I started working with Nancy to help with my sugar crashes that had been plaguing me since adolescence. I was “starving” every two hours, which made me feel light-headed, unsettled and irritable. I had always chalked it up to low blood sugar and a high metabolism and assumed this was just something I had to live with. Every day was the same roller coaster resulting in headaches, fatigue and overall discomfort. I traveled with snacks in my bag and car at all times, anticipating the fall that would inevitably happen. When Nancy saw me working at her house practically falling over at her dining room table from hunger, she (a natural caregiver) fed me healthy snacks and concoctions like water with lemon and apple cider vinegar and homemade energy bars packed with nutrients. She told me about her program and I signed on; I thought I was meeting with a nutritionist. Little did I understand the multi-dimensional nature of her approach and how it involved so much more than healthy eating; what Nancy offered was a new way of life and a new lens through which to view it.
I truly enjoyed how educational her program was -- learning about food, where it comes from, and how it impacts my everyday health. As someone who never struggled with weight, I mistakenly thought that I didn’t have my own struggles with food. Recognizing them and facing them was enlightening. She also gave me recipes every week that have now become staples in my family. Six months later, thanks to (among other things) a big protein-rich breakfast, a big glass of water with lemon, and no more orange juice, I no longer crash every day at 11 am. I have not had a food-induced headache for months.
Beyond the food, Nancy introduced me to a whole new way of viewing my life and my choices. I always assumed it was normal to have a running dialogue in my mind of everything from to-do lists to replays of conversations with friends and family. Now I realize how draining this is on my energy levels and how it can be managed not only through food choices, but through yoga, breathing exercises, and meditation. I never thought I would enjoy a yoga class, but Nancy encouraged me to work with a private instructor and I am finally experiencing the benefits of yoga, specifically being present. She also helped me gather the focus to finally start my own business (something I had been thinking about doing but was unable to pull the trigger).
Nancy is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what she does, and is also non-judgmental, patient, and kind. I feel so lucky to have had Nancy in my corner as an educator, coach, and cheerleader. With Nancy’s energy and support behind you, you feel like anything is possible.
Lynn Zerbib, June 2018
Working with you was an amazing learning experience. Not only did I learn from one of the best on how to successfully structure a 6 month program but I also gained an enormous wealth of knowledge & a friend too. You are a gift Nancy! You teach people to bring out the best in themselves. You have a way of asking those important questions we need to be asked. I feel 100% confident now working with others to help them achieve their goals. When I started with you I had 2 non paying clients and after only 7 months I now have 12 paying clients and 2 family members working with me. I feel blessed to have learned from you.
Keri Waters, January 2016