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Recover From Disordered Eating
Improve Your Body Image
Reject the Diet Mentality
Build a Healthy Relationship to Food
Learn Hunger & Fullness Cues
You CAN have a peaceful relationship with food.
It is nearly impossible to live in this world today as a female and not have some sort of desire/need/pressure to be in a body different than the one you have. We internalize a need to have a smaller body, a “leaner” body, a more perfect or more acceptable body in order to be valuable, worthy, or lovable. This seems to be true no matter what size your body actually is and it is a moving target, just out of reach. In addition, people in larger bodies face real, and extremely hurtful, stigma with employment, healthcare, relationships, travel, you name it!
This dynamic has led to complicated relationships to food for so many women (and also men more and more). We step into diet after diet after diet, hoping the next one will give us the answer to finally get the body we want. Each time the diet fails, we blame ourselves for lack of willpower or just not being strong enough to follow through.
While the diet industry makes billions of dollars off of this “chase”, science clearly shows that 95% of people who lose weight while dieting gain back what they lost and often more. Does this sound familiar? It is not you that is failing, the diet industry is failing you, over and over and over.
This process on rinse and repeat leads to a broken relationship to your body and ultimately damages your metabolism. It can lead to binge eating, emotional eating, and powerful food cravings that are hard to control.
I can guide you through the process of intuitive eating to help you reconnect to what is rightfully yours – a peaceful and connected relationship to your body and its nutrition and lifestyle needs.
Intuitive Eating is an evidence-based approach that is entirely about creating a healthy relationship with food, mind, and body.
Navigating Chronic Disease
Lower Cholesterol & Blood Pressure
Improve Blood Sugar Control
Heal Your Digestion
Decrease Cancer Risk
Balance Your Immune System
Support Solid Sleep
Today, more and more people are navigating chronic disease issues; diabetes, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune diseases, and cancer – to name the most common.
Learning how to navigate my body’s own story with autoimmune disease, specifically multiple sclerosis, was my doorway into nutrition as a profession. It may not be possible to completely reverse these diseases, but there is so much you can do to support your body and provide a strong foundation for the best possible outcome and future.
To build that strong foundation, I can help you look at the role that food, mindfulness, sleep, movement, support, community – among so many others – play in giving your body the best chance it has to heal and repair.
Your body is an amazing chemistry set with millions of reactions happening every second of every day. Your organs are doing the work of magicians 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Your body is truly incredible. I can help you learn the tools to support the hard work it does.
In addition to the basic facts of the disease process, there’s the added piece of wrestling with changing identity. This is especially true when your health concern impacts your profession, your relationships, your vision for your future, your mobility, your energy. Part of your well-being is being able to look at and find support in this critical part of well-being.
Healing is about more than just the right food or the right exercise, it is a whole-person approach to wellness. I’m excited to walk beside you on your path.
Putting You First
Navigate Specific Issues:
Improve Body Image
Improve Family Food Dynamics
Supporting the health of women throughout the lifecycle is the most rewarding part of my professional practice. While there are some health needs and concerns that are common to the human experience, there are certain issues that only women navigate. And, some of the most common health issues impact women differently than they do men – the way we build and maintain bone mass and muscle is one example.
Our menstrual and hormone cycles change throughout our life: pre-puberty, puberty, fertility and childbearing, perimenopause, menopause, and post menopause. Each of these different phases of life bring different needs and challenges as well as different joys and celebrations.
I can help you clarify what your body needs for wherever you are on your life path. Identifying those needs is far from simple because it isn’t just about vitamins and minerals and getting enough water or exercise. It is a whole picture equation of all of your inputs and outputs – food, water, stress, movement, sleep, self-esteem, connection, support systems, sense of accomplishment…
Learning the tools to take care of your health and well-being and then learning to prioritize meeting those needs are two critical pieces that need to go together.
I can help you learn what the important nutrition and lifestyle pieces are for you right now and then help you create a world where self-care is something you commit to and make reality in your busy and complicated life.
Aging With Fire
Build Strong Bones
Support a Healthy Brain
Increase Your Energy
Getting older is inevitable. Becoming irrelevant and immobile is not. Maintaining physical, mental, and emotional well-being is entirely possible!
Science has learned an incredible amount about how to protect against dementia and Alzheimer’s, how to optimize and maintain mobility, and the critical importance of staying engaged and connected.
Paying attention to what is changing in your body and knowing how to support it is not always easy. You are learning juggle not only the physical changes that come with a body growing older, you are also navigating the emotional and identity changes that come with it.
Being “healthy” as you age involves tending to these different pieces and maintaining your sense of purpose and connection to the world around you.