I believe that we are all on a journey to discover new things about ourselves; and often, that journey comes about by unexpected causes. Discover your own journey and see how I can help.
Having always been a reasonably healthy person (albeit, not perfect by any means), I was already a label reader and I had a basic understanding of the "good" and the "bad" foods. Fruits, vegetables and salads were already a part of my diet; however, I think there was a plan for me to learn more.
One of the greatest loves and one of the greatest struggles came into my life..... my first-born child. My journey with him has pushed me to a whole new level of research and understanding of how food influences our lives on a daily basis.
Any parent, especially a new parent, knows that undying love of a child. We marvel at their little noses, eyes, toes and everything about them. We watch them reach milestones. We work hard to raise them in a loving family with good morals and values; we try to introduce them to spirituality; we try to feed them well; we try to educate them..... but what happens when something is wrong??
My son was diagnosed with a severe learning disability which includes dyslexia, memory issues, expressive and receptive language disorder and just about everything that makes learning anything extremely challenging. With that, come lots of frustration, anxiety, and behavioral issues. Given all that he has to deal with, I understand where the behavior comes from; however, it doesn't always make it easy for a parent to deal with. So, to help my son cope and to help me cope, doctor after doctor recommended medication (and they still do).
I truly believe that health is an individual choice, so we all have decisions to make regarding our own health and our kids' health, and I do not fault anyone for the choices they make. Ultimately, we are all trying to do what we think is best for ourselves or our kids. That said, after doing my own research, my choice was to not give my son the pharmaceuticals that had been recommended. With that decision, the medical field has guilted me and faulted me; and even the schools seem to want to push the drugs to solve our problems. Yet, I stood strong and continued down a path of alternative approaches, which includes good nutrition for my son.
Have I found the miracle cure for learning disabilities? No, I have not (though I am determined not to give up!). And, as my husband and I reflect on the years that have passed and the strides that our son has made, we are convinced that we have made the right decisions and that we have positively influenced his life and behavior with good food and nutrition. And we are now open to all possibilities fo healing and feeling well.
RESEARCH AND TRAINING
Having been a math major in college and then a concentration in marketing and finance in grad school, I am definitely analytical by nature. Then, coupled with years of my own research, I 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 you, or your child's, unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals. In addition, I am certified with the American Association of Drugless Practioners.
Learn more about my training and my unique approach to health coaching.
LET ME HELP
Do you have questions about how to deal with your child's issues? Do you have health concerns of your own? Do you want to say "no" to pharmaceutical drugs? Do you just want to lose weight? Do you need help modifying your diet to help stop your diabetes? Are you curious about how health coaching can help you? Let’s talk. Schedule an initial consultation with me today.