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My Approach

Betty received her B.A and M.Ed. in Education. Her passion has always been to help people, whether they were students, clients in the investment or real estate business, or now, people who are interested in improving their quality of life. She has always believed in the philosophy of individuality, accepting each person as they are and where they are in this journey we call life.

Betty has studied and practiced yoga for the past 30 years. Her knowledge of food and its affect on the body began concurrently.

Her first experience was at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 1986, and also at The Kushi Institute, incorporating diet, lefestyle, massage and yoga. Betty has been growing in these two fields, while continuing to work in her various professions.

She received additional yoga training, earning her 200-Hour Alliance Certificate in 2010, and has been teaching classes at Island Yoga.

Betty is Board Certified as a Health Counselor with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She received extensive training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and is using her lifetime knowledge of yoga and nutrition to support her clients with their individual goals.

 

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? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? 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 or good and bad foods. Instead, I work with my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and rewarding.

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 energy, balance and 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. One person’s food is another person’s poison, and that’s why fad diets tend to fail in the long run. Working on the principle of bio-individuality, I’ll support you to make positive changes that are based on your unique needs, lifestyle, preferences, and ancestral background. 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. 

Are you ready to start feeling better than ever? Schedule an initial consultation with me today

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