Are you sick and tired of not having enough energy to last you through the day, without coffee, chocolate and energy drinks?
Is feeling tired all the time preventing you from accomplishing the things you want to accomplish for you? Like self-care for example?
When you’re done with the work day, you pick up the children only to start your second job of chauffeuring them to their different activities. By 6:30 PM, are you so tired and hungry that you have little energy to cook for the family?
Passing by the drive-thru just is the most convenient thing you can do for you and your family. Now the hamburger and fries you ate made you feel like crap and added to your exhaustion, not to mention guilt because you know so darn well that eating junk isn’t healthy for you and your family.
I’m a busy woman just like you. I remember feeling stressed, tired and sick most of the time. I was a junk food girl. I ate skittles, m&m’s, and chips from the vending machine for lunch. For breakfast, it was pop tarts and coffee. On a good day, lunch was a tuna sandwich from Subway, fish filet or a hamburger kid’s meal from McDonald’s. Endlessly snacking on chips and candy throughout the day for energy. Every day at 2:00 PM, I had to have my twix! Hello, caffeine and sugar! I was a walking bag of sugar.
See, here was the problem:
I needed a plan. I felt alone. I was overwhelmed with all the health information out there. Which information is reliable? Who do I believe?
I went from eating only organic to eating only raw because I didn’t know which “guru” to follow. They all looked happy, energetic, and healthy! What I was missing was a plan of action personalized for my body.
I was confused. Do you have a boatload of questions about what is REALLY healthy for you as a woman? As a busy mom?
I wanted somebody to lay out the plan for me, show me the way, hold me accountable, and cheer me on, which is why I became a health coach.
I teach you about food and nutrition, lifestyle habits and ways to sustain this lifestyle without feeling deprived and overwhelmed. Bye bye google!
Here’s the deal! You’re NOT tired because you’re getting older. You feel tired all the time because there’s something that’s been brewing inside your body.
AND here where I come in!
I show you what’s going on.
I teach you to understand your body, understand your gut, calm your immune system and understand how nourishing your body and mind will help you become whole, healthy, and vibrant from the inside out.
I help you regain your energy through balancing your hormones, improving your gut health and managing your stress. Is it through magic? Heck no! It’s through real food nutrition, implementing nourishing habits and self care practices that are easy, fun, and totally doable that feed your body, soul, and mind, and have you feeling absolutely amazing, energized, and ready and able for everything in your life.
It’s time to recharge, renew and trade in any confusion, exhaustion, and overwhelm for a fresh start.
It’s your right to thrive.
You don’t have to be sick or feel exhausted. It’s NOT part of aging.
It’s your birthright to feel healthy, look healthy and have real energy to accomplish the things you want to accomplish in life.
It’s your legacy to feel and look beautiful so that you feel confident about yourself.
It’s your birthright to live an abundant and amazing life.
This is my story:
I’m married to an amazing man, Dimitri. I know it’s cliche to say that, but he’s the most selfless person I’ve ever met. You know the saying ” takes his shirt off his back”. He’s my biggest supporter and best friend. He’s the father of my two amazing children, who are my inspiration to be the best momma and health coach.
I was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. I survived the many Lebanese wars. I grew up eating fresh and home cooked Lebanese food, but I didn’t eat vegetables. The only two vegetables I ate were carrots and cucumbers, on occasions. I did eat home cooked foods because junk food and drive -thrus didn’t exist. I mean there was only one burger place in Lebanon, so fast food wasn’t part of my daily life when I was in Lebanon.
I came to the U.S after graduating high school, and I started eating fast food: McDonald’s, Taco Bell, etc… I was fascinated with drive-thrus and quick fix meals. I had never seen anything like this growing up. I became addicted to Starbucks, candy and anything processed. I loved my daily tall Caramel Frappuccino with extra caramel. What do you mean “Do you want whip cream?” Is that even a legit question?
Then I started to experience the downfall of eating junk but I didn’t make the connection.
