About

“We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”   – Aristotle

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Hello Friends!

I worked for over a decade in capacities as a television news anchor, biotechnology sales manager, and Wall Street broker. I was successful at my careers and lived the fast-paced NYC lifestyle.

Having worked non-stop for many years, I was fortunate enough to be able to take a break from corporate America. I listened to my body and mind and mostly, my heart, and decided to attend nutrition and life coaching school.

In the process, I learned to take the time to be more in tune with my mind, body, and soul.It was through this process that I began to see a difference…a BIG difference.

The food I ate became nourishment rather than mindless eating.  I learned to not only feed my mouth – but to feed my soul.

Seeing the positive changes in my own life – from a healthier mindset to having more fulfilling relationships to working a satisfying career that expresses my true passions – I decided to share with YOU all that I learned.

I have learned to develop and maintain a fitter, healthier figure (I have a better body now than I did in my 20s!).  I have learned how to eat and cook healthier to fit my busy lifestyle.  I have learned to calm my mind through wellness modalities and spiritual practices.  There is a LOT of information out there.  My job is to help you sort through all that information and find the foods, exercises, and modalities that work best for YOU.

My speciality is working with busy women who are struggling to maintain a healthy balance in food, fitness, and finding passion in their lives.   Together we explore areas such as career, relationships, diet, exercise and spirituality.

I create custom-tailored meal programs to help you find foods, exercise, and wellness modalities that work specifically for your unique lifestyle and interests to assist in the achievement of your unique health goals within 3 months.  Whether it is to lose 10 or more pounds, to learn to eat healthier on a regular basis, learn to make more homemade healthy foods, learn to be more at peace with yourself, figure out your current relationships, career – I help you assess ALL areas in your life to find YOUR unique healthy balance and reach your health goals.

Nutrition plays a BIG part in overall health and wellness, and is my main focus.

Born and raised in Manhattan, with time spent living in Australia, Los Angeles and San Francisco, I am a certified holistic health and life coach now based solely in San Francisco.  My professional certification is from the prestigious Institute of Integrative Nutrition in NYC.  I am a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.  I have traveled extensively to Asia, Europe, and Australia to evaluate and test different methods of health and wellness and combine Eastern and Western modalities and philosophies in my practice.

With a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Cornell University, I have been an active member of the New York  and Los Angeles Junior Leagues. I was the Treasurer and the Chair of Martha Stewart’s Living Well Guides committee at Mount Sinai hospital in NYC.   My committee volunteered at Mount Sinai hospital working with seniors – focusing on proper gerontological nutrition and teaching wellness seminars.   My previous committee worked with disadvantaged children in the Lower East Side.

I am an endurance athlete who runs 10 to 15 miles a week and incorporate swimming and weight training into my exercise regimen.

My teachers included:

Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine

Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center

Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University

and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.

My practice focuses on evidence-based clinical research with long-term successful results.  I analyze and follow up-to-date studies from PubMed, Cochrane Collaboration, the National Institute of Health (NIH), and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM).  Drawing on this knowledge, I work with evidence-based medicine to help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals to help bring out the BEST you.

I started this blog as a resource for those of you who want to start nourishing your bodies and feeding your souls too.  This nutrition blog has turned into a full-service nutrition and life coaching business working with women. If you have a woman in your life – whether it be your wife, girlfriend, mother, grandmother, colleague, friend, sister, or sister-in-law – forward them this website. With information that is simple and succinct, this website can allow you to make gradual changes to your diet and lifestyle to create a brighter, happier, more productive life for you and those you love.

Your body is your temple. Enable your body to create your BEST life performance by being the BEST version of YOU.   Let’s do it together!

In good health,

Elaine  :)