what I do
The Four Pillars of Health
When it comes to your health, it’s a balancing act that requires attention to four key pillars: Nutrition, Sleep, Stress Management, and Movement. If one of these pillars is weak, it could lead to a breakdown of all four. As a Functional Medicine Health Coach, I help you focus on the pillar that you feel needs the most attention, then we move on to the next pillar with the goal of achieving balance in your health and the best quality of life possible.
“Every time you eat or drink, you are either
feeding disease or fighting it.”
– Dr. Mark Hyman
Food is so important to your overall health. What you eat affects your mood, energy, and inflammation in the body. Despite all of the diets out there, the truth is that each body is unique and has different nutritional needs. We’ll come up with a plan specific to your needs, and I will be there to help hold you accountable.
“The best bridge between despair and hope
is a good night’s sleep.”
– Matthew Walker
One of the most important things you can do for your health and vitality is sleep. There are many reasons why you might be having problems sleeping. Lack of movement, what you eat before bed, stress, and anxiety are just a few factors that can disrupt your sleep. By working together, we can figure out what is the best sleep protocol for you. I have many tips and tricks that can help you start waking up with more energy and ready to tackle the day!
“Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere.”
– Erma Bombek
The more stress we have in our lives, the more overwhelmed we get and are less capable of coping with our emotions. This can eventually cause us to get sick. Stress can also cause us to make poor food choices. In our sessions, I can help you figure out the root cause of your stress, and help create ways to handle stressful situations through mind body techniques. As far as stress eating, you will learn ways to plan meals ahead of time, and use mindful eating techniques to put your body in a relaxed state to digest.
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
– George Bernard Shaw
Movement is medicine. According to the Institute of Functional Medicine, inactivity is a greater health risk than being overweight or obese. There are many ways to get movement. Some examples are walking, tai chi, yoga, Pilates, barre, jogging, strength training, hiking, kayaking, bicycling, and working in the garden to name a few. We will dive into what physical activity brings you joy and then come up with a plan to add movement to your day while having fun!