HOLISTIC NUTRITION +
Let me help you weed through the noise and create a wellness plan tailored just for you.
In my practice we uncover the root causes of your health concerns and create a custom approach to help you feel better.I specialize in working with women to uncover hidden food allergies and correct digestive issues, correcting hormonal imbalances and restoring a women’s cycle and mood-related symptoms so that you can be the best version of yourself.
You deserve to feel empowered and know how to create sustainable health that is unparalleled and uncompromised.
I offer individualized plans to fit your needs. Please see descriptions below and schedule a complimentary 30 minute consultation with me to discuss your needs and questions further.
THE FLORA SIGNATURE WELLNESS PLAN (3 months)
As a Holistic Nutritionist, I look at a variety of factors to ascertain why you’re experiencing your symptoms.
We'll review health history, blood work, and DNA (if applicable) to understand how well (or impaired) metabolic processes are functioning within your body. I'll create a comprehensive wellness plan just for you and provide weekly support as you redefine your health and work towards your wellness goals.
This twelve week program includes:
Analysis of health history and bloodwork
Customized wellness plan
Introductory 90 minute session*
Three follow up sessions*
Email support for 90 days
Individualized recipes and food plans
Supplement and product recommendations
Choice of healthy kitchen consult or personalized meal prep instruction
*Sessions are held over the phone, through Facetime or Skype.
Have more questions or want to learn more?
HEALTHY KITCHEN CONSULT
It’s one thing to be told what to do to eat healthy, and a whole other to put it into use. It can be a daunting task to put this new found information into action, especially if you are eating to correct a health imbalance or have a food allergy or sensitivity.
Even if you do know your way around a kitchen, we are often surprised or shocked to see that many of the products we are using can impact our health in negative ways.
I will set you up for culinary success by going through your cabinets, pantry, and fridge, showing you what products to keep, and what to toss depending on your unique needs. If needed, I will show you how to use appliances for quick and easy meals to keep you on track with your dietary goals, or show you how to prepare healthy versions of your favorite meals.
*limited to LA clients
PERSONALIZED CLEANSES + MEAL PREP
There are endless fad diets, methodologies, and cleansing methods that claim to work for the masses – yet we all have unique and specific needs that need to be taken into consideration if we are to truly benefit and sustain our results. While a standard juice cleanse may be the perfect approach for some, for others these practices can be too cooling, cleansing, or for others not enough.
My method for creating personalized cleanses and meals takes into consideration the elements, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Western Herbalism, juicing, and modern nutrition to suit your individual needs using my unique health evaluation process.
Whether you are looking to restore your health, press reset, lose a little weight, are looking to manage chronic symptoms or begin a new way of eating, let me guide with a plan and delicious meals created just for you.
Detox plans and meals from 1 week to 1 month.
*meals limited to LA clients / counseling and plans available worldwide
WHAT IS HOLISTIC HEALTH?
Holistic health integrates aspects of the whole person into healing, including the body, mind, emotions and spirit. It can be seen as an alternative and complementary practice to allopathic medicine. It is understood that balance and health can only be obtained and sustained if there is health in balance in all areas of life including, the physical, emotional and spiritual. For this reason in holistic health care, we look beyond the diagnosis, into all areas of wellbeing to get to the root of the ailment and restore balance.
IS THE WORK SPIRITUAL?
Depends what your definition of spiritual is. Many clients find they gain a deeper understanding of themselves, a new clarity, and tap into an intuition they didn't have before. This work can bring up quite a lot not just in your diet but in your overall life. By no means does this mean it is woo woo or spiritual-based (no tie-dye or crystals required!) Our work will be tailored to you and your needs.
HOW DOES A HOLISTIC HEALTH COUNSELOR DIFFER FROM A HEALTH COACH AND DIETITIAN?
Training. I received my BA in Holistic Studies where I focused on nutrition, ancient modalities, food politics and food allergies and intolerances. It was a full four year program where I was able to focus on and dive deep into my areas of study. I have supplemented my studies with additional certification programs in nutrition and counsel clients around my areas of expertise. I do not prescribe nor diagnose. My training, while also in modern science and allopathic nutrition, is focused on holistic modalities that integrate ancient modalities with modern nutrition.
A health coach is a wellness advocate that is well-versed in many different modalities and lifestyle tips that can improve health, but may not have had a long term education (most programs are just 3-6 months). They can be thought of as a wellness cheerleader, holding you accountable and helping you achieve your wellness goals.
