Diana is certified by both The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (largest nutrition school in the world) and The American Council on Exercise as a Health Coach. She is also an ACE Certified Behavioral Change Specialist and ACE Certified Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist. Health Coaching is becoming an almost main-stream way to make permanent lifestyle changes and to help educate the masses that have not been taught about their own body’s needs. Making changes in life patterns that have been practiced for many years takes time, education, support, encouragement, and patience. Working with a Health Coach is a highly effective way to stop “yo-yo dieting” and wasting money on fads that do not work or last… and sometimes leave individuals in a more unhealthy state then when they began.
Diana has worked with hundreds of clients throughout her 24 years as a wellness professional. Her education, skills, patience, and experience set her apart from so many other coaches.Let Diana help you accomplish your goals for becoming the healthiest, happiest, and most vibrant “you” you can imagine! You can schedule an appointment at her studio, www.essencembs.com, or she available for phone, e-mail, or Skyping sessions. Contact Diana today!
After Diana’s health coaching, my health has finally taken a turn for the better. In fifth grade, I was diagnosed with Chron’s disease, which is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract. Most of my years was spent in remission, with a few minor flare ups here and there. Medication and infusions have always been a part of my life. A little over two years ago, I faced another flare up, but this time, medication and infusions weren’t working to diminish the symptoms. I have always disliked medication and knew I could control this holistically. I was always told by my doctors (and I have had many over the years) that there is no “one diet fits all” approach for someone with Chron’s disease; what works for one individual may not work for another. I was tired of hearing that medicine was the only answer. I tried to conquer this myself by eliminating gluten for 30 days (little relief), completed the Whole30 program (again, little relief) and have not consumed meat in five months (more relief, but still symptomatic). I felt pretty defeated.
Sharing a bit of my story with a yoga instructor at the studio, I was encouraged meet with Diana. I prepared a five day journal of my diet and with just a quick look, Diana pinpointed exactly what was causing my symptoms; dairy and gluten. During our meeting, Diana not only offered recommendations and advice, but an immense amount of knowledge on nutrition, focusing specifically on dairy and gluten and their impact on the digestive system. Since meeting with Diana (early January), I have completely eliminated dairy (I know…. CHEESE!), gluten and meat. In addition, I have added recommended supplements to my diet, like an omega-3, vitamin B12, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vitamin D, and a few others. I will be honest, the transition was very hard at first and still is at times. Shy of one month with my new diet and I am for the most part symptom free. The biggest difference I have noticed is an increase in my energy level. I am actually sleeping through the night, which hasn’t happened in years! I feel more focused, abdominal pain is a rarity and bowel movements seem “normal” (had to add that, as it regularly affected my daily routine). I no longer desire the foods that made me sick. I can’t praise and thank Diana enough for all of her knowledge, guidance and encouragement. —Brooke Schumacher