aboutme

meet andrea

Hi, I'm Andrea, a dedicated Holistic Health Practitioner.  I love what I do, and I'm passionate about holistic healing.

I love to play with different fruit and veggie combos at meal time, and I'm currently developing my culinary skills so I can start getting really creative in the kitchen.

I love enjoying nature, and I've recently taken up a new hobby of hiking since I moved from Detroit to the Pacific Northwest. 

I love fitness, especially yoga which is one of my passions. I practice yoga daily, and am currently in a six month Yoga Teacher Training Program to become a certified yoga instructor. 

I am a daily meditator, and I love reading new inspiring books that can help me grow and help my clients to the best of my ability.

what do I do exactly?

As a Holistic Health Practitioner, I help my clients heal their body, mind and spirit with nutrition and herbs. I believe in the innate POWER of the human body to heal itself when fed the proper nutrition and healing diet. 

how am I qualified to help you?

In 2011 I began my training in Traditional Naturopathic Medicine in Ann Arbor, MI. A huge part of my program was learning how to allow the human body to heal on its own, with the help of the proper nutritional intake. I have read numerous books, and have experimented with a number of healing diets myself. Through my education and experience I can successfully recommend the right healing protocol for each individual. 

Most recently, I completed a course in detoxification of the human body through nutrition and herbal support. I am now a Certified Detoxification Specialist, which means I can help others heal on a deeper level than ever before. I currently use these principles of detoxification in my own life so I can support my clients through knowledge and experience. I truly believe in practicing what I preach. 

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healthy diet vs. healing diet

At this point, you might be saying to yourself, "But I eat healthy. Why am I still sick?"

That's a great point! But here's the thing...

There's a big difference between a generally healthy diet and a healing diet. You can eat all the apples you want, but that's not necessarily going to make you better. We need to take a deeper look...and that's where I can help.

my story [how I got to where I am today]

I grew up in a suburb of Detroit, MI. Two parents, a sister, a couple cats and a white picket fence. 

I had lots of great friends, and my parents were amazing. You know, the usual story of growing up in suburbia and having everything you ever need and want. I was truly blessed and I thank God each and every day for my childhood and the way I was raised.

But there was one thing going on that I still can't quite understand...

I was born an anxious child. From the moment I woke up, to the moment I laid my head back onto my pillow at night I was anxious, scared of the world, adrenaline pumping day in and day out. 

I stayed silent and told no one of my inner turmoil until the age of 27 when I couldn't hold it in any longer. 

My parents were going through a divorce at that time (totally unexpected), I changed jobs suddenly, and lost my therapist of two years to a tragic sudden death involving cancer (also totally unexpected).

I felt alone, depressed, and lost. My world was turned completely upside down in a matter of literally days and I couldn't handle it all. My body shut down and told me loud and clear, I couldn't do life the way I had been doing it all these years. I couldn't hold in my true feelings anymore. 

I got sick...every month with something new. I was diagnosed with asthma, chronic bronchitis and sinusitis, severe anxiety and depression. 

I was taking five prescription medications daily by the time I was 28. I knew something wasn't right, and I knew there was another solution.

It was then I had my first consult with a Holistic Health Practitioner who helped me completely transform my diet. Once a sugar addict and meat and potatoes girl, I quickly transitioned into a veggie and fruit lover. 

The outcome? I started to get well. I began healing my body, mind and spirit with food, and I felt better than I had my entire life. 

I was so inspired by this new lifestyle that I decided shortly thereafter to attend school so I could help others heal with food.

Three years later, I graduated from my program and officially became a Traditional Naturopath. Only two months after graduation, my husband got a job offer in Seattle, WA, where we currently reside.  

Today I am presented with the opportunity to help countless individuals transform their health and their life daily. I feel blessed beyond belief that this is my life. I know deep in my heart and soul that this is my path, and I wouldn't do anything else.

 

Check out this short video below to hear all about my story:

Video coming soon!

 

  I provide one-on-one sessions as well as group coaching for those who are ready for change in body, mind and spirit. I use nutrition as the basis for healing, and add in other tools and lifestyle changes to fit each person's individual needs. We dig deep as we work co-creatively to accomplish your health goals.

 

I provide one-on-one sessions as well as group coaching for those who are ready for change in body, mind and spirit. I use nutrition as the basis for healing, and add in other tools and lifestyle changes to fit each person's individual needs. We dig deep as we work co-creatively to accomplish your health goals.

Are you ready to change your life?