Health Coaching

What is a Health Coach?

I am here to empower you, rebel woman, to take control of your own health & wellness through personalized 1:1 health coaching. I will hold you accountable so you can tackle your health goals once and for all and feel supported in the process – it can be a tough road to go alone!

The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the largest nutrition school in the country, defines a health coach as “a wellness authority and supportive mentor who motivates individuals to cultivate positive health choices. Health coaches educate and support clients to achieve their health goals through lifestyle and behavior adjustments.” To put it simply, health coaches like me are highly educated guides in the fields of nutrition, wellness, bio-individuality* and mentoring.

My Approach

My approach to health + wellness is “holistic” meaning, I believe that everything in our lives is interconnected and focus on treating the whole person, in regards to their health. When you improve one area, it creates a wonderful ripple effect throughout the other details of your life. So, along with food and nutrition we will also explore your career, relationships, community, home, spirituality and emotional health.

Coaching is a partnership, where the client is as much, if not more, involved in the process of moving towards positive change. A Health Coach is a guide and mentor who empowers you and provides ongoing support and guidance as you set goals and make sustainable changes that improve your health and happiness.

You and I will work side-by-side to implement a personalized plan based on your individual goals and beliefs. Together, we will achieve your ideal vision of overall health and produce lasting results that feel effortless and natural to maintain.

I can help you with:

  • Acne/ Skin Problems
  • Weight Loss
  • Cravings
  • Stress Management
  • Motivation
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Digestive Issues
  • Food Allergies & Intolerances
  • Meal Planning and Prepping for a Busy Life
  • Food/Household Budgeting

Here are some concepts that we will explore during our work together:

Integrative Nutrition Plate†
The Integrative Nutrition Plate emphasizes the importance of local and organic produce, whole grains, high-quality proteins, plant-based fats, and water. It shows you how a plate should appear at mealtime and emphasizes the importance of proportions and portion size. To complete the picture, the plate is surrounded with lifestyle factors that create optimal health: relationship, career, physical activity and spirituality. I’ll introduce you to some of the healthiest foods on the planet and teach you how to find what’s healthiest for your unique body!

Primary Food†

It’s easy to overlook all of the things that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It’s not just the food we eat that affects our health, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity, and a spiritual awareness are essential forms of nourishment. When these primary foods are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary. I will support you in achieving all of your goals, from eating the right foods for your body to living an inspired, fulfilling life.

Crowding Out††
Many nutrition experts give their clients a list of foods to avoid and foods to eat, which explains why so many people are turned off by nutrition. My approach is different – by eating and drinking foods that are good for you, you will naturally have less room and desire for unhealthy foods. Simply put, you will crowd out the unhealthy food in your diet. This takes a little practice to make happen, but I will support you along the way.

Bio-IINdividuality*
The concept of Bio-IINndividuality is the idea that each of us has unique food and lifestyle needs. One person’s food is another person’s poison, and that’s why fad diets tend to fail in the long run. Working on the principle of bio-individuality, I’ll support you to make positive changes that are based on your unique needs, lifestyle, preferences, and ancestral background.

Deconstructing Cravings††
Cravings play a critical role in understanding what your body needs and shouldn’t be ignored. When you learn how to deconstruct your cravings and understand what they’re really telling you, you will be able to reclaim a sense of balance and harmony.

My Training

As well as my ten plus years of personal experience, I received training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where my education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and prevention by studying practical lifestyle coaching methods and over 100 dietary theories – gluten-free, paleo, raw, vegan, vegetarian, macrobiotics, and everything in between.

I studied with the world’s top health and wellness experts including:

  • 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

 

Are you ready to start feeling better than ever? Click to schedule an initial consultation with me today!

 

* Bio-IINdividuality, Could One Conversation Change Your Life?, Integrative Nutrition and Institute for Integrative Nutrition are trademarks owned by Integrative Nutrition Inc.
† © 2005 Integrative Nutrition Inc. (used with permission) †† © 2007 Integrative Nutrition Inc. (used with permission)

Disclaimer: Please note that I am not a certified nutritionist or a medical professional.  If you have a serious health condition requiring strict dietary regulations, it is best to seek help from a qualified nutritionist recommended by your primary care physician.  As time goes by more and more health coaches are working alongside doctors and nutritionists to provide additional support for those who need to make changes to improve their overall health and to assist those seeking alternative solutions when options feel limited.   If there is anything I have learned on my path to wellness, it’s that sometimes ‘it takes a village’ and I am grateful to the team of people who have played a role in educating me and supporting me to take my health into my own hands.