Welcome! I’m Christina and I am a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. I’m a mom of two, happy wife, traveler, horseback rider, gardener and when I’m not in the kitchen cooking up something yummy for my family and/or friends, I am at the beach! My decision to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner has been one of the most rewarding and profound achievements I have accomplished in my life. I am able to talk and educate people about FOOD! Not just food; but good, wholesome real food and how food affects their body! As a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, I focus on the body as a whole and address the root causes of your health concerns rather than just your symptoms. My belief is: Eat Real Food! I educate my clients on choosing right foods for their individual and unique bodies. You won’t find any diets here but what you will find are proven nutritional protocols that include whole, nutrient dense, organic and seasonal foods and wellness practices meant to recharge and RESTART your body so that you can be the best version of you!
My practice is built around functional holistic nutritional therapy which looks at the whole person by uncovering and working through the root causes of your health conditions rather than just addressing the symptoms you are having. We are meant to enjoy eating our food, not experience side effects from food such as gas and bloating, etc... We are not meant to take medications that mask the negative food attributes that are contributing to the root cause of our symptoms.
I create personalized and bio-individual nutrition & wellness programs for my clients who come to me with concerns such as hypothyroid/Hashimoto’s, stress, fatigue, weight loss concerns, digestive issues, hormonal balance, PMS, anxiety & mood swings, or direction with cleansing/detoxing and more.
I know…I know...HOLISTIC SEEMS TO BE ONE OF THOSE scary words.
When I refer to a holistic approach, that means I consider the whole person (the mind, body and soul) which includes your unique physiology, how the body systems impact one another, your lifestyle and even your past and present life experiences. My practice focuses on nutrition, lifestyle/emotional wellness, and exercise/stress relief. I uncover hidden food allergies or sensitivities that may be causing your health problems and address them with whole food nutrition and lifestyle shifts.
I use the information I gather from the consultation process and functional testing to uncover areas of imbalance in your body, and based on what I find, I will recommend a seasonal, organic, whole food, nutrient dense diet and various supplements and herbs if needed to help clients achieve optimal health, but the foundation of my programs is always seasonal and organic, whole, nutrient dense foods.
My journey in nutrition started ten years ago when I was laid off from my stressful corporate job. After being in corporate for 18 years, I knew I needed a change, I loved food, nutrition and fitness so I enrolled in the dietetics program at the local community college. In between, I took a job in our local elementary school as an Intervener for Deaf/Blind, I worked during the day and attended school at night. Little did I know that this school would eventually become the outlet to my nutrition business would blossom out of! I began working with the school nurse in the development of a healthy eating initiative for students and began working with families on the education of the positive aspect of food and nutrition. I gave advice to anyone who would listen and eventually addressed the Parent Advisory Board with a talk on the benefits of good nutrition. It wasn’t long before I realized my true passion was about educating people on the importance of nutrition as well and helping people feel the best version of themselves. I grew up being a part of a family owner/run restaurant and had Italian mother who taught me how to cook…and how to eat, as in cleaning my plate! I found such a creative passion in cooking and eventually loved cooking for family and friends. Life was unfolding nicely with my husband, kids and dog until I hit a health roadblock and was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism. What? I had never heard of Hashimoto’s, so I did a little research and it was very foreign to me so I went the traditional medicine route because I didn’t think I had any alternatives. After 3 months of traditional medication, my symptoms (brain fog so severe that I didn’t want to leave my house, I couldn’t finish a sentence, I had terrible joint pain, I was losing my hair and my face was so puffy I didn’t even look like me. I was lethargic, depressed, and had gained 10lbs.) worsened. I was so sick and wasn’t getting any better until I started paying attention to what my body needed and what it was telling me. Game changer! I can tell you there is a better way!
Nutrition is all encompassing because it truly is nourishment for our mind, body and soul. I started to look at what I was eating, and over time I was able to implement those changes that put me on the path back to restoration. You see, I needed to commit to making those changes by myself, for myself. While on my healing journey, we were able to uncover the root causes of my symptoms. There is always a root cause associated with the symptom. You see, I was being treated by my doctors for my symptoms and my root causes were never addressed, which is why I wasn’t getting any better.
Whole, organic, nutrient dense food truly is the foundational medicine that we all need to nourish our bodies and bring back the vitality and energy we once had. I have never felt better, I am vibrant and have more energy (than I can remember) to take care of my family, spend quality time with friends and do all of the things that I couldn’t before because I was so tired and sick of being tired! I know that there are so many of you who feel just like I did and are going from doctor to doctor and still not feeling great and not getting answers, I can help. So, if any of this sounds like you, welcome, you have landed in the right place! I will help you restore your mind, body and soul with whole food nutrition and wellness practices designed for your individual body! If you are ready to make some positive and healthful changes that will last a lifetime. I’d love to chat about your health concerns and goals in a complimentary 20-minute consultation.
Contact me for a complimentary 20-minute consultation where we can chat about your health concerns/goals and I can share with you how I can help!
Isn’t it time you started living your best life now?