A Health Coach is a supportive mentor and wellness authority who works with clients to help them feel their best through food and lifestyle changes. Instead of prescribing one diet or way of exercising, Health Coaches tailor individualized wellness programs to meet their clients' needs.
Relationships, exercise, career, and spirituality are just as important to your health as the food you eat. Health Coaches understand this and take a holistic approach to supporting the whole person.
I'm Marie Karla, I work out of NYC but am always available for over the phone/Skype sessions.
I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I studied a variety of dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods.
With my knowledge, we 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.
Since the age of 13 I've had hormonal imbalance. Well over half my life I've struggled with it.. all the side effects, prescribed medications, and the inability to control repeated feelings of illness, depression, and stress.
It had a large impact on my self-esteem, daily function, and social life.
I had no choice but to take action. So over the years I tried many health routes like pharmaceuticals, acupuncture, mind/body techniques, therapy, functional medicine, and epigenetics.
I spent a lot of time on creative outlets such as sculpting, drawing, painting and journaling through this experience to alleviate despair, loneliness, and to search for some kind of relief, sense to my situation or plan.
Dance and yoga where a go to during this time as well. Things where difficult, but I kept on surviving somehow.
After being on anti-depressants, (that didn't work)
my body no longer wanted to accept treating the symptom approach. I didn't have the energy to get out of bed, I was gaining weight, with joint pain, acne, pre-diabetic, diagnosed with an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s, and my hair was falling out.
I would see doctors. They would offer anti-depressants, ex rays of joints, surgery, birth control pills and say nothing was wrong. Plus they would tag on a nice bill!
I began to take things into my own hands once I was at this breaking point. Researching and looking inside myself for what was improving.
It wasn't until I discovered the power of nutrition and having the support of a professional health mentor, that I was able to treat the root cause.
I detoxified my body properly, improved key areas of my internal eco and organ systems, with coaching through the process. My symptoms began to alleviate.
I got conscious of removing toxic foods to my bio-individuality, while improving areas of life that had suffered. I was then finally able to get back on my feet.
Fast forward to today, working as a NYC freelance hairstylist with clients for over 10 years. I began noticing patterns of illness in my clients that I was able to prevent with what I learned. Also talking with them, they started to find and go after what they REALLY wanted in their lives.
I saw that there was an obvious increase in hormonal issues, hair loss, pre-diabetes, weight gain, mental health and gut issues, fibromyalgia, infertility, joint pain, digestion, autoimmune, and life threatening allergies to name a few.
At this time my two best friends where having debilitating side effects from autoimmune conditions and new ones being diagnosed.
It made me really question, why would we use a "band aid" approach to health or beauty?
I also discovered that the fast food, standard American diet (S.A.D.) I was raised on, was making us sick!
After years of research on different health practices, fad diets, as well as how genetics and toxins impact our health, I decided to get a well rounded education in Integrative Nutrition.
I learned more about the history of nutrition. What scientifically keeps people healthy, why fad diets you are being sold don't work long term,
and key tools that nourish the body and lead to a vibrant life.
I want to help people see how the impact of simple sustainable improvements to their personal bio-individual diet, and areas of life can increase lifespan, joy, fulfillment, and in the end attain health.
You do not have to just survive when you could thrive!
I decided it was time to share my knowledge and stop allowing this veil to be pulled over our eyes by the food, pharmaceutical, and beauty industry.
I want to empower others with easy ways to choose what is the right way for them. To take charge, change their story, find, and go for what they want in their lives!
I found a way to truly get to the root of the problem, and prevent the rise in conditions we see today like cancer, heart disease, and mental illness.
I want to show others the impact we can make,
I was able to overcome the harsh effects of hormonal imbalance. Depression, isolation, and illness no longer dictate my daily life. I’m no longer on synthetic medications or pre-diabetic. I feel better than I ever have!
Side effects include: Clear glowing skin free of acne and cellulite, healthy digestion and weight, great hair, contagious happiness, better social life, freedom from joint pain, youthfulness, great libido, and hopeful possibilities.
I've encouraged friends, family and clients to regain their mojo and make astonishing life transformations too. Get a vibrant life to pursue your dreams.
Are you curious about how health coaching can help you? Let’s talk. Schedule an initial consultation with me today.
"By my second session, I was sleeping better than I have been in years." Judy S.
"Marie Karla was very professional, knowledgable and provided me with a great beauty routine." Tara M.
"Having Marie as my Health Coach has been a total eye opening experience. I found my groove in my healthy eating, and have never been happier in my body" Sharon B.