I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition*, where I studied a variety of dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods.
I also received my certification through Bauman College for Holistic Health as a Nutrition Consultant.
In addition, I am a board-certified holistic health practitioner through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP)
My training as a holistic health coach and holistic nutrition consultant has allowed me to provide current and fact-based information. I specialize in gut health and I have learned from the most professional and highly accredited doctors, scientists, and researchers on the planet! Their teachings and expertise has enabled me to help others regain their health by improving their diet and lifestyle choices by taking charge/responsibility for their own health.
I believe that God gave us everything we need to live a long and high-quality life. He created us from earth and we need the earth to live. 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, and at least 70% of our immune system is also 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 and secondary food. Primary food goes beyond the plate. Primary food is your 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.