Certified Health Coach
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As a wellness speaker, author and coach, I have great passion for helping people overcome limitations in their diet, lifestyle and environment that are keeping them stuck in a pattern of dis-ease. I believe we all have the ability to heal. I simply help you facilitate that process.
If you met me 20 years ago, I was very different than today. I was plagued with a myriad of symptoms that kept me stuck in a spiraling cycle. I had asthma, chronic allergies, chronic fatigue, acid reflux, irritable bowl, leaky gut, eczema, insomnia, arthritis and PMS with debilitating cramps. I am happy to say that, by changing my diet and lifestyle…and with the help of several alternative medical practitioners, I was able to re-balance my body and shed those nasty symptoms. I live a very different life today and am have had the pleasure of helping hundreds of others create better health and well-being.
A major change in my life catapulted me into the wellness industry. My then three-year old son had an acute case of ADHD. He was unfocused, hyperactive and extremely aggressive when aggravated. At just three years old, he was expelled from his Montessori preschool for attacking his teacher. I'm sure you can imagine how upset and concerned I was! After many tears, and knowing his behavior was my responsibility, I made some very significant changes.
I delved deeply into research and found a lot of evidence to support the link between diet and behavior -- specifically with regard to ADD/ADHD. I decided I was going to follow this "plan" to detox my son, and do so with 100% diligence. Within just three weeks of changing his diet, he was like a new person. Although he did have some behavioral patterns that needed to be corrected, he was virtually a "normal" child again. For about six months following, we went to a child psychologist to help us create new communication patterns, and later discovered he also had some food sensitivities and lead toxicity that were interfering with his cognitive ability.
Through this journey with my son, my own health began to improve. My acid reflux, eczema, insomnia, cravings and coffee addiction were all eliminated via good food and quality supplements. However, I knew I would need more than good food to undo all the damage done to my body. Therefore, I began seeing various natural health practitioners and was able to completely eliminate nearly all my symptoms. I spent the next several years working with Acupuncturists, Energy Healers, Massage Therapists, Naturopaths, and other Holistic Health practitioners to fine-tune my body, rebuild my digestive system and bring my immune system back to full capacity. This involved removing toxic heavy metals and yeast overgrowth, cleansing my body and stimulating my immune system and organ functions. It was not an easy task; but one well worth the time and money spent on the journey.
I was so shocked and inspired by my own journey, that I wanted to help others break free from their own symptoms. Today, I use my own journey, combined with my Holistic Health and Nutrition education, to assist others in becoming happier, healthier, more productive individuals. I know that together, we can achieve anything! I am living proof!!!
The first session is one of discovery. My goal is to learn about your past and present, as well as what you want your future to look like. From there, we create a customized plan just for you. During each session, we review successes and challenges and ensure you are progressing forward comfortably. Then we engage in new topics to help you move toward your goals. I'm all about "educating" so that you become empowered to navigate your wellness needs in the future.
Health Coaching isn't like working with a Nutritionist or Registered Dietitian. We are specially trained in ALL aspects of health and well-being ("holistic"), including relationships, career, spirituality, physical activity and lifestyle, in addition to nutrition. We are also trained to treat people as "individuals" versus applying a one-size-fits-all plan. This is called "bio-individuality," which means what works for one person may not work for another. So, every plan is completely unique and designed to support individual needs. Additionally, we support you every step of the way to ensure the transition is comfortable and long-lasting.