Here are a few kind words about my coaching services from some of my happy and successful clients.
Please note: while the majority of my clients are women, I do work with many awesome men too!
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Reaching out to Laura was easily the best decision I've made regarding my health and wellness. Prior to working with her, I struggled with disordered eating, body image issues and placed an immense amount of stress on myself to be "perfect". During my first session, Laura made recommendations that in a short amount of time, made such a big difference in the way I viewed myself and my relationship with food. I started eating more rather than less, sleeping better, my acne cleared up, my digestion issues improved tremendously and I finally felt at peace. I had read dozens of self-help books, tried different diets, read hundreds of articles about nutrition, but Laura was the final piece to the puzzle. She's incredibly easy to talk to, knowledgable and goes the extra mile to ensure that you feel your absolute best. The follow-up sessions were so helpful as she would check in to see what was working/what needed to be tweaked. My favorite thing about working with her has been her approach to treating all components of wellness. Rather just providing a meal plan, Laura asked about work, relationships, my stress levels and perception of self and we worked together to see how those had contributed to my relationship with food. From there, she helped me learn to give myself more grace, and in turn, my original goal of perfection faded away. I no longer stress about going to dinner with friends and actually enjoy my food rather than fearing it. That feeling of freedom has been the greatest gift and I'm so grateful to have Laura as a mentor and friend.
I discovered Laura after years of dealing with digestive and hormonal issues including IBS, food sensitivities, PCOS, cystic acne, fatigue and hypothyroidism. While I made some progress, I felt discouraged that I would never get back to my vibrant, healthy self. I finally reached a breaking point when my doctor insisted that birth control was the only solution to my problems (spoiler: it wasn’t). I was exhausted and completely overwhelmed trying to navigate all of the conflicting information out there to find a solution myself. Working with Laura was the best thing I could do for my physical and mental health. Through one on one coaching, she helped me uncover and treat the root cause of my symptoms with a personalized plan. Over the past year, Laura helped me resolve digestive issues (including a previous misdiagnosis of SIBO!), and significantly improve my hormonal imbalances. She also taught me how to manage my stress through self-care and meditation, and finally find some mental sanity around exercise and food. Laura is extremely knowledgeable about a number of women’s health issues, but what truly sets her apart is her holistic and balanced approach. After seeing countless doctors and struggling to get the help that I needed, working with Laura was so refreshing and helped me make sustainable changes to my health.
I initially found Laura through a podcast (and I’m now loving "The Ancestral RDs"). I was having issues with irregular menstrual cycles and hypothyroid-like symptoms that had persisted for 2 years. And after going to countless doctors and being told that nothing was wrong with me; their only solution was putting me back on hormonal contraceptives. After doing some research, I had no doubt in my mind that Laura was a perfect fit in helping me get my health back on track. I really liked Laura’s approach in addressing my diet by outlining what my intake should look like. I had, unknowingly, been under-eating for my activity level and had become so afraid of eating carbs. Most importantly, Laura helped me have a better relationship with food and with myself. Not only is she knowledgeable as a dietitian but she is able to address my health issues in a more holistic approach. With the help of her food and supplement recommendations, I am starting to feel better and I’m actually having menstrual cycles! She is also great at emailing me back in between sessions. I am so grateful I found her! I highly recommend Laura if you’re serious about getting your health back!
My only regret about working with Laura is that I didn't do it sooner. I'm a software engineer, father, and weekend warrior, and my life was already highly optimized to support these roles, but I just couldn't figure out how to eat in a way that was sustainable. In particular, eating to fuel Brazilian Jiu Jitsu while losing weight was a struggle. I'd previously had a lot of success eating a ketogenic diet, but the intensity of Jiu Jitsu was leaving me feeling flat and rundown. Laura helped me sort through all of the conflicting ideas that I have been struggling with and gave me a plan that realistic and easy to follow. Everything feels second nature now. I don't feel constricted by my diet, and weight is falling off without any real effort. I feel stronger in the gym and more focused behind the keyboard. She always listens to my concerns and goals from session to session and tailors the approach to fit my shifting priorities. She is down to earth, approachable, and responsive to my questions. If you are on the fence or if you feel like there has to be a better way, don't wait like I did. Eating in a way that suits your needs and your biology is a transformative experience.
