“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” – Anne Wigmore
Growing up in New York City, I was so lucky to be able to spend my summers on my grandparents’ farm in Norway. There, I would pick organic produce that they grew, such as potatoes, carrots, raspberries and currants. Upon my return to the states, I immediately tasted the difference in the quality of the nonorganic fruits and vegetables. I would wake up early in the morning to greet the chickens and gather the eggs that they had laid. The animals were treated with the respect and love they deserved. I was fortunate enough to have raw, organic milk from grass fed cows- the type that I believe is most beneficial and does not provoke allergies in the way that commercial milk does. We would also go fishing in the local lake and often have the day’s catch for dinner. I derived a special appreciation for the fresh food that we prepared, especially after seeing all the work that went into growing it. Before each meal, we gave thanks. My grandmother also taught me the importance of using chemical-free products as often as possible. She even made her own cleaning products. This type of connection with our food and products is unfortunately lost when we are mostly ordering out and buying everything in a store. It’s difficult to know where it all truly comes from. But if we work together, that will end. You will start to be conscious of everything you are putting in and on your body.
While I was in college, I didn’t care about the type food I was eating. Instead of viewing it as an important energy source, it was either the enemy or a pacifier. If I wanted to lose weight, I would calorie restrict. If I was really stressed out, I would indulge too much. Like most college kids, I would party and many times end up ordering a pizza pie at 2 a.m. or wake up and have a huge unhealthy brunch. I gained weight, was constantly getting sick, my skin would frequently break out, and I was always tired. My moods were up and down like a yoyo along with my weight. When I went home for winter vacation, my mother hardly recognized me. After a month of healthy eating and exercise, I dropped the weight and started to feel like myself again. This is when I realized that I needed to change my unhealthy eating pattern. Majoring in psychology, I also worked with autistic children that summer, and I saw the dramatic impact that having the right diet had on them.
Then, something clicked. It made me sad to realize how much I had deviated from what I knew to be good, and I cut out all processed food and stopped counting calories. There was no more depriving myself. No more binge eating late at night. I began to seek out food in its purest form. The way it is supposed to be. My energy levels drastically improved as did my grades and overall health and happiness level. After years of not being confident about my body, I finally felt proud of it. I found that by loving it through exercising and nourishing it with whole foods, it loved me right back.
I’m here to empower you to make good choices. I’m here to support you on your journey to great health. I’m here to enhance your understanding of health and nutrition. I’m committed to making sure you live the best life. Because you deserve it. And, this time, you won’t just lose weight for a few months. You’ll learn how to keep it off. No more crash diets. This will be a turning point in your life.
I never thought that I could feel this great, and it’s my mission to help you feel your best as well. Now, I enjoy my food without guilt and work out less with better results. I hardly ever get sick and am sufficiently energized throughout the day. While working together, you will begin to learn how to eat and move intuitively in ways that you enjoy too. I want you to experience the health, peace and energy that comes from eating the right foods and living in balance.
Are you ready to start feeling great!? Then, let’s get started!