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A little about me

My name is Yvonne and I am a Certified Integrative Health Practitioner and Plant-Based Nutrition coach. My mission is to help people pursue the health they need to enjoy what brings them joy out of life.

After many decades of suffering from a variety of ailments, I realized that traditional medicine has never focused on the root causes of my issues. Throughout the years, I have experienced:

Severe to moderate asthma

Seasonal allergies

Eczema as a child

Gestational diabetes

Hypertension with the pregnancy of my son

Hormonal issues

Joint pain

All these ailments kept me from being my BEST ME, slowing me down from the things that I enjoyed. Intuitively, I changed my diet and noticed a huge improvement in my health. With this noticeable improvement in how I looked and felt, I knew I was on the right path. When I witnessed my son going down the same illness/medication path as I as a child, I decided to take a more proactive approach to his health. I sought out a functional medicine doctor that focused more on root causes. He is now on the road to healing.

During the process of obtaining better health for my son and myself, I learned a lot about how diet, exercise, stress, toxins, rest, emotions, sleep and supplements affect our health and well-being. This journey solidified my decision in becoming a health coach. I have always had a passion for bettering my own health and helping others reach their health and wellness goals. Several years of being a certified personal trainer allowed me to work with people but didn’t focus enough on health. Becoming a health coach was a natural progression for me.

In addition to a life-long interest in health, fitness and wellness, I also enjoy hiking. I organize and lead hikes in my local area of the San Francisco Bay Area, CA and belong to another Northern California hiking group. Gardening, cooking, spinning, spending time with family/friends and jigsaw puzzles and traveling are some of my other activities I really enjoy.

I look forward to helping you become the very best version of yourself.