My name is Yoanna and I am a certified Health Coach.
My job is to help you get back on track and most importantly, stay on track for the rest of your life. And no, I am not talking about strict diets or excessive workouts (although if that works for you, I totally support it).
I am talking about fundamental lifestyle changes that will help you achieve your ideal vision of health within your unique body, preferences, and resources.
I received my training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the world’s largest nutrition school based in New York. I studied more than 100 dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods. With my knowledge, we co-create completely personalized actions based on your goals.
Additionally I am studying Psychology as a Bachelor’s Degree. That is because psychology and nutrition are inextricably connected. Did you ever eat, because you felt bad, sad, lonely, miserable, or simply because you were bored? Exactly. Our thoughts influence our emotions and dictate our behavior (most of the time). So by getting to the root of the eating disorder, I not only tell you what to eat, I help you find the right food that nourishes your body and spirit.
Because food is important. It directly impacts not only our health, but every other aspect of our lives - emotional state, exercise, relationship with the world, fulfilling life. When food comes into our bodies, it becomes our cells, tissues, interacts with our genes and microbiome, enters our bloodstream and literally becomes us. Thus, food dictates our state of well-being - our behavior, mood, hormones, sex drive, sleeping habits and so much more.
I studied with the world's top health and wellness experts including:
When I started Integrative Nutrition, I was just one person who felt that if I could improve what people eat, I would play a role in making the world a better place.
American physician and nutrition researcher. Currently, Willett is the Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition and the chair of the department of nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health.
Indian American author, public speaker, alternative medicine advocate, and a prominent figure in the New Age movement.
American physician, author, spokesperson, and broadly described ``guru`` for holistic health and integrative medicine, whose names also constitute an emerging brand of healthcare services and products in these fields.
The founding director (1998) of Yale University's Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, and current President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.
American physician, scholar and New York Times best-selling author. He is the founder and medical director of the UltraWellness Center and a columnist for The Huffington Post.
Earners of this designation have demonstrated an ability to understand and utilize a wide range of dietary and nutrition theories within the realm of health coaching. They are also proficient in time management, active listening and accountability. They educate and guide clients to make behavioral changes resulting in improved nutrition and dietary habits, physical ability, and overall greater health and wellness