About Sissiboo Nutrition
Kelly Harris, RNT, DipCNM, mBANT, CNHC
After spending the last 19 years working in the food, fitness and health industries, I became a fully qualified and registered nutritional therapist, graduated from the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London and the University of King's College.
I am a member of the British Association of Nutritional Therapists (BANT), The Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) and am registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
What Does Sissiboo Mean?
The Sissiboo is a tidal river in Nova Scotia, Canada, which is why our logo includes evergreen trees standing tall along the edge of a flowing river. The origins of the word Sissiboo come from the local indigenous Mi'kmaq peoples' words for "sis't" meaning 3 and "sipu'l" meaning rivers. Sis't sipu'l gradually evolved into Sissiboo which is the word we use today for this dark, mineral-rich river which flows out of a chain of lakes in Annapolis and into the sea at the estuary of Weymouth Harbour.
Of course...another local legend says that Sissiboo is derived from the French for "six hibou" = six owls after a party from Samuel de Champlain's settlement found the river and named it for the six owls they saw there.
I grew up alongside this river, seeing its edges freeze beautiful patterns in winter, its banks swell in the spring, walking along its edges on pine-needle covered paths, occasionally dipping in my toes and paddling my canoe through its cool, dark water. My own family has Mi'kmaq heritage and for me, the image of the Sissiboo means health and wellness and a vital, active life - the kind of life I want to help all my clients to achieve.