What is my Approach?
Holistic, Integrative, Whole Foods,
Natural Relaxation Methods
Integrative Nutrition® Plate
The Integrative Nutrition Plate emphasizes the importance of local and organic produce, whole grains, high-quality proteins, plant-based fats, and water. It shows you how a plate should appear at mealtime and emphasizes the importance of proportions and portion size. To complete the picture, the plate is surrounded with lifestyle factors that create optimal health: relationship, career, physical activity and spirituality. You'll be introduced to some of the healthiest foods on the planet and learn how to find what’s healthiest for your unique body!
It’s easy to overlook all of the things that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It’s not just the food we eat that affects our health, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity, and a spiritual awareness are essential forms of nourishment. When these “primary foods” are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary. You'll learn how to achieve all of your goals within a supportive environment, from eating the right foods for your body to living an inspired, fulfilling life.
The concept of bio-individuality is the idea that each of us has unique food and lifestyle needs. One person’s food is another person’s poison, and that’s why fad diets tend to fail in the long run. The core principle of Integrative Nutrition™’s philosophy is that there’s no one-size-fits-all diet. You'll explore different ways of eating and learn how to create personalized approaches to food based on age, health, activity level, personal preferences, and more.
Many people believe that cravings are a problem, but I learned that cravings play a critical role in understanding what the body needs and shouldn’t be ignored. When you learn how to deconstruct your cravings and understand what they’re really telling you, you will be able to reclaim a sense of balance and harmony.
Many nutrition experts give their clients a list of foods to avoid and foods to eat, which explains why so many people are turned off by nutrition. “Crowding out” is a practice that involves adding more healthy food to your diet rather than cutting back on foods you enjoy. It’s difficult to eat whole, nutritious foods all day and then over indulge on ice cream – the body can only take so much food! If you fill your body with healthy, nutrient-dense foods, it is only natural that cravings for unhealthy foods will decrease.
Scope of Practice
I work with people who are generally healthy with mild health concerns such as sugar , fat and salt cravings, headaches, fatique.
I will never claim to cure any condition. I DO NOT work with people with complex, advanced diseases such as cancer, kidney failure and other similar diseases.
I work with all adults and family units. My specialty is coaching clients who want to transition to a plant-based lifestyle.
I do NOT work with minors without a written authorization from guardian.
I strongly advise:
That prior to beginning any of my programs, you first consult with your medical provider
Ask your doctor about alternatives to medication
Get a second doctor’s opinion if you are unsure.
I suggest ways to "Crowd Out" caffeine, sugar, alcohol, tobacco, junk food, dairy and meat
I won't suggest you exclude major food groups or recommend extreme detox programs.
Do encourage clients to begin gentle, low-risk exercise changes such as walking.
I won’t encourage vigorous exercise without you consulting your physician first.
I do give people time to talk about their important relationships. I do offer self-empowerment tips when there is little or no support for your choosing to journey into a healthier lifestyle.
I never promote divorce or conflict with friends
I do recommend that clients explore new hobbies and interests.
I don’t recommend that clients quit their job.
I do advise clients to engage in self-reflection and experience nature.
I don’t advise clients to change religious affiliation.
I do suggest that you take one sublingual 2.4mcg of B12 per day if you are over 50 years old and/or follow a plantbased lifestyle plan. As always, consult with your physician first.
I don’t recommend controversial supplements or very high doses.