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PHILOSOPHY

- CREATING NOURISHMENT THAT WORKS FOR YOU -

My intention is to share with you how to take your health into your own hands, to nourish your body, and optimize your wellbeing - all to inspire you to become the driver of your own wellness journey. I'm in this to make a difference; to help you build a healthy lifestyle that not only serves you, but one that you truly love.

 

 

1. Quality over Quantity.

Let's get one thing straight - food is a powerful medicine, not numbers to be calculated. So forget headaching over counting points, calories, or grams of [insert exhausting equation]. Because it's not about eating less; it’s about nourishing more. Select foods and products that are closest to nature; keep it real, fresh and authentic - local, seasonal, and organic - whenever possible. Simply put - if nature made it, eat it. If man made it, leave it. Unprocessed, whole foods provide more nutrients than processed, packaged foods. End of story.

"What most people don't know is that food is not just calories; it's information. It actually contains messages that communicate to every cell in our body. Our gene expression, our hormones, our immune system, our gut flora, our brain chemistry, our muscle mass, our metabolism and more are all changed with every single bite of food.” 

-Mark Hyman

 

 

2. One Size Does NOT Fit All.

This is where trends, fads, and diets go out the window. General health recommendations don’t always work, and people need to use bio-individuality to find what works for them. Bio-individuality means that no one diet works for everyone. Each and every person has unique needs.

Most people struggle with their health because they lack a personal approach that meets their individual needs, or worse, they try to follow a plan that's not designed for them.

Your health (and health goals) are unique to you, which is why you need realistic strategies designed specifically for you, and contour to your bio-indivudal needs, personal preferences, and to your busy life.

 

3. Holistic Health and Functional Wellness

Investigative - finds and addresses the underlying causes of symptoms, producing longer, lasting healthier outcomes.

Holistic. Treats the body as an interconnected whole, and recognizes the importance of these connections in health and disease.

Restorative -  designed to promote optimal function, prevent and reverse disease, and improve quality of life.

Personalized. Highly tailored to you and your needs.

A Team Effort. The client is respected, empowered, educated, and encouraged to play an active role in improving their health.

All-Encompassing. Emphasizes the importance of diet and lifestyle.

Preventative - Corrects imbalances before they turn into major problems.

Evidence-based. Based on the latest research from peer-reviewed medical journals, and uncorrupted by corporate and political interests.

Rather than targeting individual symptoms, Functional Wellness focuses on the optimal functioning of the entire body and its organs.

While I specialize in nutrition, I embrace the fact that health is multi-faceted. Science shows us that all calories aren't created equal, and that our gut health, level of stress, hormones, environment, genetics, and lifestyle are all inter-related and influence our well-being.

holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship(s) cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.

I coach my clients to better their health through a whole-body approach that encompasses nutrition, supplementation, stress management, movement, sleep, and self care.

“If you listen to your body when it whispers, you won't have to hear it scream.”

The body is self-healing, and will work for you (rather than against you) when you provide it with the support and tools it needs.

 

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Progress over perfection // Rooted in Simplicity

Let's get one thing straight -- You do not need priming; you do not need to do this perfectly. No one is judging you; because like the rest of us, you too are human.

Making a consistent effort to eat right, exercise routinely, and manage stress, while still juggling your social life and your own needs can seem overwhelming. Rather than making unrealistic and unsustainable attempts to achieve your health goals all at once, start by setting small goals that easily fit into your current lifestyle.

It's about making one small change, and then another. Because black-and-white, all-or-nothing approaches rely on willpower, and 'willing' your way to change... well, let's just say that isn't sustainable. Science shows that negative self-talk, shaming, and guilt trips will only hinder your progress - so we'll set you up for lots of realistic mini successes along the way and make room for self-love, celebration, and proud moments. 

Small, incremental changes, practiced consistently are the stepping stones of sustainable transformation.

Making simple, more manageable changes today, can build your most vibrant health for years to come.

Embrace the fact that the power is in your hands. Each day is a new opportunity. There’s no expectation to “be good” or make The only “right” choice is the one that's 'right' for you. There is, however, power you have every day to nourish your cells, treat yourself kindly, and live to your fullest potential. 

My approach is rooted in simplicity. I make it all about what you can do, not about what you can't. Like creating healthy habits, not restrictions. Because healthy eating shouldn't be about rules; it should be about possibilities.

After all, taking action to be healthy is about loving your body, not hating it.

 

You aren't meant to do this alone.

It's unrealistic to think every day will go as planned – having support and guidance along the way will help you smoothly navigate your journey to better health. The good news is that change becomes automatic when you have the right support systems in place (and that's what I'm here for!)

As your practitioner and support system, I will help you navigate the often overwhelming and confusing messages surrounding nutrition and help you build a healthy lifestyle that's enjoyable to you.

I will teach you how to read the map, what direction you're headed, the obstacles that lay before you, and educate you on methods of persevering. I will provide you with strategic recommendations that are most relevant to you—be it regarding energy, stress, sleep, weight management, or nourishing your body in a way that’s enjoyable to you. I will help you reconnect with how you feel and help you live your life to the fullest.

 

MY INTENTION IS TO EMPOWER YOU...

To turn your "I can't have that" into "I don't want that".

To stop seeing rules and start seeing possibilities.

To cultivate your own unique version of health.

To stop abiding by "diet rules" and start listening to your body's innate wisdom.

To learn what your body truly craves and become its provider so it can continue to provide for you.

I'm in this to make a difference; to help you build a healthy lifestyle that not only serves you, but one that you truly love.

My intention is to share with you how to take your health into your own hands, to nourish your body, and optimize your wellbeing… all to inspire you to become the driver of your own wellness journey. It's here where life becomes a little more simple and A LOT more vibrant.

I work with my clients to get in touch with their body’s needs because I understand that life happens and your needs will change. I want to equip you with the self-awareness to make the best decisions for yourself in any given circumstance. I believe each person is fully capable of making well-informed decisions as their own expert, living in their unique body and mind. 

YOUR JOURNEY TO BETTER HEALTH BEGINS HERE.