My Training

Healthy eating is NOT about being deprived or counting calories.
It's simply about eating real, whole, unaltered, delicious food. 
- Dr. Frank Lipman 

I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories; everything from Ayurveda, gluten-free, and Paleo, to raw, vegan, macrobiotics, and everything in between.

 

 

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

 

  •  Joshua Rosenthal, MScEd, founder and director of the Institute  for Integrative Nutrition

  •  Deepak Chopra, MD World Leader in Mind-Body Medicine,  Director of Education at The Chopra Center, Bestselling Author

  •  David Katz, MD, MPH, Authority on Preventive Medicine and  Weight Management, Director of the Yale Prevention Research  Center

  •  Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, Chair of the Department of  Nutrition  at Harvard’s School of Public Health and Bestselling  Author

  •  Andrew Weil, MD, Bestselling Author and Expert on  Integrative  Medicine and Mind-Body Interactions

  •  Gabrielle Bernstein, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach,                Bestselling Author

  •  Susan Blum, MD, MPH, Functional Medicine Doctor, Founder  of  Blum Center for Health

  •  Mark Hyman, MD, Founder and Medical Director of The  UltraWellness Center, Bestselling Author

  •  Geneen Roth, Pioneer of Emotional Eating and Empowerment,  Bestselling Author

  •  David Wolfe, recognized Expert and Bestselling Author on  Superfoods and Raw Nutrition

  •  Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, Paulette Goddard Professor of  Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York  University

  •  Mark Bittman, New York Times Columnist, Bestselling Author

My education has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and prevention. Drawing on my expertise, I work with clients like you to help make lifestyle changes and choose health-promoting ways that produce real and lasting results. You will develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and happiness.

 

Each session will leave you feeling inspired and motivated. We will talk about things beyond food, seeking to bring balance to important elements of your life such as love and relationships, career and money. I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple, small changes that will transform your life.

 

 

Some of the key concepts I learned through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and incorporate in my coaching include: 

 

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.

 

 

Bio-Individuality™

The concept of bio-individuality 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.

 

 

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 all the way.

 
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.

 

 

As a coach, I help you find what works for YOU.  Contact me today! 

Tel: 613-266-6104

Helping you turn health into habit 

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