The Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate offered in partnership with renowned online educator eCornell is a revolutionary online program that teaches the importance of diet and nutrition for your life. Through video presentations with over 20 experts (MDs, PhDs, RDs, RNs, etc.), research and perspectives are taught to emphasize why following a plant-based diet and lifestyle is optimal for health — including the prevention and reversal of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Many people believe that they must give up all their favorite foods when they begin a plant based diet. That is absolutely NOT true. Start where you are and add in the good stuff is my best advice. As your health coach, I will guide you to making the changes that you are willing to make at the time you are ready to make them. Do not have an all or nothing mindset...every little bit of improvement in your eating will benefit your health!
As a nurse practitioner, I know the value of education and board certification. I knew that when a national test for health coaches became available, I'd want to be one of the first...and I was! I passed the board exam in 2017 and became one of the first nationally board certified health coaches through the NBC-HWC in the USA. I am honored to have this esteemed credential.
I am also proud to say that I am one of the first Lifestyle Medicine Coaches certified through the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and Wellcoaches.
Complimentary "Is Coaching Right for Me?" session available. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about how health coaching works and how coaching can help you get to the place you have not been able to achieve alone.
Health Up Introductory Strategy Session - Strategize your way to better health. Nearly one hour focused on you to create a plan of action to take you to the healthiest version of you! Fee is credited from any monthly program you may decide to purchase.
1:1 Coaching from the privacy of your home! Resuscitate Your Health Coaching program. Give your body the health is wants... get the support you need! Three, six and twelve month programs available. Sessions via zoom, phone or when possible in-person.
What is holding you back from having the health and the life you want? Discover how much easier habit change can be with the right system, the right support and the right accountability!
Lifestyle Consultation - 90 minute "visit". Review your lab results, your current health status and determine what steps to take and why to improve your overall health and well-being.
Culinary Coaching - My most recent training allows me to help you get started with preparing delicious, yet easy, plant based meals.
The beauty of health coaching is that it can be delivered in many ways! This makes it so convenient - even for the busiest people! Sessions can be done via telephone, in person or on a video call. This allows YOU to choose the method that works best for you!
Where are you on a readiness scale? Ready to change your life and your health? Coaching is not for everyone. True commitment on your part is absolutely essential to long term results.
Let's have a conversation! Determining what you want, what's stopping you from having it and whether coaching can take you to places you have not been is the first step to creating the life you desire! You have the power! Ready to unleash it?
When I graduated from Nurse Practitioner school, I weighed 212 lbs. I turned to food for comfort to relieve the stress of the challenging program. I munched on snacks every time I studied (which was all the time!). I did well in the program but it cost me my health. I felt terrible. I was obese and not feeling self confident. I went to Weight Watchers and lost about 40 lbs. I lost another 10 lbs by exercising like a maniac every day. I am a pro at weight loss. I have struggled with my weight since I was about 16 years old when I started gaining...yo-yo my entire life. I felt better at the lower weight but was stuck and no amount of exercise would allow my weight to come down further.
About 8 years ago, my knee was really bothering me and I sought the care of an Orthopedic Surgeon...he recommended a knee replacement in the next 3 years. I did not want surgery so I did some research on Anti-Inflammatory eating. I came across Dr. Joel Fuhrman on PBS and what he said made sense to me! I bought his book, Eat to Live, and my husband and I began a Plant based eating style. I lost 19 lbs in the first 6 weeks and my energy level exploded! I knew I was on to something. I felt so good! I had migraine headaches since I was 18 years old and they vanished! My knee pain was remarkably reduced and I ran my first 5K running on that knee in 2016! I now weigh almost 70 lbs less than I did when I graduated from NP school.
My success with this lifestyle change empowered me to share my story and my passion. This brought me to health coaching. I love sharing my passion with others because I know the struggle and I know what is possible. WE HAVE THE POWER to alter our health destiny!
The road to better health rarely is a straight shot...there are many curves in the road for most of us.
What would it look like to have someone support you to move toward the health that you have been dreaming about?
How might a coach serve you to empower you to step into your best self?
What are the possibilities for your life? The health coach can help you determine what you want and how to have it!
Health coaching is an evidenced based method that is proven to have better outcomes than those trying to make changes happen on their own. Are you tired of trying new things and getting the same result? It may be YOUR TIME to move yourself up the priority list so you can have what you want in your life!
Get started today by adding your email address below and signing up for a Strategy/Discovery Session. This is a full one hour telephone appointment focused on YOU! This session will uncover what it is you want and what has been getting in the way of you having it...and a clear plan will be developed to get you what you want NOW!
Connect with others following a plant-based lifestyle Check out our Facebook page for details on our monthly meetings. Facebook.com/plantbasedsaginaw
Meetings on hold for the summer. See you again in September!