My life long interest in nutrition came to a peak around age twenty three. I was finishing up a graduate school program to become a high school English teacher, and macrobiotics became my new interest and preparing whole foods was becoming my favorite pastime and distraction from college stress. This was my introduction to plant based nutrition, and while I didn’t know it at the time, it was also going to be part of my new professional path.
Eventually my patience with my nagging symptoms of horrible digestion, moodiness, sadness, and debilitating allergies (really, I needed several medications and an inhaler just to function!) reached it’s limit. Whole foods was not enough. This is when I discovered green vegetable juices, raw foods, and detoxification.
Detoxification through vegetable juicing and a plant based, although not exclusively vegan, diet was transformational for me in so many ways. I soon left my career as an English teacher, and spent several years teaching about detoxification, nutrition, and cleansing through my personal wellness center in Lancaster, PA. After I became pregnant with my daughter, I stopped running the wellness center, and took some time off. During this break I realized that one of my greatest joys is teaching how to make clean eating beautiful, delicious, exciting, and easy!
Navigating a healthy lifestyle with all of the changes that accompany pregnancy and nursing also provided me with the opportunity to see how much our bodies change, how deeply we need to tune into our body and honor it, and the crucial importance of being able to adjust things to serve your greatest health and happiness.
Clean eating and living is a pleasure. If you don’t believe it, I hope my blog will prove it to you!
I am an astrologer as well as a clinical nutritionist. This may seem like an odd pairing, but I have discovered and deeply believe that astrology is the most perfect accompaniment to any nutritional makeover; this is because the birth chart* serves as a guide for personal needs on all levels. There is no one right way to eat for everyone because we are all highly unique and our nutritional needs are so individualized. Using astrology to tailor nutritional guidelines and understand some of our challenging habits makes this process much simpler and much more effective.
*To learn what a birth chart is, and for more information on astrology, please click here.