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We believe that the path to vibrant health doesn’t end after an appointment.
Below is a list of informational resources to help you navigate the path to exceptional health.
We believe that the body has an incredible innate knowledge that expresses distress with symptoms when we are aware and listening. Getting to the underlying reason, or root cause naturally and holistically is the goal with any symptom. We get to the root of the problem by uncovering the burdens one may be carrying around: processed food or nutritional deficiencies, chemicals and metals, inflammation, immune challenges, detoxification, gut, endocrine, or hormonal issues, and internal or external stresses. We then work with clients to lighten the burden so that the body can reset and function as it was meant to.
Functional wellness is a very personalized, whole-body approach to health; mind, body and spirit. It is a method of healing aimed primarily at restoring normal functioning of the body, through food, nutrition, supplements, homeopathies, herbs, and vitamins. It addresses the underlying causes of dis-ease and gets to the root of the problem while engaging both client and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. The environment is a place where time is spent with the client, listening, educating, empowering and supporting the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
Emotional Empowerment coaching utilizes mindset and behavioral tools to support clients in making significant life changes. It offers an opportunity to uncover the behaviors and stories, or self-talk, that may otherwise hinder or sabotage the clients’ efforts in reaching their goals. By understanding and becoming aware of, and then modifying thought and behavior, clients are able to make and sustain the change/s they truly want for their overall health and wellness. In the end, emotional empowerment coaching frequently leaves clients with a sense of lightness and balance they have not felt before.
Gut and Psychology Syndrome or GAPS establishes a connection between the state of the gut and the health of the rest of the body. The connection between the functions of the digestive system, the brain and the immune system has been known for a very long time. The digestive system holds the roots of our health – it is the soil which generates our state of health. A Certified GAPS Practitioner has trained with Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride and can identify and advise clients who present with a variety of ailments and/or symptoms to develop a personal nutrition protocol for them based on the GAPS protocol.
A book by Dr. Amy Myers in 2015. Because conventional medicine is a one size fits all model. Sara’s belief is that health shouldn’t be viewed as a cookie cutter solution; it’s more complex than that. Functional wellness is personalized wellness that works. She understands that no two people are alike. Each of us is unique in our genetic makeup and physiology. What ultimately causes illness in one person is not the same for another, and treatment for each will therefore be different. Sara knows this from personal experience.
An August 2017 article from The Journal of Pediatrics entitles The Role of Nutrition in Brain Development: The Golden Opportunity of the “First 1000 Days” states “ failure to optimize brain development early in life appears to have long-term consequences with respect to education, job potential, and adult mental health and how nutrition plays an important role in brain development from conception to 3 years of age.”
A book by Neurologist Dr. Perlmutter in 2013. Grain Brain takes a look at the impact carbohydrates have on the structure and development of your brain, arriving at the conclusion that a diet high in fat, low in carbs and especially sugar, combined with fasting, lots of activity and more sleep could provide you with a much higher quality of life.
A July 2018 article from Harvard Nutrition School entitled The Influence of Diet on Fertility and the Implications for Public Health Nutrition in the United States explains “strong evidence that healthy preconception dietary patterns among both men and women of reproductive age have a beneficial effect on fertility,” saying goodbye to infertility.
A book by Cardiologist Dr. William Davis 2011. The food you eat is making you sick and the agencies that are providing you with guidelines on what to eat are giving dangerous advice with devastating health consequences. You can change that today.
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