Traditionally-trained Nutrition Counselor with a Functional Medicine Twist. Optimal Health can be achieved by implementing dietary, lifestyle and environmental changes. One-on-One sessions provide the knowledge, guidance and support to help you reach your health goals! One s.i.m.p.l.e step at a time!
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I am a traditionally trained Nutrition & Lifestyle Health Coach with a Functional Medicine twist. I work in a field that I love.
I received my training at the fully-accredited, Huntington College of Health Sciences, where I received a Diploma in Comprehensive Nutrition. Although the coursework included the typical approach to nutrition & health, namely the Dietary component, three additional components necessary for Optimal Health were also included: The Environmental, Lifestyle & Genetic components! Like a wagon with only 1 wheel, balance can only be achieved by taking into account all 4 factors: Dietary, Environmental, Lifestyle & Genetic. ("Modifiable dietary and lifestyle risk factors could prevent most cases of CAD, stroke, diabetes, and many cancers...https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK11795/)
I, too, suffered with digestion problems. The traditional approach didn't make sense. How could taking a pill get to the cause of the problem. After all, I didn't have a 'purple pill' deficiency. The principles of Functional Medicine worked for me. With the training I received I came to appreciate that a qualified Health Coach will include much more than just the Dietary component, as is the focus of the typical Nutritionist or Dietician. Genetic, Lifestyle & Environmental factors also need to be considered when the goal is getting to the cause and achieving Optimal Health. This is why the s.i.m.p.l.e 7 nutrition approach includes the following 4 components:
The s.i.m.p.l.e 7 nutrition approach includes:
Dietary: How much & which foods we should be eating. Why view food as medicine and as messengers to our cells. Why choose a variety of 'clean' & colorful foods! As well as the Benefits of Testing: Stool, Micronutrient & Food Sensitivity.
Lifestyle: How does our lifestyle directly affect overall health. Infections, sleep, stress, rest, family, friends & exercise! And how to incorporate long-lasting changes. Functional blood, saliva & urine tests available to help discover & confirm underlying cause/s.
Environmental: The health connection of: Indoor air, personal care products, drinking, cleaning & bathing water, cleaning products, electronics, furniture & bedding, etc! Where to find affordable replacement products. Functional blood & urine tests available to help discover & confirm underlying cause/s.
Genetics: Which mutations affect your health & why nutritional support is needed. Functional blood, saliva & urine tests available to help discover & confirm underlying cause/s. The solutions are s.i.m.p.l.e, they're available & they really work!