I have a strong family tradition of holistic and alternative health, which is complemented by a B.A. in education, which I have used for over 20 years. As a second generation holistic health coach and alternative health practitioner, I studied nutrition, reflexology, ayurveda, detoxification and cleansing tools, and have taught yoga for children both in Europe and USA. My holistic nutrition oriented approach to health coaching counseling focuses on the whole picture of the healing, energetic properties of the food, and numerous factors shaping our bio-individualities.
I graduated from Columbia University Teachers College and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City to receive and possess the holistic health coach training qualifications necessary to be recognized as an expert in the health field as a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (HHC) accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP). I am also a member of the American Holistic Health Association (AHHA), National Health Association (NHA) and American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
My years in education as well as my life experience have prepared me well to be your alternative and holistic health and nutrition counselor and coach in my Balancing Act Health and Wellness Program. After I turned 30, I struggled with failed diets and weight gain; I was overstressed and had hormonal imbalances with non-stop heavy bleeding before I hit menopause; and I had severe PMS issues at a much younger age than most. I gained much knowledge and insight from my unpleasant experiences and have since gained a new outlook on how to take care of myself, which I can teach. I can share my experience with you, be your exclusive Holistic Health Counselor to support and guide you in getting rid of health concerns you may have, and help you become healthier and happier.
My positive and negative experiences in overcoming difficulties associated with multiple marriages, dating online and in person, being in an abusive relationship, and ultimately finding a good father for my son has given me capability, knowledge and expertise to be your best life coach with my “Healthy Relationship-Healthy You” Program for Women.
In addition to my private holistic health and nutrition coaching practice in California and New York, teach/give workshops on a variety of subjects including nutrition, women’s issues, hormonal changes, stress relief, detox, sugar and food cravings, healthy aging, relationships, etc. I also write health related articles for women’s websites and magazines.
I am also a Women’s Holistic Health and Nutrition Programs Expert at SelfGrowth.com
I enjoy traveling, reading, biking, dancing, tennis, practicing yoga, and have started to learn how to play the piano/keyboard. I am fluent in English, Russian, and Ukrainian, have completely forgotten French, understand Polish, and plan to learn Italian.
Another skill I am very proud of is my ability to write humorous rhymes/poems on the spur of the moment. Someday I may add a link to some of them; they can help put a smile on your face.
I also host holistic health podcasts and a radio show for women on “Feel and Look Fabulous with Irina” and on BlogTalkRadio. My guests and I help our listeners feel and look fabulous naturally; listen any time.
Finally, feel free to visit some of my fine art photography sites in the right sidebar, where you will find photo meditation, canvas art, photo pillows, calendars and other fine art photography products.
“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.” (Anthelme Brillat-Savarin)
I have always been passionate about health. My goal is to help people to learn how they may live healthier and happier, but in their own individual way that is best suited to their individual self. My mission is to help people to realize that their lives can be changed for the best, that they can live a balanced life that will help them to be happier and healthier. I would be proud of having the privilege to help you. If you look up in the dictionary, a counselor is a person who gives advice, and to advise means to inform, to recommend, to warn.
As a holistic health coach, my mission is to advise my clients to make better choices in their food and life style. My mission includes informing my clients that what we eat can make a big difference in our health. My mission also includes educating my clients as to the increasing numbers of chronic health concerns, such as obesity, diabetes, reproductive issues and depression that result from our eating habits. My mission also includes warning my clients about the fundamental relationship between poor nutrition and the poor state of the public’s health. To satisfy my mission I have created an number of holistic health programs you may be interested in.
I look forward to helping you get more of what you want from your body, your health, and your life.
Irina Wardas HHC, Holistic Nutrition Health Coach and Counselor