Hi! I’m Colleen. I’m a Nutritional Therapist, holistic health advocate and real food lover who, just like you, knows what it’s like to feel not like “yourself,” and stressed out over all of the health info out there.
My passion for holistic nutrition grew from my own personal health journey.
For years I lived in a state of constant stress and ignored my body’s cues for what foods it really needed.
Eventually…my body broke down.
I could barely make it through my day. I would wake up and peel myself out of the bed, motivated only by the fact that once I got through my work day I could crawl right back in. I called it “living in survival mode”. And even though I was beyond exhausted, I couldn’t sleep through the night because my mind wouldn’t shut off, aka “tired but wired”.
Digestion was also a nightmare and I was constantly bloated—my stomach would pop out so much after a meal that I couldn’t fit into my clothes. And, even though I was barely eating, I started gaining weight. A LOT of it. My thyroid began failing, and I developed a goiter and hypothyroidism, and was an anxious, mental wreck in a constant brain fog.
I went to countless doctors, non of whom could help me get to the root of my problem and suggested countless band-aid approaches with medication, generic diet plans, or, even worse, told me there was nothing wrong with me and to get over it.
In short: I know what it’s like to feel miserable and broken, and how it feels to rebuild and get your life back.
With the years of education I received, plus my personal experiences, I developed the Nutritional Zest way that has yielded amazing results with the countless individuals I’ve seen.
Finding foods that work for YOUR body.
Healing the gut, digestion, metabolism, hormones & correcting nutrient imbalances
Moving and exercising in a way that serves you- and that is fun!
Managing stress with simple daily practices
Implementing a short term supplement protocol to jump start your healing (if needed)
Learning how to eat intuitively & make peace with food
Clinical Lab Testing, as needed (Food Sensitivity/Allergy, Parasite, Hormone, GI Health)
Let's create the perfect plan for you and get you living the way you were meant to live.
Nutritional Therapy Association
Nutrition Therapy Institute
BioIndividual Nutrition Institute- focus on nutrition science and therapeutic diet application
Restorative Wellness Solutions- focus on functional lab testing and results interpretation