Laura is a force of nature. She is wicked smart, incredibly knowledgable, kind, and just a pleasure to work with. I came to Laura to work on healing a few hormonal issues and to strengthen my overall nutrition and wellness. From day one, Laura took the time to listen to everything I had to say and patiently and diligently work through everything I presented to her. I've worked with many other RDs and naturopaths, all were helpful, but Laura is at the very top of the pack; she's the only one who has truly been able to help me root cause my issues and solve for them in a compassionate, holistic, and ultimately sustainable way. I cannot say enough about how wonderful, welcoming, and effective Laura and her approach are!
Laura was the support I needed to guide me through this maze of insomnia and anxiety. She crafted a plan specifically for me — not a boilerplate diet that I could have come up with myself by Googling. She also tweaked the plan as she learned new things about me. Because most of her clients are stressed out anxious folks like me, and because she’s been in our shoes, her repertoire for helping me was so much broader than just dietary advice. She helped me come up with strategies to cope with anxiety and was able to offer up different ways of thinking about problems. I greatly appreciated her whole body/mind approach, it helped me through a tough time.
Laura made an incredible impact on my life through my coaching experience with her. I initially started working with Laura to determine why I was experiencing physical fatigue and ended up walking away with a different perspective on who I see myself as physically. Through Laura's encouragement to set goals and to look at how I could attain those goals I was able to achieve so much more from our time together. By increasing my caloric intake, eating the right foods and allowing my body to heal from stresses my fatigue is gone. I am now more aware of my body and how stresses and nutrition can greatly impact it. In addition, through questions Laura asked me from our counseling sessions I began to process how I really saw myself. The questions she asked were simple questions, but ones that no one had asked before. It made me think on a deeper level than just my physical appearance. It was hard, but freeing all at the same time. For me Laura was truly an answer to prayer and I would highly recommend her.
Before I met Laura it was not that I could not function, work out, spend time with friends and do what most people do. I probably seemed like most people albeit a bit more tired and forgetful. I have had Hashimoto's since I was in the beginning of my 20's so I had gotten so used to fatigue that I thought it was just how it was supposed to be! Starting a full time job after having finished six years of studying made me realize how tired I really was, though. I suffered from brain fog to a degree where I felt like it influenced my work effort. So I contacted Laura, and it changed my life. We have talked about so many aspects of my life that might influence my health - diet, exercise, eating enough, supplement, sleep, stress, social life etc. Many of which I never dreamed would make a difference! Making a long story short, I have way more energy than I ever thought possible (I had almost come to terms with the fact that I would just always be about 80 percent of 'me'), I am so much stronger in my workouts, recover faster, am able to be much more focused at work, sleep better and I have less 'thyroidy' days where everything hurts. I still have bad days where I feel fatigued and almost don't know my own name but I never dreamed there would be so far between. And now I have a far better idea of what trick those days making it easier for me to reduce their frequency. I really feel like Laura is thorough in her work. She listens to my goals and wishes and works towards them. I have never felt like I was left with an unanswered question and have always felt hopeful and ready to take on the world after a session. I know I have forgotten to mention some of the countless positive things that have come out of being coached by Laura, but I guess it can be summed up in this: it made my life better.
