998 with Autism Spectrum Disorder and autistic enterocolitis
Soon after the initial diagnosis, she began to observe a direct correlation between her son's diet,
his physical well-being, and behaviour. Mavis embarked on expanding her knowledge of childhood developmental disorders and the gut by doing extensive research, attending numerous conferences
throughout North America, and working closely with a registered dietitian, who, followed integrative medicine.
Mavis's years of growing up on a mixed farming operation in Saskatchewan and working in the kitchen provided
her with a broad knowledge of various foods and many practical cooking skills. This has enabled her to translate her research
into the necessary diet not only to deal with her son's underlying health issues, but her own and the rest of
It was when she was introduced to the Body Ecology Diet, that Mavis started to
notice significant improvements in her son's health and her own, and later the rest of the family's. Mavis was personally trained and certified as a Body Ecologist by Donna Gates, the creator and author of The
Body Ecology Diet: Recovering Your Health and Rebuilding Your Immunity.
The mission of Culturing Wellness is to empower people through knowledge to better understand their own
unique body ecology and take charge of their health and wellness by committing to and implementing a lifestyle change.
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