Functional Health Coach, Certified Nutritionist Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition
While working at Warner Bros. Pictures in California as a Senior Media Research Analyst, I received a phone call which informed me that my mother was diagnosed with Stage-3 breast cancer. Within weeks, I moved back to my home-state, Colorado, to be closer to my mother and support her through her treatments. Through my search for her cure I discovered the power of healthy foods and lifestyle choices as the real medicine for illness. My new discovery led me back to school where I studied holistic and functional nutrition. My studies left me fascinated and I was hooked.
At this point I started to analyze my own fast-paced lifestyle and realized that I was putting blinders on my own health. Often, I was fatigued, but blamed it on my competitive job and late-night social events. I worked through my fatigue, never stopping to listen to my body. I didn’t consider the importance of my food choices, sleep or stress management. Later testing revealed extremely high Epstein Barr Virus, also known as Chronic Fatigue. I started to put my health puzzle together. I discovered gluten and other food intolerances, hypothyroidism and H. Pylori. Something had to change…
So, I immersed myself in a new lifestyle and career. I began working as a Nutritional Health Coach at Natural Grocers, a nationwide natural food and supplement store. For six years, I conducted private nutrition therapy sessions, taught nutrition and cooking classes, educated and tested 40+ employees monthly on nutrition subjects, and hosted annual health and gluten-free tasting fairs. I received extensive training, knowledge and experience in nutritional vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements. I was featured in nutrition segments on television and radio for interviews and cooking demos. I presented classes to organizations including Athleta, CorePower Yoga, Direct TV, YMCA, National Scleroderma Foundation, Ostomy Association and AWARE (Amazing Women Always Researching Everything).