Since our bodies function based on the nutrients they are given, what you eat plays a huge role in preventing, managing, and reversing illness and disease. At times a simple change to the diet is all it takes to help you feel better, but other times it takes a whole body approach to rebuild and repair damage from years of stress, lack of sleep, poor diet etc. The more I study and experience how food affects health, the more I am amazed at how the body functions and is often able to heal itself when harmful substances are taken away and it is given what it needs.
Here are a few of the many health issues that a change in your diet and lifestyle may be able to manage, improve, or even reverse.
Weight management: weight gain, weight loss, and weight loss resistance
Digestive issues: IBS / IBD, crohn’s, celiac, ulcerative colitis, diverticulosis, gastritis
Food allergies and sensitivities
GERD / Heartburn
Diabetes / Hypoglycemia
Skin issues: eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, acne
Bacteria / Yeast imbalance: SIBO, candida
High Cholesterol / Triglycerides
Arthritis and other inflammatory issues
Autoimmune diseases and immune function
Exercise training and performance
Headaches / Migraines
Anxiety / Depression
From my own experience in seeking to improve my health, I know that making lifestyle changes is no easy task. Changing routines and habits requires hard work and step by step progression that encompasses the whole person. My goal is to help you develop a healthy relationship with food in the midst of achieving your goals. I believe that change does not happen overnight and therefore to best help you I want to invest in your life for more than 1 or 2 visits, but if all you need is 1 or 2 nutrition consults to get started — I’m happy to do that as well!
Relief from migraines!
*After living my life with migraines, I mentioned to Dr. Kris Springer and Dr. Amy Penrod-Filby that I would like to get off the medication for migraines. They suggested acupuncture, regular chiropractic adjustments and consultation with Leslie to see if any foods were a migraine trigger. Thus began the journey on the Elimination Diet to discover how certain foods affected the way I felt. Leslie talked me through the diet and told me it would be challenging - it was! But with her encouragement and helpful suggestions along the journey, keeping a food log and trying different foods, I made it! Proud of myself for sticking to it and finding answers and relief. I still have an occasional migraine, but can usually pinpoint the cause. sometimes blaming the changing weather. Leslie is truly amazing! She coached me through a tough time, encouraging and giving alternatives along the way, educating me about food and my body in a way I had never thought of. She is knowledgeable, compassionate and generous. Now that I am "on my own" I miss our weekly visits. I would definitely recommend seeking out Leslie's program of consultation, whether food or fitness related. She is a WINNER!!