A dietitian receives specialized training in science and systems based nutrition. You usually see them working in hospitals, schools or medical centers. I believe this system of training is outdated and too narrow a focus of health and healing. They adhere to government-made standards and belief systems such as the food pyramid and rely heavily on a calorie-based theories.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM OUR WORK TOGETHER?
While every client and their needs is different, every new client relationship begins the same way. You will fill out a detailed health history form along with guided wellness and food journal. You will also send me any recent blood work or DNA results, if applicable. Before our first actual phone session together, I will have a pretty clear picture of your goals, symptoms and current health and diet. All these pieces fit together to give me a detailed picture of what a day in your life looks like, to find the nutritional holes, roadblocks and challenges and provide a clear plan and path for you.
From there, we'll discuss the wellness plan I have created for you to restore your health or/and achieve your wellness goals. I'll provide nutritional plans, recommend supplements, products, blood work analysis, additional wellness practitioners, and hold your hand, answering your questions along the way and providing email support between our scheduled calls.
Because food and nutrition is so linked with emotionally-charged memories, heritage and society-driven norms, our work is timed to allow it to be sustainable. I will not provide to-do lists and send you on your way. There is a process that requires time and energy as well as reflection and repetition to create new norms and results.
While I don't identify as a health coach, I will hold you accountable and help you find all the tools to make this work together sustainable. However, you are as much in charge of your health as the healer – you and you alone can do the work. The clients I work with are committed to improving their health and lifestyles and open to making significant changes.
WHAT AREAS OF FOCUS DO YOU SPECIALIZE IN?
women's reproductive health and hormone balancing
transitioning from birth control pills
infertility and postpartum nutrition
PCOS, endometriosis and painful periods
yeast overgrowth therapies
moon cycle syncing
personalize cleansing and detoxification
depression, stress and anxiety
chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
acne and skin disorders
blood sugar imbalances and cravings
indigestion and digestive-related symptoms
hidden food allergies and sensitivities
gluten and celiac lifestyle and nutrition guidance
personalized nutrition and specialty diets
WHO SHOULD WORK WITH A HEALTH COUNSELOR?
Anyone who wants to take their health and healing to the next level. Whether you have a significant illness, unresolved symptoms or simply want to create sustainable healthy habits, working with a health counselor allows you the focus, time and support to navigate your health with a expert advisor.
While allopathic medicine has allowed for so many advances in our lives, it has a time and place. The truth is that most chronic illnesses are preventable and treatable using alternative practices, diet and lifestyle tweaks. This does require more time and energy beyond blood work, a prescription pad and a 15 minute office visit. Let's personalize your health and look beyond your diagnosis.
WHY DO YOU SCHEDULE SESSIONS OVER THE PHONE CLIENTS ?
One, flexibility. Counseling by phone or skype allows me to work with clients all over the world. It also allows you to be more relaxed and focused in the privacy of your own home. No traffic, looking for parking or rushing to be on time for a session. Just one more way to make our work together more sustainable for your lifestyle. In the rare case where working in person is preferable, we can talk about these options as well.
ARE OUR SESSIONS CONFIDENTIAL?
Absolutely. Unless you tell someone we are working together or give me explicit permission, our work together is 1000% confidential.
HOW LONG A COMMITMENT DO I NEED TO SEE RESULTS?
That depends mostly on what symptoms you are experiencing, what you are trying to correct and achieve. Our work together is again designed to be steady and sustainable and in my experience that typically takes about three months to see significant improvement and new changes routine.
Did you know that the maturation lifecycle of an woman's egg is approximately 100 days? That's why when working with women and diet it is essential to work diligently for at least 3 months to allow for significant improvement. There is so much healing that happens below the surface that we don't realize. All change takes time. Trust the process.
Some cases, cleanses and detoxes, classes and demonstrations may require a shorter commitment.
WHAT’S YOUR AVAILABILITY?
I work with individual clients Mon-Fri 9am-6pm pacific time. I understand that work and lifestyle may prevent you from working with me during these hours and will do my best to find time that works for your schedule.
WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY ABOUT WORKING WITH YOU?
HOW MUCH DO YOUR SERVICES COST?
Counseling services are customized to best support your needs. Typically to see the best results I recommend a three month plan, however I will see clients on a month to month basis that includes a full initial consultation and a full month of email support and guidance. For the equivalent of a month of medical insurance I can help you resolve your recurring symptoms and achieve and sustain your wellness goals. Let me create a plan just for you.