Hi there! I’m Natalie Kimmel, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and I’m so glad you’re here. I sincerely hope by reading a little bit about me you’ll be ready to make changes that can have profound effects on your life. Not to mention feel better than you thought possible!
I’ve been where many of you are right now. I like to think of my food journey as being on a hamster wheel for about 30 years. I started dieting as a teenager. My mom struggled with her weight and her ideas of body image trickled down to me. Health and wellness were never considered, only what the scale said and your clothing size.
Over the years there were countless gym memberships, diets, cleanses, fasting, diet pills, even a full week of only grapefruit, and everything worked… for awhile. I’d plow head on that hamster wheel, blinders in place, until I’d burn out or get bored. The hamster wheel would slow, I’d feel completely dejected and think in the deep recesses of my mind, ‘this can’t be good for me.’ Then like a dog with a bone, I’d see the latest fad and be back on the wheel running as fast as I could, vowing this time I’d get it right. Rinse. Repeat.
Can you relate?
The first thing you need to know is this: it isn’t your fault. You aren’t weak or lacking willpower. We are creatures of habit and comfort. But there is a way to have a healthy relationship with food, to nourish ourselves from the inside out. To tap back into our body’s amazing wisdom and incredible healing properties. It’s called nutritional therapy.
Whether you struggle with digestive issues, brain fog, joint pain, low energy, body aches/pains, lack of sleep, inflammation, healthy food relationships, or find yourself at the menopause marker, nutritional therapy can do wonders for you. It has done (and continues to do) wonders for me.
Now, will I still choose a burger over a salad sometimes? Hell yes! The change for your overall health is not in denying the occasional burger or favorite snack, but in choosing quality ingredients and preparing your food in a way that makes it nourishing, not detrimental.
We’ve put refined ‘food’ into our bodies for decades and most of us are chronically dehydrated and malnourished. I know that sounds shocking, but it is the truth. The vast majority of us live on ultra processed foods, soda, energy drinks, copious amounts of sugar, pharmaceuticals, and caffeine to function. We haven’t been given the tools to listen to and transform our bodies. This is not living, this is deprivation. But we can change that and I’m so excited to show you how!