I’m a certified nutrition consultant & certified integrative health coach, biohacker, fledgeling science nerd, child development specialist, a recovered bulimic, an outdoor enthusiast, and someone who’s here to help you heal.
I’m obsessed with healing – my life’s calling. I’m also equally obsessed with small children and the Inner Child inside all us Big People. And lastly, I’m obsessed with the intrinsic wildness in this world.
The wildness in mother nature and in human nature. I believe there is much wisdom to be found in both.
I was failed by our healthcare system early in life and had to take my health into my own hands. I grew up struggling with mental and physical symptoms for which modern medicine couldn’t help and I had no larger context to place these struggles within. Through years of trial and error, I found my healthcare through exploring functional and integrative medicine, personal & early child development, evolutionary sciences, anthropology, nature, and creative living. Through these explorations, I’ve been able to heal long-term battles with body dysmorphia, bulimia, OCD, and have found relief from multiple autoimmune related issues. I went on to become certified in both nutrition and coaching and to continue my education in many of these fields with personal mentors.
Now I coach.
I grew up immersed in the natural spaces of the California coasts and redwoods. This has greatly shaped my approach to healing and my love for the wild, sacred spaces internally and externally. This shapes how I run my business and coach my clients.
I believe these wild places are where the deeper healing takes place… which everything else takes flight from.
I live for: the ocean. – a lifelong romance. Science and it’s various applications. Farms, ranches, and all the places which bring us back to our food sources. Eating whole animals and plants like our ancestors did. Self-care. Hot saunas and cold water exposure. Biohacking. Moving my body. Deep connections which surpass words and conversations which can heal the world. Coaching and asking my clients the questions their inner child knows the answers to. Creative living. Children. Evolutionary and historical perspectives towards health and behavior.
Bone Broth. Coffee. YOU.
Qualifications & Training
1. Certification Programs I’ve Attended
Integrative Health Coaching
Went through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition program. This gave me a greater sense of what it means to be a coach vs. just a nutritionist and placed a lot of emphasis on the nonfood-related aspects to healing, such as community and lifestyle choices. It also offers lectures from some of the most inspiring leaders in the worlds of health, nutrition, science, personal development, food industry, media, and business – helping us to see the common thread underlying all of these areas of life.
Holistic Nutrition Consultant
Attended the nutrition consultant program through Bauman College – a highly respected nutrition and culinary school located both in CA and online. This program provided a more scientific and comprehensive understanding of the ways which custom tailored whole foods diets can heal the human body from most chronic conditions and the ways to live a preventative lifestyle using the right foods.
Certified Postpartum Doula
After all of my work with small children and infants, I took it to the next level and become a certified postpartum doula. My training included lactation consulting, prenatal and postnatal basic nutrition, and basics of newborn care. This work also taught me a lot about: the important role of the parent’s health when conceiving and birthing a child, genetics and epigenetics, nutrigenomics, vaginal births, breastfeeding, and the power of oxytocin!
Holistic Health Practitioner Program
Upon leaving college in my early twenties, I moved to San Francisco and went through a year-long holistic health practitioner certification program. This program provided me with the foundations for everything from holistic paradigm shifts in our ways of viewing health to nutrition, aromatherapy, herbal therapies, and touch therapies like massage.
2. SEMINARS I’VE ATTENDED
Bulletproof Biohacking Conference
IHH-UCSF Symposium on the Paleo Approach and Functional Medicine
Microbiome Medicine Summit
3. ONGOING EDUCATION
One of the most exciting aspects to my work is the pace at which science is evolving and the amount of training options available for practitioners to deepen their knowledge-base. Here are two of the health experts I’m currently studying under:
KYMBER’S CORE VALUES
What I Stand For
We’re usually raised with a limited sense of what’s possible, of what we can achieve, and of who we are. This creates all kinds of problems and obstacles in our lives. I want to live in a world where we can all create the lives which we truly want and can bust through our unnecessary limitations.
Healing from chronic illness has been one of my greatest teachers and I believe good health is the access point to all growth. I find a lot of value in applying an evolutionary perspective to health, behavior, and cultural issues. I believe it’s our birthright to feel good and to function optimally. Chronic illness and mediocre genes does not have to be our destiny!
We’re all onions. We need all of our layers. The most shallow person has depths we may not be able to see and the most deeply felt person can still focus on shallow concerns. I bring depth to the table and feel most alive in environments where I can access any and all layers necessary. A lot of healing involves digging below the surface – biologically, historically, emotionally, spiritually, psychologically.
A lot of problems in health and society come when we remove ourselves from nature and forget how much we need the earth and natural elements. We need them for basic biological health, but also for psychological and spiritual health. We need the soil, the sun, clean waters, open spaces, trees, rain, healthy oceans, and a connection to the animals we consume.
I believe what we choose to narrow in on in life will define us and we get stronger the more defined our lives become. What we “give our fucks to,” as Mark Manson puts it, will run it’s hands through all of our actions and choices — forming the basis of our emotional climate each day. I also see commitment to one thing – to the exclusion of much else – as a great sign of growth and evolution. Remember, we’re aiming for alignment with our Inner Child, not immaturity and childishness! Our commitments need to help us heal.
I see that in this culture we’re constantly pulled outward and told what to think, buy, say, do, believe. What is normal, what is acceptable, what is right, appropriate, normal, healthy. Indoctrination from such an early age that before we know it, we don’t know what we truly stand for! Self-awareness is not a destination, it’s an infinite process and healing requires a commitment to this process.
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