Did you know...
It’s overwhelming how many maladies and diseases in the body originate in the gut!
Did you know your gut;
* Helps develop the immune system right from birth
* Is the largest endocrine organ, secreting over 30 hormones
* And, it has a brain of its own, meaning it can operate completely independent of your other brain…. the one in your skull.
The gut plays a large role in our immunity, hormone regulation, blood sugar, and the health of our brain!
The gut is actually called the “second brain” because it has more neurons than the spinal cord.
This would imply that the gut has a much larger function than just digestion.
Your gut and your first brain are in constant communication. The gut passes along signals to the brain and vice versa. It alerts the brain of any potential stress or danger. Your gut is your largest sensory organ, and it’s communicating information to you all the time.
Think of your gut as the gatekeeper. Even though it’s technically inside your body, the gut determines what enters your body from the outside world. It determines what gets let in and what should be kept out. With all of this in mind.............
I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected.
Fundamentally we're all individuals, and that's the approach I take. I'm never going to suggest you do or eat something that goes against your ethics, beliefs or human abilities.
As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.
Does stress at your job or in your relationship(s) cause you to overeat?
Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising?
I work with my clients to get in touch with their body’s needs because I understand that life happens and your needs will change. I want to equip you with the self-awareness to make the best decisions for yourself in any given circumstance. I believe each person is fully capable of making well-informed decisions as their own expert, not the latest magazine article or fad diet book.
Let’s define what you value most from your well-being. We’ll use these visions to motivate specific goals that bring you closer to where you want to be. As your coach, I will not dictate a diet for you, but together we will explore why some foods make you feel better than others and how to strategically use that feedback. Together we’ll co-create your health goals within reasonable time frames and actionable objectives so you know exactly what you’re working toward.
When you break down the word, micro, it means small, and biome means environment – small environment.
The human microbiome refers to all of the bacteria that live in and on one’s body, collectively.
Similarly, the gut microbiome refers to the total sum of bacteria that live in a person’s gut.
We refer to this gut bacteria interchangeably as the gut microbiome or gut flora.
So, why exactly do we have these bacteria, and what do they do? The trillions of bacteria in our gut help us break down food, while at the same time creating essential nutrients for the body.
In my program, we’ll dive into how the gut microbiome affects our metabolism, hormones, and even libido! We’ll also reveal how bacteria can influence our mood, behaviors, and decision-making. This may give a whole new meaning to the circle of life!