Hi! I’m Karin.

About Me

 

I help busy people who struggle to lose weight and get healthy reclaim their body and reach their highest potential.

The fact that you’re reading this leads me to believe that you’re smart, creative, and resourceful. And though you’ve imagined a different way of living and showing up in the world for some time, you’re stuck.

You would like to prevent diabetes, lose weight, regain energy, fix digestive trouble, eliminate brain fog, or increase athletic performance. But there’s no instruction manual that’s made with YOU in mind.

Maybe you’re not sure which path to take. Or maybe you do, but feel paralyzed in your quest to get there, pushed or blown back by overwhelming obstacles or conflicts. You may even feel like you’re the only one struggling and no one can relate to you. It may be that you know what to do but are paralyzed by feeling overwhelmed, or that you’re not sure which path to take, or you might even feel like you’re the only one struggling and no one can relate to you.

I get it. I’ve been there. I know firsthand that it can be hard (even painful) to take those first steps, especially under the crushing weight of confusing, often conflicting, information. I know that it can feel completely isolating when your friends and family don’t ‘get it’.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. And I know you’re here for a reason— You want something different.

Deep down you know that there’s no quick fix, miracle pill, or trick that will magically create the body and life you want overnight, and you won’t find any of that nonsense here either. What I have to offer you is different.

My programs are unique in that I don’t just tell you what to eat and send you on your way. I dig deeper to get to the root of the issue, using principles of functional medicine. Together we determine the diet that is best suited to your needs; and identify other lifestyle factors that are impacting your health, weight, and performance.

PLUS, (and honestly this is sometimes the secrect ingredient) I also help you get underneath the psychology of why you think you can’t move forward, how you’re undermining your own self-confidence, and why your relationships continue to get in the way of you creating what you want.

My clients proceed through a series of steps to get them where they want to be with their health.

Each client takes a personalized path towards optimal health with my 5S criteria In mind (Simple, Segmental, Sequential, Strategic, and Supported) which usually results in their initial complaints being resolved or at least significantly improved. I want that for you too.

 

 

My Mission

Is to inspire and support as many people as I can to take a courageous step forward in taking ownership of their body and their life so that they can live more productive, confident, vibrant, and happy lives.

What My Clients Are Saying . . .

“I have not slept this well in years! For a long time I had a terrible time falling asleep and would also wake in the night and not be able to fall “I have done weight watchers, counting endless calories, and nothing has ever worked. No one has taught me what I really wanted and needed . . . How to eat and eat right! I am an Italian and until Karin I never realized how my life was surrounded by food emotionally and physically. My life changed when I started meeting with Karin. I became healthy. No more bloating, no more shakes from low blood sugar, and most of all migraine free (I would suffer from migraines 2x a week) . . . I’m down 4 jean sizes and mentally and physically fulfilled. I was finally listened too and taught how not to live life around food! This wasn’t a weight-loss program. This was a life-changing program! Thank you Karin.”

Renee E.

Salon Owner

“I signed up for Karin’s 90-day Transformation because I felt like crap and I wanted my life back. My Type 2 diabetes was out of control, my cholesterol was high and so was my blood pressure. I was afraid I was going to die or lose a limb. With Karin’s help I lost 15lbs and my doctor took me off 4 of my 5 medications. My cholesterol and blood pressure are now normal and my blood sugar has come down dramatically. Karin saved my life & saved me money.

Kevin G.

Engineer

“Karin’s signature program helped me to lose 30lbs, take 5 inches off my waist, and go down 3 full dress sizes— plus a shoe size! No more emotional eating, no more insomnia, no more cravings, and no more knee pain!”

Tina

Director

“I had lost my edge and belief in myself. I couldn’t get anything done at work, my brain was failing me, I had no energy, and I had completely lost my self confidence. I was scared I’d be fired if something didn’t change soon. After working with Karin I felt light years better. My energy level improved, I started getting into a new grove, and everything started coming together. With Karin’s help I created a new ‘normal’ for myself. Less anxiety, no more GI problems, more motivation, and more confidence. I went from almost losing my job to taking the lead on a huge project. And I hit it out of the ball park! 

John

Sales Manager

My Story

 

I’ve been a personal growth junkie since I was in middle school. I was desperate to fix my dysfunctional family. I desperately wanted to feel happy. As a teen, I wasn’t so successful but through my self-help journey I learned three life-changing truths.

