For many years I lived with a secret struggle few people knew anything about, an eating disorder. I was terrified of food and thought that eating a normal, healthy diet would cause me to gain weight. I thought that being thin meant being happy and I went to great lengths to keep my weight down.
That all changed when I met a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition at a local conference. We started talking and she mentioned she was a holistic health counselor, and proceeded to describe her work to me. Long story short, I don't believe in chance encounters and I knew instantly I was meant to meet this wonderful person and work with her. After completing the 6 month program, I had fallen in love, not only with food but myself and my body. My life has not been the same since. After many years I've maintained the balance I worked 6 months to create. I have a deep and passionate love for food, specifically local and organic food. I am passionate about supporting farmers, and feel that the best food for our bodies, minds and our environment is food that is grown close to home. I also believe we have the responsibility to love and care for our bodies, even if we are to inhabit them only for a short time. I hope to help my clients find the same balance and health that I found, by looking inward and finding what truly nourishes them.
I am certified through SUNY Purchase College and The American Association of Drugless Practitioners. I am also a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Slow Food USA and NOFA - NY.
I am a certified health and nutrition coach and own my own counseling practice, Wellness From Within. I have a passion for empowering people to take control of their health.
Great group! Becoming familiar with local and seasonal foods is so important and can really help save the world! It's good for the environment, your community, your local economy, and is more ...
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