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“The first step to living a healthier life is realizing that you deserve it.”

SONY DSCHere’s a secret: I wasn’t raised healthy.

Quite the contrary, I’m a born-again health nut and became interested in health and wellness through my own health issues. I grew up in a large, urban family and ate TV dinners, soda, cheesesteaks and fast food. For as long as I can remember I’ve always had a sensitive digestive system, but years of abusing my body finally started to take its toll.

It wasn’t until my late 20’s that I started to feel burned out and realized that something had to change. I wasn’t finding any relief by following my doctor’s advice and taking prescription medication; In fact, I felt worse. It wasn’t until I took my health into my own hands that I started to feel better and restore my body to its natural state of well being.

Along with upgrading my diet came lifestyle adjustments. I started taking care of myself and making positive choices in my life, something that was completely foreign to me. In 2008, I made a major career change and took a chance that transformed my life forever and became a Health Coach. Through self-introspection, research and my experiences at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), I discovered my ideal way of eating and living healthy. In 2011, I expanded my knowledge of whole foods cooking and enrolled in the Chef’s Training Program at the Natural Gourmet Institute (NGI) in New York City. IIN and NGI both follow a holistic approach to health and teach that “food is medicine”.

As a Natural Foods Chef, I enjoy creating health-supportive meals built on whole, plant-based ingredients. I offer a range of meal plans, each tailored to the specific needs of the client. I assess each client’s needs on an individual basis and try to meet them where they are. I believe that “healthy” is a journey, not a destination, and is defined differently by each of us; your ideal diet may be the complete opposite of what is health-supportive for someone else. I do not promote any one way of eating, but instead stress the importance of fresh, whole, unprocessed, balanced foods.

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