I am a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.
My interest in living a healthy life began in my early 20's when my father was diagnosed with colon cancer. At that time, I was working in the admissions department of a hospital in San Diego. A friend told me about a book called "The Save Your Life Diet" by Dr. David Reuben. What I read in that book changed my life. I learned that our diet has EVERYTHING to do with our health and well being. This began my quest to prevent the dreaded cancer that my father had luckily beat. Twenty years later, my mother had a heart attack and stroke (both in the same day). It changes her life immediately. She became legally blind and could never drive or work again. She was ill for 8 years and we spent most of that time taking her to the emergency room where she would be admitted for various issues. Once she was discharged, she would need to go to a long term care center for rehabilitation. It was heartbreaking. She would often say to me, "I wish I could just drive to Target". Hours before her death, I was spoon feeding her a vanilla milkshake as she had quit eating. It was one of the most difficult times of my life. I miss her everyday. My mother died due to lifestyle choices she made. I now know that her premature death was completely preventable.
My vision is to reach as many people as possible to teach them how to live a healthy, vibrant life. My services include coaching, accountability, tours of Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, juice classes, and pantry makeovers.
Are you curious about how health coaching can help you? Let’s talk. Schedule an initial consultation with me today.