When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, one of my first questions was “What could I have done to prevent this from happening in my body?” Being science-minded, I have always known that our body has an innate intelligence, that it is a miraculous instrument designed to heal itself. While researching to discover how I could change my habits and lifestyle to become cancer-free, one thing kept shouting out – YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT!
After many years as a classroom teacher, my health experiences and research convinced me it was time to leave teaching to pursue a nutrition education program that would support a natural, whole-foods approach to health and wellness. Combining my love of food, cooking, teaching, and a desire to help others stay well, I became a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) through the Nutritional Therapy Association.
My mission as a Nutritional Therapist is to educate and support clients along their voyage to improved health and vibrancy through simple diet and lifestyle changes.
Through our work together, I empower clients to sort through the jumble of conflicting and misleading dietary information, learn the importance of a traditional, properly prepared, nutrient-dense whole-foods diet, avoid common toxins in our daily life, and to connect to local, sustainable food sources and other community resources.
I offer individual nutrition coaching locally in the Portland metropolitan area as well as via phone/Skype to serve clients elsewhere. I specialize in the GAPS, SCD, and SIBO diets, Gluten-Free and Grain-Free eating and clean Paleo nutrition.
In-home cooking and meal planning sessions, pantry clean-outs, and healthy grocery store tours are also available upon request. I am also available to provide nutrition seminars and wellness workshops to business, school and community groups.
Looking to address your addiction to sugary treats and your cravings for starchy carbohydrates? Ask me about the RESTART Program, a 5-week class with a 3-week sugar detox built in.
I offer a FREE one-hour health consultation as a no-obligation way to see if working together will meet your needs.
Our Ideal Customer
My ideal client is looking to feel better - finally! They have tried many approaches but still are not getting the results they want. They want to look to diet and lifestyle changes instead of medications to help them regain their energy and vitality for life. My ideal client may need to lose weight or have unresolved digestive issues (i.e. heartburn, gas, bloating, IBS, constipation, Celiac, Crohn's, Colitis), disregulated blood sugar (pre-diabetic/diabetic) or just feel achy, tired, anxious and out of sorts most of the time. They are looking for expertise, support and coaching to find their way again to a healthy life.
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