Hi there! I'm Nicky
I help busy woman and moms take control of digestive issues and stress and create healthier habits so they can lose the stubborn belly fat and get back that vibrant energy they used to have.
Life as a momma is not always easy.
We will encounter all sort of challenges and we will quickly learn that we cannot have control of everything, like we once did. But the one thing we can control is our health - the foods we consume and the products we put into our body.
Keep traveling along the path your on just and be prepared for a few detours along the way; because the journey is going to be your biggest reward.
At 12 years old I was forced to start an empowering yet frightening path. My mom, Shari, lost her fight against breast cancer. I was left alone with one parent and two little sisters. Feeling run down, bloated and inflamed became the norm since I was a teenager.
My health was far from ideal even though I thought I was eating healthy. I had no idea what was considered to be "healthy food" and didn't even think about nutrition growing up. I come from an Italian family eating tons of pastas, cheese, bread and sauce as our main staple, it was most of what I knew and, it was so delicious. Don't get me wrong! I love my Italian heritage and making homemade sauce was and still is, our jam, using our homegrown veggies and herbs.
There was much more that needed improvement in my life, more than the food the Standard American Diet told me to eat (low fat, fat free, grain, dairy and zero calories). My anxiety left me feeling over tired and my strict exercise regimen was doing me more harm than good.
Yeah hormonal changes happen and being tired was normal, but I was struggling with something deeper than that. After many years of struggling through a variety of health issues, I grew tired of being passed off by doctors and specialists and being put on prescription drugs for stubborn acne, on the pill for PCOS and irregular periods making it difficult to have kids, if at all. I had a real life cheese obsession that was literally inhibiting my health. By the time I reached high school my "scatter brain" led me to a diagnosis of ADHD and I honestly have no idea how I got through each day as happy as I was. Maybe these were all signs that something was a bit off and no drug or pill was going to fix that.
If only I had known the damaging affects of long term use of these meds, poor lifestyle and stress factors, which ended up being the biggest contributor to my main struggle today, Candida. Candida, an autoimmune condition that was left untreated for so long I developed another autoimmune condition, Vitiligo (discoloration of the skin).
I became a Health Coach to uncover the root of my own specific health issues. In my journey to reverse these symptoms I took control of my health by completely revamping my diet and my lifestyle.
I started eating more plants, coloring my plate, took time each day to de-stress, cleaned up toxic products in my life and found the magic in meal prep that turned my life around. Most importantly, my cycles were normal, my hormones were happy and my body finally felt whole. Finally, 2019 brought us a miracle when our healthy beautiful baby girl, Ava arrived!
I discovered that life is not just about making sure you eat kale every day and consume only 1200 calories to keep up with your body weight and athletic ability. It's about the appreciation for yourself, being mindful and in tune with your body and trusting your gut feelings and intuition.
- Certified Holistic Nutrition & Wellness Coach
- Certified Personal Fitness Trainer
- Certified Essential Oil Consultant
- Bachelor's Degree in Business Management; Focus in Marketing
- Associates Degree in Psychology
- Certification in Holistic Natural Remedies
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