I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.
My approach is not to dwell on calories, carbs, fats, and proteins. It is not to create lists of restrictions. Instead, I work with my clients to create a happy, contented life in a way that is flexible, and gives you a sense of success and accomplishment.
Together we’ll work to reach your health goals in areas such as achieving optimal weight, reducing food cravings, increasing sleep, and maximizing energy. As we work together, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your health.
Here are some concepts that we will explore during our work together:
Bio-individuality™: The concept of bio-individuality is that each person has unique food and lifestyle needs. Working on the principle of bio-individuality, I’ll support you to make positive changes that are based on your unique needs, lifestyle and preferences. I use a personalized, holistic approach to ensure that you will have great success!
Primary Food™: It’s easy to overlook all of the things that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It’s not just the food we eat, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity and a spiritual awareness are essential forms of nourishment. When these “primary foods” are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary. I will support you in achieving all of your goals, from eating the right foods for your body to living an inspired, fulfilling life.
Integrative Nutrition™ Plate: The Integrative Nutrition Plate emphasizes the importance of local and organic produce, whole grains, high-quality proteins, plant-based fats, and water. It shows you how a plate should appear at mealtime and emphasizes the importance of proportions and portion size. To complete the picture, the plate is surrounded with lifestyle factors that create optimal health: relationship, career, physical activity and spirituality. I’ll introduce you to some of the healthiest foods on the planet and teach you how to find what’s healthiest for your unique body!
You can learn more about my training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®.
Testimony from a client: "Having a Holistic Health Coach is important, that is if we want to live the best lives that we can. A year ago I was exhausted, had indigestion, numbness in my hands, burning on top of my feet, my left arm ached, I was nauseous, had dry heaves, occasional coughing, choking spells when swallowing and swollen feet and legs. Since Teress has coached me I made changes so I no longer have any of those symptoms. I go to exercise class three times a week, go for walks, swim and socialize. I am 80 years old".
This is a particularly vital testimony to the idea of aging well. There are choices we can make and options we don't have at times; however "we still live with an old paradigm of age as an arch. That's the old metaphor. You're born, you peak and you die into decrepitude. A more important metaphor for aging is a staircase. The upward accession of the human spirit bringing us into wisdom, wholeness and authenticity." - anon
Are you ready to start feeling better than ever? Schedule an initial consultation with me today!