Before I started to work with Laura I was in a place of extreme body negativity and frustration. I was angry that my body was not responding in the way I had hoped despite extreme efforts of restrictive eating and exercise programs.I came across Laura after listening to a podcast on which she was a guest speaker. Her down-to-earth, educated and realistic approach to nutrition resonated very well with me. Laura helped me overcome my fear of "bad" foods. She encouraged me to introduce more food into my diet and nourish my body. This was a terrifying concept as I was so fearful of how my body would change because of this. She reassured me during this process and gently reminded me that my body needed to heal and was acceptable as it was in this present moment. She challenged me to ask myself the hard questions, to dig deeper into why I had the fears. The changes she suggested were simple, achievable and integrated nutrition, exercise, spiritual and emotional aspects. This holistic approach has helped me hold on to the changes long term. I have a completely different perspective on my journey to health since working with Laura. When I look over the 8 months that I have worked with Laura, I can see the biggest progress in my emotional and mental perspective. Laura helped me realize the role guilt, anger and fear play in inhibiting your goals. Laura has a kind, compassionate and non-judgmental approach with her clients. Thank you Laura for your never-ending support and guidance.
I reached out to Laura this past Fall, as I have been experiencing irregular menstrual cycles/amenorrhea for the past five years. After reviewing my medical records, dietary journals and personal history, Laura provided me with some personalized and simple initial recommendations. I liked that she didn't automatically jump to complicated protocols or expensive supplementation, which I had been previously trying without success. Her simple approach worked! After one month of following her guidelines, my period returned with regularity. My husband and I can now think about starting a family! Although fertility was my priority when approaching Laura, I am also managing issues with auto-immunity. Her guidance always took this into account, and she would not provide recommendations for one that would compromise the other. She has also worked to simplify my existing protocols for auto-immunity in a way that is easier to manage and more sustainable in the long term. She has certainly demonstrated her wide scope of knowledge and experience in dealing with complex health challenges.
Laura's thoughtful and educated guidance supports me through my continued journey to better health. She teaches me not only about how to fuel my body based on my own unique needs but also helps me uncover the thought processes I employ when making food decisions that ultimately impact how I feel about myself. For the first time in thirty years, I am learning to break the cycle of negativity around myself and food and am finding that a healthy and love filled lifestyle is truly more rewarding than chasing a number on a scale. Thank you, Laura, for helping me make changes that have improved me both physically and mentally.
I couldn't be happier with my decision to chose Laura to help me out with various health issues including seasonal allergies, aggravated PMS symptoms, and a lack of energy during workouts. In our first meeting, she pointed out so many possible causes for these issues that I had never even considered until then. I was blown away by hear depth of knowledge in nutrition and how the body works. I've been implementing some of the changes she suggested that I make and have already noticed positive changes in only a few days! I'm very much looking forward to making continued progress through additional coaching with Laura in the future!
Laura made a really positive impact on both my physical and mental health. I sought her insight originally because I had been on birth control for about 5 years and after stopping the pill I did not have a period for about 5 months. She recommended dietary and supplemental changes and within one month I was having my period again! When we started our sessions I was only eating about 1200-1500 calories a day, a consequence of eating Paleo and overexercising. She encouraged me to add safe carbs back into my diet and to increase my caloric intake to healthy levels. She also helped introduce me to a wider variety of foods. Now I have developed a much better relationship with food. My diet no longer feels like a restriction. Laura was enjoyable and understanding throughout the whole process. I looked forward to our sessions and felt that we connected well!
I have been working with Laura for about six months, and it has been an absolute pleasure - one of the best things I have done for myself in my adult life. I reached out to her last year when I was feeling "stuck." I was overworked, exhausted, stressed, and ignoring the bigger picture of what health and happiness should look like. With her warm personality, Christian perspective, and practical expertise, I immediately felt comfortable discussing my struggles with Laura. We put together an action plan to tackle the issues I wanted to focus on, working on both my physical and mental wellbeing. Laura has become a trusted advisor, and I credit her with feeling better than I have felt in years. I eat more, sleep more, love more, laugh more, pray more, and procrastinate less, all thanks to my work with Laura. I highly recommend her and cannot thank her enough.
