My Integrative Philosophy
Integrative health is a holistic approach to wellness. There are many factors that affect our health and we want to consider all of the possible physical, emotional, spiritual and mental inputs that may be challenging and supporting our ability to life fully. Integrative nutrition specifically recognizes that the foundation of health begins with a healthy diet. What we put into our bodies makes a difference and either steers us toward health or away from it. The choices that we make when we buy, prepare and eat food affect many facets of our lives as we seek to make decisions that nourish us and enhance the body’s natural healing potential.
The 30 Day Mind-Body-Kitchen Challenge
The 30 Day MBK Challenge is a month-long intensive program designed especially for women who are ready to take control of their diet and lifestyle and finally achieve lasting success in their weight management journey. Joining a 30 Day MBK group provides women with one-on-one support, intimate group work and weekly videos to inspire life-changing habits to promote vibrant health and wellbeing. Download the 30 Day Mind-Body-Kitchen Challenge overview document for more details.
I offer nutrition-focused informational and demonstrative workshops for local businesses and groups. We’ll go through the whole process of preparing a delicious health-supportive meal, and I’ll share great information about the food and techniques we’re learning to use. This is a hands-on experience, where you’ll get expert training and feedback while preparing some amazing dishes. If you’d like to host a Foodie Workshop in your home or at your business, get in touch! Foodie Workshops can be customized to suit your group’s interests and needs. They can be sequential or one-time events.
Meal Planning & Pantry Rehab
We’ll take a look at what’s in your cupboards and talk about how to build a health-supportive, whole food pantry around the foods you love. Crafting an appealing menu is one of the foundational pieces of being successful in the kitchen. Feel confident that you know what you’ll need to put beautiful meals on the table on a rotation schedule that fits your lifestyle.
This is where the magic happens! We’ll review various cooking techniques and practice making delicious, health-supportive recipes using fresh, whole food ingredients. All cooking instruction includes basic knife skills, enabling you to work with your food safely and efficiently. We will also cover equipment needs and techniques for flavoring and seasoning meals so they’re mouthwatering every time!
Grocery Store and Market Tours
It can be difficult to choose healthy foods in the grocery store. There are so many options and it often appears that the healthiest choices are the most expensive. If you are having trouble shopping for special diets, or if you would like guidance choosing fresh produce and healthy ingredients, a customized or group shopping tour might be a great option for you! We’ll tour a local grocery store or market and I will shop with you, offering savvy shopping tips and explaining what ingredients are healthy and which may not be beneficial in your diet. Bring your notebook for a fun, informative tour to help you save money on delicious, healthy foods right in your own neighborhood. Please inquire about group tours.
Lectures, Community Events & Workshops
Join the conversation about how to choose and create delicious meals to support the health and wellbeing of yourself, your family and your community. Lectures, community events and workshops can be tailored to meet your needs. Discussion topics can range from general whole food nutrition tips to cooking demos to specific health topics such as weight maintenance, food and stress management, preparing food for those with allergies/intolerances, engaging children in meal preparation, detox, etc. Don’t miss out on important information and exciting demonstrations about how easy it can be to live a vibrant life by choosing healthy, delicious and affordable foods.
I am proud to provide all of my clients with a 10% savings off of their online supplement purchases by ordering through my Emerson Ecologics professional portal. Please contact me directly if you are interested in purchasing your supplements online so that I may provide you with the access code. Click here to learn more about ordering your supplements online.