I am very passionate about the role a whole-foods-plant- based diet and the use of essential oils plays in one's overall well being. My mission is to empower each of my clients to find their healthiest and happiest self. I am a certified health coach from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and I have a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from eCornell. I recently published my first book: More Plants Please. I am also a wellness advocate for DoTERRA essential oils.
During my teens and early twenties I struggled to find the ideal diet that would result in my ideal weight, give me energy and be satisfying and easy to follow. Since 2006 I have done extensive research and educated my self on nutrition. What I discovered and experienced, first hand, is that the Standard American Diet (SAD) is making us sick because it consists of pseudo-foods made with artificial ingredients and preservatives. These foods are also heavily processed. When we get sick we rely way too much on medications which only treat symptoms and not the root causes of the problems. I now eat a whole food plant based diet with limited gluten. Although this may not work for everyone it has provided fantastic results for me. I am easily able to maintain my ideal weight without obsessing over calories and grams. I have a ton of energy for my busy and active lifestyle. My hair and skin are healthy and most importantly I feel whole and happy.
I am a Training and Development Specialist and a certified Spin instructor. I also practice Bikram Yoga. I have been involved in health initiatives such as co-creating a work shop to educate Philadelphia high school teens about the importance of a healthy diet and exercise. At my corporate job I am the go-to person to spearhead and participate in health initiatives such as: Facilitating a Health and Wellness breakout session at a Women's Day seminar; Creating and managing a wellness challenge for hundreds of employees and organizing healthy luncheons, recipe demos and various exercise sessions. I am often approached by family and friends for nutritional advice because I practice what I preach and I radiate health and happiness. Now that I have lived this journey I have an unrelenting passion to help others find their healthy, whole and happy path which begins with eating real whole foods.