For those of you who don't know me, my name is Donna Gollenberg.
My personal journey to health and wellness began with a diagnosis of osteoporosis in my 50s. I was shocked because I had been taking calcium-magnesium supplements faithfully for years, had added vitamin D a few years earlier, and was exercising regularly. The APRN at the rheumatologist's office had no other suggestions; I had to pick an osteoporosis drug prescription before I left. I took the drug for 3 weeks and experienced heartburn, fear, and doubt. I stopped the medication, and began to research natural treatments to enhance bone density and strength. I discovered that there were indeed other avenues to bone health, and general health as well. I realized that all my years of unbalanced and fad diets to achieve weight loss had contributed to my condition. I wanted to tell the world that what we eat is critical. I had found my passion!
Through a business associate, I met a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, and after looking into the school, I knew that God was calling me to study there. Not only was I educated in nutrition theories and facts, but also in the importance of what the school calls "primary foods". No matter how much healthful food we might eat, if there are other areas in our lives (relationships, career, etc.) that are deficient, stressful, or dysfunctional, we will not achieve optimal health. I began to make changes in these areas. My soul started healing and my spirit became more free. I was truly recapturing my health!
My heart's desire is to open people's eyes to the incredible potential for health and well being that they can achieve through progressive and sustainable eating and lifestyle choices as well as continued self reliance, discovery, and advocacy. Every one is a unique individual and each individual needs a unique plan. I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits YOU -- your body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.
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