About Me - Yoanna - Health Coach
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About Me

AS A COACH, I PUT THE POWER BACK IN YOUR HANDS.

NICE TO MEET YOU

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.

As a Health Coach, I am trained to work with people who seek to:

lose extra weight

eat healthy nutritional food

balance their hormones

get off food cravings

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 graduated Cognitive Science and Psychology BS, and I am now further developing my nutrition skills at University College London, studying Clinical and Public Health Nutrition MSc. My education allows me to look at the field of nutrition from a different, more integrated perspective. I believe that psychology and nutrition are inextricably connected and both equally important.
On one side, if we do our best by eating the right foods, and leading a good lifestyle, yet we do not achieve results, then most probably there is a metabolic issue that has to be addressed. On the other side, if our bodies are healthy, yet our minds are not - we are just as unlikely to achieve sustainable change. For instance, did you ever eat, because you felt bad, sad, lonely, miserable, or simply because you were bored? Our thoughts influence our emotions and dictate our behavior, just as the chemical processes in our bodies influence our experiences. By getting to the root of the issue, I not only tell you what to eat, I help you understand your individual organism, and find the right nutrition for 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.

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MY MENTORS

I studied with the world's top health and wellness experts including:

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Joshua Rosenthal, MScEd

Founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition

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.

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Walter Willett, MD, DrPH

Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard’s School of Public Health and Bestselling Author

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.

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Deepak Chopra, MD

World Leader in Mind-Body Medicine, Director of Education at The Chopra Center, Bestselling Author

Indian American author, public speaker, alternative medicine advocate, and a prominent figure in the New Age movement.

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Andrew Weil, MD

Bestselling Author and Expert on Integrative Medicine and Mind-Body Interactions

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.

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DAVID L. KATZ MD, MPH

uthority on Preventive Medicine and Weight Management, Director of the Yale Prevention Research Center

The founding director (1998) of Yale University's Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, and current President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

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Mark Hyman, MD

Founder and Medical Director of The UltraWellness Center, Bestselling Author

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.

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Integrative Nutrition Health Coach (INHC)

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

Learn more about my training and my unique approach to health coaching.