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I was born and raised in Southern Germany in the town of Lottstetten located on the Swiss border in the Rhein River Valley in the Alpen foothills.
Natural healing was always imbedded in me. I remember growing up in this little town in Germany making facial and hair masks from honey, oatmeal, cucumbers, and avocadoes, and also drinking homemade Echinacea syrup. Unfortunately, I never learned about the beneficial healing powers of foods when consumed as part of one's diet. Our meals consisted of meat, potatoes, vegetables and lots of sweets. While I enjoyed vegetables, I always had a craving for sweets and fatty foods. On Sunday mornings we had cake for breakfast, if that tells you something!
I am excited that you are here with me, because I know exactly how you feel! My "health makeover journey" began in my mid-twenties when I realized that no diet or "magic pill" would help me lose weight and keep it off. I struggled with my weight most of my life and knew how I wanted to look and feel, but could not figure out how to make it happen. I went from one diet to the next and consequently yo-yo dieted for years. At about the same time I started to develop health issues that sent me from doctor to doctor with no solution in sight. I was given a variety of medications and a surgeon determined that I was a candidate for back surgery. This left me frustrated, scared, and helpless.
Experiencing first hand the tremendous impact the change in diet and lifestyle has had on my health, resulted in my training through the ACHS (American College of Healthcare Sciences). My education as a Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic health, nutrition and preventative health maintenance. In my own healing journey, I have drawn on an approach that focuses on all areas of my life using different modalities, the main ones being nutrition, exercise, stress management, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and Reiki. As a Holistic Health Practitioner, I know that we must look at a person as a whole, and when we see negative physical effects (like weight gain, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, GI tract issues, premature aging, arthritic pain, and lack of energy), it's really just a manifestation of what is going on inside.
The best part is that I started to apply the newly acquired knowledge to myself and my family and have experienced great success. My health has improved, I lost weight, I have more energy, less aches and pains, no back surgery in sight, and an extremely positive outlook; knowing that I am able to help myself and others feel better and enjoy life. Best of all, I realized that it is not about calorie counting, diets, and being thin, but instead about meeting my body's needs for nutrition, exercise, and stress management. Once you understand that, your "Food Makeover Journey" will be achievable and successful!
My mission is to help my clients get to the root cause of their illness, create an individualized path towards wellness, and find their unique way back to living!
Although my work and mission very much define my life, I do have a few other loves. When I am not focused on showing the world that nutrition and lifestyle changes can turn your life around, you can find me cozying up with my loveable dog Roxy, reading, hiking, biking, skiing, and most importantly, spending time with my amazing family and friends.