I was born and raised in New Jersey where I had a slew of health problems growing up. Most of the memories from my school years consist of visiting the school nurse with stomach aches, and those are on the days I even brought myself to attend school - of which I now realize was probably from anxiety, stress, and poor eating habits. I craved fast food and drank more soda than I can remember. Chocolate and sweets bothered my stomach, and I couldn't handle ice cream or whole milk. I weighed myself down on heavy foods like pasta and bread. On most days, it felt like I couldn't get enough sleep - even after sleeping past noon. There was no energy inside of me; I felt overweight, but I only weighed 100 lbs! I was bloated, fatigued, irritable, and even experienced severe headaches and itchy skin. My periods especially wreaked havoc on me with severe cramps and heavy flow. Eventually, I was diagnosed with a diseased and barely functional gallbladder, and later, diagnosed with IBS. I became depressed and didn't quite understand how to make myself feel better. Even with medicine, I never quite felt my best.
After really simple diet and lifestyle changes, made over time, I realized there was a way for me to feel better - without medicine, without surgery to remove my gallbladder, without listing what I could and couldn't eat, without restricting myself. Change is hard, but I know that change is good because I can feel the difference inside and out. I am thrilled to have a career where I can help people in the same way that I helped myself.
With my personal experience and training, I'm better able to help my clients with their struggles and help them to make lasting, positive changes for a more rewarding life.
I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I learned over one hundred dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods. I'm certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. I'm also in my final year to obtain a B.A. in Psychology at Lesley University.
I'm currently located in Boston, MA, but I also work with clients over the phone, so don't let location discourage you!
With so much information about the right and wrong foods to eat, it can be confusing to figure out what is best for you. With my help, we can work together to determine a lifestyle and nutrition plan that will make you happy, vibrant, nourished, and satisfied. Don't put off your health any longer. Schedule an initial consultation with me today.
In addition to health coaching, I'm a freelance writer on Examiner.com, where I write articles about nutrition for both Boston and National. Be sure to subscribe to my content for the most up-to-date news and advice.
"The part can never be well, unless the whole is well." ~Plato