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I’m the creator of Nutrition Warriors™, a Holistic Chef and a Certified Perfect Health Teacher. I studied nutrition and menu design in college, but I never really made the connection with how I was living was effecting my own life. In December, 2008 I almost died. My colon ruptured and I had to have an emergency surgery to remove one foot of my large intestines. I spent almost two weeks in the hospital recovering.
The doctors sent me home without any instructions about how to create a healthier lifestyle for myself. My liver count was dangerously climbing, and I started to experience irregular menstruation, weight gain, interrupted sleep, and anger issues. I was not dealing with stress very well, and my body was showing it.
This is where my personal journey began, and it grew into a mission to bring healthy lifestyle choices to everyone. I started studying the ways we can heal our own bodies, naturally. I discovered that eating certain foods actually reverses damage and disease, whereas eating other foods will poison us. I continued to educate myself with a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition certification, combining it with Ayurveda Perfect Health and Primordial Sound Meditation certification, at Chopra University. I learned how good nutrition improves all aspects of our lives. And I started to share this knowledge with others, guiding them towards personal healing and the fulfillment of their potential.
A Little Background
I’ve spent over two decades showing people that healthy eating can taste great. My passion for food started as a little girl and then later evolved during my certification at The Culinary Institute of America in Nutrition Design. But although I guided others to heal their physical challenges through personal diet plans, I never applied what I’d learned about nutrition to my own life. I assumed I was in perfect health, and my yearly doctor’s visits confirmed this. Then I had a near-death experience. It was that moment that drove me to learn more about food and how it can behave as medicine.
In pursuit of better health, I became certified in Functional Diagnostic Nutrition, grasping the detective work that identifies the root cause of poor health, and treats the underlying problem instead of just the symptoms. When I put these principals into practice, I experienced a profound reversal of my own overall health. Not only did I shed unwanted pounds, balance the count in my liver, sleep soundly, and watch my skin develop a clear and healthy glow: I boosted my energy level, lifted from my depression, and found myself resilient and capable in the face of everyday challenges.
My acupuncturist suggested that I start meditating; I found the 21 day meditation with Oprah and Deepak. This how I discovered The Chopra Center in Carlsbad California. I signed up to become a Perfect Health teacher without knowing anything about Ayurveda. I am now certified as a Primordial Sound meditation and Perfect Health teacher.
I’m passionate about helping others develop a happy and healthy lifestyle. It is incredibly rewarding to see people better their lives as we work together. And former clients contact me years later to share how they’ve improved their health and overall well-being by applying what they learned in my classes. My students find joy in creating healthy meals that make their taste buds explode, and are able to integrate optimal nutrition into their everyday lives.
This program is not about becoming someone that you are not, and therefore cannot sustain. It is about discovering the tools to balance your body, mind, and soul, and letting go of your self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors. This will help you be who you were meant to be by ultimately finding happiness and gratitude in your everyday life.