I created Grow With Grace Wellness to embark on what I feel is my life’s mission – to educate and empower my fellow humans to take control of their health, return to the ancestral wisdom that helped our species thrive before the age of industrialization, and find balance, joy, and ease while building lifelong habits that support both healthspan and lifespan. I truly believe our health is meant to thrive – and it’s our job to provide the right environment. About 80 percent of health is within our control – risk factors that we have the power to overcome. You read that correctly – 80 percent of our health ailments stem from variables that WE can influence! But change is hard, and we see this when we take a look at the state of our nation’s health.
Our country is in the midst of an obesity and diabetes epidemic. Compared to other industrialized nations, we spend more on healthcare and have some of the worst outcomes. Our healthcare system is severely fractured — Rather than teaching us to thrive, it focuses narrowly on sick-care and lacks emphasis on prevention and the tools and support to create health. Well-meaning healthcare providers barely have enough time to see their patients and cover all the bases, let alone find balance in their own lives.
My practice is rooted in the principles of Lifestyle Medicine – the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic interventions — including a whole food eating pattern, regular movement, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances, and positive relationships. These are all principles that, over the last 15 years, I’ve learned and applied in my own life. There is no one prescription that works for everyone. You are unique, and so is your path. I aim to meet you where you are, and offer support, accountability, empowerment, and resources to help you build a foundation of health. This foundation will grow into a beautiful home for your body, mind, and spirit; becoming an anchor for a new way of living, thinking, and being.
Our bodies are intelligently and innately equipped to thrive when given the right circumstances. My goal is to support you in creating your recipe for health, and provide tools to help you Grow with Grace towards a balanced and fulfilling life.
Below are just some of the concerns for which clients seek out Lifestyle Medicine:
- Weight loss
- New diagnosis of high blood pressure, prediabetes, diabetes, or high cholesterol
- New or existing health concern/diagnosis with a desire to support conventional therapies with lifestyle interventions
- An interest in improving lifespan and healthspan (living longer AND staying healthy)
- Manage stress and overwhelm
- Improve work-life balance
- Increase physical activity, improve bone mineral density or build muscle
- Sleep better and improve energy
Christina is a Licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Ancestral Health and Wellness Coach, and Registered Yoga Teacher. By uniting her passions and formal training, Christina empowers clients on their journey towards balanced physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being.