You do the healing
Information alone does not mean transformation. Coaching brings sustainable change.
My education has equipped me with a broad, cutting-edge knowledge in wholistic Health and Nutrition, Lifestyle Coaching and Disease Prevention.
I continue my education by attending regular health summits, webinars and courses.
I work with clients like you to help make lifestyle changes and choose health-promoting ways that produce real and lasting results. You will develop a deeper understanding of your choices, those that work best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and happiness.
Each session will leave you feeling inspired and motivated. We will talk about things beyond food, seeking to bring balance to important elements of your life including emotional, career and financial aspects.
I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple, small changes that transform your life.
I studied with the world's top health and wellness experts including:
Joshua Rosenthal, MScEd, founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Deepak Chopra, MD World Leader in Mind-Body Medicine, Director of Education at The Chopra Center, Bestselling Author
David Katz, MD, MPH, Authority on Preventive Medicine and Weight Management, Director of the Yale Prevention Research Center
Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard’s School of Public Health and Bestselling Author
Andrew Weil, MD, Bestselling Author and Expert on Integrative Medicine and Mind-Body Interactions
Gabrielle Bernstein, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, Bestselling Author
Susan Blum, MD, MPH, Functional Medicine Doctor, Founder of Blum Center for Health
Mark Hyman, MD, Founder and Medical Director of The UltraWellness Center, Bestselling Author
Geneen Roth, Pioneer of Emotional Eating and Empowerment, Bestselling Author
David Wolfe, recognized Expert and Bestselling Author on Superfoods and Raw Nutrition
Mark Sisson, Founder of Primal Blue Print and reknown Paleo expert
Dr. Josh Axe, Functional MD and Certified Nutrition Specialist, expert in Natural Medicine. His blog is among the top 10 in the world
Chris Kresser, Functional and Ancestoral Medicine, Acupuncture and Natural medicine
Andrea Nakayama, Wholistic Nutrition Lab & Replenish PDX
Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University
Mark Bittman, New York Times Columnist, Bestselling Author
Amit Goswami Quantum Physicist
Joel Wallach BS, DVM, ND
10 important areas guiding my process
1. Making joy a priority.
Versus: Coasting along with our present state of happiness and unhappiness.
2. Making sure your life has purpose and meaning.
Versus: Focusing on daily practicalities, even those that seem routine and meaningless.
3. Living according to a higher vision.
Versus: Living for externals like a better job, more money, a bigger house, etc.
4. Expanding your awareness in every decade of life.
Versus: Viewing youth as the peak of life and old age as a dwindling decline.
5. Devoting time and attention to personal growth.
Versus: Staying the same as you always were and feeling proud about it.
6. Following a sensible regimen of good diet and physical activity.
Versus: Eating a diet high in sugar, fat, and calories. Promising yourself to exercise tomorrow, or next week.
7. Allowing your brain to reset by introducing downtime several times a day.
Versus: Working your brain to the point of exhaustion before allowing yourself to take a break.
8. Getting to know your inner world through meditation,
contemplation, and self-reflection.
Versus: Avoiding what you really feel. Fearing what you might find if you dared to look inside yourself.
9. Practicing gratitude and appreciation.
Versus: Grabbing as much as you can for yourself. Never forgetting to look out for number one.
10. Learning how to love and be loved.
Versus: Leaving fulfilling and romantic relationships behind in the past.
Not looking into the deep source of love
(borrowed from Deepak Chopra)
Together we will:
Connect the dots between who you are and who you want to be
Create your personal blueprint
Decipher your body’s unique needs
Set your personal goals and work towards sustainable change
What you get:
Two 50-minute sessions per month
Email support between sessions
Simple healthy recipes
Handouts specific to your needs and goals
An wholistic Integrative Nutrition Health Coach is a guide and mentor who empowers you and provides ongoing support and guidance as you set goals and make sustainable changes that improve your health and happiness.
As your Health Coach, I will listen carefully and we’ll navigate the world of contradictory nutrition and health advice together to explore what truly works for you.
The most common client challenges
Health / Digestion or Allergy issues
Tired all the time, sluggish, lacking energy (using caffeine or other stimulants to keep moving)
Tired of one-size-fits-all approaches to dieting and
fed up with nagging cravings
Drained from toxic relationships
Overwhelmed by stress at work
Need support to accomplish my goals in a way that’s empowering
Anxiety / Depression
Key Differences in my Approach
We often don't consider the most important things that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It’s not just the food we eat that changes our health, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity, and a spiritual awareness are essential forms of nourishment.
Primary food is more than what is on your plate and when balanced and satiating, what you eat actually becomes secondary. Healthy relationships, regular physical activity, a fulfilling career and a spiritual practice can fill your soul and satisfy your hunger for life.
Think back to a time when you were in love. Everything was exciting. Colors were vibrant. Intimacy was magical and the feelings of exhilaration sustained you. You were floating on air, gazing into each other’s eyes. You forgot about food and were high on life.
Remember when, as a child, you were playing outside, having fun. Your mother announces dinner is ready, but you were'nt hungry at all. The passion of play took all your attention.
We are fed not only by food but by the energy in our lives. These moments and feelings demonstrate that everything is food.
Rather than imposing extreme restrictions for weight-loss, the answer is to rather add in good whole foods as well as quality nutritritional supplements which automatically curb cravings and balance blood sugar. A nutrified body is no longer on a one-pointed hunt for food in order to find nutrients if it has what it needs.
Hippocrates said it more than 2,000 years ago, and we’re only now getting it. Research over the past 20 years has shown that gut health is critical to overall health, and that an unhealthy gut contributes to a wide range of diseases including diabetes, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, autism spectrum disorder, depression and chronic fatigue syndrome.
In fact, many researchers believe that supporting intestinal health and restoring the integrity of the gut barrier will be one of the most important goals of medicine in the 21st century.There are two closely related variables that determine our gut health: the intestinal microbiota, or “gut flora”, and the gut barrier. Read on >>
The concept of bio-individuality is the idea that each of us has unique food and lifestyle needs. One person’s food is another person’s poison, and that’s why fad diets tend to fail in the long run. Working on the principle of bio-individuality, I’ll support you to make positive changes that are based on your unique needs, lifestyle, preferences, and ancestral background.
Cravings play a critical role in understanding what your body needs and shouldn’t be ignored. When you learn how to deconstruct your cravings and understand what they’re really telling you, you will be able to reclaim a sense of balance and harmony.
Craving of sweets is related to protein deficiency, Craving for fatty food (Pizza) is related to Fat (Avocado, Omega 3) Deficiency.