I'm am a foreign medical graduate surgeon with more than 30 yrs of experience in the health care field. During my journey I have been exposed to an increasingly number of patients with chronic disease like diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, dementia and overweight amongst others. More and more I'm realizing the importance of proper lifestyle change and healthy nutrition as a way to prevent chronic illness and reach wellness.
I found that lasting lifestyles change cannot be achieved through willpower or doctor’s prescription advice method.
I received my training as a Health Coach from the Nutrition’s cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program.
Elizabeth Hernandez, MBA
Wellness Specialist/ Certified Culinary Medicine Coach & Yoga Instructor
“I motivate clients to introduce them to a lifestyle of stress management techniques such as yoga vinyasa and yoga Nidra and with my “Liz Kitchen” program @ P.W.A. Health Coaching, I offer a Culinary Medicine Coaching as a behavioral intervention that help improve nutrition and wellbeing by facilitating healthy home cooking through an active learning process for participants”.
CULINARY MEDICINE COACHING: This is a unique educational program designed to increase awareness on healthy eating & the importance of cooking, with tips on how to organize a healthy pantry, tips on time management, kitchen organization, how to cook "fast and fun healthy meal for your family”, and the importance of the "kitchen" in our family’s health and wellness. Applicable to any diet a person may follow.
** For me the Kitchen is the most important part of
the house, it is a place where family and friends enjoy together. Preparing a good meal for family and friends is a joy and an adventure! Every meal is the most important meal of the day! To schedule an appointment please contact us @ 305-563-6763
Schedule an initial consultation with me today!
The Integrative Nutrition Plate emphasizes the importance of local and organic produce, whole grains, high-quality proteins, plant-based fats, and water. It shows you how a plate should appear at mealtime and emphasizes the importance of proportions and portion size. To complete the picture, the plate is surrounded with lifestyle factors that create optimal health: relationship, career, physical activity and spirituality. I’ll introduce you to some of the healthiest foods on the planet and teach you how to find what’s healthiest for your unique body!
You can learn more about my training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
It’s easy to overlook all of the things that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It’s not just the food we eat, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity and a spiritual awareness are essential forms of nourishment. When these “primary foods” are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary. I will support you in achieving all of your goals, from eating the right foods for your body to living an inspired, fulfilling life.
The concept of bio-individuality is that each person has unique food and lifestyle needs. One person’s food is another person’s poison, and that’s why fad diets tend to fail in the long run. Working on the principle of bio-individuality, I’ll support you to make positive changes that are based on your unique needs, lifestyle, preferences, and ancestral background. I use a personalized, holistic approach to ensure that you will have great success!
I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.
My approach is not to dwell on calories, carbs, fats, and proteins. It is not to create lists of restrictions or good and bad foods. Instead, I work with my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and rewarding.
Together we’ll work to reach your health goals in areas such as achieving optimal weight, reducing food cravings, increasing sleep, and maximizing energy. As we work together, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance and health.
During my training, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities such as Dr. Sears (The Zone Diet) Dr. Perlmutter (Grain Brain) and Understanding the Blue Zone with Dan Buettner.
I have expanded my knowledge with my participation at the UM/iCamp in (Clinical Nutrition and Integrative Approaches to Chronic Conditions) and Duke University (Mindfulness Basic Stress Reduction Training for Professionals).
My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.