As one of Canada’s leading nutritionists, Leslie has operated a successful private practice in downtown Toronto. Since 1989, Leslie has helped thousands of individuals achieve their nutrition and dietary goals, offering clients both dietary advice, personalized meal plans and evidence-based recommendations on the use of nutritional supplements.
Leslie is recognized by the media as an authority on nutrition and food issues and is an experienced communicator in television, radio and print media. She writes a weekly column in The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper and can been seen Thursdays on CTV New Channel’s Direct Noon Show. Leslie’s nutrition advice can also be heard weekly on Montreal’s CJAD Morning Radio.
Leslie is the best-selling author of 12 books on health and nutrition: The Plant-Based Power Diet (January 2013) Leslie Beck’s Healthy Kitchen, Leslie Beck’s Longevity Diet, The Complete A to Z Nutrition Encyclopedia, The Complete Nutrition Guide for Women, Heart Healthy Foods for Life, Foods that Fight Disease, The No-Fail Diet, Healthy Eating for Preteens and Teens, Leslie Beck’s Nutrition Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy, The Complete Nutrition Guide to Menopause, and 10 Steps to Healthy Eating. All Leslie’s books are published by Penguin Group Canada.
Leslie consults with many leading businesses and international food companies located in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. She delivers nutrition seminars and workshops to corporate groups in North and Latin America.
Having a strong interest in sports nutrition, Leslie acted as nutritionist to the Canadian International Marathon and the NBA’s Toronto Raptors Basketball Club. Leslie keeps fit herself by running, cycling and weight training.
Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Leslie obtained her Bachelor of Science (Dietetics) from the University of British Columbia and proceeded to complete the dietetic internship program at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. She later studied a Masters of Science in Epidemiology at the University of Toronto. She is a member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario, Dietitians of Canada and The Institute for Functional Medicine.
A healthy diet provides your body with the nutrients it needs everyday while balancing your calorie intake for weight control. Without proper nutrition, your body is more prone to fatigue, infection and chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes and certain cancers.
A diet based on nutrient-rich whole foods can also help ease the inflammation of hidradenitis suppurativa.