I have been studying integrative nutrition, personal growth, and a variety of dietary theories for almost 15 years. My journey started after my second child was born when I had to cut certain foods out of my diet and I decided I liked life without a roller coaster hormonal cycle.
Today, I am a soon to be graduate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I am honing my skills as an integrative nutrition coach. I have learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories – Ayurveda, gluten-free, Paleo, raw, vegan, macrobiotics, and everything in between.
I also have a Level I Health Coach certification from Precision Nutrition, where I learned a lot about the science of nutrition, how exercise fits into a nutrition program, and how nutrition fits into an exercise program.
With my background and this education I am now equipped to help you break free of the struggle, just like I did. And rest assured, because nutrition is actually a fledgling science (there are always new discoveries about what's good for us and what isn't), I am always learning and staying informed.
Lastly, I offer Auricular Energetics along with my coaching sessions if you are able to meet with me in person (I am a certified specialist). Auricular Energetics is acupuncture of the ear without needles. This training exposed me to Traditional Chinese Medicine and taught me about the deep intelligence of our own bodies. This treatment can speed up your healing and detoxing process.
Fun facts: I've also been a lawyer, been married for 20 years, and am a mother of two wonderful healthy and happy teenagers. Crazy fact: I love to exercise!
Here are some of the world's top health and wellness experts I have learned from:
Joshua Rosenthal, founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Deepak Chopra, MD leader in the field of mind-body medicine
David Katz, MD, MPH, director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center
Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, chair of nutrition at Harvard University
Andrew Weil, MD, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Gabrielle Bernstein, bestselling author and life coach
Susan Blum, MD, MPH, assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Mark Hyman, MD, founder of The UltraWellness Center
Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating
David Wolfe, raw food leader and nutrition expert
Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, professor at New York University’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
Mark Bittman, food writer for The New York Times and bestselling author
Joel Fuhrman, MD, family physician and leading expert on nutritional healing
John Berardi,PhD, co-founder of Precision Nutrition
Joshua Benevides, life coach and founder of Profound Wellbeing
Listening Compassion and Caring Sense of Humor Trustworthy and Dedicated Depth of Knowledge Ability to Cut to the Chase Organized and Reliable