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Joy McCarthy is the inspiring certified holistic nutritionist (CNP, RNCP) and founder of Joyous Health. Bestselling author of "JOYOUS HEALTH: Eat & Live Well without Dieting", she is also a faculty member at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, an international speaker and regularly contributes her health expertise to many North American publications, television and radio shows. Her journey to health began...

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Joyous Health is an all-encompasing approach to helping you reach your wellness goals. It's not about quick fixes or fad diets. It's about long-term sustainable change.

Meet Joy in person at one of our upcoming joyous speaking events or workshops.

Joyous Seminar @ Goodness Me (Upper Gage)

Friday, September 26th 2014
Time: 11:00pm to 12:00am

Joy McCarthy Holistic Nutritionist and Author Joyous Health will discuss the challenge we face in our world today from toxins in our environment to the dwindling nutrients in our food system. All these factors and more make it absolutely essential that we get in the driver's seat of our health and wellness rather th... Read more

Joy @ Word on the Street Kitchener!

Saturday, September 20th 2014
Time: 4:00am to 3:59am

Details coming soon! Read more


5 Ways to Accomplish More By Doing Less

Until just over two years ago, the Joyous Health ship had one captain – moi. I often felt that I could use an 8th day of the week to get...

Aug, 25 2014 by Joy McCarthy


Inspiration, Wellness

Introducing the new Joyous Health!

After months of hard work, late nights and endless tinkering the new Joyous Health is here!  We've made a lot of changes all with YOU in mind. We wanted to make...

Aug, 14 2014 by Joy McCarthy


Inspiration, Wellness

Top 3 Stress Busting Nutrients and Food Sources

Summer days are soon coming to an end (SIGH) which means the craziness and busyness of September is just around the corner! Rather than getting sucked into the vortex of...

Aug, 12 2014 by Joy McCarthy

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Video, Wellness


Two-Bite Chocolate Chip Nuggets, Nut-free!

Hurray! A raw cookie recipe that is nut-free and gluten-free. I created these two-bite nuggets for all the joyous readers out there (and your kids) who cannot eat nuts but...

Aug, 29 2014 by Joy McCarthy


Dairy Free, Desserts,

Maple Nut Granola

I've been travelling again this month and just arrived back from my eastern Canada book tour with my Genuine Health friends. While in Ottawa, I met the lovely Michelle, a...

Aug, 28 2014 by Joy McCarthy


Breakfast, Dairy Free,

Crunch-tastic Sauerkraut Recipe

Guest post by: Kathrin Brunner, For The Love of Body Finding joyous health with nutrition is not a quick fix. It’s not a magic pill or a single superfood. It’s...

Aug, 20 2014 by Joy McCarthy


Dairy Free, Detox,

Joyous Videos

Watch Joy's past TV appearances, take a peek at step-by-step recipe videos, or check out Joy's lifestyle and beauty tips and tricks.

How to Make Almond Milk



Joyous Health is an all-encompassing approach to helping you reach you wellness goals. It's not about quick fixes or fad diets - it's about long-term sustainable change.


Joyous programs help you learn, detox and feel fabulous with custom meal plans, DIY recipes and instructions, and support from the Joyous Community.



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