My Approach

I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness

This means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship(s) cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising?  Are we making time to even allow self care in our lives? Completing a Health History will slowly bring things to light, and identify the areas of concern that you are having around your health.  As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.

I work with my clients to get in touch with their body’s needs because I understand that life happens and your needs will change. I want to equip you with the tools and techniques to nourish yourself and your family. Getting back into the kitchen is a great way to start and discover that healthy food can taste good.  When we create nutrient dense meals, and make better choices, and even practice a little discipline, it can be very inspiring and motivating.

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Sometimes we all need a coach to show us around the kitchen and educate us on all the dietary regimens that are available.   Cooking food for your self and love ones is a labor of love so to speak.  And to be grateful for the food your eating, aware of where it came from, and develop a mind body connection.  Having awareness of what you ingest.  Quality not Quantity is a term I like to remember, because it reminds me to slow down, be mindful and savor food as well as life.  One meal at a time. One bite at a time.  Conscious eating.  Over time you will see the benefits of good nutrition and be able to make better choices for yourself and your loved ones.  Develop self-awareness to make the best decisions for yourself in any given circumstance. I believe each person is fully capable of making well-informed decisions as their own expert, not the latest magazine article or fad diet book.

Each time we meet my goal is to leave you feeling a bit more inspired about home cooking. While also educating you on food labels and ingredients. The benefits of prevention instead of prescription.  The practice of Primary and Secondary foods, and what it really means to nourish your body, from the inside and out.  If we work further together with additional sessions, we can identify eating habits and cravings.   And further down the road create a road map that coincides with health goals for a deeper understanding about our decisions on and off the plate.

Let’s define what you value most from your well-being. We’ll use these visions to motivate specific goals that bring you closer to where you want to be. As your coach, I will not dictate a diet for you, but together we will explore why some foods make you feel better than others and how to strategically use that feedback. Together we’ll co-create your health goals within reasonable time frames and actionable objectives so you know exactly what you’re working toward.  Below are the concepts I believe in.

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What do I focus on?

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 Programs

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Replace and Repair your Pantry - Let's start in your kitchen! 2 Hour Session

  • Identify pantry and perishable ingredients that negatively effect your health, replace with smarter choices
  • Don't shop alone, we will meet at grocery store and/or farmers market and replace with nutrient dense choices
  • Email support for pop up questions for 1 week or upto 1 hour via Zoom Conference
    Price $275.00 - Additional support $80.00 per hour (grocery cost not included)

Consultation- What is your body telling you? 1 Hour Session

  • In-depth Health History and review
  • Helpful recipes as defined in Health History discussion
  • Educational hand outs, specific to your initial needs
  • Email support to provide accountability and pop up questions for 1 week or up to 1 hour via Zoom Conference
    Price $115.00 - Additional consulting $80.00 per hour
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Private Cooking Lessons-Lets create something delicious and nutritious

  • Choose a Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner recipe, and we will create all 3
  • This time I shop for you and we create nutrient dense meals in the comfort of your own kitchen
  • Suggested Grocery shopping list, based on your choices, so you can recreate on your own
    Price $80.00 per hour, (grocery cost not included)

3 Month Health Coaching Program

  • Two one hour sessions per month. Mon. - Fri.
  • I will guide and coach you in order to make the changes in your lifestyle and diets causing you concern
  • Email support between sessions, to help you stay on track and accountable
  • Helpful, Simple, and Easy recipes
  • Educational handouts specific to your goals
  • Identify and eliminate foods that don't support for your body, while replacing with foods that do
    Price $425.00
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Girls Night In-Group Cooking Class-Get your aprons on

  • Groups of 5/6 people, I shop for agreed meal choice
  • 3 Course meal that we can prepare and then you can sit and enjoy while I clean up
  • Recipe Handout and Q and A   Price $80.00 per hour, (grocery cost not included)
To decide if health coaching is right for you, I invite you to schedule a initial consultation with me.
During this session, we will discuss your health and lifestyle to determine how I can best support you in achieving your goals.
What are you waiting for? Let's do this! 
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