About YOUnique Nutrition™
YOUnique Nutrition™ helps people create personalized wellness plans that work best for their individual needs. True wellness is a multi-faceted, dynamic quality that includes your diet, lifestyle, environment, relationships, career, spirituality, physical activity and self-esteem. YOUnique Nutrition aims to support you in all areas of your life!
You were not created from a cookie cutter. Therefore, your wellness plan shouldn't be either. As a Board-Certified Heatlh Coach, I have special training to help you 1) reawaken your body's natural intuition; 2) uncover the truth about food and lifestyle choices and learn what is best for YOU; 3) address ALL areas of wellness, including emotional well-being; and 4) walk you step-by-step through the process of change, so that it becomes a new way of life that brings about better health, happiness and vitality.
The most important thing I want you to understand is that good health and well-being are, in most cases, absolutley attainable, despite what you've been told. I was told by my doctors... READ ABOUT MY PERSONAL JOURNEY TO HEALTH.
I am a Holistic Health Practitioner certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and Columbia University. I have been studying health and nutrition since 2001, including many different healing modalities, and have been assisting people with their health goals since 2005. In 2008, I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the world’s largest nutrition school. My teachers included some of the greatest minds in health, such as Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Deepak Chopra, David Wolfe, Sally Fallon, Dr. Walter Willett, Dr. David Katz, Dr. John Douilliard, Dr. Neal Barnard, Paul Pitchford, Dr. Bernie Siegel, Howard Lyman, Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Barry Sears, and Dr. Mehmet Oz. I also had the honor of studying directly with world-reknowned Nutritionist Lindsey Duncan for two years.
I am the author and creator of the bestselling book "Nutrition for Success - How to Maximize Performance in All Areas of Life," “I’d Rather Scrub Toilets Than Cook – Tips to Getting In and Out of the Kitchen Quickly,” “Golden Goals – Strategies for Success,” “5-Step Total Body Detoxification Program,” "Candida-B-Gone," and "Flu-B-Gone" and have been highlighted in numerous publications since 2007.
As the former Director of Nutrition for a supplement company, I learned a lot about how supplements are created and how they function in the human body. It was a valuable learning experience I am now able to utilize in my coaching practice.
BSBM - University of Phoenix
Institute for Integrative Nutrition, in association with Columbia University
Accreditation: Board Certified Holistic Health Coach, American Association of Drugless Practitioners
Client improvements include the following:
» Better sleep
» More energy
» Improved memory and concentration
» Better digestion
» Fewer symptoms
(like headaches, allergies, asthma,
cholesterol, diabetes, gas, etc.)
» Improve performance
» Better stress management
» Balanced weight
» Higher self-esteem
» Improved relationships
» Better overall health and well-being
My Personal Journey to Health
Doctors told me there were no cures for my health issues and that I would have to live on medications the rest of my life. But, they were WRONG!!!
My ailments consisted of asthma, allergies, eczema, irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, developing ulcers, chronic PMS and irregular periods, arthritis, tendonitis, chronic fatigue, insomnia, sugar cravings, coffee addiction…I was a mess…and all this by my mid 20’s. With cancer, auto-immune, and heart disease in my family, I feared any one of these was just around the corner for me, too.
It all began in early childhood. As product of divorce, abuse, and a transient life, I was left wide open for disease. Emotional dis-ease coupled with the Standard American Diet (SAD) and environmental toxins left me plagued with symptom after symptom. Western medicine could not fix me. I had a cabinet full of medications, none of which addressed the real issues.
In 1995, I became pregnant with my first child (although I was also helping raise my then 8-year-old step-son). Being pregnant, I made significant changes to my diet and environment, so that I would have a healthy baby. While doing so, I personally felt better than I had my entire life. Unfortunately, I reverted back to my old ways a year later when I stopped breastfeeding.
Three years after my second child was born (2002), my life changed forever. My then three-year-old son clearly had an acute case of ADHD. He was unfocused, hyperactive and, to boot, extremely aggressive when aggravated. At just three years old, he was kicked out of his Montessori preschool for attacking his teacher. I'm sure you can imagine how upset and concerned I was. After many tears, and knowing his behavior was my responsibility, I made some very significant changes.
I delved deeply into research and found a lot of evidence to support the link between diet and behavior -- specifically with regard to ADD/ADHD. I decided I was going to follow this "plan" to detox my son, and do so with 100% diligence. Within just three weeks of changing his diet, he was like a new person. Although he did have some behavioral patterns that needed to be corrected, he was virtually a "normal" child again. For about six months following, we went to a child psychologist to help us create new communication patterns, and later discovered he also had some food sensitivities and lead toxicity that were interfering with his cognitive ability.
Through this journey with my son, my own health began to improve. My acid reflux, eczema, insomnia, cravings and coffee addiction were all eliminated via good food and quality supplements. However, I knew I would need more than good food to undo all the damage done to my body. Therefore, I began seeing various natural health practitioners and was able to completely eliminate nearly all my symptoms. I spent the next several years working with Acupuncturists, Energy Healers, Massage Therapists, Naturopaths, and other Holistic Health practitioners to fine-tune my body and bring my immune system back to full capacity. This involved removing toxic heavy metals and yeast overgrowth, cleansing my body, and stimulating my immune system and organ functions. It was not an easy task; but one well worth the time and money spent on the journey.
Because I have had to pay for most of my treatments out-of-pocket, it has been important for me and my family to view this as an investment in my health versus an expense. If I ask my family if my “investment” was worth it, they most certainly would agree it was. I am a much different person than I was when I started this journey. I have not only regained most of my health and vitality; but I am happier, more joyful, and have a positive outlook on life. Most of all, I have learned to be grateful for my struggles. For without them, I would not have learned what I needed to learn in order to help others achieve their wellness goals.
Today, I use my own journey, combined with my Holistic Health and Nutrition education, to assist others in achieving their health and wellness goals. I know that together, we can achieve anything! I am living proof!!!
I am on a mission to empower YOU to realize your potential and take action toward achieving your goals. I genuinely want you to live your best life!!! :)