I have been intrigued with the field of nutrition since I was a child. I read the labels on everything, even at the age of seven. I saw that calories meant energy, so I ate more calories so that I would have more energy. Those labels do not mean the same anymore.
What brought me into the world of Holistic Health was the battles with my own health. I grew up with a lot of digestive issues and fatigue. After college, I was professionally competing and training horses, but was always exhausted with severe stomach and digestive disorders and hormonal imbalances. I was constantly at the doctor, even at a young age, and usually got the same answers..."your fine". I sure didn't feel fine!! Eventually I was told I had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, depression and anxiety. I started having breathing issues, which they told me was the anxiety. I wanted to know "WHY" I had these problems and felt this way, but would never get an answer, just a prescription... This led me to started doing my own research and seek out alternative means of health and healing. From here I learned about adrenal fatigue and started to understand what was really going on inside my body. I researched stomach and digestive issues and started to weed out certain foods. Next, I got some food allergy testing done with a naturopathic doctor, discovered I was highly allergic to eggs and this was the cause of my breathing issues! Then found out I COULD NOT eat gluten (Celiac's Disease), which was the root cause of most of my health issues. Many years of trying to figure out my own problems, and healing them naturally through diet and amazing supplements/herbs, has led me to where I am now. With the knowledge I gained by healing from the inside out, I knew I needed to help others learn to do the same.
As I started making the changes in my life and diet, I met David Wolfe, an amazing speaker and author who travels the world lecturing on Natural Health, Nutrition, and Healing. I attended one of his raw retreats in Sedona Arizona, and really learned how to heal the body at a cellular level through proper nutrition, and amazing foods and herbs. What I have learned over the years on this path has been amazing, and the level of energy that I have now achieved is better than I can ever remember since I was a child. My outlook on life has been completely renewed and now I do everything I can to share this knowledge and information, and help others obtain the same goals of optimum health!
Kendell Reichhart is a Holistic Health Counselor and Nutritional Consultant. She was associated with the Cometa Wellness Center in Lutherville, MD before opening her own practice in Towson October 1st, 2009. Kendell completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland, where she received a B.S. in Biology and Psychology. She received her nutritional education in the Professional Training Program of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Through this program, Kendell received a certification and accreditation from The Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation of the Teachers College at Columbia University, and also from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She has continued her education by completing a workshop in Raw Foods and Healing Herbs at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies. From there she trained with BioMedx and practices a unique Bio-Terrain testing through Urine and Saliva to find imbalance in the body which really focus on digestion and absorption and understanding our body at the cellular level.
Kendell is currently in the process of getting her Herbalist Certification through the East West School of Planetary Herbology.
In addition to her professional training and education, Kendell has conducted presentations on a wide array of topics, including all of those listed below.
- Classes on raw food "cooking", sprouting, fermented foods, etc....
- Presentations/classes on Living food Nutrition, Healing Herbs, Healthy Children...
- Large events with David Wolfe, Brian Clement and other speakers on living food health and nutrition
- Workshops on sugar addiction
- On-line guided group cleanses
- One on one session testing: Bio-Individual Health Evaluation Education sessions through urine, saliva and blood glucose.
- Presentations for garden clubs on organic gardening and local produce vs. conventional produce
- Presentations on different health concerns such as digestion, immunity, weight loss and more specific dis-eases.
- Superfood Parties, Raw Chocolate Parties, Movies and Documentaries Nights which are fun and educational
- Raw Pot Lucks :)
- Lectures at Festivals such as Karma Fest on Superfoods and Raw Foods