Health and Wellness Coaching
Your health depends on your fuel, lifestyle and genetic history. Find what works for your body.
Simple changes. Healthier life
The human body was created perfect.
It will heal and renew itself, if only we let it.
How can it create health from unhealthy sources?
Scientists call the gut our "Second brain"
Hidden in the walls of the digestive system, this “Second Brain” is revolutionizing medicine’s understanding of the links between digestion, mood, health and even the way you think.
The enteric nervous system (ENS) is not so little. The ENS is two thin layers of more than 100 million nerve cells lining your gastrointestinal tract from esophagus to rectum.
Researchers are finding evidence that irritation in the gastrointestinal system may send signals to the central nervous system (CNS) that has the ability to act independently and influence behavior.
You’re not conscious of your gut thinking, but the system produces about 95% of the serotonin and 50% of the dopamine found in your body.
What we feed our stomach, also feeds our mind.
We all have a microbiome, and they are as unique as our neural pathways.
The microbiome is the term being used to describe the existence of a complex community of bacteria living in your gut. You may not realize this, but it’s estimated that as many as 90% of the cells in your body are bacterial. In fact, bacterial genes outnumber your own human genes at a ratio of a hundred to one. In his TED Talk, one of the researchers at the forefront of studying the microbiome, Professor Robert Knight stated,
“The three pounds of microbes that you carry around with you might be more important than every single gene you carry around in your genome.”
So far researchers know these bacteria harvest energy from the diet, protect against infections, provide nutrition to cells in the gut and can influence our mood and behavior. Scientists are still trying to work out the complex interaction between bacteria and the brain, but it seems that bacteria may be able to affect the immune system and produce their own versions of neurotransmitters.
Disturbances in gut health have been linked to multiple sclerosis, autistic spectrum disorders, and Parkinson’s disease. This is potentially related to pro-inflammatory states elicited by gut dysbiosis-microbial imbalance on or inside the body. Additional connections between age-related gut changes and Alzheimer’s disease have also been made.
Further, there is now research that is dubbing depression as an inflammatory disorder mediated by poor gut health.
We are now faced with the possibility of both prevention and treatment of neurological/neuropsychiatric difficulties via proper gut health. On the flip side, stress-reduction and other psychological treatments can help prevent and treat gastrointestinal disorders. This discovery can potentially lead to reduced morbidity, impairment, and chronic dependency on health care resources.
In light of new research, it might be impossible to heal the body without considering the impact of stress and emotion.
Studies have shown that patients who tried psychologically based approaches had greater improvement in their symptoms compared with patients who received conventional medical treatment.
By learning what is best to put in your body you can help to start healing the years of damage caused by stress and bad nutrition.
Because eating right is NOT A DIET.
Healthy Nutrition is never depriving yourself of what you need to strive. It is learning what is good and what is bad, and how to heal from the bad.
During this initial session we will not only go over an in depth look at your medical history, but go through a very thorough nutritional assessment. We work one-on-one with our clients to obtain current and past diet and activity information. This information will then be used to estimate energy intake and nutrient requirements. Many areas addressed are weight, appetite/intake, eating patterns, food preferences/dietary practices, estimation of typical energy and nutrient intake, stress, medication and/or supplement use.
Follow up Session..........$95
During this session we will not only go over how your habits have changed since your last visit but we will cover things that are working and not working. We will find ways to modify your plan so that it better suits your lifestyle or better ways to implement the original plan.
Complete Pregnancy Coaching Package..........$230
This includes learning how best to navigate the changing nutritional needs your body will have throughout your pregnancy or after your baby is born into your postpartum pattern.
Each session will grow from the last, and will be completely built to your individual needs.
Initial Client Intake Questionnaire
Help determine what your goals are for your nutrition
In-home or online Consultation (1.5+ hrs)
During this session, we will:
review your questionnaire
cover prenatal or postpartum nutritional needs
discuss ways to include your whole family and lifestyle needs including ways to encourage healthy eating on the go
develop healthy practices to follow
Three follow-up phone calls (up to 1 hour each)
calls will be timed so that they will happen after the changes your body will be experiencing whether in pregnancy or in the postpartum period
Email support along the way
As questions come up in your pregnancy, this support will play a key role in helping you make healthy,
stress free choices along the way. Together we will develop a plan to utilize along the way.
A little help..........$50
Do you have a quick question? Could you use a little nutritional guidance or advice? Are you a Do It Yourselfer who just needs a little empowerment to help you meet your health goals? This is a great option for you. Specific advice and action plans discussed as time allows. This session is not for clients who need a more in depth look at their nutrition.