My Approach

Unlike many nutritionists, I don’t dwell on calories, carbs, fats, and proteins, and I don’t create lists of good and bad foods. Instead, I work with my clients to create a “bio-individualized” plan that’s flexible, rewarding, and easy to follow. I will also guide you toward gradual, lifelong changes that enable you to live a healthy, fulfilling life — free from counterproductive restrictions and denial-based diets.

I’m a strong believer in bio-individuality, the concept that each person has unique food and lifestyle needs. One-size-fits-all diets just aren’t useful, or successful. One person’s fuel is another person’s poison, which is why fad diets tend to fail in the long run. I’ll assess your lifestyle, preferences, and ancestral background to create a personalized, holistic approach just for you — a lifestyle plan that works, in the short term and throughout the rest of your life.

Together, we’ll work toward achieving four core outcomes: reaching optimal weight, reducing food cravings, increasing sleep, and maximizing energy. You’ll develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance, and health.

Along the way, you’re also likely to feel positive changes in your life relating to stress, sex drive, self-esteem, and mindfulness.

It’s easy to overlook all of the things beyond food that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity, and spiritual awareness are essential forms of nourishment. When these “primary foods” are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary. I will support you in achieving all of these goals, from eating the right foods for your body to living an inspired, fulfilling life.

My Training

I have devoted years of study to physiology, food combining, and understanding human behavior (the “mind-body-spirit connection”). My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge of nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health.

I earned my bachelor of science and master’s degrees in holistic sports nutrition from the University of Natural Health. I also trained as a health counselor at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program, where I studied more than a hundred dietary theories, lifestyle-management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with several of the world’s top health-and-wellness experts, including Andrew Weil and Deepak Chopra.

Our Team

Elisangela Young

Elisangela has seven years' experience in health education and wellness coaching for corporate and individual clients. She is passionate about helping people to adopt healthy, long-term, sustainable behaviors that can change the course of their lives. Elisangela holds a Master of Arts degree in Natural Health & Holistic Nutrition from the University of Natural Health. In addition, she is Certified Health Coach by the American Council on Exercise, accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, and, most recently, certified in Vinyasa Yoga instruction.