About Mari

Mom headshotI am a mother, wife, grandmother, health and wellness coach, teacher and speaker.                   

Like most women, I wear many hats — I like to be involved and give back. As a mother of four, my ‘modus operandi’ was busyness around the clock, always pushing  to get my never-ending “to-do list” done.  While I did get a lot done, this proved to be unsustainable! I started experiencing frequent, intense migraine and tension headaches, sinus issues, and super heavy periods; all of which got worse with stress.  As a highly sensitive, empathetic person, unrelenting stress is not my friend.  After building our family home (a LOT of work and stress — I was the construction manager, in charge of design, materials, scheduling,… while pregnant with my fourth child), I was DEPLETED.  My periods became unmanageable and the migraines lasted for days.  I was in pain and  felt SO TIRED, but I continued to  push  myself, breastfeeding my baby and taking care of everything and everybody.  Tests came back “normal” and I was offered medications which gave me  minimal relief and came with a host of side effects.  I started living in fear — wondering if I’d be able to fulfill my duties and commitments. 

Something had to change.  I had worked so hard, and I was NOT enjoying the fruits of my labor. I did not want to use pain killers to ‘survive’ the day.  I wanted to solve the problem, and feel well. I knew that pain and exhaustion are NOT normal.  I prayed hard and searched for natural ways to help myself.  That’s when I found and got trained on functional nutrition, which is nutrition at a whole new level; with a root–cause approach.   I learned that treating symptoms without treating the root cause is like filling a bucket with a hole at the bottom — you don’t get anywhere.  I have further learned about lab testing, mindset, stress management,  detoxification, and much more…, to develop my holistic approach to health & wellness. Through much trial and error, and lots of training and education,  I have learned to use nutritious food,  lifestyle strategies, and professional grade supplements that work to promote health. I want to share this with you.

It is possible to live a balanced life and give from a place of strength and abundance.  I only wish I had learned all this sooner!  I’m a work in progress as I continue to nourish myself and find that sweet work – life – play balance.  The good news is — you don’t have to figure this out by yourself!  It is now my mission to help women like you optimize their health.  If you find yourself in a place of declining energy and health, know that this will NOT get better on its’ own; you have to take action. 

My Education & Background

I have a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and a Masters Degree in Nutrition & Exercise. I have always been fascinated by human physiology— how this amazing body of ours works. I have additional training in Functional Nutrition which combines my passions — science, health, wellness and nutrition.

Besides nutrition counseling, I have been a teacher, catechist, lactation consultant, and a home builder.  I am also a speaker, teaching and giving lectures on various topics including Nutrition & Health, Christian Parenting and Abstinence Education. I speak English and Spanish fluently. 

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Good health is your greatest asset.  Be the best version of yourself.


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