Jamie: Lisa, tell us a little about your work.
Lisa: As a holistic health and nutrition coach I guide clients in finding the best solutions for their health. This involves diet and lifestyle adjustments that are geared towards the individual. I focus on fertility and prenatal/postnatal care as I personally had challenges as I went through these life cycles and find this time interesting as the body goes through so many changes.
J: How did you choose holistic health and nutrition coaching?
L: I received my holistic health and nutrition coach certificate from the Academy of Healing Nutrition. It was a wonderful program that I selected because it had in class seminars with practical cooking lessons I could attend in NY. I love food and now feel confident in sourcing quality ingredients and cooking meals that are both tasty and have health benefits. The curriculum has really changed the way I eat and I am excited to share that knowledge with clients. Like most health/nutrition coaches, I fell into this work because I was trying to find solutions to my own health problems. Through most of my adult life I had skin and digestive problems, then I had fertility issues. I was not happy with the results of Western medicine and found that these were related and stemmed from diet and a stressful lifestyle, which could be adjusted. I decided to learn more and wanted to help others through their journey.
J: What did you learn that really surprised you?
L: What surprised me the most is the body has it’s own ability to heal itself and find balances within systems when given time and care. People know instinctively what is needed within their own body, they just sometimes need to talk it through to realize it and form a plan.
J: In your experience, what is the most important thing that everyone considering becoming a parent should know?
L:Your genes are not the only part of you that is passed onto your offspring. Lifestyle and diet play a large role in how genes are expressed. Simple modifications you make can improve your health and the health of future generations.
Good Advice, Lisa. Join us at the Fertility Fair on Sunday to hear more from Lisa and our other panelists.