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I think my love for natural medicine and nutrition came from my love of reading and cooking.
I specifically remember checking out a book on natural medicine from the library as a young teen and I was fascinated that herbs and food could be used to heal!
Cooking was always important in my family so I had every opportunity to learn and explore in the kitchen. The combination of a love for cooking and nourishing my loved ones along with my fascination with biology led me to Holistic Health Coaching.
During my own wellness journey, I experienced the overwhelming feeling that comes with navigating the contradictory information in the health and wellness world. This led to my own health struggles including high cortisol levels and hormonal imbalances caused by insufficient workout recovery and strict eating habits.
Through this experience, I learned that it is possible to have "too much of a good thing". My personal wellness journey has given me empathy for fellow women struggling with hormonal imbalances and has become my area of focus as a health coach.
Conventional approaches to health dwell on specific calorie, carbohydrate, fat, protein ratios, with little education around supplements.
Instead of creating lists of restrictions of good and bad foods or recommending strict workout regimens, I coach my clients to explore simple improvements and implement gradual changes during our work together.
As these pieces accumulate, my clients find these changes collectively create a much larger impact than they originally anticipated.
Being a graduate from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, I learned that a holistic approach to health leads to lifelong wellness. The food we eat, the way we move our bodies, the quality of our relationships and our spiritual life affect us from the inside out.
My goal is to help you find balance in these areas of life through a bio-individual approach so that you can live a life of health and wellness!
Through my education at IIN, I learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and had exposure to over 100 dietary theories-Paleo, raw, Keto, Macrobiotic, Vegetarian and everything in between.
I also studied with the world's top health and wellness experts including:
Joshua Rosenthal MScEd, founder and director of Integrative Nutrition
David Katz, MD, MPH, Director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center
Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, chair of nutrition at Harvard University
Andrew Weil, MD, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Susan Blum, MD, MPH, assistant clinical professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Mark Hyman, MD, founder of the Ultra-Wellness Center
Marion Nestle, Ph.D., MPH, professor at New York University's Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health
David Wolfe, raw food leader, and nutrition expert
Joel Fuhrman, MD, family physician and leading expert on nutritional healing
This training has equipped me with the cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and prevention.
Drawing from this training I work with my clients to help make lifestyle changes that produce lasting results. When you work with me you will develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and happiness.
I serve as a guide to help you get in touch with your bodies unique needs. I want to equip you with self-awareness so that you can make the best decisions for your health in any given situation. I believe each individual should be their own advocate for health and wellness.
Below are a few of the principal's I implement in my health coaching sessions.
It's easy to overlook all of the things that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It's not just the food we eat that affects our health, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling job, regular physical activity and a strong spiritual life are essential forms of nourishment.
When these "primary foods" are balanced the food on our plate becomes secondary. I will support you in all of these areas to create a holistic approach to healing.
The concept of bio-individuality is the idea that each of us have unique diet and lifestyle needs. One person's food can be another persons poison, this is why fad diets don't work in the long run. Our ethnicity, blood type and metabolic type are all factors that make up who we are and what we need.
Working on the principals of bio-individuality, I'll support you to make positive changes that are tailored to your unique needs.
Many nutrition experts give clients a strict list of foods to avoid and foods to eat, which explains why many people are turned off by nutrition.
My approach is different- by eating and drinking foods that nourish, you will naturally begin to have less room or desire for unhealthy foods. Simply put, you will crowd out the unhealthy foods from your plate. This takes a little practice to make this happen, but I'm here to support you along the way.
As women, our hormones fluctuate from day to day due to the ever changing phases of our cycle. Yes, there is more than just having your period, there are in fact four "phases" to the female cycle, called the infradian rhythmn which is unique to female biochemistry. Our moods, energy level and nutritional needs are affected by these phases and fluctuations.
In my hormone health and fertility coaching programs I help you decode the four phases and how cycle syncing your workouts, diet and self-care can balance your hormones and boost your fertility, naturally!