About

We help make health content come alive through motion, pictures and words. 

Healthful Communications is a communications company that helps media companies and brands effectively share their insights on food, nutrition, health and wellness. Fascinated by food and health news, we love to uncover fresh layers of understanding and share them through crisp content and eye-catching graphics.

With a measurable impact, our services include professional writing, editing, marketing, graphic design, photography and videography. We work with companies strategically to build brand awareness, community, audience engagement, reach and readership.

We have been working with a variety of health-focused media companies and brands, including print and digital publications since 2011. From concept to finished product and throughout the creative process, we draw inspiration from every project and from each client we have the privilege to work with. The work of our team has been featured with pride by The Globe and Mail, The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft Canada and Yahoo, among others.

We make healthy content burst with flavor, one byte at a time with services that are:

Insightful. Resourceful. Helpful. Healthful.

Our Healthful Team

Lisa Cantkier, Communications Coordinator
Lisa is a nutrition and health educator and communicator with a special interest in special diets that help treat various conditions. She has been writing health-related content for a variety of  publications and brands since 2011. Her work to raise awareness of celiac disease has been recognized by the municipal government and Microsoft Canada. Lisa is also the coauthor of The Paleo Diabetes Diet Solution. A Taste Canada Awards finalist, this paleo cookbook includes 125 delicious recipes that are free of gluten, grains, dairy and added sugar.

Naomi Hiltz, Photographer & Videographer
Naomi is a professionally trained photographer and filmmaker with over 15 years of experience in different genres. She directed the acclaimed A&E documentary, “Sex, Fame & Murder — The Luka Magnotta Story,”​ which has been televised and released in over 50 countries worldwide. Specializing in food photography, Naomi has had the opportunity to photograph for numerous lifestyle magazines, restaurants and brands. She also photographs for celebrity chefs, including Anne Sorrenti of “Chopped! Canada.”

Nathan Cantkier, Graphic Designer & Creative Director
Nathan is a skilled, results-driven graphic designer and creative director who specializes in design and copywriting for digital and print advertising. He has over 15 years of proven ability in managing the strategic execution of corporate marketing products and campaigns for small and medium-sized businesses. Nathan provides fresh, creative services that deliver a measurable impact on corporate revenue growth.

Client Praise

“Lisa at Healthful Communications contributed content regularly to Metroland Media’s InsideToronto.com (now Toronto.com) about allergies and special diets. Managing her assignments, Lisa was a pleasure to work with, creating well researched and written posts that were timely, interesting and shareable. She also provided amazing and delicious-sounding recipes that I used in my recipe blog on the same website. Lisa is an excellent writer who takes complex information and turns it into easy-to-read pieces.”
— Lisa Day, Journalist and Copy Editor

“We’ve had the pleasure of working with Lisa at Healthful Communications since 2011. She has provided us with excellent content and recipe development services. Her team expertly connects people and brands through their communications and social media channels.”
— Claudia Howard, Vice President of Marketing at Holy Crap Cereal

“Lisa wrote meaningful health content for my website, a collaboration for my most recent solo album, Alive and Awake. She is a celiac genius and a passionate and informed advocate for a healthy lifestyle that is improving the lives of so many.”
— Amy Sky, Recording Singer/Songwriter, Universal Music Group

“The Healthful Communications team provides invaluable communications services for Live the Smart Way™ Expo, a large-scale, annual national health and wellness expo. They express our corporate messaging perfectly, work well with our clients and have been a true asset to our success. They also go above and beyond our expectations to provide high-quality work. I highly recommend the team for all of their work in the communications, health and nutrition space.”

— Kathy Smart, CEO at Live the Smart Way Expo

“For several years, Lisa at Healthful Communications has been a contributor to GustoTV.com — a Canadian food news destination part of the Gusto TV station on Bell TV. She provides expert and insightful advice for those following special diets, as well as recipes, health tips and in-depth information on health and nutrition issues. Her tone is personable and helpful. It’s a pleasure working with her.”

— Natalie Stechyson, Digital Content Manager at Bell Media’s Gusto