Over the years, it's become more and more apparent that people are best-equipped to eat the diet our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate: meat, veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds and eggs. It's the way we evolved to eat for over 2 million years, until we started growing grains and milking cows. Although I realize this way of eating is not for everyone, I do strongly advocate it and I eat this way myself. See more about this in my Paleolithic Postulations blog posts. When I'm not seeing clients or writing for this blog, I'm actually writing for www.paleoplan.com, which is a meal-planning service for people who are trying to eat the evolutionary way, or the Paleo diet. Check the site out if you're interested in learning more.
My story is that I've always wanted to be in the helping profession. From the time I was 10 years old, I wanted to be a psychotherapist. That was the plan until I was 23 years old and felt really, really awful. With newly developed asthma, chronic bronchitis, horrible digestive issues, skin problems, weight fluctuations, endometriosis, depression and anxiety, muscle and joint pain, and finally partial blindness in one eye, I was a mess. I sought help from medical practitioners, chiropractors, ophthalmologists, neurologists, craniosacral therapists, and acupuncturists, among others. While most of those practitioners had their merits and functions (and some not so much), it ended up that I found the most relief by changing my diet and taking supplements with the help of a nutritionist. I was absolutely compelled to become a nutrition practitioner myself.
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin at Madison with a bachelor's in psychology and zoology, I attended Seven Bowls School of Nutrition, Nourishment and Healing. At the time, it was a full-time, year-round, 3-year program that trained me in not only nutrition, but the energetics of healing, intuitive counseling, basic homeopathy, western and eastern herbal therapy, traditional Chinese medicine, guided imagery, and much more.
I see people individually or in small groups out of my office in Boulder, over the phone or by Skype. Along with being the chief blogger and content creator for the website, www.paleoplan.com, I also write about nutrition topics for various publications, particularly climbing magazines. I also give lectures and teach classes on nutrition at high schools, senior centers and nutrition colleges. I eat (literally), sleep and breathe nutrition, except when I'm hanging out with my amazing boyfriend, hiking with my dog, rock climbing or watching my favorite reality TV shows. Those are the things you will find me doing the most (probably even in that order).
Please contact me if you'd like to know more, if you have comments, or if you'd like to become a client. Thanks so much for visiting!
|Me rock climbing in Rifle Mountain Park, CO.|
|My normal attire for the kitchen of course!|
|This is the amazing boyfriend.|
|And here's my favorite hiking partner, Zala.|