For 20 years I've observed the behavior of women. I’ve run thousands of functional medicine tests looking at food sensitivities, hormones, cortisol, neurotransmitters, gut microbiota, mycotoxins, detoxification pathways, and DNA.
You know her…
She’s a woman who oozes magnetism and has a heightened capacity for love. She’s also courageous, grounded, and graceful. But she’s endangered. All too often, this woman has been hijacked by depletion, depression, and an incessant need to do more. Her mind is filled with “you should be further along in your career, you should be spending more time with your children, you should be taking more care of yourself, you should be more creative”. As a distraction, she can fixate on food. The voice transmutes into “why did I just eat that, why can’t I eat what I want, why do I have no willpower?” Her true feminine essence has been looted.
I’ve worked with over 15000 women and they share one common desire; to be at peace. Why do they want to be leaner? To stop that “not-good-enough” noise. Why do they want their digestive issues to go away? To stop that “fear-of-food” noise. Why do they want more energy? To stop that “I’m so depleted” noise.
Peace is the outcome of restoring your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Leaving one out of the picture can look like this, “Whoa, I’m at my ideal weight, but now I’m too scared to eat carbs, drink alcohol, and relax around food.” This is not peace. This is bondage by fear.
My goal is to embolden you.
It’s time for women to take back their nobility. It’s time for them to nourish themselves with food, connection, and the sensual pleasures of life.
My research enabled me to create four archetypes of women – Wonder Woman, Femme Fatale, Nurturer and Ethereal. Through this prism, I create a rebalancing strategy for you. It will incorporate the below tiers:
Food is the foundation of your program. It’s the fabric of your dress. Without getting this right, you can add all the sequins you want (a.k.a supplements and biohacking tools) but they’ll have nothing to stick to. As food speaks directly to your cells, you’ll want to eat food that turns on your cellular pathways, enabling you to look and feel more beautiful and youthful.
No matter how organic and nutrient-rich your diet is, the accumulated stressors of life, your unexpressed emotions, and your genes can wreak havoc with your biochemistry. For instance, the Nurturer often stores excess weight on her hips and thighs, which implies estrogen dominance. While cruciferous vegetables can help to detoxify the excess estrogen, supplements like DIM and calcium-d-glucarate directly target the physical perturbation and help the body correct itself faster.
I will often use functional medicine testing to help identify the root of the symptom but I do not believe in running hundreds of tests to discover the cause. It is the responsibility of the practitioner to listen to the client and use their education and intuition to determine the most useful tests. Similarly, the solution is never a bunch of supplements. The strategy should be well thought-through with finite use of supplements. I am constantly changing my client’s supplements depending on what we are working on.
Emotional and Psychological
Emotional and Psychological
Sometimes it’s just a habit. Other times, it’s a subconscious wound seeking to be healed. Both require different tactics. One is behavioral while the other requires emotional exploration. For instance, if your weight arrived by the weight of an emotion, it needs to be released that way. I’ve witnessed many clients lose five pounds in a few days once they’ve recognized and released a painful emotion. Stubborn body fat is not only inflammatory fatty tissue but also represents a storage pool for unexpressed emotions and subconscious fears.
Understanding your mind is where true transformation takes place. I’m happy to hold your hand and be your guide. It’s incredibly rewarding to see your “aha” moment.
The final tier is the energetic layer. This refers to the vibration of the food you eat and the vibes you give off. The more “high-vibrational” your life is, the more this makes sense to you. The less, the more “woo-woo” it sounds. If the latter is you, it just means there’s more work to do on the earlier tiers. Keep moving through those, then you’ll start to feel the vibes!
The energetic layer is about tuning into your intuition. It’s living a life that represents your highest and most dignified self. It’s remembering your inherent beauty. It’s YOU at your best.