Hey there! I'm so happy you're here!
Well, maybe happy is a little strong - because if you're here it probably means you've been struggling for quite some time.
Struggling with your weight. Struggling with your energy. Struggling with your digestion. Struggling with your hormones.
I don't know your story yet, but I can tell you I've been in your shoes and I'm acutely aware of how much it SUCKS.
It sucks to feel like you've thrown everything but the kitchen sink at your problems and nothing has worked (even if it worked in the past).
To feel dismissed by doctors and labs that tell you everything is 'normal' when you feel anything but.
To feel like your body has betrayed you.
And so for that I'm sorry you're here. But I'm glad you found me! Because if there's one thing you should know it's that I am relentless when it comes to getting you the answers and relief you've been looking for.
I know you're here to see what functional nutrition coaching is all about so I won't take up too much of your time with my story. (You can read my health saga here if you're interested.)
Over the past 20 years I've dealt with cystic acne, stubborn weight, candida, chronic fatigue, hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's (an autoimmune disease of the thyroid), debilitating pms, leaky gut, SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth), h pylori, parasites, and mold.
And I can tell you, none of my answers or solutions came from the western medical world.
Finally everything changed in the fall of 2011 when I took things into my own hands and became a nutrition coach.
For years I devoured every bit of information I could on gut health, hormone balance, and root-cause resolution.
In that time I went from needing 12 hours of sleep to function to literally being called the 'energizer bunny' by my closest friends.
I went from chronically puffy to lean and toned.
I put my Hashimoto's into remission.
And I went from cramps so painful they made me throw up to virtually unnoticeable cycles.
You just need the right tools (and the right coach)!
"I just came from my doctor and she said I'm a new woman! I lost 11 pounds and my thyroid levels are back to normal. I cannot say THANK YOU enough Kat! You continue to change my life."
"I had therapy this morning and I thought it was super interesting that I haven't had a mental breakdown this whole month. I used to have them 5 times a week! I thought this was so interesting along with the anxiety being almost completely gone. She is literally in awe of the progress made the past 2 months and I KNOW a big part is the protocol you put me on!"
"I lost 7.5 pounds since last Monday, my face/smile looks more like me (I was starting to not recognize myself with all the swelling)! I slept horribly last night (work stuff) but still had energy today - that would have killed me 2 weeks ago... I even went outside and played tag with my son. I almost cried. I thought being in my 30's meant I was just tired and sore all the time. I'm getting a taste of what I've been hoping my life would look like and nothing I tried ever got me closer than this. Thank you for helping me take the steps towards actually getting my life back."
You deserve to feel empowered on your health journey.
With me by your side you'll finally have the tools you need to understand your body and symptoms instead of just masking them.
I know it's hard taking that first step and putting your faith into yet another program.
But together, we can make miracles happen. Together we can get you living the life you want in a body you love.
Because of all the incredible trainings in the nutrition library, we get to be efficient and get right to the meat of actual coaching during our calls. This allows us to cover everything we need in 30 minutes!
If something is out of scope, I’ll refer you out to a medical professional who I feel would be the best fit in supporting your goals.
Health and wellness coaching is eligible for reimbursement with flexible spending accounts (FSA), health savings accounts (HSA) and health reimbursement accounts (HRA). For this to happen though you will need a letter of medical necessity from your doctor.
Same applies for functional labs.
While I always do my best to work around any dietary preferences you have, your labs may call for recommendations that clash with your current habits.
My job is to share this information with you, give you an understanding of why you might consider trying a different approach, and help you implement if you so choose.
But ultimately it's your body, your health, and your choice.
At the end of the day, a diagnosis (or even just symptoms) are downstream products of upstream problems.
Your body didn't randomly get sick out of the blue (even if it seems like it did).
Dysfunction had to happen at a cellular level over the course of months or years before it became a full blown disease.
I don't concern myself with that end result. I work as far upstream as possible to get your body functioning better using diet and lifestyle changes, regardless of what label a doctor has given you.
While I'm happy to give you examples of what to eat for various meals (particularly at the beginning when you may feel stuck or overwhelmed), I tend to stay away from full-blown meal plans.
Why? Because if you give a man a fish you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish you feed him for a lifetime.
My guess is you've probably followed a specific diet or meal plan in the past. And yet here you are.
You've already seen that it works in the moment, but in the long run if you don't learn how to think about food and how to put meals together on your own your results will only last as long as your meal plan does.
Sessions range from $150-$300 per session depending on the package you sign up for.
During our consultation I'll ask about your goals, struggles, and habits and make a recommendation based on your needs.
"I'm not getting as hungry between meals, headaches are gone, and I'm sleeping so much better!"
"Last night my husband grabbed me and said 'I know you've only been doing this protocol for a couple of weeks, but I can already tell a big difference in you and your body!' So much swelling and bloating has gone down!"