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hannahaylward10@gmail.com
Holistic Health Coach - Dance Cardio Instructor - Health + Wellness Writer -
Recipe Developer - Personal Chef



MY PHILOSOPHY

I believe in the fundamentals of functional medicine. Every person's body in different. One size does not fit all.

Many knowledgeable, recognized healthcare professionals have different views - vegan, vegetarian, pescetarian, raw, paleo, macrobiotic. What is right for you depends on your individual makeup. However, I have found that each dietary theory shares a few common beliefs - whole, single ingredient, plant-based foods are good for you. I believe in focusing on a diet filled with these foods, and "supplementing" with others. Ditch the processed. Focus on foods with one ingredient that have not been tainted by chemicals, preservatives and man-made fillers.

With my knowledge, we can co-create completely personalized actions based on your goals to move you toward your ideal vision of health within your unique body, lifestyle, preferences and resources. We can do it with practicality, humor and authenticity. I aim to work with my clients to discover the best match for them. Everyone has multiple characteristics that influence what their body likes and dislikes. It is important to look at the whole picture, weighing in exercise, background, tendencies, digestion, allergies, stress level, mental health, current lifestyle and background history to determine what is best. We can work together to acknowledge these factors and provide guidance that will lead you to nutritional success. 

I work with my clients to get in touch with their body’s needs because I understand that life happens and your needs will change. I want to equip you with the self-awareness to make the best decisions for yourself in any given circumstance. I believe each person is fully capable of making well-informed decisions as their own expert, not the latest magazine article or fad diet book.

Let’s define what you value most from your well-being. We’ll use these visions to motivate specific goals that bring you closer to where you want to be. Together we’ll co-create your health goals within reasonable time frames and actionable objectives so you know exactly what you’re working toward.
 

Here are some concepts that we will explore during our work together:

Integrative Nutrition Plate†

The Integrative Nutrition Plate emphasizes the importance of local and organic produce, whole grains, high-quality proteins, plant-based fats, and water. It shows you how a plate should appear at mealtime and emphasizes the importance of proportions and portion size. To complete the picture, the plate is surrounded with lifestyle factors that create optimal health: relationship, career, physical activity and spirituality. I’ll introduce you to some of the healthiest foods on the planet and teach you how to find what’s healthiest for your unique body!

Primary Food†

It’s easy to overlook all of the things that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It’s not just the food we eat that affects our health, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity, and a spiritual awareness are essential forms of nourishment. When these primary foods are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary. I will support you in achieving all of your goals, from eating the right foods for your body to living an inspired, fulfilling life.

Bio-IINdividuality*

The concept of Bio-IINndividuality is the idea that each of us has unique food and lifestyle needs. One person’s food is another person’s poison, and that’s why fad diets tend to fail in the long run. Working on the principle of bio-individuality, I’ll support you to make positive changes that are based on your unique needs, lifestyle, preferences, and ancestral background.

Crowding Out††

Many nutrition experts give their clients a list of foods to avoid and foods to eat, which explains why so many people are turned off by nutrition. My approach is different – by eating and drinking foods that are good for you, you will naturally have less room and desire for unhealthy foods. Simply put, you will crowd out the unhealthy food in your diet. This takes a little practice to make happen, but I will support you along the way.



Deconstructing Cravings††

Cravings play a critical role in understanding what your body needs and shouldn’t be ignored. When you learn how to deconstruct your cravings and understand what they’re really telling you, you will be able to reclaim a sense of balance and harmony.



Are you ready to start feeling better than ever? Schedule an initial consultation with me today!