MY TRAINING

The Primal Health Coach Program


The Primal Health Coach Program I graduated from is centered on ancestral health principles, a scientifically validated wellness plan that mimics that of our primal ancestors and supports our genetic blueprint with real-food, low-carb eating, inspired movement and play, and stress-reduction and balance in all aspects of life.


The program is comprised of 16 comprehensive modules based on evolutionary health science to teach us how to reprogram genes to direct optimal cellular function. We learned how to best coach clients toward lifelong functional fitness, efficient fat burning and moderated insulin production. We discovered how to break through weight loss plateaus and exercise for optimal health and gained a complete understanding of the best-to-worst spectrum of food choices and how to help clients implement lifestyle behaviors that support their health and wellness goals. We were shown how to strengthen the coach-client bond with a practical approach to securing clients, structuring sessions, asking questions, and motivating transformation.


In addition, the Primal Health Coaching system is based on Integrative Health Coaching (IHC), one of the most well-studied, scientifically validated methods of health coaching. According to Duke University’s Integrative Medicine department, “Integrative Health Coaching empowers clients to make lasting health behavior changes that are the cornerstones of lifelong well-being. It bridges the gap between medical recommendations and patients’ abilities to successfully implement those recommendations into their complex lives.”


The Primal Health Coach program has provided me with the most in-depth and up-to-date ancestral health education in the world, equipping me with an arsenal of well-informed alternative choices based on science and experience in order to best serve your goals. So let me help spark your craving for knowledge and at the same time help you access your sense of purpose and live according to your core values.


I can help teach you how to make better health choices, make effective diet and lifestyle changes, and achieve your self-defined wellness goals to help you get the most joy, satisfaction, and fulfillment from your life!

   

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The Institute for Integrative Nutrition Program


In the Institute for Integrative Nutrition program (IIN) I graduated from we learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories including Ayurveda, gluten-free, Paleo, raw, vegan, macrobiotics, and everything in between. We also learned some tenets unique to IIN which set them apart namely the concepts of “Primary Foods”, “Bio-Individuality”, “Crowding Out”, and “Deconstructing Cravings”.


As part of the curriculm I studied with the world's top health and wellness experts including:

  • Joshua Rosenthal, MScEd, founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
  • Deepak Chopra, MD leader in the field of mind-body medicine
  • David Katz, MD, MPH, director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center
  • Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, chair of nutrition at Harvard University
  • Andrew Weil, MD, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Gabrielle Bernstein, bestselling author and life coach
  • Susan Blum, MD, MPH, assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Mark Hyman, MD, founder of The UltraWellness Center
  • Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating
  • David Wolfe, raw food leader and nutrition expert
  • Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, professor at New York University’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
  • Mark Bittman, food writer for The New York Times and bestselling author
  • Joel Fuhrman, MD, family physician and leading expert on nutritional healing

 

My education has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and prevention. Drawing on my expertise, I work with my clients to help make lifestyle changes and choose health-promoting ways that produce real and lasting results. I will help you to develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and happiness.


Each session will leave you feeling inspired and motivated. We will talk about things beyond food, seeking to bring balance to important elements of your life such as love and relationships as well as career and money. I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple, small changes that will transform your life.

   

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