About Us

We try to teach health and cooking in a fun and captivating way so those in all walks of life and skill levels will enjoy our courses. We have over 5000 students from 125 countries. If you have any questions about our programs please email me: angela@higherpath.ca

We are constantly building NEW courses.  Upcoming topics include: How to Become a Wellness Coach and a BRAND NEW plant based cooking school. Let us know what topics you are interested in. (I say "we" because my family is very supportive in this adventure!)

Higher Path Print & Production
3996 Galloway Frtg Rd
Galloway, BC  V0B 1T2

angela@higherpath.ca (I prefer email due to my very busy life, I answer email faster than returning phone calls) 

Phone: 1-877-597-3883

Please keep in mind our office hours are Monday to Thursday 7am to 2pm MT. 

More about Angela Poch, CN:

Angela Poch, your instructor is an experienced cook, educated nutritionist, certified master life coach, Christian, mother, and wife.  

With over 30 years cooking experience, Angela Poch has researched healthful living for her family and friends, leading her to become first a vegetarian, strict vegetarian, then vegan (for approx 10 years), and now is a flexitarian or loveavore. Semi-vegetarian with vegan tenancies. ;)

A graduate in Nutritional Counseling from the Total Health School of Nutrition in Calgary AB, she is a certified nutritionist in BC Canada. She continues to research health on a regular basis to help others have better mental and physical health and is working toward her BSc and Applied Counselling & Psychology Diploma. 

Other credentials include: Certified Life Coaching (as well as Master Coach, Goal Success, Happiness, and Life Purpose Coaching), CBT certificate, REBT certificate, Certified Depression Recovery Program Director for over 2 years, Completed the 200 hour Top Chef University Course, Certificate in Lifestyle Matters Programs, Member of Physician Committee for Responsible Medicine, Board member for the BC Conference Health Ministries Committee, Food Safe Certification, worked in a restaurant/commercial kitchen as a cook, and has her Business Administration Certificate among many other qualifications such as video and photography courses.

Angela has been on both sides of the filming and TV industry in several professional cooking and children's shows and is comfortable behind and in front of the camera.

"A flexitarian is someone who is 'almost' vegan but flexible to the choices available. I live close to being a vegan but I weigh the time, money, environmental impact, health, feasibility, and so one of the choices I make. I sparingly use leather products vs synthetic garbage and occasionally eat eggs and... mmmmm, dare I say... even 'yuck' meat. I do believe in being a good steward of all of creation: animal, plant, and human. Perhaps we should embrace a new term - loveavore.  I believe in supporting local business/farms/etc over big business when possible and the entire impact of our choices are must be weighed. With this philosophy one can be a logger and still an environmentalist." Angela Poch

Her story in brief: 

Having IBS from her youth, Angela found lying on her back extremely painful along with other daily tasks, until a friend shared a healthier lifestyle.  She and her family became strict vegetarians (no dairy or eggs) in 1999, and this change improved her health significantly.  Due to the medical literature showing the benefits of such a lifestyle combined with exercise, Angela began to have a desire to share this good news with others.

That desired to help others live happier, healthier lives drove her to hold health luncheons in her home with help from her mother, Diane as well as holding cooking schools across British Columbia for over 5 years.  After much prompting from friends, she set out to write a series of cookbooks (all of which are free to subscribers) for healthful living.  

She has also made gluten free/allergy cookbooks & health books. Angela also is on a restricted diet for her IBS (low FODMAP which is: no beans, gluten free, limited on certain fruits and veggies) and occasionally eats eggs to provide adequate nutrition. She continues to seek the most healthy alternatives and treatments.

Angela's son, Jordan Poch has his own vegetarian Kids cooking program: Happy Kids Cooking. His videos air in New Zealand on Firstlight TV Network. 

With help from her father Wayne Castellarin and husband Jim Poch, Angela started Higher Path Print & Production to publish the books and create these video courses. 

Angela understands the importance of a whole lifestyle approach to health. It's NOT just about the food we eat, but exercise, social support, fresh air, attitude of gratitude, helping others, and much more that affects our health and well being. Angela has very few symptoms and is mostly pain free even with having Fibromylgia. While we can't live forever or avoid all disease, we can help to delay it, reduce symptoms, and even reverse disease by lifestyle choices.