About Us 

Meet the App

MyHealthyGut takes an integrative approach in its therapeutic programs and information to help people optimize their digestive health. What this means is that we don’t believe the absence of disease equals good health. Current scientific evidence is at the core of every recommendation in the app. We also consider emotional and psychological factors, human behaviour and sometimes, good common sense to provide guidance. The goal is to encourage users to adopt a whole food, anti-inflammatory diet to enhance well-being and increase energy levels. MyHealthyGut empowers individuals to take action and strive for better health. 

Meet the Team

MyHealthyGut is the result of a unique collaboration between leading University researchers, healthcare practitioners and gut health disease associations. We listened to your feedback, did our research, and we are thrilled about the upcoming release of the new and  improved, completely revised version of the app.

Meet the people behind MyHealthyGut!

Darlene Higbee

Clarkin, RHN


Darlene is an entrepreneur and Holistic Nutritionist, with over 30 years of technology and business experience. In 2018, she was named one of BC’s Most Influential Women in Technology and Forbes named her as one of three women changing the way we deliver healthcare. Throughout her career she has successfully brought great ideas to life! Before MyHealthyGut, she was CTO and Co-founder of Points.com , a publicly traded (TSX: PTS; NASDAQ: PCOM), company that provides the world’s leading loyalty eCommerce and technology solutions to leading airline and retail companies.

Desiree Nielsen, RD


Desiree is a registered dietitian and co-founder of MyHealthyGut app. She runs a private practice and is a passionate advocate for integrative and functional approaches to nutrition, Desiree helps those with digestive issues and chronic inflammation find relief and live healthier, more vibrant lives. She is the author of a #1 Best Selling cookbook, “Eat More Plants: 100 Anti-inflammatory Plant-centred Recipes for Vibrant Living”.

Justine Dowd, PhD


Justine is a CIHR-funded health psychology researcher at the University of Calgary. Her program of research is focused on a holistic approach to chronic disease management. With over 8 years of teaching and research experience, and a diagnosed celiac since 2010, Justine is committed to using evidence-based strategies to help people to optimize their health.

Jess Pirnak, RD
Registered Dietitian
Gelina Berg, RD
Registered Dietitian
Natasha Haskey, RD, PhD(c)
Research & Science Advisor
Dr. Kevan Jacobson, MBBCH, FRCPC, FACP, AGAF, CAGF
Medical Advisor
Ganive Bhinder, PhD
Science Advisor
Crystal Munro, B.Admin
Chief Marketing Officer
Tracy Stewart, RHN
Chief Communications Officer
Stephen Drozdik
VP Information Technology

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