Nutré Holistic

Nutrition​​​​​ Revisited


About Me

I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York, where I studied a variety of dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods. With my knowledge, we co-create completely personalized actions based on your goals to move you toward your ideal vision of health within your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and resources. I've completed additional training with Replenish PDX, where Andrea Nakayama delves deeper into the digestive system with their course aptly titled "Digestive Intensive" and I am currently training with SCD Lifestyle, obtaining specialized training regarding Solving Leaky Gut (also referred to as Intestinal Permeability). Additionally, I am training with The Health Sciences Academy to obtain certification as a Nutritional Therapist.  Finally, I am a Certified Yoga Teacher, having studied with renowned teacher Lex Gillan, founder of The Yoga Institute, co-founder of Rose Mountain Retreat Center near Santa Fe, NM.  I've always loved cooking for family and friends, so naturally I began to take accomplished recipes and make them healthier. In doing so, I discovered a love for creating nutrient-dense dishes (typically vegan and gluten-free) and share those dishes and recipes at monthly cooking demos. Interacting with people and providing even one tip, trick or tweak that brings them even one step closer to a healthier lifestyle is a good day for me.  

As your coach, I simply remind you that you've had the power all along;  and provide encouragement to keep you focused on reaching and maintaining your goals.

I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories; everything from Ayurveda, gluten-free, and Paleo, to raw, vegan, and macrobiotics, and everything in between.

Through IIN, I've studied with the world's top health and wellness experts including: 
  • Joshua Rosenthal, MScEd, founder, and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
  • Deepak Chopra, MD World Leader in Mind-Body Medicine, Director of Education at The Chopra Center, Bestselling Author
  • David Katz, MD, MPH, Authority on Preventive Medicine and Weight Management, Director of the Yale Prevention Research Center
  • Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard’s School of Public Health and Bestselling Author
  • Andrew Weil, MD, Bestselling Author and Expert on Integrative Medicine and Mind-Body Interactions
  • Gabrielle Bernstein, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, Bestselling Author
  • Susan Blum, MD, MPH, Functional Medicine Doctor, Founder of Blum Center for Health
  • Mark Hyman, MD, Founder and Medical Director of The UltraWellness Center, Bestselling Author
  • Geneen Roth, Pioneer of Emotional Eating and Empowerment, Bestselling Author
  • David Wolfe, recognized Expert and Bestselling Author on Superfoods and Raw Nutrition
  • Marion Nestle, Ph.D., MPH, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University
  • Mark Bittman, New York Times Columnist, Bestselling Author
  • I've continued my studies in the following specialized areas:
  • Andrea Nakayama, Holistic Nutrition Lab, Digestive Intensive
  • SCD Lifestyle, Solving Leaky Gut
  • Lex Gillan, The Yoga Institute, Yoga Teacher

My education has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and prevention. Drawing on my expertise, I work with clients like you to help make lifestyle changes and choose health-promoting ways that produce real and lasting results. You will develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and happiness.

Each session will leave you feeling inspired and motivated. We will talk about things beyond food, seeking to bring balance to important elements of your life such as love and relationship as well as career and money. I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple, small changes that transform your life.

The Nutré Holistic Approach

I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole. I will never ask you to provide more information than you are comfortable  sharing.  My highest priority is to make sure you feel comfortable and safe, including providing the utmost privacy and confidentiality.

My approach is not to dwell on calories, carbs, fats, and proteins. It is not to create lists of restrictions or good and bad foods. Instead, I work with my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and rewarding.

Together we’ll work to reach your health goals in areas such as achieving optimal weight, reducing food cravings, increasing sleep, and maximizing energy. As we work together, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance and health.  As we progress, the very real connection between mind & body, as well as Food & Mood will leave you enlightened and encouraged.  

Integrative Nutrition® Plate
The Integrative Nutrition Plate emphasizes the importance of local and organic produce, whole grains, high-quality proteins, plant-based fats, and water. It shows you how a plate should appear at mealtime and emphasizes the importance of proportions and portion size. To complete the picture, the plate is surrounded with lifestyle factors that create optimal health: relationship, career, physical activity and spirituality. I’ll introduce you to some of the healthiest foods on the planet and teach you how to find what’s healthiest for your unique body!
Primary Food™
It’s easy to overlook all of the things that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It’s not just the food we eat that affects our health, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity, and a spiritual awareness are essential forms of nourishment. When these “primary foods” are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary. I will support you in achieving all of your goals, from eating the right foods for your body to living an inspired, fulfilling life.
Crowding Out
Many nutrition experts give their clients a list of foods to avoid and foods to eat, which explains why so many people are turned off by nutrition. My approach is different – by eating and drinking foods that are good for you, you will naturally have less room and desire for unhealthy foods or "food like products". Simply put, you will gradually “crowd out” the unhealthy food options in your diet and replace them with healthier choices… and you may be surprised to realize that these replacements are delicious and oddly more decadent than some of the foods you've replaced. This takes a little practice to make happen, but I will support you all the way.  I don't see this as a challenge, but rather view it as an opportunity to delight.   

The concept of bio-individuality is the idea that each of us has unique food and lifestyle needs. One person’s food is another person’s poison, and that’s why fad diets tend to fail in the long run. Working on the principle of bio-individuality, I’ll support you to make positive changes that are based on your unique needs, lifestyle, preferences, and ancestral background. 
Deconstructing Cravings
Cravings play a critical role in understanding what your body needs and shouldn’t be ignored. When you learn how to deconstruct your cravings and understand what they’re really telling you, you will be able to reclaim a sense of balance and harmony.