Holistic Health Coaching is a unique approach to health and nutrition. Having studied all the dietary theories, I agree with the conclusion that traditional diets do not work. At best, they work in the short term and what works for one person often does not work for another. We are all different and unique and have our own bio-individuality.
The goal of health coaching is to help you make lasting changes to your diet and life style to achieve optimal health.
Kendell's health journey started at a young age. She suffered from chronic digestive isuues and fatigue by the age of 13. She spent most of her spare time reseaching herbs and natural healing since the medical industry was not able to offer any help. She was pre-med at the University of Maryland and switched to Psychology her senior year in 1996, after deciding she did not want to pursue a conventional medical degree.
After college, she decided to continue to ride horses for people, which she did growing up, while she decided what path to take. Her horse profession grew and she ran a large equine business until her underlying health issues took over. She decided to take a break from the horse industry profession in pursuit of her health. In 2007 she enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition for her own knowledge, not realizing it would lead to a career in the health industry.
Health coaching practice
When Kendell enrolled at IIN for her own interest, this led her down a road to studying live bloodcell microscopy, bio-terraine testing. herbalism, hormone health, living food nutrition, digestive health and more.
Beginning a new life
When Kendell enrolled at IIN, she was soon after diagnosed with a severe egg and gluten allergy. It was frustrating to think that 20 years of doctors, medical imaging, blood work and compromised health were related to a food allergy. While at IIN, Kendell heard David Wolfe speak on raw foods and superfoods and this led her down a whole new path. She traveled far to learn and experience a raw food lifestyle which changed her life and for the first time in 20 years Kendell knew what it like to feel amazing! This amazing feeling of wellness led her to began teaching raw food cooking classes and her health coaching practice sprang forth from here. She worked at the Cometa Wellness Center before opening her own practice.
Kendell began holding wellness events bringing David Wolfe to town to speak 7 times. Having a brother who had been diagnosed with Stage 3 brain cancer in 2000, Kendell has spent years researching cancer, food and herbs. She began working with Hippocrates Health Institute and brought Brian Clement Ph.D, L.N. to 7 times to Baltimore to speak. Her goal was educating her clients on the importance of food in its natural state, such as raw foods and whole foods. And when eating animal products, they were humanely raised. As time passed so did her practice and the focus shifted to a more plant based Ketogenic Diet. Due to her bother's 16 year survival, her work to support cancer patients gradually increased.
Kendell's practice approach is that of education and helping people incorporate changes to their diet and lifestyle to improve their overall health and well-being. She meets the client where they are with their health needs, incorporating a diet and lifestyle that is suitable to where the are, and what they are willing and not willing to do. It is up the the client to make the right changes to improve their health and Kendell supports them along the way.