Hello friend, and welcome to LavieNutrition!
I am so glad you have found us and hope you join us at whatever level you are at. Whether you simply want inspiration, a laugh or two, delicious recipes or an all out health makeover, we are here for you.
Healthy living has almost become confusing at this point, so many choices and messages. GMO, Gluten free what?! It seems more overwhelming than helpful at times.
In sharing my story and knowledge, I believe I can simplify things so that anyone can enjoy a beautiful life………..And I do love beauty, creating it from the inside out.
It is my heart's desire to serve you in this way, to make you feel your most beautiful, most loved, and most vibrant.
When I was growing up in Mexico, I ate things that were so heavy and devoid of nutrients that not only did it weigh down my body to the point of medications and surgery — my spirit was weighed down. Something wasn't right.
I knew I had to do something different, a 180 from what all that I knew. More surgery was not an option. Getting back my life was my only goal. I started researching on my own, hours worth of reading everything I could, changing old habits and creating new ones.
As soon as I incorporated a healthy lifestyle, I saw changes. Radical changes. Changes that made me realize that feeling awful had seemed normal to me, and I could completely shift that. I felt empowered!!
The conventional treatments had left me empty, but this new nutrient dense plant based way of living brought me back to life, literally. Simply by eating!! In fact, eating more than ever before.
Unfortunately as I was seeing this improvement, one of my dear friends passed away from a serious disease. I did not know enough at the time to help. I was just learning to help myself. Devastated, I made a commitment there and then to God and myself that I would help as many people as I could. A holistic nutritionist was born.
It is true, I am passionate about plants - nutrient rich plants and foods that nourish. But nourishment is so much more than "vitamins & supplements."
If your body is so overwhelmed it cannot receive nourishment, then it is just an expensive experiment.
Many people are discouraged by this. I completely understand.
Simply "managing symptoms" is unwise, it is simply kicking the can down the road, as they say.
I prefer to get to the root cause, rather than band-aid the surface. Let's identify and find the problem, then apply the solution!
I wholeheartedly believe in non-toxic living — ridding the body and home of hidden threats to your system. I see health and healing not just about what we eat, but how we nourish our bodies, our minds, our spirits and all the relationships in our lives (basing my programs on these principles.)
Technically speaking, I am a holistic nutritionist and consumer health advocate in Los Angeles. I practice along side of integrative chiropractors, alternative professionals, and doctors. I have teamed up with two chiropractors in opening a wellness center where we specialize in individual needs.
Over the past 10 years I have dedicated myself to research, developing many programs covering everything from diabetes to eczema to allergies to weight loss. As the mom of two beautiful girls, my heart is even more passionate about helping and educating children and families to have vibrant lifestyles. I especially love helping women know their value. Personally I don't take a moment for granted.
Currenty, I am continuing my studies as a practitioner to include a Masters with a focus on detox and cellular nourishment, using my strong plant based nutrient approach.