(Asst. Editor: Michelle Cordani CHP, AADP) After dealing with an issue regarding her own health, Andrea realized that food could be used to heal the body and since then has been interested in all things food and nutrition. From her recent job as a health promotions consultant to owner of Nothing But Naturals, she received her bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and Psychology, completed her certificate in Aromatherapy from the Australasian College of Health Sciences and is currently working on her personal training license from ACE. She soon plans to attend the Institute for Integrated Nutrition to become certified as a wellness coach in nutritional medicine.
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More about Andrea D'Amore Co-Editor of Healing Recipes Andrea D’Amore is a health and wellness practitioner. From her recent job as a health promotions consultant to owner of Nothing But Naturals, she received her bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and Psychology from Cleveland State University, completed her certificate in Aromatherapy from the Australasian College of Health Sciences and is currently working on her personal training license from ACE. She soon plans to attend the Institute for Integrated Nutrition to become certified as a wellness coach in nutritional medicine.
After dealing with an issue regarding her own health, Andrea realized that food could be used to heal the body and since then has been interested in all things food and nutrition. She is inspired to educate people on the importance of responsible food choices and nutrition and encourages everyone to take responsibility for what they eat. She states, "Everyone should support the local food movement and consider the health of themselves, their families and the environment. When we respect where we spend our food dollars, as a whole, we can change the world." She is excited to join ATH and share the knowledge of nutritional healing as she posts healing recipes and offers tips on how to utilize the healing properties of food and herbs.
Andrea is also in the Irish Rock band Craic, where she plays the fiddle. She is also a member of the funk rock band The Mucklebuck and can be found at open mics all around her hometown of Cleveland, OH. When she isn’t busy writing for ATH or rocking the fiddle, you will find her camping or hiking with her best four legged pal, Sadie Jane, cooking and gardening or attending concerts and dancing like a fool. She is also an avid yogi, fitness buff and fan of campfires.
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About Karan Russell
Co-Editor of Healing Recipes
Karen is a Certified Health Coach and Nutritionist who can show you how to have more energy, lose weight, and balance your blood sugar so that you can feel your best. She has expanded her business to Sedona, Arizona and currently works with people all over the country.
She received her training to practice health coaching at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in conjunction with Columbia University and also has a degree in Dietetics. She’s a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and believes that you can heal your body holistically with food and natural supplements.
She offers saliva testing for hormones, adrenal issues, hidden food sensitivities or infections. She does cooking classes, educational seminars, movie nights and other fun events like chocolate tastings!
Working in hospitals, nursing homes and weight loss centers for over 20 years has given her lots of experience with helping people manage their weight and increase energy. It’s never too late to change the road you’re on. Her passion in life is to help people to learn to eat better, step by step, with delicious food, for the best quality of life possible.
About Michelle Cordani, CHP, AADP
Asst. Editor of Healing Recipes
Michelle also has her associate degree in Business and worked as Vice President of sales in a family owned Meat Purveying business for 18 years before creating Pure Intentions. She is a mother of 3 beautiful boys and with the birth of her 3rd son her whole world changed. Christopher was born with severe food allergies. Traditional medicine did not work for Christopher. He could not be placed in a category. His body needed what worked for him not what worked for everyone else. Bio individuality was key. The world of Alternative medicine was what worked for him. She found herself in a grocery store not knowing what she could trust to feed him or what alternative foods he could even eat. She vowed when she solved it she would help others to do the same. As a result of that Pure Intentions was born. In the beginning my learning was self taught. I learned to read beyond a food label, which meant it was learning what every word in that label meant. Not the grams,sodium,carbohydrates of something, but the big words in the ingredients list. The integrity of a product is what is just as important.
Today Michelle helps her clients with food sensitivities, the person who wants to learn eat healthier, to stop counting calories or points. As well as someone with chronic diseases who is open to really exploring the root causes not the quick fix. Corporate wellness is another passion of hers. She likes to go into a company and show them how to get their productivity up, better employee focus, less sick days and cheaper insurance rates. Last but not least, she loves public speaking where she can share her excitement for health and wellness. How nutrition and good health can be fun, easy and taste good.
“Sickness doesn’t happen overnight and wellness doesn’t happen overnight”(Andrea Beaman). Life is a journey and we are the destiny of that journey. We are a society of the quick fix, but what we do not stop to think about is how long it took you to get to where you are. Let Food be thy medicine. Our bodies are made to heal themselves if we give it what it needs. Michelle Cordani considers herself a Food label” Guru “. As well as feels that food is not the only thing making Americans sick. She si board certified in Integrative Holistic nutrition from The Institute for integrative nutrition and Accredited from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. To learn more visit www.mypureintentions.com.
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