Heather with her dogs
Chloe & Harlie
For over 20 years I’ve been fascinated with how the body, mind and spirit work in sync with one another. I was able to witness this first hand and in my previous career as a massage therapist. I wanted to learn more! And so my journey towards becoming a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner began.
I took many different roads along the way, working with a variety of health care practitioners, spiritual advisors as well as doing some deep soul searching. One question kept reemerging...Why?
I soon learned that there wasn't an easy answer. I was going to have to take it upon myself to answer my own question. But one thought was consistent: How can I support my body as I travel down this path towards personal healing?
Along my journey, I learned (over 15 years ago) that I have a severe gluten intolerance. I had absolutely no clue what gluten was, and why it had such an impact on my health. It was this one single discovery that sparked my interest in learning more about how REAL food, and proper supplementation, could help heal my physical body. To this day I remain absolutely amazed at the strength and resilience our bodies have, despite our best efforts to break it down physically, emotionally and spiritually, often without even knowing.
After my beautiful daughter was born and nearly life-ending auto accident shifted the course of my work, I now put all my professional focus on healing clients as a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.
Whether we're going through a life-changing event (like divorce, death of a loved one, post baby, empty nest, to name a few) or just the rigors day-to-day stress, it’s important that we support our physical body. Nutrition is key, along with proper supplementation and self-awareness. If our bodies have been broken down due to years of improper nutrition (for YOUR body), plus the addition of the added stress of "an" event, we've begun the process of the disease not only effecting us physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well. Emotional stress and nutritional stress can increase our cortisol levels, decrease our bodies ability to digest and break down food, affect our sleep cycles and SO much more.
My philosophy of wellness is not medication or calorie-driven. It's about your body's personal needs and helping you come to understand how to best support your being from the inside out. I want to be your catalyst for deep change and support you on a holistic journey of wellness that will create a systemic change to transform your life.
Certified Nutritional Therapist, Healing with Whole Foods
Nutritional Therapy Associates, Seattle Community College
Certified Food & Spirit Practitioner Program, Dr. Deanna Minich