After more than 16 years in the financial services industry, I decided to use my knowledge and experience and follow my passion to help others more directly. A vegetarian since the age of 14, I've been an advocate of conscious living for some time. However, even though I've been a vegetarian for most of my life, I haven't always been the healthiest eater - especially in my teens and early twenties.
Once I learned of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition I had this “where have you been all my life?!” epiphany about what I wanted to do for others and myself. Delving more deeply into holistic health seemed natural and an ideal way to help others, especially given the current health crisis that is creating so much inconvenience and pain. For nearly a year I commuted back and forth to NYC to attend the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as well as the Natural Kitchen Cooking School - two amazing programs.
Within a year I started Pure Potential Wellness, LLC and began supporting others to make positive lifestyle changes all while I was making them for myself too! My immune system was living proof – over 25 flights and a trip to India within a year and I had not gotten sick once, something that typically happened like clockwork after air travel. And I was off the sugar merry-go-round so prevalent for those who work in corporate settings. There really was something to eating whole foods after all!
Today's world is very different from the one our grandparents lived in. The soil is depleted, foods are not as nutritious, our diets contain less diversity, and disease rates are through the roof for illnesses that were almost nonexistent 100 years ago. As a society, many are overweight, undernourished, overstimulated and stressed out. Our foods contain unpronounceable ingredients that are invented in labs.
As a Certified Holistic Health Coach, I create a supportive environment that helps you cut through the clutter of overwhelming information about what you should do to be healthy and help you tune back into what your body is trying to tell you. I will enable you to articulate and achieve your goals. Our sessions are personalized to your individual needs. There is no "one size fits all" diet or lifestyle, and together we will explore what is best for you.
We are organic beings made from the same elements that make up the universe and to regenerate we need organic materials. We need to eat foods our bodies recognize. We are doing ourselves a great disservice by consuming all of the artificial, synthetic junk-food made available to us by desensitized, profit-hungry corporations. There is a time and place for packaged food and pharmaceutical drugs, but they should be last resorts - not how we live on a daily basis. Our bodies can heal themselves when given adequate amounts of organic vitamins and minerals. These essential elements are best assimilated through whole foods rather than synthetic versions.
Aundrea received her Holistic Health Coach certification in 2010 from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City - the only nutrition school integrating all dietary theories with an emphasis on the whole person, designed to help individuals determine what works best for them. She received her Wellness Chef certification from the Natural Kitchen Cooking School, and her Personal Training certification from World Instructor Training Schools.
Aundrea resides in Charlotte, NC with her husband and two children.