I'd like you to meet my beautiful friend, Liz. She is an amazing author of the children's book, Dragon Eyes, a holistic health speaker, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and most recently, Personal Chef. There really isn't much that this girl can't do , and she has graciously agreed to share some of her wisdom with us!
You can learn more about Liz's Personal Chef biz here.
Q: What is your personal health philosophy?
A: Being an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Personal Chef, my personal health philosophy is to make decisions with integrity. I must follow the advice I give my clients. That means eating delicious and nutrient dense meals, taking supplements thoughtfully, moving my body daily and following a consistent regimen of self-care.
Q: If you could only give one piece of health advice, what would it be?
A: Appreciate yourself for all that you are and all that you have accomplished. The more we love and honor ourselves, the better the decisions we make about how to treat our mind, body and soul.
Q: What is your favorite thing about being a health coach?
A: Most of my work is with women and families and my favorite thing is observing how a woman positively influences the health of everyone around her when she makes healthful decisions in her own life. It's the perfect example of a ripple effect.
Q: What kind of exercise program do you follow?
A: I wear a fit bit and my daily goal is to walk 10,000 steps. It's not unusual for me to stream a video at the end of the night while I march in place to reach my daily step goal.
Q: What’s your beauty routine?
A: I use neem oil soap to wash my face in the morning and sulfur soap to wash my face at night. I wash and rinse twice. Then I use a daytime moisturizer with SPF 15 and eye cream during the day and either a highly moisturizing night cream or face oil at night. I use coconut oil to remove my eye makeup and apple cider vinegar as a toner.
Q: What’s your favorite natural remedy?
A: Oh man - this is tough because I have a lot depending on the ailment. I tend to talk a lot about magnesium because it helps with chocolate cravings, menstrual cramps, headaches, muscle aches, sleeplessness and anxiety.
Q: How do you maintain a focus on health while being a busy entrepreneur?
A: It's not easy but it always come back to integrity. How can I expect people to respect me or listen to the advice that I give if I myself don't take the time to follow that advice?
Q: What are your top 3 health tips?
1) Sleep as much as you need to sleep each night to feel rested
2) Drink half your body weight in ounces of water each day
3) Move your body even if it's just to stretch each morning for 10-15 minutes
Q: What first sparked your interest in health/nutrition?
A: I was told at the age of 30 that I would be permanently medically disabled and that the doctors couldn't do anything else to help me. That wasn't an acceptable answer to me so I decided to start exploring alternative therapies and nutrition.
Q: Who is your favorite health guru?
A: I LOVE Dr. Andrew Weil. He has been practicing integrative medicine since before it was cool to practice integrative medicine.
Q: When it’s time to relax, what do you enjoy?
A: I love to go to the movie theater or curl up in bed with my kitty and watch a movie at home.