I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition*, where I studied a variety of dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods. With my knowledge, we co-create completely personalized actions based on your goals to move you toward your ideal vision of health within your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and resources. I also received my education at Bauman College for Holistic Health as a Nutrition Consultant. My training as a nutrition consultant enables me to help you with your nutritional needs through evaluations and awareness surrounding processed foods and whole foods. I will create meal plans that are specific to you as an individual and help you find what works both with food and/or supplements to meet your nutritional needs.
As your health and nutrition coach, I put the power back in YOUR hands.
I am a firm believer that the state of our health and well-being begins in our gut. Our gut is known as our second brain; in my experience, it is more like our primary brain. When we feel love, sadness, pain, happiness and joy, we feel it in our gut. Sure, our brain enables us to learn, move, make decisions and create memories, but most of us tend to listen to our gut first as that is where our feelings are generated. Since 90% of our serotonin is located in our gut, it makes perfect sense that a healthy diet and lifestyle is crucial for maintaining and preventing many mental and physical illnesses so many of us suffer from day to day. What we put into our bodies determines not only the longevity of our life, but the quality of our life and how we live.
There are so many factors that play into our health; not just diet alone, but our relationships, finances, career, spirituality, home life and physical activity. All of these factors can affect our gut health, which in turn effects every aspect of our life and how we want to live. IF you really think about it, food is our primary source for life. There are two types of food; we have primary food, which goes beyond the plate. Primary food is career, relationships, physical activity, spirituality and other lifestyle factors. You can eat a perfect diet and exercise, but if you have a stressful or unfulfilling job or in a relationship that doesn’t serve you, it will be nearly impossible for you achieve your full potential for health and well-being, there is no balance.
Secondary food is the food you put on your plate. This food is just as important as your primary food. You can’t have one without the other. In order to nourish your body effectively, you need to eat whole, unprocessed foods that are rich in nutrients and will maintain and prevent disease. Eat for your health.