Amy Pabbi is a certified holistic health coach by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and certified as LTL Weight Management program. She is board certified as a holistic health practitioner by the American Association of Drug-less Practitioners this year. Amy has done her MS in Food and Nutrition from India.
My journey to becoming a Functional Nutrition Coach began when I realized the power of the right food in my own life.
For years, I struggled with panic attacks, digestive problems, and numerous other chronic symptoms my doctors linked to stress. I went through all the possible tests to diagnose what I was suffering from but it wasn’t until I changed my diet based on a food sensitivity test that I began feeling better without the help of a prescription medication. Changing my diet was just the beginning of my road to recovery, but it was also my BIG wake-up call to the power of the RIGHT food in my life. I came to understand for myself the truth of, “One person’s food is another person’s poison.”
I believe the foundation of all good health and healing is Faith, Love & Real Food.
Have you received any health coaching certifications? If so, please list these certifications.
I am certified as a holistic health coach by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York. I became board certified as a holistic health practitioner by the American Association of Drug-less Practitioners this year.I am also certified as LTL Weight management program.
What types of program you offer?
Healingutnaturally offers personalized nutrition, wellness and lifestyle counseling. I tailor my program based on the particular needs and desires of my clients. We work together to determine their health goals and I support them to achieve those goals in realistic, enjoyable ways. Education is also a big part of my practice. I believe the more informed we are about how food and lifestyle affects our health and future, the better choices we make and the more satisfying those decisions are.
I offer 1:1 coaching
Meal planning for busy peeps
Weight Loss with Diabetes
21 day Detox
7 day cleanse
Tour to the store
Organic cooking Class with herbs and spices (gluten free, vegan, vegetarian)Healthy shopping list, Weekly progress, Exercise plan and stress management
What are two or three important concepts or rules that you follow in health coaching?
- Bio-individuality — no one diet or way of living works for everyone.
- Making changes step-by-step allows for sustainable healthy practices.
- Food is not the only thing feeding us; our careers, relationships, exercise and spirituality all contribute to our health.
What is the single-most successful thing that your company is doing now?
I currently offer a health coaching program designed specifically for people who are suffering with Autoimmune diseases such as Gluten allergy, IBS, Fibromylagia, GERD Celiac, lose weight, manage time and stress, and start their life off as their most beautiful, healthy self. I find this is something very important to deal with the root because we want and often need support in achieving our health goals. I support them in healing vs. managing disease. It is also an opportunity to support any one throughout changing times in their lives when they need support the most. Finding balance between career and family can be challenging. Many of us feel the need to be a “superwoman” and a little support and encouragement goes a long way.
Do you see a trend or path that you have to lock onto for 2016?
Obesity and diabetes in children and autoimmune diseases such as is more present than ever, mostly because of fast-food diets and sedentary lifestyles. It is predicted that many of today’s parents will outlive their children. I want to do my part in helping this issue by working with parents and making nutrition education accessible to schools.
There’s been a stark rise in autoimmune disorders over the past 50 years, from type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis to celiac disease and asthma. The first step toward a cure is understanding and controlling the causes.
Your immune system is your security detail. It is hardwired to differentiate between what belongs in your body and what doesn’t. When it spies a meddler, such as a virus, bacterium, or parasite, it shoots to kill. Unfortunately, the system is not perfect. Sometimes it targets healthy tissues, a situation that, if it persists under certain circumstances, can lead to an autoimmune disease or autoimmunity.
“Auto” mean self; so, “autoimmunity” basically means your immune system takes aim at itself.
More than 23 million Americans suffer from autoimmunity, which makes it the third most common category of illness in the United States after cancer and heart disease. Yet, 90 percent of Americans cannot name a single autoimmune disease, writes Donna Jackson Nakazawa in her book The Autoimmune Epidemic (Simon & Schuster, 2008). “It boggles the mind,” she says. The name deserves some of the blame. “Autoimmune disease” is an umbrella term for dozens of conditions, most of which do not actually use the word “autoimmune” in their titles.
Some of the most common autoimmune diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, lupus, Hashimoto’s thyroid disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD, which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), celiac disease, and asthma. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) currently labels more than 90 diseases as autoimmune disorders, and that number is certain to rise as scientists continue to identify and further understand the origin of other diseases. Type 1 diabetes, for example, was only recently found to be autoimmune driven. (For a list of more autoimmune diseases, see “Autoimmune Diseases…So Far” below. Research states that most of the Autoimmune diseases can be healed with food. I 100% believe in this as I am a self example of getting out of gluten allergy, Lactose intolerance, GERD andIBS.
What is the most satisfying thing about being a health coach?
Seeing clients find a renewed energy, positive outlook and achieve results toward their health goals is extremely satisfying. We are in control of our bodies and our happiness. We just need to be reminded sometimes.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in India in various parts where being active outdoors and eating home cooked meals with my family were big parts of my life. I learned that embracing ancient yoga Ayurveda and herbs and spices with nutritional functions were part of informal education in my life.
What college did you attend? Is there a moment from that time that stands out?
I attended Punjab Agricultural University in India. At present I finished my certification with Institute of integrative Nutrition in New York in 2016 and I am currently a student of AFMU ( Applied Functional Medicine University)
What is your favorite hobby and how did it develop in your life?
Regular cooking is therapeutic for me. Now, it’s a part of my coaching so I enjoy and learn about food as a medicine on a daily basis. I also completed my Certification Reiki as a Master practitioner and will be adding this to my coaching practice soon
Is there a book you recently read or movie you saw that you would recommend?
The documentary, “Discover the Gift,” is a film about self-discovery and living a life you love. I think it will resonate well with anyone who is feeling lost in their life, career, or spiritual practice and in need of inspiration.
Any additional comments?
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