a wholistic approach to total wellness

discover your healthiest, happiest self

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The wholistic approach to health and wellness considers an individual as a whole and focuses on healing the root causes of disease rather than treating and masking symptoms.  There is an emphasis on reconnecting the mind, body and spirit to allow for a more empowering experience. Lifestyle, environment, nutrition, movement, sleep, thought patterns, supplementation, purpose and community are just some of the factors that play into our levels of overall health, vitality and resilience.

We all have free-will. And with that, comes the ability to make the conscious choices and decisions on a daily basis that enable us to align with and become a healthier version of ourself. 

 

my philosophy

6 vital elements

Quality over Quantity

Calories are not the enemy. 

The quantity (number) of calories is not nearly as significant as the quality (type) of calories.

Food provides vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, living enzymes, beneficial microbes, vibrational frequencies and more. 

Hormonal Balance

Even the healthiest of eating and fitness regimen won't result in optimal health if the endocrine system isn't functioning efficiently. Vital glands such as the adrenals, thyroid, pituitary, hypothalamus and pancreas are all interconnected and control the regulation of our hormones. Cortisol, grehlin, leptin, insulin, seretonin and dopamine, to name a few, are responsible for our levels of stress, energy, hunger, satiation, fat storage, rate of digestion and metabolism and mood regulation.

Gut Health

Microflora balance is an essential component.

Gut Dysbiosis is when there's more harmful bacteria than beneficial bacteria in the GI tract. A "leaky gut" is the cause of chronic inflammation, IBS, allergies, skin issues, sugar addictions & cravings, mood swings, anxiety & depression,  and can easily lead to diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Together we will rebalance & repair the gut with high potency and bioavailable probiotics, prebiotics, and digestive enzymes and functional herbs to heal the intestinal lining. 

Self Heal

It's time to nourish your mind and learn how to trust your intuition. By addressing your daily thought patterns, we can clear the negative energies fueled by subconscious critical self-talk and deep-rooted limiting beliefs. Every cell in your body can hear your thoughts of fear and distrust. Removing all self-sabotaging behaviors leads to a journey driven by self-love, self-compassion and authentic empowerment.

Intention Setting

What we focus on and give attention to, we bring more of into our life- positive or negative. These are simply the universal laws, also known as the Law of Attraction.

iIt's important to set positive intentions and goals; focus on what you want to have, not what you’d like to lose or not have.

Believing and visualizing how you want your health to evolve will lead you to a path of less resistance. When we constantly focus on our perceived lack of  progress we are making, we get discouraged and deviate from our goals.

The research on visualization is undeniable. Thoughts and mental imagery affects cognitive processes, enhance motivation,

increase confidence

andself-efficacy and

prime your brain

for success! 

Physical Activity

Workout smarter, not harder. By incorporating the right types of exercise and increasing muscle mass, your metabolic rate will fire up, allowing you to start to feel more energized and actually see progress sooner rather than later.

Not to mention, a good sweat sash and blood flow to the brain ensures for endorphin overload- hello self confidence!

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Testimonials

I have suffered with IBS for over a decade and after working with Marissa for 2 months my digestive system and my life has radically changed for the better.  Removing the foods that were promoting bad bacteria and inflammation and adding in good bacteria via probiotics has opened my world to eating foods I haven’t touched in 10 years out of sheer fear.  The number of foods I can eat vs. the ones I have had to cut out has been 110% worth it.  Funnily, I find myself completely turned off by foods I used to adore like potatoes, rice, and sugary things and enjoying things I never considered eating before like pickles, black coffee (gasp!), kefir, the list goes on.  It is like having all new taste buds and I’m really enjoying discovering what my new favorite foods are (definitely peanut butter). 

 

In addition, no longer having the IBS sword hang over my head day in and day out has taken my daily level of anxiety and worry WAY DOWN.  I don’t have to fear every bite that I eat and worry about the potential consequences of each meal.  I don’t have to plan my life around what I eat, when I eat it, and if I indulged in a food on the [FODMAP] “do not eat list” (like broccoli) knowing that I will be ill and incapacitated. 

 

The relief and freedom that I feel every day is unrivaled. 

 

And believe me in the past decade I have read every IBS book, tried every remedy, had countless medical tests and procedures, and subtracted more and more from my diet.  I just wish I had met Marissa and made these changes sooner! 

— Lauren H.

 

Are you resonating with the wholistic approach to total wellness?

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