Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
I am an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. I finalized my certification in holistic health coaching (holistic meaning whole) from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in May 2016 gaining the title of Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and I am a board certified Holistic Health Practitioner through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
As a Certified Professional Coder by the American Academy of Professional Coders I was always familiar with the anatomy and physiology of the human body but I was using it in a little bit different way than now. Coding symptoms and diseases given by medical providers is one thing but to be able to understand what is exactly going in your body and how it affects you on different levels is another.
In my practice, I am using the integrative nutrition approach and matrix to be able to get the whole story and provide the best solutions in order to solve your problems. I want to make sure that you and I are in an agreement that I will hold you accountable to reach the state you want to be at.
I work with individuals struggling with resistant weight loss and other chronic health conditions to help restore their well-being. I am particularly interested in digestive system disorders and I strongly believe that the health of your gut influences the health of your whole body. But what does that really mean?
I simply say food plays a critical role in your journey: from the whole body to a cellular level. It is not what you eat but how much of the provided nutrients your body is being able to absorb and excrete what is not needed. With my knowledge, I am able to explain what is exactly going on in your body and pin point the nature of possible abnormalities. But please, remember this is a team work and without your cooperation I cannot do anything.
My mission is to guide you to improve your nutrition through informed food choices but not dieting, as it relates to your unique physiology and needs. We are all different so personal approach is needed. I exam what you eat, as well as explore to what extent your body is digesting, and ultimately absorbing nutrients from those foods. By utilizing a holistic approach, I look at other essential factors including lifestyle, environmental stressors and genetic predispositions to get to the root cause of your health challenges. I do it by incorporating the right questions and active listening to your answers and holding a safe, non-judgmental space to go deep into all aspects of your health and life.
I am like a “health detective” listening for clues of your challenges to help you to navigate to your own, unique health evolution. Your body is an amazing machine and craves balance, and given the right fuel and attention, it will thrive. As your body will thrive so will you. It is all about thriving not surviving.