All through my coursework while obtaining my MSc in Exercise and Nutrition Science I kept running into the same thought in my nutrition classes: we need to teach people how to cook. We can't just tell people about diet. We have to help them with the whole process and make it achievable and enjoyable.
For over a decade I have built the skill set of teaching difficult things to people in an implementable fashion. The challenge of teaching something as complex as ballet to absolute beginners has helped me understand how to make lifestyle changes feasible for people. My approach to nutrition is microbiome focused* and plant-centered. It also heavily emphasizes the enjoyment of food. Eating your veggies doesn't have to be miserable! It can be delicious, joyful, and shareable.
There are three pillars to wellness: movement, nutrition, and stress management. In my one-on-one consultations we will discuss your history as well as current medications, supplements, and practices.
Changing your habits can be hard, but my skills as a creative problem solver, years of experience working with regular people who want to try new things, and extensive education are at your service.
*What the heck is microbiome?? We have and need a symbiotic relationship with so many microbes! Whether they are bacteria, fungi, viruses, or archaea, we need the "friendly" ones in our gut, on our skin, and everywhere! But generations of antibiotic overuse, consumption of excessive processed food and alcohol (and even procedures like c-sections) have destroyed our "gut gardens." Of course we need modern medicine, but we also need to restore and rebuild our microbiota. Luckily, for most people the best way to do it is with certain foods...