Areas of Focus
Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet (WFPBD)
Do you want to make some small changes to your current food choices and get more nutrition out of the foods that you are eating? Have you been considering transitioning to a vegan or vegetarian diet? Or, are you already a vegan/vegetarian and want to make sure that you are getting the proper nutrients? Many people decide to transition to a WFPBD to improve their health but do not eat a balanced diet to ensure that they are getting the correct micro-nutrients. I earned the Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from eCornell and have been practicing a WFPBD for over 30 years.
Nutrition for Active Lifestyle
A big part of staying healthy as you grow older is to stay active. Activity (cardio/strength/flexibility) determines nutritional needs. If you want to enhance your performance in your activities, I can develop a nutrition plan that will energize you and help you reach your fitness goals.
Lifestyle Support for Chronic Conditions
Did you know that many chronic conditions that can lead to poor health and early death can be treated from the inside out? I am talking about inflammation and autoimmune disorders along with metabolic syndrome diseases.
An Autoimmune Disorder is when your immune system decides that healthy cells are foreign and the immune system goes on attack.
- Grave’s Disease (overactive thyroid)
- Hashimoto’s Disease (underactive thyroid)
- Irritable Bowel Disease
- Addison’s Disease
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
Inflammatory Disorders happen when the body responds to an irritation, injury or infection. The inflammatory process works quickly to destroy and eliminate foreign and damaged cells, and to isolate the infected or injured tissues from the rest of the body. Inflammatory disorders arise when inflammation becomes uncontrolled, and causes destruction of healthy tissue. Metabolic Syndrome Diseases are linked to elevated levels of insulin in the bloodstream.
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Heart Disease--including arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure and high cholesterol
- Crohn's Disease
- Gall Bladder Disease
- Kidney stones
- Breast, prostate and colon cancers
Wellness support is also available for:
- Chronic fatigue (adrenal fatigue)
- Food allergies, intolerances and sensitivities
- Gastrointestinal distress: heartburn, gassiness, bloating
- Chronic pain from tension and migraine headaches
Everything that you put into your body has an effect on your wellness…after all, your digestive system is the brain in your gut. Through nutrition, we can lessen the intensity of the condition or even reverse it by focusing on making lifestyle changes. We can focus on the physical imbalances and use a “whole-istic” approach to heal the gut, become less dependent on medications and truly heal the body from the inside out.