What is Naturopathic & Functional Wellness?

What is Naturopathic & Functional Wellness?

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naturopathy (na·​tu·​rop·​a·​thy)

(noun) Naturopathy is a form of alternative health that emphasizes the body's intrinsic ability to heal and maintain itself. It integrates various natural therapies and practices, often drawing on traditional healing methods. Key principles of naturopathy include:

  • First, do no harm
  • Address the whole person as an individual
  • Act in cooperation with the healing power of nature
  • Seek, identify, and help the client address the fundamental cause of the illness
  • Teach the principles of discovering how to live healthy, what that looks like, and how to support the body in staying healthy

functional wellness (func.tion.al well.ness)

(noun) Functional wellness is a person-centered approach to health that seeks to identify and rebalance the root cause of wellness issues, rather than mask symptoms with “a pill for every ill.” It engages the client and coach in a therapeutic partnership. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of health to a person-centered approach, functional wellness addresses the whole person.

Bio-individuality... functional wellness asks "who is this person who has these symptoms", not "what 'X disease' (a name given to a group of symptoms) does this person have?"  

Functional wellness utilizes dietary and lifestyle modifications, and when necessary, other non-toxic interventions, including but not limited to herbal remedies and nutritional supplements.

So when you work with a functional wellness coach, we won't focus on your symptoms. Instead, we'll address the optimal functioning of your body from the cells outward, to bring it back into balance.

Ultimately, Functional Wellness is learning how to truly LISTEN to the clues and cues your body is giving you (a.k.a. symptoms), discovering what those clues and cues may indicate, and naturally rebalancing your body to resolve or improve your symptoms and feel well again. 

Can you relate to any of these? I can help...


of people aren’t getting 7-8 hours of quality, deep sleep at night...

Quality sleep is the #1 thing you can do to improve your overall health and wellness.


of people are suffering from unnecessary gas &/or bloating as their "normal"...

Frequently caused by undiagnosed food sensitivities, this can lead to chronic inflammation.


of stomach acid & digestive enzymes are depleted by stress...

These digestive enzymes are vital to digest & absorb nutrients to create new healthy cells.

What is Bio-Individuality?

bio-individuality (bio.in.di.vid.u.al.ity) 

(noun) Every BODY is different. Each person is a unique individual with highly individualized nutritional and wellness requirements.

My Kickstart Your Health program is not a cookie-cutter approach. I value the concept that each individual BODY will differ in its nutritional and overall wellness needs due to external and internal factors including:

  • the foods we eat
  • our stress levels
  • our emotional thoughts
  • our lifestyle habits and patterns
  • our surrounding physical environment

There is no one-size-fits-all diet, exercise plan, or daily routine that works for every BODY. Question anyone who says there is. That's why when you work with me as your functional wellness coach, we'll partner to develop a plan that works best for YOUR unique body.

How can a Naturopathic & Functional Wellness Coach help you?

Wellness transformations my clients have realized:

Ditch Insomnia! Experience deep, sound sleep, and wake up feeling refreshed again

Eliminate Foggy Brain! Maintain clear thinking, better cognition, and mood balance

End Your Weight Worries! Lose (or gain) those pesky pounds to reach your ideal weight

Restore Your Energy! Feel renewed, vital energy in every area of your life

Enjoy a Happy Gut! Stop embarrassing gas, bloating, constipation, or digestive pains

How can a Naturopathic & Functional Wellness Coach help you?

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