It starts with what you put in your mouth. If you’re eating processed foods and drinking cans of soda then you probably aren’t feeling as good as you can. Once you start recognizing that what you’re eating will in fact effect your health either for the good or the bad, then it’s time to start making changes.
I treat the body, mind and soul together…holistically. Since they all work together it simply makes sense to treat them together. Nutrition is just as important as taking care of your mind, but it you aren’t eating the right foods to support your body then there’s a chance the mind is also out of whack.
No two people are the same and that’s why I cater to the individual. My counseling style emphasizes the partnership between you and I both. I support you as you connect barriers to change to a toolbox of powerful and effective techniques that lead to success. I believe in eating real food, leaving the diets behind you and nourishing your body with foods that are as close to their natural state as possible (aka: whole foods, real foods, clean foods). Whether you’re an all or nothing personality type or tend to do better making gradual changes over time, I’ll help you succeed so that you have a lifetime of wellbeing.
I also embrace and am studying Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga (Note: I am not an ayurvedic doctor/practitioner as of yet). Ayurveda treats the body by the condition it’s in so that it remains or comes back to what’s known as it’s natural state. This “life science” treats you as an individual and identifies your dosha (personality type, physical body type, etc.) so that you prevent disease via the foods you eat. The point is to always keep you in a state of balance (sattva in sanskrit).
The weather, seasons, foods you eat, type of exercise etc. will all play a role in maintaining that balance. If you’re curious and want to know your dosha (pitta, kapha, vata-the three types) one of my favorite online resources and quizes is HERE. Once you know your dosha (usually you’re one primary dosha but we all have all three within us…then one is often out of balance, referred to as your condition) then you can determine what you can and should be doing in your daily routine, even moment to moment in order to support this.
An initial 60-90 minute visit consists of obtaining loads of important information from you.
This may include:
- A gathering of what you’ve been eating (otherwise known as a food diary) review
- Medical history/Exercise habits/Sleep habits/Lifestyle/Cooking etc.
- An Ayurvedic quiz to determine your Doshas (Vata/Pitta/Kapha)
It’s a way of putting all the pieces of the puzzle together so that a well executed plan can be created that will help you meet your individual goals. Together we create a plan that fits your lifestyle.
Follow Up Visits:
The follow-up visits are a time for you to “check-in” and discuss how you’re doing. Depending on your goals will depend how the session is run, however, nutrition education is a vital part of the follow-up visits, but it is also a time for us to assess your progress. Plans and goals may change and be reviewed accordingly. The visits are all about you, with me providing the support and motivation needed.
Note: The number of visits are assessed according to the individual and/or family needs.
Areas of Expertise:
- Get Started with a Kitchen Cleanse, and cooking
- Weight management (Weight gain/Weight loss)
- Overall Healthy Eating
- Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)
- Management of disease
- Women’s health
- Food allergies/Intolerances
- Heart Disease, Hypertension, High Cholesterol
- Gastrointestinal conditions (Irritable Bowel Disease, Crohn’s, Gluten Intolerance/Celiac)
- Sports nutrition to establish performance enhancing dietary protocol
- Ayurvedic approach to nutrition/Doshas
- Family nutrition
SKYPE! Yes, I’m now offering skype nutrition/yoga sessions. Inquire further by CONTACTING ME.