First, I learned that the dysfunction I was living in wasn’t my fault (I was just a kid). Second, I learned eventually through failed attempts that I can’t ‘fix’ anyone. I can only help those who want me to help them. And third, I learned to look outside my immediate surroundings for validation that living healthy and happy was possible, and I saw it.

When I became an adult my path led me to a Masters of Science and Masters of Education with careers in engineering and teaching for fifteen years. During that time I became a mom and ‘being healthy’ became a priority for my family and me.

I kept seeing people I knew get sick, get sicker, die, or worse— idle through life suffering physically and/or mentally. Much of it seemed so senseless because I knew lifestyle and eating habits played a significant role in health outcomes.

I started to wonder if what I ate and how I lived might also play a role in some of the problems I was struggling to fix: insatiable sugar and salt cravings, belly bloat, extreme fatigue, brain fog, blotchy, rough skin, post-nasal drip, chronic colds, frequent sinus infections, and many antibiotic prescriptions as a result.

One day I asked my doctor what could be done about my chronic fatigue. She responded by offering me an anti-depressant. I was confused. I didn’t have depression so this made no sense to me whatsoever. I left without the prescription and became even more determined to learn all that I could to heal myself and support my family and friends better.

Going back to school was the obvious choice and not too far into my program I was reviewing my blood work and discovered I was heading down the path towards diabetes. What?! My doctor NEVER mentioned that my blood sugar was climbing!

Unfortunately, my story is too common. Almost 90% of adults with pre-diabetes don’t know they have it because most doctors won’t mention it and aren’t taking action until the patient is about to cross the threshold to diabetes.

What’s most scary about this is that almost half of all adult Americans are expected to develop diabetes in their lifetime. Yikes! Right? I’m just NOT OK with that, type2 diabetes IS preventable.

This new awareness helped me piece together that the reason I had been failing to get rid of my frustrating symptoms and conditions— was because my blood sugar was a mess.

It’s obvious now. 

I had been attempting to treat the symptoms, not the root cause.

Knowing that my family health history puts me at elevated risk for diabetes I knew I had to reverse this course immediately. I learned exactly what I needed to do and although my healing journey was full of set backs, I eventually eliminated all of my symptoms and had made my way from feeling mediocre to feeling vibrant again.

Not only have I upgraded my health I earned a Post-Master’s Diploma in Clinical Nutrition and Integrative Health (MUIH), four health coach certifications (IIN, PN, HCI, & FMCA), certifications in Transformational Coaching (HMBA), life coaching (Goal Imagery), and relationship coaching (Strategic Intervention). Plus I’ve completed nine advanced trainings with the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), one of my favorite organizations.

I’m also a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF), a Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (ICHWC), a sexuality educator for teens and young adults (OWL), and a certified CDC Prevent Type2 Lifestyle Coach.

What I want most right now is to help others prevent diabetes, reclaim their health, and step into the life they most want to be living. It’s not something you do over night, it’s a process.

I’m a life-long learner who’s committed to my own personal growth and to investigating anything that influences wellbeing. I’d love for you to join my community so I can share effective healing solutions with you!

 

 

Are You Ready For Your Breakthrough?

 

This Is Your Invitation

 

I believe there is an art and science to healing the mind and body. Today’s conventional medical model is a disease-centered approach, treats isolated symptoms, and is oriented towards acute care. Functional medicine on the other hand, is an integrative, science-based, patient-centered approach that seeks the root causes of malfunction in the body that lead to disease.

My practice is rooted in functional nutrition with an emphasis on looking at the ‘whole’ person. I identify opportunities to make subtle shifts that offer the biggest results with the objective of striking a balance between comfort and challenge for my clients. Reframing limiting beliefs and allowing my clients to choose the best strategies that work for them personally creates do-able steps that lead to inevitable success.

When we meet you’ll soon discover quickly that I come to our sessions without judgment and that I hold you with sincere compassion. I believe there’s no shame in any struggle that you might be faced with and invite you to be curious about your behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. Together we’ll cross the river of transformation, one stepping stone at a time.

Want to find out for yourself if my programs are right for you? Sign up for a private 60-minute ‘Reclaim My Health Breakthrough Session’ and I’ll help you get crystal clear on what your vision is for your health, body, & life, determine what’s getting in the way from you reaching your goals, and help you determine your next best steps— even if it’s not working with me. And if not, I’ll do my best to suggest other options that may be better suited for you.