My mission is to educate and encourage healthy, mindful living helping others embrace the concept that we are a product of what we eat and how we treat ourselves.

That was a lesson I learned from an early age. I guess you could say that my fascination with health and wellness began on the trips I took with my mother to Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico when I was just a teenager. She went for her asthma, and I got dragged along. I was convinced that I wouldn’t actually benefit from the experience, but the twists and turns of life have taken me full circle – now nutrition and helping others lead a healthy and happy life have become my career and I couldn’t be more grateful for it.

Like a lot of us, when I got out of college I wanted the fast life of a “successful” businesswoman. I worked long hours at a stressful job, fueling myself with caffeine and expensive restaurant dinners. Exercise was a luxury and sleep was for those who didn’t care about moving up the ladder. I was going to conquer the world.
Then I felt a lump. When the doctor told me I had Hodgkins Lymphoma, I couldn’t believe it. I was only 32 – people like me didn’t get cancer. I had gotten married and was going to start a family. I was “healthy” wasn’t I?

The doctor recommended chemotherapy and radiation, but after a few treatments I felt like the “solution” was worse than the problem. I thought back to the lessons I learned as a teenager, and a light bulb went off. I realized that, in addition to medical treatment, my body needed nourishment and love. After a lot of research and listening to my inner voice, I shortened my radiation regimen and pursued an alternative path. I left my job, began managing my stress and doing yoga, and learned that what people told me was good food wasn’t always healthy food. I began juicing and eating a more plant-based diet – within a few months I began to heal!

My husband Marc and I had the first of our two gorgeous daughters, Jordan. Sammy came along a few years later. Marc and I cherished the life we had created together, until cancer came back into my life. But not for me. This time it was Marc’s health that began to fail. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma sounded terrifying, and it was.

Marc’s doctors convinced him to begin immediate chemotherapy and radiation. He spent time in and out of hospitals as his immune system weakened. After an 18-month battle, it wasn’t cancer that took his life – it was infection. The treatment that was supposed to cure him contributed to his untimely death at 45.

My run-ins with cancer showed me the importance of what I had learned as a teenager on the trips with my mother. The old saying that “you are what you eat” couldn’t be more true. Food was the root of many of the problems I saw in life, and food could be the solution.

After Marc died, I went back to school at American University of Complementary Medicine in Los Angeles and became a Certified Holistic Nutritionist. Years later, here I am, working with people from every walk of life to help them cleanse their bodies and their lives.
Today I remain cancer free and I feel better than ever!
No matter your story or history, you can cleanse your body and, through nutrition, lead a happier and healthier life. Many people think that cleansing means starving yourself or drinking juices all day.

My approach to cleansing is gentle and accessible for those looking to renew, recharge, rejuvenate, and maintain their healthy lifestyle.

Using the lessons I’ve learned throughout my life, I created S.O.U.P. – Superfoods.Organic.Uniquely Designed.Prepared with Love. – 5 Day Food Cleanse, and “Cleanse Your Body, Cleanse Your Life” my 21 day online program. I also collaborate with leading health and wellness partners and I am the creator of M Cafe’s macrobiotic REST Cleanse, signature juice blends at Erewhon Market and L.A. juice and a food program soon to be found at Earth Bar locations.

I am passionate about what I do and am committed to helping you get to experience the joy I’ve found in good health.
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