I use Functional Medicine and Health and Wellness Coaching to guide our sessions together. Functional medicine is a medical model that looks for root causes to your symptoms or health condition. These may include nutritional deficiencies, toxins, genetics, infections, poor or inadequate sleep, high levels of stress and lack of movement. Through individualized nutrition, physical activity, supplementation (as needed), stress reduction, improving sleep and reducing environmental toxins, you will feel better. As a Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, I partner with you to make lasting changes that support your values, your dreams and your goals. Because you are an expert on yourself, we work TOGETHER to design ways to improve your health, wellness and overall well-being.
I have a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Food Science, and have a diverse background in the field of nutrition and health. I have worked as an inpatient Clinical Dietitian, as a Nutrition Support Specialist (specializing in tube feedings and intravenous feedings) and a Diabetes Educator/Dietitian in an outpatient setting. I have also taught several classes at the university level, including Nutrition, Upper Level Metabolism, Environmental and World Hunger, Sports Nutrition, Nutrition Through the Lifecycle and graduate level Dietetics. I developed three doctorate level functional medicine classes for Huntington College of Health Sciences. In addition to my nutrition background, I previously worked as a Personal Trainer for 9 years. I am a Certified Health and Wellness Coach through Wellcoaches School of Coaching as well as the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaches. In the last eleven years, I have studied Functional Medicine extensively and am now specializing in functional, preventative nutrition and health coaching. I have co-authored three books and have also authored several journal articles and continuing education courses on various topics. I am currently working at California Center for Functional Medicine assisting patients prevent or manage chronic health conditions.
I only recommend products from manufacturers who have gained my confidence through considerable research and experience. She determines quality by considering: (1) the quality of science behind the product; (2) the quality of the ingredients themselves; (3) the quality of the manufacturing process; and (4) the synergism among product components. The brands of supplements that I recommend are those that meet my high standards and tend to produce predictable results.
The DAVID Delight is an innovative portable hand-held device that offers a non-pharmaceutical approach to wellness using Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE) technology. By using flashing lights and pulsing tones, the Delight provides a non-invasive way to achieve peak mental and physical well-being.
The Delight features 10 sessions (two sessions in each of the following categories):
The DAVID Delight Pro provides a unique fusion of audio-visual entrainment (also known as brainwave entrainment) and cranial-electro stimulation (CES) with sophistication and simplicity.
The David Delight Pro sessions have been thoroughly tested and are designed based on most current research findings to ensure you the most effective results. The sessions on the David Delight Pro are supported by research studies which include Seasonal Affective Disorder, stress reduction, insomnia, improved mood, mental sharpness and balance (reduced risk of falling) in seniors, and reduced worry plus improvements in concentration and memory in college students. The Delight Pro sessions also include our proprietary randomization process, which helps encourage dissociation and brain frequency tracking to the stimulus.
In addition to the standard white, you can now experience blue, cyan, green, yellow, red and magenta. You can also select separate colors for each visual field and random color selection.
Over the last twenty years, we have observed that using the blue or a blue-green blend setting on the multi-color eyeset helps for inducing a good night's sleep and onset of sleep and deeper sleep. This was originally discovered in our 1992 pain study by Gagnon and Boersma. Since then, thousands of people have benefited from using blue or blue-green blends to improve their sleep. Use blue light on the left and green on the right.
The Biomat® is a “pad” which lies on top of a massage table or your home mattress. It converts electricity through a computerized control panel, produced with Texas Instruments parts, into Far Infrared Rays (FIR), nature’s invisible light. FIR was discovered by NASA to be the safest, most beneficial light wave. It penetrates 6-8 inches into the innermost recesses of the body, reducing stress and fatigue.
The Biomat® also produces negative ions, nature’s energizer. Negative ions are abundant in natural environments such as forests, mountains, waterfalls, and oceans. In a 2013 report, studies were discussed about the positive effects of negative ions on physiological functions and human health(1).
Amethyst crystals cover the entire surface of the Biomat. Amethyst Quartz is nature's super conductor, naturally producing healthy far infrared light waves.
This technology is being used in spas and professional practitioner's offices all over the world. Physical therapists, chiropractors and acupuncturists are realizing the benefits for their clients. Start today by being proactive about your health and well being! A good night's sleep or a mere 20 minute nap on the Biomat®, can go a long way to ensuring that the years ahead of you will be healthier, enabling you to be more active and enjoy life’s journey to its fullest!
FAR INFRARED RAYS
The deep penetrating power of Far Infrared Rays stimulates every system of the body from the inside out. As Infrared is radiated into the body, it resonates with the frequencies of organic molecules and cells causing them to vibrate, heat up and expand. In turn, blood vessels, capillaries, nerve endings and organelles expand, making the body feel fully charged and energized in just the same way a bell struck at regular intervals vibrates and moves faster and faster. This causes a net increase in metabolism helping cells to divide faster, nervous signals to move faster and healing to occur at a much accelerated rate
The Negative Ions stimulate all of the cell membranes of the body causing their ion channels to become active. This helps to alkalize all cells by removing cellular waste and toxins. Negative Ions also convert cells from “Fight or Flight” (Stress) mode, to Reproductive, Normal Functioning (Happy) Mode causing a sense of Deep Relaxation in the mind and body. Just as negative ions clean our air, they also clean out our cells.
Amethyst Crystals have been known to deliver both infrared and negative ions naturally. In this case the Amethyst crystal is not only used to focus the FIR energy of the Biomat but also helps to calm and protect the mind and nervous system.
These therapeutic components of the Biomat works to remove blockages creating better communication between the brain, the autonomic and sympathetic nervous systems and all organs of the body to balance and stabilize the bodies systems and strengthen the body's own self-healing power.
Includes carrying case and control panel. Pillow not included.
The compact size of the MiniMat makes this a perfect companion for on-the-go. The Bio Minimat is great for trips by car, train or plane. You’ll want one for your chair at work or your home office. Even sharing with friends, family members and even your pets. All benefit from using this therapeutic device. You can use the MiniMat in easy chairs, desk chairs Med-Spa, dental & office chairs. It is also the perfect size for children.
The MiniMat converts electricity through an EMI device (Electromagnetic Interceptor), which then passes through a compact computerized control panel with 9 variable heat settings and 4 timer settings, into Far Infrared Rays (FIR), and Negative Ions. These two components, Negative Ions and Far Infrared Rays, are transferred through alternating channels of Amethyst Quartz Crystals and Black Tourmaline channels which cover the entire surface of the MiniMat. Amethyst also produces naturally occurring far infrared waves and Tourmaline is a very piezoelectric stone. These frequencies penetrate 6 inches into the innermost recesses of the body, stimulating the healing process. This Supports the Immune System and aides the body in reducing inflammation, increases blood flow and tissue oxygenation and promotes relaxation and a restful sleep. The BioMat can be used to achieve the benefits of a sauna, allowing more customized temperature regulation without the hazards of heating the head or the negative EMF exposure commonly found in many traditional saunas or heating devices. The Amethyst Crystals promote increased conduction and absorption of FIR and Negative Ions. The BioMat represents the highest quality & comfort in a portable pad suitable for your home or clinic setting.