Living a normal life
There I was: in my early 50s in desperate need of a change, not just a career change, but a change in my life’s direction and purpose.
Out of this fog, I found an ad from the Nutritional Therapy Association, to certify as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Ads are ubiquitous, but this one stuck like a craw*. After I became certified as an NTP, I sat for the National Board Exams in Holistic Nutrition of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals.
I passed the board exams to become a Board Certified “Candidate” in 2016. I then completed an additional 500 hours of clinical experience in 2018. I am now Nationally Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition.
I work with individuals one on one, helping you assess nutritional challenges and take action to improve your health.
I take the approach that body, mind, and spirit are one, and address each client holistically. As a Holistic Nutritionist, I support the foundations that most need support with whole food, nutrient dense, properly prepared foods, herbals, and supplements.
I always aim to support the whole body and whole person. I find many folks are “highly sensitive people” (HSP). While your body may badly need a particular nutrient, it may not tolerate it well. This does not mean you are allergic to or do not need it, just that it may take us awhile before your body is ready to receive it and we can bring it on board safely.
These are the values that guide me in serving as your nutritionist:
Each client is unique that requires an individual response. At Healing Holistics, we take the time to know you and discern patterns of imbalances and disturbances to understand root causes and best approaches to restoring your vitality and health.
Most disorders have a root as well as a branch. The branch may be a pattern of symptoms that bring you to Healing Holistics, but we make a point of trying to assess and address not just the symptoms but the root causes of those symptoms.
On your first consultation we will set short and long-term goals, along with a realistic set of expectations of what to expect and how long it will take.
You can read more about some of the influential thinkers and vsionaries whose work has influenced me in a longer blog post here.
*Craw is part of a bird’s digestive system. Ha!