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, and 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 relationship as well as career and money. I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple, small changes that transform your life.
I was born premature in 1968, had 2 pre-term births myself, the first, my son Kyle, lived for 18 days. Kyle was born at 26 weeks gestation and weighed 2 pounds 5 ounces. I was devastated beyond what words can explain. I took precautions before trying again, tests, surgery. I was assured that a premature delivery would not happen again. Well, it did. My daughter was born at 24 weeks and weighed 1 pound 5 ounces. At only a few days old she needed patent ductus surgery. I was absolutely terrified that she would not make it through that surgery, but a true miracle occurred and she came back in better shape than when they took her.
Life was pretty solid for a long time after that until my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. My mom took care of him and he went through chemo and radiation and did not live more than a few months after diagnosis. I held his hand and rubbed his chest and begged him to keep breathing as my heart broke feeling helpless and watching him take his last breath. It is an experience I wish no body ever had to go through.
A few years later my mom was diagnosed with ALS. I was her main caretaker and knew nothing yet about nutrition and went on blind faith doing everything the doctors said, feeding her milkshakes to gain fat, then shortly after, tube feedings. We went from being able to talk about anything, to having to write notes, to her not being able to write at all. She went physically limp and I did all I could to get her in and out of bed and to the bathroom. Suffice it to say, no body should have to go through that either.
So that brings me to the ton of books I have read and research I have done and studies I have viewed. I hold solid in, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound or more of cure, especially if there is no cure. So it is my promise to you, to share my knowledge with you and put our lives in a state of our best health!