Richard Major is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Internationally Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Personal Trainer for Seniors, Rehabilitation Assistant, and 1st Degree Tae Kwon Do Black Belt.
With his comprehensive knowledge about food as medicine, he began working in Food Services at the hospital in his hometown, Kelowna BC. It did not take long before he believed that the hospital was “filling our loved ones with malnourished food”. Saddened by the latter, but inspired by the work of Occupational and Physical Therapists, he hit the books again and received a diploma as a Rehabilitation Assistant in 2010, while also completing a Personal Trainer certification through the International Sports Sciences Association. He later specialized and became a Certified Personal Trainer for seniors, and in June 2010, he moved to Victoria to pursue his passions.
He finds purpose working with seniors, as well as presenting as a motivational speaker, focusing his topics on digestion, fall prevention within the elderly population, ancestral eating and the benefits of exercise. Occasionally he hosts workshops on different nutritional topics and boot-camps (for younger generations).
In his spare time, Richard is often educating others through online webinars, or else he can be seen indulging his curiosity for nature, harvesting foods from the wild and preserving them with the least amount of nutritional damage. He loves to experiment and prepare food in ways that his ancestors may have prepared them, including soup stocks and fermenting foods.