Meet the Coach

Rachel Shapiro

Rachel Shapiro

Holistic Health Coach

Rachel received her training as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program.

During her training, she studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. Among those teachers were Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.

Rachel’s education has equipped her with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and her knowledge of different dietary theories, Rachel works with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.

Approach

I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.

My approach is not to dwell on calories, carbs, fats, and proteins. It is not to create lists of restrictions or good and bad foods. Instead, I work with my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and rewarding.

Together we’ll work to reach your health goals in areas such as achieving optimal weight, reducing food cravings, increasing sleep, and maximizing energy. As we work together, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance and health.

Concepts

Bio-individuality™: The concept of bio-individuality is that each person has unique food and lifestyle needs. One person’s food is another person’s poison, and that’s why fad diets tend to fail in the long run. Working on the principle of bio-individuality, I’ll support you to make positive changes that are based on your unique needs, lifestyle, preferences, and ancestral background. I use a personalized, holistic approach to ensure that you will have great success!

Primary Food™: It’s easy to overlook all of the things that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It’s not just the food we eat, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity and a spiritual awareness are essential forms of nourishment. When these “primary foods” are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary. I will support you in achieving all of your goals, from eating the right foods for your body to living an inspired, fulfilling life.

Integrative Nutrition™ Plate: The Integrative Nutrition Plate emphasizes the importance of local and organic produce, whole grains, high-quality proteins, plant-based fats, and water. It shows you how a plate should appear at mealtime and emphasizes the importance of proportions and portion size. To complete the picture, the plate is surrounded with lifestyle factors that create optimal health: relationship, career, physical activity and spirituality. I’ll introduce you to some of the healthiest foods on the planet and teach you how to find what’s healthiest for your unique body!

Training

Rachel received her training as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program.

During her training, she studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. Among those teachers were Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.

Rachel’s education has equipped her with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and her knowledge of different dietary theories, Rachel works with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.

A Message from Rachel

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Do you wonder where the joy and vitality have gone in your life? Have you been trying to “lose the weight” for years and not gotten anywhere? Are you “battling” with addictions?

After answering yes to all of the questions above and not getting anywhere with doctors, tests, and treatments I decided to take my health and my life into my own hands. I was done with being too tired to enjoy my life, finished with being in physical pain, and totally over being consumed with “what was wrong with me”. I realized that the food I put into my body, the thoughts I held in my head, and the behavior patterns I had adopted in my life had all led me down the path of dis-ease. I decided to take my life and my health back and take responsibility for how I felt in my body and my mind.

My personal journey to wellness has been lifelong. I was certified as a massage therapist in 2000 and in the Collard Method of Intuitive Bodywork in 2007. I started chefing on private yachts in 2005 and my focus has always been on delicious food that nourishes all of our senses. I love teaching people that eating healthy food can be easy and great tasting! After a particularly stressful couple of years I realized that stress existed inside of myself and in 2007 I began an intensive study of my Being. I have participated in many different types of trainings including rebirthing, Landmark Education, and meditation. I have been a yoga practitioner for the past ten years and live my life by the saying, “As within so without.”

My journey eventually brought me to Health Coaching. I received my training in Health Coaching and Nutrition from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.

Are you curious about how health coaching can help you? Let’s talk. Schedule a free initial consultation with me today.

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