Hi! I’m Colleen. I’m a Functional Nutritional Therapist, holistic health advocate and real food lover who knows what it’s like to feel tired, not like “yourself,” and stressed out over all of the health info out there.
My passion for holistic nutrition grew from my own personal health journey. For years I lived in a state of constant stress and ignored my body’s cues for what foods it really needed. Eventually, my body broke down.
I could barely make it through my day. I would wake up and peel myself out of the bed, motivated only by the fact that once I got through my work day I could crawl right back in. I called it “living in survival mode”. And even though I was beyond exhausted, I couldn’t sleep through the night because my mind wouldn’t shut off, aka “tired but wired”.
Digestion was also a nightmare and I was constantly bloated—my stomach would pop out so much after a meal that I couldn’t fit into my clothes. And, even though I was barely eating, I started gaining weight. A lot of it. My thyroid began failing, and I developed a goiter and hypothyroidism, and was an anxious, mental wreck in a constant brain fog.
I went to countless doctors – no one could help me get to the root of my problem and suggested countless band-aid approaches with medication, generic diet plans, or, even worse, told me there was nothing wrong with me and to get over it.
With the years of education I received, plus my personal experiences, I developed the Nutritional Zest Way that has yielded amazing results with the countless individuals I’ve seen.
My goal is to change your psychology and relationship with food, balance your body and help you live up to your full potential by:
• Finding foods that work for
• Healing the gut, digestion,
metabolism, hormones & correcting
• Moving and exercising
• Managing stress with simple
• Implementing a short-term
supplement protocol to jump start
your healing (if needed)
• Learning how to eat consciously &
make peace with food
• Clinical Lab Testing, for Food
Sensitivity/ Allergy, Parasite,
Hormone, GI Health
Nutritional Therapy Association
Nutritional Therapy Institute
BioIndividual Nutrition Institute
Restorative Wellness Solutions
Focus on nutrition science and therapeutic diet application
testing and results interpretation