As a health coach graduate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, I was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Additionally, I completed relationship expert Alison Armstrong’s PAX core curriculum on men and women, and was empowered to practice (first and second degree) Reiki, under Reiki Master, Pamela Miles. Together they bring a wealth of knowledge and a deeper understanding on the importance “primary foods” (essential forms of nourishment, for example: healthy relationships, doing things you love, positive thoughts). What we eat is transformative, but for true success we must also tend to our spiritual, emotional, creative and physical needs as they also profoundly impact our healing process.
My health journey began in grade school when I discovered I was lactose intolerant, which brought awareness to the intricate balance between food and wellness. It continued full speed after successfully eliminating cystic acne breakouts I experienced in my 20s- not thru the western approach of Accutane, but alternative medicine. I received results sans side effects and the experience was life changing. I found holistic remedies that cured my crazy allergies, reoccurring ear infections, wonky digestion, and even insomnia. For almost a decade now I have been free from antibiotics, Advil and the like and can happily say I feel better than ever. Throughout my journey, I’ve eaten, experimented and learned from eating raw, vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten-free, and grain-free diets. I’ve been fortunate to work with and learn from wonderful cutting-edge holistic doctors, and most importantly I continually seek opportunities to learn and grow.
We all have different needs and our journeys are unique. I hope you are inspired to find your happy healthy balance. Ready? Let’s GET STARTED. x Dawn