Hey there, glad you’re here.
I’m Venessa. I’m a certified holistic and integrative nutrition coach, practicing functional nutrition. That means we use food as medicine and create a roadmap to better digestion, more energy and healthy weight management that’s totally unique to YOU.
What is this place? This is your creative healing space. I started Unveiled Wellness for you because I witnessed the hardship, confusion and fear that comes with disease and poor health. My mother’s struggle with breast cancer and my own rollercoaster health journey were the catalysts that led to my discovery of functional nutrition and holistic healing. Now that I’ve helped myself and many others, I’m here to serve you.
How it all started…
My path to integrative nutrition and holistic health began when my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. That’s when I truly witnessed the healing power of nutritious foods and a well-balanced lifestyle. After 5 long years of treatments, triumphs, ups and downs… I lost my beautiful mom Norma. It was the most difficult and transformative time in our lives, and it taught me more than I could ever imagine.
Her journey taught me that we are the stewards of our own health and must be our own advocates; that food truly is medicine; that positivity, happiness and love are more potent healing tools than anything else; that every day truly is precious so we better live like we mean it; and that we can’t do it alone.
Food changed our lives.
Not only did I see the positive effects of nutritious healing foods on my mom, which gave her back a quality of life she had lost with cancer and treatment in her last days, but I saw remarkable results within my own life. I lost weight, gained a ton of energy, and got rid of my asthma, acid reflux and indigestion!
I went back to school and became a Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHHC). I was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. Some of my teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.
Functional Medicine and Nutrition
After discovering the world of functional medicine and whole foods nutrition, and having a strong desire to maximize my clients’ ability to heal, I dove into the world of functional nutrition and never looked back. I embarked in continuing education in advanced nutrition through a functional medicine lens, training with certified nutrition educator and functional nutritionist Andrea Nakayama, Mastering Brain Chemistry training by Dr. Datis Kharrazian, DC and currently pursuing a Masters in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine at the University of Bridgeport.
“All disease begins in the gut” – Hippocrates
All my life, I had dealt with chronic digestive issues that prevented me from fully expressing myself and experiencing the world. I thought that all my gut issues were fate, as my mom was also plagued with poor gut health. Through my own healing experience and functional nutrition training & practice, I learned what has been known for many years but forgotten in most medical circles – that all health starts with the gut. In my work, we focus on optimizing your gut health and addressing digestive issues, laying the foundation for overall optimal wellness.
Today you’ll find me working with clients one-on-one or in group programs, such as 30 Day Challenges and seasonal detoxes. I give talks and workshops to companies and organizations, and love to share as much good content as I can with all of you! Outside of my work, I teach workshops as a proud Brighten Up Education Ambassador for Bright Pink, whose mission is to save women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to live proactively at a young age.
I want you to know…
If you are experiencing digestive issues, mood and energy problems, or you simply want the best chance at preventing disease, there is hope. Connect with me for a free 15 min one-on-one breakthrough session to get started.
Now your turn
My philosophy: I believe we are all threads of the same fabric of life. I’m here to unveil the wings of women who want to live their biggest lives. To unravel their story, and tap into the potentiality that’s within so that they can bring their unique gifts to this world. Let’s start a butterfly effect that’ll change everything… starting with you.
I would love to hear from you! What are your health challenges? Life struggles & pet peeves? Dreams & dramas? What’s your story? Shoot me an email (I read every one) or hit me up on the facebook. I promise a human (hint: me) will respond.
Let’s stay in touch.
I’ll send you expert health tips + clean recipes + soul food on a weekly(ish) basis, always with love.