At 19, I had bad acne. I tried Accutane, antibiotics, birth control pills, and chemical peeling. They’d clear my face for a few months only. Acne was part of my life that I just learned to live with it because I couldn’t get rid of it. Constipation was part of my life too, and I learned to live with that too. I’d go 5-6 days without pooping. And on the 7th day, the agony began in the bathroom. I thought it was normal to go for days without pooping.
In 2005, I started working in the schools as a speech-language pathologist. Where I worked, there weren’t many food options which didn’t affect me. I didn’t pack, cook or plan. I had Subway and McDonald’s. On occasions, my friends and I would meet at the local Mexican restaurant, and I’d have chicken taquitos with rice and beans.
Shortly after starting work, I got pregnant with my first child, Geo, and because I had to be healthier for the baby, I figured I’d eat subway everyday. So I had a tuna sandwich with cheese and mayo on a daily basis for lunch, BUT hold the veggies, please. I remember eating broccoli, and my husband was so proud of that broccoli moment.
A few years later, I had my second child, Avery. A few months after Avery was born, I began having horrible migraines. I always had sinus infections, but they never turned into migraines. The headaches were so bad that I had to leave work several times. When I was home, I couldn’t move. I couldn’t take care of my babies. All I wanted to do was sleep and sleep some more. I went to my primary doctor who referred me to the ENT. I went through testing, and there was nothing wrong.
This is when it all changed.
I couldn’t live like this. I was miserable. I started researching only to find out about the effect of food on our health and well-being. What the heck? Really? I was shocked when I read that. Are you telling me that I have to eat vegetables like the green stuff to feel better?
I started the health journey that has brought me to today. I did it by myself. I tried many health trends: the raw vegan, the smoothies, the juice cleanse, the watermelon detox, the raw til 4, the vegan, the vegetarian, to name the few, until I discovered what worked best for me. Then I helped my husband, kids, immediate family members, and the ripple effect began. Even my coworkers started drinking smoothies and eating salads.
In August of 2014, I enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) to become a certified health coach and help others especially busy moms just like you and me.
In August of 2015, I graduated from IIN and got certified as a health coach.
More change had to happen.
Even though I was eating more fruits, and vegetables, I stopped having dairy, and I was eating mainly whole foods (not processed), all organic, I still had health problems like occasional constipation and occasional breakouts but most importantly I was fatigued. I didn’t have energy. In February of 2017, I started working with a functional medicine practitioner who helped me get to the root cause of my symptoms. I discovered I had SIBO ( small intestine bacterial overgrowth), hormonal imbalances, food sensitivities and leaky gut. See years of abusing body couldn’t go away with eating veggies, fruits and whole foods. I needed to calm my immune system through anti-inflammatory foods, and stress management, along with healing my gut and detoxing. That’s why in July of 2017, I enrolled in The School of Applied Functional Medicine to help women stop the fatigue and get their energy back through balancing their hormones, improving their gut health and managing stress.
In summer of 2018, I became an applied functional medicine coach. Functional medicine in a nutshell is the medicine of the why. Getting to the root cause of what’s going on instead of covering up and band-aiding problems with quick fixes.
Your symptoms are only the tip of the iceberg, there are hidden causes underneath and I’ll help you discover them so you can thrive and feel vibrant from the inside out so that you have the energy and confidence to do whatever you want to do. The sky’s limit and it’s your right to go after it!
Today, I help women stop the fatigue and get their energy back through balancing their hormones, improving their gut health and managing stress.
I guide you in implementing step by step changes that are sustainable for your unique needs.
- I was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon.
- I speak four languages: Lebanese ( a dialect of Arabic), French, English and Spanish.
- I’m a speech therapist and have worked in the same district for 12 years. After 12 years at one district, I quit ( never felt better) and now am working part time at another district. Change is good! You should try it from time to time LOL
- I hated veggies with a passion and learned to tolerate them now
- I prefer phone calls over texts
- I’m compassionate, emotional and very loyal
- I love being silly and I have a great sense of humor
Ready to take action? Schedule an assessment call with me so we figure out what’s going on in your health, what you need to do and shift in order to stop those problems. We’ll figure out exactly how to get you from where you are to where you want to be so that you can live the life you’re meant to live abundant, confident, and full of energy.