I received my Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from Sonoma State University and have completed a 2-year program to become a certified holistic Nutrition Consultant (NC) from Bauman College, in Berkeley, CA, and I am a certified 21-Day Sugar Detox (21DSD) coach. During my college studies, I learned that the Earth's environmental health is related to our own health choices, from proper nutrition, sleep, exercise, and all aspects of our lifestyle.
I've always loved all types of animals, and always bothered my parents for more, hehe. Even at the age of 5, I decided that I wanted to be a veterinarian, and I started pursuing that in college until the whole having to put a sweet pup down came up and I realized that perhaps this actually wasn't my path. I've had or worked with big and small animals, ready for the list?! 205# to 8# dogs, cats, horses, parakeets, chickens, rabbits, lizards, geckos, snakes, freshwater fish, frogs... even hermit crabs. I'm probably forgetting some.. but, you get the picture 😉
Hi there! In case you haven't already guessed, my name is Alyssa, and I currently enjoy competing in Olympic weightlifting, yoga, biking, hiking with my pup, dancing in the rain, traveling with my better half, and colorful athletic pants.
I've had quite the journey of health myself, from being overweight as a young child despite being extremely active to chronic small intestine pain, battling countless sport injuries throughout my life, eczema, IBS, an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, nutrition was never brought into the picture by other professionals. That's when I decided to take my life into my own hands, get to the root cause of all these issues, and help mitigate my daily symptoms.
I strive to help people find their root cause by using my holistic nutrition schooling and what I have gone through in my personal health journey. I help to answer my clients questions, "why me? Why now? WHAT now?" It can seem like a dark and lonely road through a conventional doctors eye, I've been there, so I am here to light the way and show you that there are ways to help mitigate your symptoms through a diet and lifestyle change, and to help create a more functional and less painful day-to-day life.
Holistic Lifestyle Philosophy
I believe in the connection of the mind, body, and spirit. The key to that connection for an individual's overall well-being includes incorporating happiness, self-love, stress management, proper exercise, sleep habits, relationships with family, and nourishment through food. That's what I am here to teach and help others be the best version of themselves.
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Let's work together to rebuild your health focused around your goals for a lifestyle change.