Hi there! I’m Alexandra.

img_2928-e1520013058387I’m a health coach and medical student, passionate about helping others heal their relationship with food and their bodies.

To me, a holistic view of medicine means considering the health of the entire person — physical, in addition to mental, emotional, and spiritual. Therefore, I make it my goal to help the people I work with to cultivate fulfilling lives in the context of their values. Likewise, my hope in writing is that I inspire readers to do so, as well.

 

A little about me…

I’m an adventurous, optimistic, science nerd and major foodie. I love cooking, casual walks, and spending time with the people who are most important to me. I also am passionate about teaching others how to slow down and enjoy those things in their lives, too. Like so many others, I have struggled with unhealthy eating and exercise habits in the past, which drained the joy out of life and replaced it with added stress. I finally reached the realization in my early twenties that in order to live my life to the fullest, I needed to pay attention to every aspect of my health — spiritual, emotional, and physical.

All in all, I’m trying to get the most out of life — living in the moment, trusting God’s plan, and not taking myself too seriously.

A little about the blog…

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Food is a somewhat of a controversial subject today — everyone has opinions about nutrition, health, and wellness, but it’s hard to find resources that are rooted in scientific truth. There are thousands (millions, even) of products and seminars available that promise the secret to health, but if I’ve learned anything over the years, it’s that sensationalized claims, unnessesarily restrictive diets, and extreme approaches (used for anything other than extreme medical cases) do more harm than good. That’s why I started blogging alongside my work with Nutra-Intuition, to help spread the word about intuitive eating, natural medicine, and the importance of a balanced, low-stress lifestyle.

I’m not perfect, and I don’t want others to feel like they need to be, either. So, on my blog, I’ll be sharing bits about my own journey in life along with some nutrition and health information. We live in a world where we feel pressure to look, eat, and exercise a certain way, but I want to help others learn that they can be healthy and happy, even without an instagram-worthy lunch.

A little about Nutra-Intuition…

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I started health coaching because I realized that people needed help sifting through all the sensationalized health claims and actually putting together a plan to improve their health.

Reaching a place of balance and wellness in my own life has been a long journey, and once I learned what works for me, I wanted to help others do the same. I’m currently in training to become a primary care physician, but I’ve found that what’s more important than a diagnosis in healthcare is actually guided support. Through my coaching, I’ve had the honor of helping my clients to stop dieting, embrace their bodies, and reduce their symptoms by creating a flexible, stress-free plan.

I meet people almost every day who say they know they need help improving their health, but don’t know where to find it. If that describes you, I’m here to help.  I offer online wellness services through video chat and telecommunication. Click here to schedule an appointment.