A Holistic Approach
I practice a holistic approach to nutrition, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we look at how all parts of your life affect the whole.
No One Diet Works for Everyone
The concept of bio-individuality is that each person has their own nutritional needs. So, when the experts say, “dairy is good for you” or “fat is unhealthy”, it’s too much of a generalization. One person’s food is another person’s poison, and that’s why fad diets don’t work in the long run. I look at your age, health, activity level, blood type, metabolic rate and personal preferences to determine your dietary needs.
Everything is Food
Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity and a spiritual practice are essential forms of nourishment. When these “primary foods” are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary.
Integrative Nutrition Pyramid
The Integrative Nutrition pyramid depicts a balanced approach to nutrition: more high-quality, organic vegetables, fruits, complex carbohydrates, protein and water; less meat, milk, sugar and artificial food. The pyramid is surrounded with the primary food circle, the parts of life that satisfy our hunger for living and create a balanced life.
Here’s what we will do in the program:
- Make your health and wellness a priority
- Integrate pure high quality foods
- Get clear about your unique individuality
- Start listening to your body
- Develop easy reliable habits to nurture your body
- Don’t just feed your body, feed your soul
- Get moving in a FUN way
- Get to the heart of what’s going on
- Become a master of creating systems for consistent results
These are the steps that will set the framework to create the kind of deep shifts you will need to achieve lasting results. In addition to these nine categories, you will learn about a variety of new foods you’ll love, learn how to cook quick, delicious meals easily, and you’ll receive support to ensure that you are able to feel vibrant and confident in your body.
Does it work?
All of my clients make lasting changes to their food and their lifestyle. In fact, they are usually amazed by (and incredibly proud of) the number of transformations they experience while working with me. With your dedication and my support, amazing things will happen!
I’m known to work best with clients that are ready to put energy towards taking care of themselves. I work with a lot of people who don’t have a ton of time, and that’s ok. In fact, they’ve come to me to help them learn how to take care of themselves, given their lack of time. The important thing is that you are committed to putting in some time for yourself.
I work best with clients who are willing to be a little patient and trust me and the process. My approach is not about a quick-fix. In my experience quick fixes don’t tend to work long-term. It’s about making lasting lifestyle changes. You’ll experience some changes quickly, but others may take time.
You will have my support the entire time.
I invite you to read some of the information on the resources page so you can begin to get a sense of the wealth of information you are in for and then sign-up for my newsletter filled with inspiration, delicious, healthy recipes, and invitations to my upcoming events by clicking here.
Curious about whether this could work for you?
CLICK HERE to schedule a complimentary get acquainted phone session where we will discuss what’s going on with you and see if I can help. If you happen to live in the Portland area, we can meet in-person.