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
Eczema as a child
Hypertension with the pregnancy of my son
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.