My clients call me their encourager and cheerleader.
They need someone to walk with them through the journey of change. They know change is needed, but don’t know where to start. They feel stuck, overwhelmed, defeated, and lost.
Learn more about me and my philosophy
As we work together, I listen and learn about you: what food you like, your lifestyle, how much time you have for food shopping and preparation and your food budget. We then work together to design a plan that works for you!
Do you have a chronic illness or hope to avoid one?
Do you wonder if you are doing all you can to be healthy?
Do you want to stay healthy so you can do the things you love and be with those you love?
Why not do all you can to get and stay healthy?
There is all kind of diet advice out there. Some is accurate, but much of it is not. As an RDN, I am committed to not let the "hype get ahead of the science" as stated by MaryEllen Sanders, PhD. My recommendations are based on years of solid, reputable science, not the newest fad or trend.
Decades of research are in! The healthiest societies in the world eat mostly unprocessed plants. Societies which eat mostly processed and animal foods have the most heart disease, metabolic disease and cancer. Why not do what works. Eat more plants and less processed and animal foods.
The good news is: most chronic illnesses are reversible. Our bodies have an amazing way of healing themselves when we give them what they need. I’ve had clients recover from Type 2 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Blood Cholesterol, Fatty Liver, and Chronic Pain.
That's OK. Genetics is not Destiny! Knowing what diseases run in your family is a great way to motivate yourself to avoid that future. Chronic diseases are mostly preventable. Start now to take responsibility for your health
Old habits die hard, but they can die for good! I help you find habits you enjoy and can maintain so you make a new future not just a temporary fad.
If you don't take care of you, who will take care of them? So many of us put ourselves on the back burner while we try to hold everything else together. Let's think long-term not just short-term. Taking care of you makes it more likely you will be there for everyone tomorrow, not just today.
Common myth, but not fact! What is the most expensive item on your grocery bill?
Meat and other animal products!
When you eat less animal products, you have more money for the healthy foods your body needs!
Cindy's weight has come down over 20 pounds. She went from no exercise to exercising 5 days/week. Her fasting blood sugar is now in a healthy range and her A1C (a measure of blood sugar over time) has decreased from 6.7 to 6.0.
Andy has lost over 70 pounds and stopped medication for reflux, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. He was "a terrible sleeper and felt sick most of the time." He is now at a healthy body weight, sleeps like a baby and feels great!
Susan and her husband started a plant-based diet when Paul was diagnosed with lymphoma. They wanted to do all they could to promote healing. They are feeling much better and, with medical treatment, Paul's lymphoma is in remission.
JW is a personal trainer and has the exercise part of health down. But, she wanted to improve her diet. She feels great and is happy to reduce her risk for health issues her parents faced.
Jackie has lost over 20 lbs and is feeling healthy again. As a result of her healthy lifestyle, she has more energy for gardening and walking her dog! This summer, she hopes to hike in her native country, England.
Eleanor is a nurse and knew what she should be doing for her health but was having trouble doing it. The accountability of working with me helped her get on track, lose weight and bring her blood sugar into a healthy range
Andy and his wife Sharon found me through a mutual friend. He was 5’9” and 245 pounds. Andy was 40 years old with a 10 year history of hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, GERD and sleep apnea. He was on Crestor (20mg), Amlodipine (5mg) and Omeprazole (20mg).
He was eating mostly processed food and animal products with little fruit or vegetables. He was drinking 4 cups of caffeinated coffee daily. He was sedentary with little intentional exercise. He stated, “Food is a stronghold for me” and “I need support and accountability”.
We started working together in December of 2019. By June of 2020, Andy was down to 185 pounds and off Amlodipine and Crestor. He was sleeping “like a baby”. By October of 2020 Andy’s weight was down to 175 and he was exercising daily. He has reached his Ideal Body Weight.
He is currently working with a personal trainer to build muscle and maximize fitness. His Cardiac risk score in July, 2021 was 3.39 (4-6.7 range). He eats mostly plant-based and likes how he looks and feels. He and his wife regularly thank me for “changing their lives”.