My Training


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


It went far beyond a standard education in calories, fats, proteins, carbohydrates and macro and micro nutrients: There was a strong focus on the distinct relationship between "Primary Food" (Relationships, Exercise, Career and Spirituality) and "Secondary Food" (what you eat and drink). All the kale and brussel sprouts in the world won't heal you if you are in a toxic relationship, aren't sleeping, hate your job, or are not regularly moving your body.

Another core concept taught was bioindividuality: one man's food is another man's poison. This is why there are so many diets out there and there is not one diet that will work for everyone.

I studied breathing and meditation techniques, exercise modalities, and learned that sleep and self-care are of paramount importance to our health.

We learned about the pros and cons of organic versus conventional food, GMO versus Non-GMO, and all the research on the effects of sugar on our overall health.

We also studied the politics of the food industry and it's impact on our current healthcare situation.

The depth and breadth of learning all the ways we can heal or harm our bodies with food was honestly staggering.

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

Holistic Nutrition


My education has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and prevention. Drawing on my expertise, I work with busy Moms like you who take the time to care for everyone else but themselves.  The practical tools to optimize your energy, balance, health and happiness will be customized for your lifestyle because what works for someone else may not work for you.  There are no lists of "do eat" or "don't eat".  I look at the entire picture of your life now versus where you want to be, and then I help you to help make gradual, incremental food and lifestyle changes which will get you there and KEEP you there.    You will develop a deep understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, and that's what makes these changes sustainable.  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, and each session will leave you feeling inspired and motivated.


 

Healthy Drinks & Recipes


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Check out my favorite recipes!