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Hi, I’m maria

I’m a straight talking, honest-to-a-fault, big hearted hormone coach and DUTCH test expert and I’m so glad you’re here.

I know what it’s like to feel like your health is spinning out of control because I’ve been there.

At age 40, I went into perimenopause and it wasn’t pretty.

Perimenopause means massive change and boy was I changing! I was gaining weight, my mood was in the tank and most troubling of all, I wasn’t sleeping.

I knew I needed guidance, so I visited a highly regarded doctor in NYC. Although things got temporarily better, I continued to struggle, because I was only offered drugs and supplements to relieve symptoms.

At age 47, I was fully menopausal and things weren’t getting any better for me.

I could continue on...

… artificially jacked up on coffee and DIY’ing my health by hopping from one supplement to another without any guidance or I could do things differently.

I have to admit that prior to this, I hadn’t given much thought to what my 40s and 50s would look like for me. But it didn’t take too long to realize that I didn’t want to become a middle aged statistic where big bellies, non-existent libidos and excess weight is the order of the day.

It was tempting to stay on the DIY path by consulting Dr. Google but I knew that meant extending the frustrating and expensive cycle of trial and error and wasting precious time.

I wasn’t getting any younger and things weren’t getting better for me. I had to make a choice… pay now or pay later. Invest time, money and energy into my wellness now while I was still relatively healthy or pay for doctors, expensive drugs and long term care facilities later.

Instead of giving in to societal norms around aging...

I chose to be bold and radically redesigned how I took care of myself. No more blind faith in doctors who don’t have strategies for helping women stay healthy as they age.

Remember the first line where I said that I am ‘honest to a fault’?

Well here goes honesty….

The lifestyle redesign wasn’t always easy. But it was incredibly worth it.

I am now in my 50s and am in better health than when I was in my 40s.

my approach

Your 40’s and 50’s are a time of new beginnings, new possibilities and reinvention. But not if you feel like crap.

This time of your life should be your best years yet and I can help you get there. I use targeted testing, transformative protocols, coaching, and accountability to help you reclaim your health.

I have helped hundreds of women rediscover what it means to really feel great, be at a healthy weight and embrace this next act of their lives with joy, passion and an intact waistline.

my training

  • Institute for Integrative Nutrition, 2013
  • Practitioner Training Program, Dr. Sara Gottfried, MD., 2014
  • Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner Program, 2014
  • 3rd Age Women’s Health Certification, Burrell Education, 2015
  • Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy, Kathie Swift, RD., 2015
  • Nutritious Life Certification, Keri Glassman, RD, 2017
  • Private Mentorship, Dr. Lindsey Berkson, Hormone Scholar, 2017

If this sounds like what you want, head on over to my programs page.

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