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What's it about?

It's for you if you just don't feel like YOU
(and maybe you don't even know what's wrong).

For instance, perhaps you:

  • have an autoimmune disorder (Approximately 23.5 million people in the United States have an autoimmune disorder, according to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.)
  • feel sluggish
  • need afternoon pick-me-ups
  • don't sleep well 
  • are congested
  • have excema or skin conditions
  • are embarrassed by gas/bloating
  • have digestive issues
  • feel gross & don't know where to start

This isn't a diet program.

Yes, you'll probably lose weight if you've been eating processed foods & switch to a whole foods, nutrient dense diet.

We'll take a bio-individual approach (it's not a "1 size fits all" program!) to see what your specific needs are.

NOTE: this will NOT require, nor will I request, you eliminate or reduce medication. That's up to your physician and you.

This is NOT for you if

  • you're looking for a quick fix
  • you want a magic pill to "fix" yourself
  • you're not willing to do the work
  • you have a family member or friend who's telling you that you need to change, but you don't really want to

What's "holistic wellness"?

It's all about learning to feel your best by fueling your body properly.

Yes! It pertains to food.

But we'll also take into account things like:
✔️ your cookware, what you store your food in
✔️ quality of sleep
✔️ relaxation / meditation / stress reduction / spiritual life
✔️ how deficiencies in vitamins & minerals may impact your energy levels. Did you know that medications may cause these deficiencies?
✔️ and more

What does it involve?

Together, we'll work together to help you understand the 6 Nutritional Foundations, and WHY the Standard American Diet and food fads probably didn't work for you.

(Which have you done? Low-fat? No carbs? Margarine instead of butter? Oy. I've been there.)

You’ll learn about:

  • The Nutritional Foundations:
    -  digestion
    -  nutrient-dense, whole foods diet
    -  blood sugar regulation (BSR)
    -  essential fatty acids (EFA)
    -  minerals
    -  hydration

  • How each foundation supports the body. Don't worry, I won't make it science-y.

  • What real foods actually are & what to look for on food labels (if you need assistance with that).

  • How nutrients & the systems support your everyday vitality.

    You'll be asked to change your habits. Life is messy.

    Change can be difficult.

    Yeah, it may be hard. It probably will be hard. 

    You don't have to be perfect. If you are, that's ok too.

    No, you won't fail. You don't have to be strict. You do what you can do-no judgment. I have my vice, for sure (Diet Coke, by the way.)

My goal is to help you get back to the "you"
that has energy & a sense of well-being.

Mineral Balance
Mineral Balance

Playing important roles in our bodies, minerals help our nerves work properly, help our tissues grow and muscles to work.

Minerals are important to ingest as our bodies can’t make them.

Zinc, calcium, idoine, iron, and magnesium are common mineral deficiencies.

Nutrient Dense
Nutrient Dense

Processed foods are lame.

They're convenient, but they are designed to be addictive (hyper-palatable).

We need whole foods that are rich in nutrients in order to fuel our bodies properly.

Without nutrients, our bodies become sluggish, tired, & just kind of yucky.


Do you have a problem with sluggish bowels, leaky gut, or gas and bloating?

Maybe it's heartburn or acid reflux (insert sad face). 

A well-functioning digestive system helps to create a healthy microbiome, which is vital for our immunity,  & nutrition.

Plus, it helps elimination of the foods we eat (poo & pee).

Blood Sugar
Blood Sugar

Do you need caffeine 1st thing in the morning? 

Are you sluggish in the afternoon, needing a "pick-me-up"?

If you get

  • shaky
  • feel like you need sugar,

    you may have a problem regulating your blood sugar.

Water has many important jobs-it

  • transport nutrients
  • regulates body temperature
  • removes wastes
  • flushes toxins
  • helps with digestion
  • aids in joint and organ health

Iced tea doesn't count. Neither does coffee, soda or alcohol. Sorry.

Essential Fatty Acids
Essential Fatty Acids

Deficiencies in Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) can cause symptoms like

  • flaking
  • itchy skin
  • poor sleep (accompanied by fatigue)
  • joint pain
  • anxiety
  • vision problems.

What we'll focus on.

The 6 "foundations". Usually, we'll just focus on 1 or 2. Blood sugar regulation is a common 1st place to start.

Certain systems in your body may need additional support. This may include help with 

(gas, bloating, leaky gut, etc.)

✔️Reducing processed foods
& including a nutrient-dense whole foods diet

✔️Blood sugar regulation
getting hangry, having the shakes if you don't eat, brain fog, etc.)

✔️Essential fatty acids,
which are needed especially when you've been eating a low fat diet

they're important to ingest as our bodies can’t make them. Zinc, calcium, idoine, iron, and magnesium are common mineral deficiencies.

(anyone else ever had too much caffeine & not enough water?)

You may be asked to change dietary and lifestyle habits for a period of time.

You'll learn how to LISTEN to your body.

After 3 months, what then?

You'll have completed 2 seriously impressive intake forms, and I'll be able to use a comparison chart to show the improvement in your systems.

If you're comfortable going it on your own, no problem!

If your "issues" are persistent and need additional guidance, we can do that on another 3-month basis as well.


  • Will I have to give up foods I love?

It depends on what you love & how fast you want to feel better. 

  • Can I continue to eat meat?

Yes, indeed. If possible, it's awesome to eat free-range chicken & eggs as well as grass-fed beef. Lunch meat's not the bomb-it has lots of bad stuff in it. Bacon-if it's good quality-yes. :)

  • I'm vegan but still don't feel well.

Yeah, unfortunately vegan "foods" are not foods at all, but chemical laden things created in a lab. It's possible to eat well as a vegan, but you need to be PLANT BASED, not convenient food based. I'd recommend starting with a documentary like Forks Over Knives to get you started or the Engine 2 Cookbook.

  • I want to get off my meds. Can you help me do that?

Actually, that's a decision to be made between your doctor and you. It's totally possible to reduce/eliminate meds for Type 2 Diabetes as well as heart medicines simply by changing your diet.

  • How do I know if I need this kind of help?

I'll answer this by telling you a little about my journey. About a month after a severe roll-over accident at 70 mph, which totalled our camper and SUV, I started losing weight.

Super, right? Until it wasn't. I dropped almost 20 lbs without trying, which is never a good sign. My heart raced as if I were terrified. One of my legs shook when I gave massage. Lab results revealed both items of which I believed may be the issue-HYPERthyroidism and pre-diabetes.

I was given medicine for the thyroid & told if I didn't take it, I may have a heart attack.

The doctor also told me to "cut back on sugar". What does that even mean? If I normally ate 20 Hershey Kisses but a serving was 4, does that mean that I could eat 10? That was cutting back, after all.

Oh yeah, & the meds had a side effect of SEVERE, embarrassing, welt-inducing itching.

It took meeting a holistic medicine practitioner for me to understand what might help me.

I was desperate and didn't want to be on meds. 

It took more work to discover that I had low hormones (this was an MD test), a severe Vitamin D deficiency & Hashimoto's Syndrome (an autoimmune disorder).

Enrolling in the Nutritional Therapy Foundation helped me start to fix myself as I took the knowledge of what I was learning to heart. I was desperate too, mostly because I also wasn't sleeping. I did what I needed to do.

Yep, I'm a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.

So the long answer to the short question is this:
If you've tried the traditional route to get results that you're not getting, this is a great way to go.

  • How do I get started?

I am taking only 5 clients currently (yes, I'm still doing massage & teaching!), so the 1st 5 who sign up are golden.

I am only offering this to my current clients.


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