"Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food" -Hippocrates
I started this food journey in January 2015, with a Whole30 Challenge, 4 months after my first daughter was born. The first few weeks were rough, to say the least, but by the end of those 30 days both my husband and I agree, we felt the best we've ever felt. We pretty much ignored the 'reintroduction' (husbands response "what's reintroduction?") phase and maintained an '80/20' Paleo diet for a while.
Then, you know, life happened. I got a job transfer and we moved back to my home town. My transfer, as expected, got delayed and I ended up commuting for two months 1.5 hours each way. This was an ideal time for Podcasts so I found Balance Bites with Diane Sanfilippo and Liz Wolfe and The Paleo Women Podcast, both of which, started the wheels turning on why this 'stuff' really matters.
As I continued to explore this real food lifestyle, I began to see in my practice as a pediatric physical therapist that seemingly 'healthy kids' kept getting the same recurrent injuries. I also have seen in my own life that that post baby fatigue shouldn't last forever. So I researched and decided to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.
Using their 6 foundations, I have been seen an increase in energy and a decrease in pain, emotional lability and overall improved mental health. Now that I am an NTP, I am driven to help other's achieve the same goals I have. Optimizing health, wellness, and overall just feeling your best. I have created my own foundations that intertwine my background as a physical therapist, nutritional therapy practitioner, mom, employee, and adult in this overworked and over tired society.
I have split my practice into three different categories, depending on your stage of motherhood. Are you looking to conceive, currently pregnant, or early postpartum and just not feeling your best? Nutrition Coaching is probably right up your alley. If you're feeling pretty good overall but struggling with how to support your child through each developmental stage, then ask me about developmental coaching! Finally, if you feel pretty healthy overall but just can't quite figure out how to put yourself first or maybe you don't know what do now that you're kids are heading into school and need some help getting in the right direction, let's talk about life coaching.
My unique background as a pediatric physical therapist, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and with life coaching trainings allows me to support you through each and every stage of motherhood.
Join my village, you're welcome here. If you're not ready for one on one sessions, follow me on Instagram or Facebook or even listen to my Podcast that I host with a dear friend/colleague. There are a variety of free resources throughout my site, look around and enjoy and let me know if you have questions!
Or if you would prefer, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm so excited to work with you!