An integrative approach to health and wellness means taking a look at all of the parts of life and how they relate to the whole. I work with you to explore the areas of life you are wishing to work on, and how all these areas are connected. When you address symptoms without looking at the big picture, it is more difficult to sustain changes. For example, I can make suggestions for better sleep, but without making some fundamental changes to address the stress and various underlying factors, the quality of sleep generally won't change. Or the stress will pop out in another way. Excess stress is one of the main factors impacting the quality of our lives in every conceivable way, and some inconceivable! When stress is too high, it impacts everything from our sleep, blood pressure, blood sugar, and quality of relationships, to how we manage our time, and even what we choose to eat. Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.
My approach is not to dwell on calories, carbs, fats, and proteins. It is not to create lists of restrictions or good and bad foods. Instead, I work with my clients to reduce stress and create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and rewarding.
Together we’ll work to reach your health goals in areas such as achieving optimal weight, reducing food cravings, increasing sleep, and maximizing energy. As we work together, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance and health.
Here are some concepts that we will explore during our work together:
Bio-individuality™: The concept of bio-individuality is that each person 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. I use a personalized, holistic approach to ensure that you will have great success!
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, 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.
Eating whole, nutrient dense foods is only part of the picture, ensuring that your body is properly absorbing and assimilating all of those lovely nutrients is another aspect that we forget to examine. Uncontrolled stress in our life can effect our body’s ability to absorb and assimilate nutrients that we need in order to thrive. We will also look at those areas where you are feeling that you can use some extra support in getting you past the rough bits. We all deal with mountains of stress and in has obvious and insidious effects on our health and quality of life. Together we will design tools that you can use to manage and contain the negative effects too much stress can have on your health, and on those around you.
Together we will explore what foods and behaviors best nourish your body to ensure that you are THRIVING!
You can learn more about my training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
I also offer a 6 month package of wellness and lifestyle coaching sessions. Schedule Your 25-minute Sample Session Here.