"He that takes medicine and neglects diet, wastes the skill of the physician." - Chinese Proverb
Perhaps being born and raised in Colorado was a factor, but even as a child, I understood there was definite connection between maintaining my health and leading a very active lifestyle. I was fortunate to be raised in a health-conscious family who promoted nutritious eating habits. Living most of my life fallowing vegetarian/vegan diet taught me many things about what worked and did not work for me. I now believe in no diets but more about finding what fits each individual. I have no doubt good nutrition has enabled me to remain as active now as I was as a child, enjoying, among many other activities, hot yoga, biking, running, hiking, skiing and swimming.
I grew up on a ranch and began riding horses when I was just days old. I have taught horseback riding for 12 years. Accidents and falls were unavoidable, and I often searched for new ways to take better care of myself and recover from my injuries. I am very grateful for my family’s willingness to investigate and pursue all forms of effective healthcare, including chiropractic and naturopathy.
I remain very much involved with horses and ranch life, and if you wish, you can learn more about this aspect of my life atwww.moniquehorsemanship.com. But, by far, the best part of my life is the ability to share it all with my happy, healthy son, Bryson.
My personal experience has demonstrated to me that optimal health does not occur without optimal nutrition. In order to help others understand this vital connection, I chose to pursue a career in holistic nutrition. My studies at Bauman College in Boulder, Colorado, were completed in 2013, when I received my certification in nutrition consulting. The extensive, up-to-date formal education I have received has reinforced my firm belief that proper nutrition is the fundamental basis upon which each of us can build a much happier, healthier, longer, and more vibrant life.