My Recipe for A Nourished Lifestyle
1. A fresh perspective.
A fresh perspective shows us new, better ways of opening up and breaking through. It’s a gentle, expansive stretch to the way we look at things. It’s a muscle we can flex that reminds us that we have power over the choices we make and the life we live.
2. Savor it all.
Have zest for your whole life, every single piece of it, and you will begin to feel better. The songs you hear on the radio; the clean, white pages of a new book; the calmness in the early hours of the morning; the first bite of an exquisite meal—they are all chances for you to soak it in.
3. Avoid the toxins.
And I don’t just mean the literal ones in your food and environment. I mean the sneaky ones that get in the way of our progress—the self-doubt, the fear of change and the people who challenge our growth.
4. A healthy dose of accountability.
I believe the biggest saboteur in our quest for wellness is having no one to be accountable to. It’s easy to want to feel differently; it’s a lot harder to see it through to the end. And you need a trusted partner by your side for those moments when giving up seems like the best option.
If you’re ready to live a vibrant and healthy life, you’re in the right place.
“Joanne connects and attunes deeply with whatever is going on with you.”
I have been working with Joanne for over a year. During this time, with her support, I have made many changes in my eating that have greatly improved my health. I have more energy, have cut down on some of my medications, have fewer gastrointestinal problems, reduced plaque and my lab work shows many positive changes from before I started working with her. I have radically changed my diet – eating primarily organic foods and learning about alternatives to dairy, sugar and wheat products. She is knowledgeable in so many areas! She sends me great recipes, has introduced me to so many new healthy and super foods, recommends alternative treatments for simple health problems rather than taking over-the-counter medications, and has helped me to understand both the positive and negative impacts that certain foods have on my health and well-being. Moreover, she is a joy to work with. She tailors her coaching to your specific needs, is a patient listener, is 110% committed to her clients and is flexible in her approach. She has a beautiful spirit that connects and attunes deeply with whatever is going on with you – whether it be physical, emotional or spiritual – to offer support and/or practical advice as health and eating issues stir up so much for all of us. I highly recommend Joanne as a health coach!
I’m Joanne Schneider, health coach to extraordinary men and women like you. I haven’t always been so health conscious, but once I discovered how amazing my body could feel when I nourished it, there was simply no going back.
Flash back to freshman year of college. There I was in the emergency room for the third time this semester, exhausted, malnourished, and severely hypoglycemic. I remember wondering how this could keep happening to me. Wasn’t I eating all the right stuff? I was a vegetarian, after all, and had been for years. I thought vegetarians were supposed to be healthy! We avoided all the “bad” stuff—no red meat dripping with cholesterol weighing me down. Sure, I was eating Ring Dings for lunch, but at least it wasn’t animal fat!
It was in that emergency room after yet another blackout that I decided enough was enough. It felt like my life was at stake! Not only was my current way of eating not working for my body, but I soon realized it was actually damaging it.
If I kept up the Ring Ding diet, I knew I was sentencing myself to even more painful ER visits. When I was released, I began devouring all the nutrition information I could get my hands on. Conferences, books, lectures—I had an insatiable appetite for all of it. I started experimenting with food too, studying the glycemic index like it was my art history homework.
Soon the link between the food I ate and how my body looked and felt became abundantly clear. When I put good in, I got good out. Fruit, vegetables and yes, protein meant fewer migraines and less joint pain. Gone were the roller coaster mood swings, the brain fog and the bloated belly. I had more energy and focus than ever. I felt completely transformed. A lifelong passion had been born, and I couldn’t get enough.
Over the decades I had the joy of being a stay-at-home mom and launching a wildly successful design business. Even as my dresses graced the pages of Vogue, The New York Times and Women’s Wear
Daily, the love of food remained at the forefront of my mind. I fed my passion at home, artfully arranging slices of crisp apples and juicy oranges on the plate for my children at snack time, carefully nurturing the truth that healthy food can be convenient, delicious and fun too.
When my youngest left for school, every cell in my body was telling me to shine a brighter light on this part of my life so that I could help others in their journeys toward healing. Today I coach men and women who are struggling to take back their health by providing customized road maps that draw upon their unique bodies and lifestyles, so they can reach their goals.
I don’t believe in one-size-fits-all approaches; I believe in you. Whether you are battling high blood sugar, carrying extra weight, or you simply want to get out of bed in the morning without wincing in arthritic pain, together we can bring about the lasting results you deserve.
Joanne Schneider is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Coach and a Certified Raw Food Educator. She received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and the Raw Food Institute. Joanne has studied more than 100 dietary theories and a variety of coaching methods and has learned under some of the world’s top health and wellness experts including Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Walter Willett of Harvard University, Dr. David Katz of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center, bestselling author Geneen Roth and countless others. She works with extraordinary men and women who are ready to take back their health by providing customized road maps that draw upon their unique bodies, lifestyles, and target goals.