- First and Last Name
Plant-Based Integrative Nutrition Health and Wellness Coach
I’ve had a keen interest in physical fitness and in what I ate since childhood. By the age of 10, I became a vegetarian because I loved animals and never wanted to see them hurt, and later transitioned into a gluten- and grain-free vegan due to health and environmental reasons. I was a cheerleader for over a decade, ran distance track, and participated in, as well as led, military science expeditions. During my junior year of college, after years of enduring and denying emotional and psychological stress, I experienced a physical health crisis that halted my planned Army career as well as my major in Kinesiology (Exercise Science). After losing my military-based scholarship due to my health status, I numbed out, transferred colleges, and grasped every educational opportunity I could find that might make me feel whole again.
For years after, stress and toxins accumulated and settled into my physical body, creating havoc with my hormones and in my microbiome (“the gut”). I had been diagnosed with an autoimmune thyroid disease, chronic anxiety (especially social anxiety), seasonal affective disorder, leaky gut, food sensitivies, overactive bladder, and malabsorption of nutrients leading to malnutrition. I was holding stress in my skin, my internal organs, and in my muscles – I was a damn mess! As an empath and healer, I was aware of what was happening but could not seem to “fix it” completely. One day, I decided to take back the power over my own health and stop listening to the advice of everyone else, including that of doctors, because, “I’ve lived in my body for longer than you’ve known me and I know it better than you ever will.” I started listening to myself and acting on what I intuitively knew. My health improved (with the guidance of a functional medicine specialist), my mood lifted, and my light began shining once more.
I shifted my career focus, circling back around to the subjects I loved and lived: vegan nutrition and the great outdoors. I am a whole food, plant-based (WFPB) vegan athlete and a certified energy and Shamanic healing practitioner. I am also an actor, director, writer, and photographer. I have appeared in theatre, film, web series, and commercials.
I was empowered to change my story! I am on a journey as a Plant-Based Integrative Nutrition Health and Wellness Coach in private practice. I even transformed my dog training business into a practice for holistic wellness coaching for dogs (WFPB nutrition, obedience training, and physical conditioning for the active pet, sport dog, and working K9. Learn more at Katdaré K9 Conditioning or firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Professional Credentials
Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Certificate, Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching
Cornell University, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. Certificate, Plant-Based Nutrition
Naropa University. Certificate, Authentic Leadership
Duquesne University, The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law. Certificate, Forensic Science and Law
Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Master of Arts, Criminology
St. Francis University. Bachelor of Science, Sociology and Criminal Justice with a Specialization in Policing
- Primary Specialization
- Secondary Specialization
Digestive issues and food sensitivities
- Third Specialization
Sugar addiction and binge eating
- Methods of coaching/providing service