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I've been a Certified Holistic Health Coach for over seven years, and known professionally as Health Allie, but I am an addict. 😏
I may look bright eyed and bushy haired now, but in my 20s, I was a mess! My body was riddled with pain, sleep patterns were as unpredictable as a viral Tweet and more times than I can remember, colleagues had to carry me up and down the stairs! I was in full on substance abuse. I was a sugar junkie.
For over 10 years, I wallowed in the health drama that ensued from having chronic health issues and no diagnosis. As a patient of top specialists in NYC and NJ while working behind the scenes as an Assistant Director in Daytime Drama, I was always looking for the “magic pill” that would “fix” me. When exploratory surgery was suggested, that's when I realized I wanted the Fairy Tale, instead of the Soap Opera. I ultimately found a Health Coach who would change my life forever. He introduced me to this new fangled concept: nutrition. And thus began my total body transformation. I ultimately become a Functional Nutritionist and Certified Holistic Health Coach.
I established my “Health Allie” Lifestyle & Wellness coaching practice in Los Angeles after earning my national board certification from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York. Prior to that she enjoyed a successful broadcast television career, earning an Emmy Award with the directing team of General Hospital. I specialize in demystifying complex health issues like weight loss and chronic pain so clients can achieve their desired results without dieting, deprivation or despair.
I believe that once we understand the signals sent by our bodies, we can identify the root causes of our health challenges, make adjustments to avoid and even reverse disease, enjoy the experience, and live our best lives for ourselves and our families.
My remarkable healing journey became the basis for my programs: Empowered Weight Loss, Healthstyle Reboot and the Healthy Without Struggle Blueprint. I am also a featured author in the forthcoming book Teach Your Expertise. But my proudest accomplishment is becoming a first time Mom over 40 and inspiring other women to successfully have healthy pregnancies despite being considered “geriatric”.
I always considered myself to be healthy and active. Yet for over a decade, I struggled with unexplained chronic pain. I saw specialists, underwent therapies and took medications, all to no avail. During this time, my father died suddenly of heart disease we never knew he had. This left me deeply disturbed, distraught and depressed. I wondered if my symptoms were early warning signs that we somehow missed in my Dad.
When I finally met the Health Coach who helped me quickly and radically transform my health and my life, I knew this was what I was meant to do -- help people cut through the confusion and love how they feel in their bodies again!
Oh Gosh, they start to shift from our first call and get so many a-has! They usually tell that they finally feel seen and heard. I have a pretty in-depth in-take and we often talk about many things they've never even been asked before.
This is symbiosis of where food meets physiology so we can get to the root cause. Functional Nutrition serves the needs of the individual. It recognizes each person’s unique capabilities for making the diet and lifestyle modifications that foster the physiological and psychological shifts that enable their body to cultivate its ultimate healing potential. It does not exist in isolation of other health or medical support, but in tandem with it. That’s because Functional Nutrition recognizes the role of the patient in their own health care. The Functional Nutrition Counselor is the guide to help determine the best and most fitting modes of patient centered self-care.