After a major health crisis, I was forced to embark on a healing journey. Fortunately, I was able to enlist the help of Laura in this process. Laura's thorough understanding of nutrition, and her commitment to ongoing education, meant that she was highly equipped to assist me with putting together the pieces of my own health puzzle. I was drawn to Laura's services, in particular, because of her understanding of the importance of a healing with a whole-foods, nutrient-dense, ancestral diet. Her support has been invaluable in my progress. I would highly recommend anyone who is serious about healing to consider using Laura's guidance.
My work with Laura greatly exceeded my expectations. She was professional, thorough, and passionate in her approach. She suggested dietary changes that helped me lower my total cholesterol from 300 to 200, improve my thyroid function, and keep my blood pressure under control, all without doing having to do anything too extreme. The plan was realistic and easy to implement. In just this last session, Laura gave me new natural health giving ways to combat anxiety and stress, affirmed some discoveries I'd made on my own, and helped me decide on a definitive course of action to continue to address my health concerns.
I have been working with Laura for three months and have been very impressed with her along the way. Her insights have been valuable and I have learned a lot about different diets. I especially resonated with the way she presents options and is truly a coach helping at every stage of the process. She was inspiring and helpful - never shaming, authoritative or negative. I also really appreciate the way she runs her business. It was easy working with her and I have already recommended her to others.
Laura has been nothing short of AWESOME. We started working together due to digestive issues, finally determined I had SIBO (even though I had been to a GI doctor). But our sessions turned into so much more than that. She has helped me emotionally just as much as physically! She is a gem and I love knowing I will have her as a resource going forward.
I have been struggling with un-diagnosed gut related issues since the end of 2011. I have a doctor that has been as helpful as a high-demand PCP can be, but I have always felt like I was pushing against people to get them to help me find out what was going on. Laura made me feel very quickly like she was there to help me get to the bottom of things. That she looks at the whole problem was illustrated to me when she advised that diet may not be the ONLY component needed to get my health back on track. I feel hopeful, and it has been a long time since I have felt that regarding my health. I would highly recommend Laura! (and already have!)
Working with Laura has been a valuable experience from start to finish. From the beginning, it was clear she was interested in learning as much about my unique situation as possible. I never felt rushed and she was always very organized in how she asked questions and in the structure of the advice she provided. It was very comforting to have someone to share ideas with, and who could give suggestions based on a depth of experience that I myself lacked. By the end of 7 sessions I was in a much difference place than I was when we started, with the majority of my symptoms having markedly improved. I would not hesitate to recommend Laura's services to anyone who is seeking to improve their autoimmune symptoms through dietary changes.
I absolutely love working with Laura! She considers the holistic picture in her analysis and recommendations. Her knowledge is fresh, current, and easily articulated. I felt heard and understood with regards to my health concerns, as she helped me craft a clear picture on how to address my personal issues. Laura immediately saw what was missing in my diet and provided me with tangible, specific recommendations that were aligned with my personal goals. I highly recommend working with Laura. Her nutrition knowledge and holistic mindset work beautifully together to create a plan that works just for YOU!
I had been following Laura on her podcast for a bit before I actually contacted her for a one on one session. I am so glad I finally took the leap! After several dead ends with doctors about physical & emotional issues, and hearing "everything is normal", I finally had a light of hope after talking to Laura. The moment we started our first session I knew she'd be able to help me. She is extremely knowledgeable and approachable. She makes it very easy for you to trust her because she always has an explanation about any protocol she suggests. I also loved how organized, straight forward and efficient she was with our time during our session, she kept everything clear and on track. After our first session she sent over a concise list of my diet plan, supplements and tests needed. I had several questions for her and she was very prompt to respond. I truly love her evidence based approach and how easily she explains complex issues. I felt so sure she will help me with my health journey that I immediately set up several follow up sessions with her. I truly look forward to further working with Laura.
When I read this quote from Lombardi, “The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince.” I thought of Laura. She is the definition of encouragement. Great experience. Love her as my coach.