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 a Certified Yoga Teacher as well.
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.
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!