Eating better is not as hard as you think.
It’s 6 PM again, and you are finishing up your day. Making dinner is the last thing you want to do. As you grab the phone to order pizza for the second time this week, you tell yourself tomorrow will be different.
“I’ll start eating better tomorrow.”
For now, all you want to do is sink into the couch with a big glass of wine and watch TV. I get it – life is hard, and trying to eat better when life is crazy can seem out of reach, especially if you are dealing with poor health, feeling run down, tired, and generally horrible. It would help if you had someone to hold your hand and pull you out of the trenches.
I am here to help guide you to better health naturally using proper nutrients and diet modification in a way that fits into your hectic life. Most clients that start working with me are surprised to find that it isn’t that hard to transition to eating healthier given the right tools.
When Sue* first came to us, she was skeptical.
Sue suffered from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) for years. Having tried multiple solutions for her IBS, Sue didn’t believe changing her diet and taking some nutrients would work, but right from the beginning, things were different.
The atmosphere of the office was relaxed and inviting. On Sue’s first visit, Cara took the time to get to know Sue and explained everything. The Nutrition Response Testing® was something new and strange at first, but Sue was intrigued to find the strength of her arm changed as Cara touched on different parts of her body.
What sparked Sue’s interest further was when Cara asked her about food sensitivities and showed Sue how dairy and sugar weakened her arm, and other things strengthened it. She also asked Sue about her gallbladder – something she hadn’t thought about since removing her gallbladder over 15 years ago. Finally, Cara tested her nervous system and explained the role it played in the digestive process.
Sue was impressed with the first visit, but would it work? At her second visit, Cara went over all the testing results and her plan going forward. Sue figured some supplements and changes in her diet couldn’t hurt, so why not try it. A month later, Sue’s IBS started to clear, and the program at Caramia Wellness was the best thing she ever did.
Caramia Wellness makes the transition easier.
I made it easy to transition Sue’s diet with manageable action goals each week. Sue wasn’t happy about taking supplements three times a day but pleased her IBS was going away. Sue said she found me to be a great support and her biggest champion throughout her journey.
Even though Sue’s digestion was beginning to feel better, she knew that she had more work ahead of her, working on the layers of her health challenges.
Instead of dreading her future self, Sue looked forward to getting healthier and finally felt in control of her future.
*Name changed to protect client confidentiality.
I was my first client.
Having suffered from digestive issues for most of my life, I know what it’s like to live with chronic pain, wishing you could escape your body. I also know how difficult it is to adopt new habits, especially when it comes to food.
True confession: I love nothing more in life than dark bitter coffee and a slice of double chocolate cake. I never judge my client’s food choices or behaviors (most of them I have done myself).
As a registered nurse and whole-food nutritionist, I marry body function with supportive nutrition, creating a functional nutrition program that naturally supports health.
Providing healthy nutrition is my goal.
I am a Certified Clinician of Whole Food Nutrition from the International Foundation for Nutrition and Health.
I am an advanced level practitioner of Nutrition Response Testing® from Ulan Nutritional Systems, a registered nurse, and exercise physiologist.
My mission is to improve YOUR health using nutrition and the elimination of toxic stressors to the body.
When not helping clients with nutrition…
I live in Connecticut with my two girls and husband – and our leopard gecko Sam. I am a homeschooling mom, love to cook, garden, and harvest herbs. On rainy days, my favorite thing to do is to cuddle up on the couch and read a good book (mysteries are my favorite).
Disclaimer: Practitioners of Caramia Wellness support foundational health using natural supplements and never treat or diagnose disease. Disease symptoms may lessen or resolve with proper support of normal body function but should not be confused with diagnosis and treatment – I’ll leave that to your doctor.