Kathy Smart & Dr Oz.

A little over a month ago while at the Terra20 opening in Ottawa, I had the opportunity to meet a true Ottawa celebrity, Kathy Smart. She is a guru of living a gluten free life and propagates the benefits of living clean. Recently Kathy was featured on the Dr. Oz show as a expert in the field of gluten free living.
I had the opportunity to sit down one on one with Kathy and ask a couple of questions about her path to success and advice for people searching for a healthier lifestyle.

Kathy, thank you so much for taking the time to answer a couple of questions for my readers.

Can you please describe how you began your journey of healthy eating and gluten free lifestyle?

My journey began when I was 12 years old and a naturopathic doctor discovered that I was allergic to gluten and dairy. I had such a vast improvement in my health that it made me want to tell the WORLD!

Being from Ottawa you must have a sense of what we Ottawian’s need to make our lives more fullffilling and healty..If there was just one “golden nugget” of information, that could lead to a healthy lifestyle, what would it be?

I would say to make your own food- to stick with foods as close to nature as possible- the simpler the better!

Having a segment on Dr.Oz must have been an exhilirating experience, what was one thing you will take with you from that expereince?

That dreams really do come true and if you believe it- you CAN do it!

Can you pick just one of your recipies and tell us why it is your favorite and what inspired you to create it?

Oh by far my Decadent Black Bean Brownie Recipe! It is a decadent chocolate brownie that MELTS in your mouth! What inspired me to make it was a client craving brownies and I thought- hmmm so am I! How can I make this a healthy recipe! Anyone who would like a free download of my cookbook can do so by going to my website- www.LiveTheSmartWay.com

Thank you so much for your time Kathy, congratulations on all your success!

Kathy and one of my favourite Ottawa personalities Kurt StoodleyKurt Stoodley from CTV Ottawa Morning.

We are so lucky here in Ottawa! Kathy is hosting a cooking class on Saturday, Nov 3rd. Click the link for more information:



  1. Kathy came to the YMCA of Brockville and Area a week ago. We were so blessed to have Kathy come and speak about Gluten Free eating and share her knowledge with us. She is one amazing lady and truly a down to earth, real, gracious, humble, positive, wonderful woman. Kathy it was such an honour. I wish you ever success in your personal life and your career. You are such an inspiration.

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