Hello! I'm Emily, a holistic health coach. I believe the only way to live a healthy and fulfilling life is to come from a place of love, respect, and understanding for our whole self. When we approach our unique struggles with knowledge and kindness, we make choices that nourish our bodies, minds and souls. My job is to simply provide the education, accountability, and unconditional support to help get you there.
I'm a certified Primal Health Coach and 21 Day Sugar Detox Coach, and will be receiving my master's in nutrition in 2019. I was born and raised just outside of Los Angeles, CA and graduated with a BA in sociology from Cal State Bakersfield in 2015. I grew up with terrible habits--I was messy, lazy, stubborn, rebellious, and completely uninterested in health or wellness. My chronic illness diagnosis changed my life. I became committed to learning about myself and my body, and how to live my best life. I'm now on a journey to share my knowledge and experience to empower others to make the same commitment to live their best life.
Growing up, my main sources of food consisted of the boxed, frozen and drive-thru varieties. The manager at Taco Bell knew me by name and my exact order. I had migraines and stomach aches; anxiety and ADHD; infections and viruses. I averaged about 4 rounds of antibiotics per year, and cycled through a variety of OTC medicines regularly like Ibuprofen, Pepcid, nasal sprays and Excedrin just to name a few.
As a teen my health took a turn for the worse. I spent 8 years dealing with multiple doctors, seemingly unrelated symptoms, incorrect diagnoses, pain killers left and right, psychiatric recommendations, and pure apathy towards my debilitating pain. I also took up a variety of disordered eating habits and focused most of my attention on partying.
In 2015, after a diagnostic surgery and confirmation of endometriosis, my life changed. Since my diagnosis I've empowered myself to take my health and happiness into my own hands. Through adopting a life based in whole health, I’ve lost body fat, gained energy, stabilized emotions, minimized pain and inflammation, managed symptoms, strengthened my immunity, and learned how to live my life to the fullest. Now, I want to help you do the same!
I believe with all my heart that once we understand that health and happiness go hand-in-hand, once we truly embody the fact that knowledge is power, we can begin to make decisions based in whole health--in a way to fuel our bodies, minds, and souls.