Get ready to Decompress and Digest!
In this Class Replay You Will:
- Learn the importance of digestive health.
- Understand the incredible impact chronic stress has on your digestion, and what you can do about it!
- Gain step-by-step, actionable tools, to create a state of calm with ease.
- Enjoy a q & a session with your hosts!
- Unwind and renew, as you focus on creating a more balanced You!
Hi! I’m Kira Whitham, founder of “a nourished life.” So happy you’re here!
A little about me…I hold a Master’s in Health and Nutrition Education degree from Hawthorn University and am a member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP). I strongly believe that food has healing qualities and the majority of our health problems can be solved through proper nourishment.
As a child I experienced frequent stomach pain that went undiagnosed. My parents took me to doctors and were given vague prognoses and referred me to specialists. I underwent test after test after test, and was finally “diagnosed” with IBS and told to eliminate citrus, tomatoes, caffeine, and chocolate. I was given Zantac for heartburn and was even offered antidepressants to ease the stomach pain.
Unfortunately, my stomach issues continued even when I cut those foods out. I decided I was fed up and began doing my own research into nutrition. First I stopped eating out so often (fast food was a frequent staple) and cut back on dairy and grains. I started to notice some improvement in my symptoms, so I continued reducing these foods. Today, I am virtually symptom free and no longer have to make trips to Urgent Care due to debilitating stomach pain and vomiting. I have eliminated dairy, drastically reduced gluten and sugar consumption, and no longer eat fast foods. I eat a healthy diet of organic produce and meats and have never felt better.
And as for the foods that the doctors had me eliminate—those don’t bother me in the least. Had I never done my own research and began experimenting with foods, I would probably still be stuck in my old ways, not realizing that certain foods were fueling my pain. This is what drives me to help others. I want people to know that there are alternative routes to healing, and that food is meant to nourish the body. I love helping others find solutions to their health problems and begin enjoying their lives again.
These days I enjoy traveling, reading, painting, photography, and spending time at home with my husband, son, and Pomeranian.
Learn more about Kira Whitham at www.anourishedlifenutrition.
Has everyday life gotten in the way of your health and well-being? Are you stuck doubting yourself, wondering if real change is really possible for you?
I get it!
My story began a few years ago, I was living in Los Angeles and found myself stuck in the daily grind. I was working 40-70 hours a week as a nanny, and although I loved the little ones, I was overwhelmed, and completely stressed out.
I became engaged, and realized how uncomfortable I was in my own skin. My now husband traveled for work and we spent the majority of our engagement apart. This give me the time and space to really take a look at myself. I began to say yes to me, started to create some boundaries around work/home life, started incorporating more empowering movement like yoga and hiking, and spent time with friends and loved ones.
As the daughter of a home economics teacher (who cooked everything with a stick of butter and a can of cream of something) and a pastry chef father, I quickly realized that eating this way was no longer working for me. I started making small shifts around food, adding in more plant based, unprocessed foods. In just a couple months I lost 25 lbs and gained so much more. More energy. More excitement. More curiosity. What had I done to feel this good, and how could I help other women feel this same sense of empowerment?
That is what led me to study Holistic Health and Nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. While at IIN, I studied over 100 dietary theories, and lifestyle management techniques, from the world's top health and wellness experts. Bringing this knowledge along with my own wellness journey has enabled my coaching practice to completely transform lives! We have worked together on a range goals from weight loss, stress reduction and menu planning to establishing sustainable self-care practices and re-balancing hormones... A few of my clients have even brought home happy, healthy babies after infertility issues and loss, which is so dear to my heart.
My husband and I lost our first child, Audrianna, a couple hours after her birth. The outpouring of love, and support, that we received after loss, and the depth of love and sense purpose I uncovered, is what motivates my journey and practice. Her presence in my life has challenged me, unearthed me, and inspired me to use this gift of life, and to use all the love I have within me, as I support other women on their wellness journey's. If you are ready to create lifelong sustainable change, I would love to support you in your journey to wellness!
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I had the privilege of studying under experts such as:
- Walter Willett, MD: Chair of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health
Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard’s School of Public Health as well as the author of Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating.
- Andrew Weil, MD: Director of Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona
A best-selling author whose books include: Spontaneous Healing and Eight Weeks to Optimal Health. Dr. Weil is a Harvard Medical School graduate and world-renowned expert on medicinal herbs, mind-body interactions and healing systems. He also started the Integrative Medicine program at the University of Arizona.
- Deepak Chopra: World leader in the field of mind-body medicine
A holistic healer and author of more than 50 books translated into over 35 languages. Deepak is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and one of Time Magazine’s “Top 100 heroes and icons of the century” and “the poet-prophet of alternative medicine.”
My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.
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. I am so excited to join with you on your journey to wellness!
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