Nutrition gives people the gift of life.
The gift of health, happiness and freedom provides you the ability to use your strengths to contribute to society and fulfill your greatest aspirations.
As a registered health and wellness coach, I am able to instill this gift in others.
My life experience, skill sets, and passions have created a perfect formula for passing on this gift. My personal struggles and eventual triumphs through the power of nutrition, my love for studying the science of the human body and my strong ability and joy for connecting with and coaching others leads me to believe I will be the perfect coach to help you achieve all of your goals.
My health journey began in 2005 at the age of 15, when in a matter of months I rapidly transformed from a dynamic and glowing teenager to a weak and inconsolable one. The doctors diagnosed me with the autoimmune disorder, celiac disease, where I was simply told that ‘avoiding’ gluten was the cure-all. I was mistaken to believe it was that simple.
I spent the next six years in physical and mental anguish. During this time, I was diagnosed with SIBO, candida, acid reflux, collagenous colitis, ADHD, OCD, social anxiety and panic disorder, with prescription drugs for each ailment. While medication kept me afloat, I felt chained to a sinking ship. In my most degenerated state, I found a doctor specializing in nutrition who transformed my diet. Within 12 weeks on my new diet, my physical and mental ailments evaporated and for the first time since childhood, I felt alive. I was happy, healthy and most importantly, I was free.
Throughout my journey, I have seen 20+ of the best healers in the country, which include Mayo Clinic doctors, functional medicine physicians, best selling authors, holistic nutritionists, pilates master instructors, body work specialists, and spiritual healers. Each person has opened a world of information and experience to me, all of which are applicable from the extreme end of managing a chronic illness to more minor shifts like increasing overall wellbeing.
I am a certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as well as a registered Yoga Teacher (200-hour) through Yoga Alliance. Both are integral to allowing me to observe one's health from all facets. From the success of my own personal experience, taking a 360 approach to one's life is the best way to reach one's health goals.
Knowing that millions are either handcuffed to an illness, or even simple mediocracy, pains me. I believe it is my purpose in life to help others out of their darkness to experience the light of life. I believe the lessons learned, from my personal experience, are my greatest assets as a holistic health coach.