MEET TRISH

Lover of All Things Food and All Things Healthy Living

Meet Tricia, Certified Holistic Health Coach, Certified Gluten Practitioner, Gluten Free Society Tier 1 and Tier 2 Certified

Welcome! Since you have landed on my web page, it is likely you are looking for sound and healthy solutions, whether that be for a gluten-related health concern or otherwise. Regardless of the reason, I am happy to meet you! After many years of eating poorly, I, myself was diagnosed with several auto-immune health concerns and food sensitivities. As you will read below, my journey back to health led me to intensively study nutrition, resulting in my certifications as a Certified Holistic Health Coach, CN® and Certified Gluten Practitioner. I now use all of my experiences to help others make sense of their own health concerns so that they may become active promoters of their own well-being!

To learn more about me and what I do and to help you understand my work, perhaps I should first give you an explanation of how I got to where I am:

I started out on my health and wellness journey eating my fair share of pizza, ice cream, fast food; you name it and I ate it. And that worked for awhile… that is, until my body said otherwise. But even before then, I can remember always being interested in health and wellness, reading nutrition labels and cooking my own meals since I was 8 years old. I know, you’re saying, “8 years old?!” but it’s true; I’ve been cooking since I was a little tike. And, along the way, I learned from the Mediterranean wisdom of my Italian grandparents (especially my grandmother, “Flo Flo”).  My grandmother had a no-nonsense way of thinking about food and diet and had a very strong idea as to what was good for you. I can still hear her voice, bellowing about everything from moderation to eating fresh foods to choosing water over sugar-y, syrup-y drinks.

So, about 20 years ago, when I was diagnosed with a smorgasbord of autoimmune diseases and food sensitivities, I re-connected to my original interest in health and remembered my Italian roots and all the platitudes my grandmother fed me… and thank goodness I did – at 29 years old, my blood tests showed results consistent with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), or some kind of mixed connective tissue disease.  I was also diagnosed with Hashimotos auto-immune thyroid disease with antibodies elevated well out of the “normal” range.

And, so, I found myself at a crossroads. Do I go the path of drugs to maintain my current lifestyle (poor eating habits included)? Or do I listen to my inner voice and choose to alter my eating and lifestyle habits to feel better on my own terms?

After much thought, I knew I needed to choose a more sustainable route, an approach that was holistic and nutritionally based as it felt “right” to me… but, that was easier said than done, living in the Italian pastry, pizza capital of the world that is New York. But, with a support network, a little bit of trial and error, some additional education (okay, a LOT of education), and another 20 years under my belt, I reversed what could have been a very scary situation, bringing much of my original health concerns into, or at least close to, the normal range. Of course, it helped that I was only 29 years old at the time and acted quickly to nip the situation in the bud. Having a 7 year old, 6 year old, and soon-to-be newborn at the time, I needed to do everything in my power to be well. Fast forward to 2013 and my “children” are in their early to mid-twenties, and I’ve turned my life’s journey into a passion for working with others to promote healthy living… which is where you come in. If you want to join me on this journey, please feel free to check out my services and give me a call. I would be honored to walk with you on your path to healthy living. Here’s to new beginnings for vibrant health and wellness!

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A Few Quick Facts About Me:

  • Born + raised

    I was born and raised in Astoria, Queens, New York, and yep, you guessed it ---although I no longer live in New York…I have a thick New York accent that is unmistakable (so I’m told 😀 )

  • Tested

  • Personality

    • Virgo
    • Others tell me I can best be characterized by my unique sense of humor, love of laughing, and desire for positivity, balance and integrity and helping others.
  • A Condensed List of What I Like + Appreciate

    My family and friends
    Children and animals make my heart melt
    Sunshine-y days and long walks
    Laughing
    My bed and fluffy pillows
    Movies and snuggling with my babies (I have 2 puppies. Olivia is a 2-year-old Shih-Poo and Quirky is an 8-year-old Shih Tzu.)
    Putting a smile on someone’s face
    Music
    True, authentic and warm people
    Reading self-help books
    Decorating – I love working with colors

  • Passion

    My family and friends
    Children and animals make my heart melt
    Sunshine-y days and long walks
    Laughing
    My bed and fluffy pillows
    Movies and snuggling with my babies (I have 2 puppies. Olivia is a 2-year-old Shih-Poo and Quirky is an 8-year-old Shih Tzu.)
    Putting a smile on someone’s face
    Music
    True, authentic and warm people
    Reading self-help books
    Decorating – I love working with colors