Hi, I’m Karina!

I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.

My approach is not to dwell on calories, carbs, fats, and proteins. It is not to create lists of restrictions or good and bad foods. Instead, I work with my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and rewarding.

Together we’ll work to reach your health goals in areas such as achieving optimal weight, reducing food cravings, increasing sleep, and maximizing energy. As we work together, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance and health.

Some concepts that we will explore during our work together:

Bio-individuality™

The concept of bio-individuality is that each person has unique food and lifestyle needs. One person’s food is another person’s poison, and that’s why fad diets tend to fail in the long run. Working on the principle of bio-individuality, I’ll support you to make positive changes that are based on your unique needs, lifestyle, preferences, and ancestral background. I use a personalized, holistic approach to ensure that you will have great success!

Primary Food™

It’s easy to overlook all of the things that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It’s not just the food we eat, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity and a spiritual awareness are essential forms of nourishment. When these “primary foods” are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary. I will support you in achieving all of your goals, from eating the right foods for your body to living an inspired, fulfilling life.

Integrative Nutrition™ Plate

The Integrative Nutrition Plate emphasizes the importance of local and organic produce, whole grains, high-quality proteins, plant-based fats, and water. It shows you how a plate should appear at mealtime and emphasizes the importance of proportions and portion size. To complete the picture, the plate is surrounded with lifestyle factors that create optimal health: relationship, career, physical activity and spirituality. I’ll introduce you to some of the healthiest foods on the planet and teach you how to find what’s healthiest for your unique body!

Ready to start feeling better than ever?

Schedule an initial consultation today!

Latest Recipes

Vanilla Raspberry Lemon Muffins

By |June 11th, 2015|

Dry Ingredients
3/4 cup oat flour
3/4 cup millet flour
1 1/2 cups […]

Chocolate Super Food Energy Bites

By |June 10th, 2015|

Ingredients:
1 tsp lucuma
2 tsp maca
1/4 cup cacao powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 […]

Granola Bar

By |June 10th, 2015|

Dry Ingredients
2 cups gluten-free oats
1/2 cup brown rice crispies
1/2 cup […]

What clients say

As someone who loves to eat healthy and maintain and healthy style, Karina’s class was perfect! Going off to college will pose some challenges in terms of preparing foods easily but she guided us in the right direction of how to do so even when we’re away. She knows exactly what to put with what and it really manifested into the great food we prepared!
Sydney L
I really enjoyed the class! It opened up my eyes to just how easy eating healthy can be. I learned many skills that shortened my prep time and made me a more efficient chef. The class was a fun way to help improve my cooking and show just how a few little changes can make food much healthier for you. Thanks Karina!
Claire P.
The cooking class really helped me start eating healthily. I learned how quick and easy it is to make food that tastes good and is actually delicious!! I completely feel that the class made my life easier in the way that I can now make quick simple meals that make me feel great!
Isabel W.
I took a class with Karina and it was very helpful to learn the different for cooking and food. The class was inspiring and fun! Karina has a flair for putting ingredients together to come up with tasty new recipes or an interesting twist on an old one. I strongly recommend Karina as a competent and knowledgeable Chef and wish her best of luck in her future goals.
Leyla A.
After just one class with Karina, my perspective on how I eat and what I cook had changed. She is so well-informed and so well-prepared and so able to explain her philosophy and recipes in a direct, uncomplicated way. Karina knows her stuff and can provide a wide variety of ingredient choices, emphasizing the flexibility and ease in cooking and eating with less sugar and less gluten while maintaining plenty of flavor. Her classes are also a lot of fun; she manages to find a great group of students every time I’ve been at one of her classes.
Debra N.
Until today the only place I really knew of that I would have a good and healthy meal is in Karina’s house. Her classes taught me that is not so hard in the end to be healthy and not so complicated. The only problem that I have now is that my daughter discovered how good Karina’s food is and now wants to have dinner 3x a week at her house!
Claudia H.