My goal in life is to help you be well! Living your day-to-day life trying to ignore or push through nagging symptoms of digestive disease or hormonal imbalance is absolutely unnecessary.
Common? Sadly, yes. But, normal? No.
Suffering from acid reflux, GERD, fatigue, energy slumps, yo-yo weight, indigestion, cravings — and the symptoms and distress that accompany these — should not go unaddressed. If you’re reading this and wondering how much better you could be feeling, you’re in the right place.
I’m here to tell you that you absolutely do not have to live that way. You can feel SO much better! You deserve to feel SO much better!
You, and all the women sharing your struggle (our struggle — I’ve been there too!) are the reason why I began my practice as a holistic nutritionist. I share your struggle. I knew in my heart I couldn’t continue living with my chronic health challenges and worked hard to overcome them. I did it, and so can you!
Imagine feeling the freedom to chase your dreams without being held back by undiagnosed symptoms. Imagine feeling validated by a practitioner who knows what you’re going through and takes the time to listen and get to the core of your health concerns.
Imagine never again feeling like you have to:
- Chase down fad diets
- Feel deprived by unrealistic cleanses
- Seek help only to find disappointment in band-aid solutions
- Wonder if you’ll ever have control over your body and health
That’s why I created Well-Nourished Living. Because, by learning to live well-nourished in every aspect of your life, this all becomes your reality.
You deserve to feel empowered to take control of your life and health back into your own hands.
If you feel like you’ve tried everything to overcome digestive issues or hormone imbalances — don’t give up.
The pill for every ill approach isn’t working.
Instead, I guide you in exploring diverse, holistic healing modalities. We’ll ask WHY instead of WHAT. Why do you feel these symptoms? Why is your body out of balance? By challenging “conventional” approaches to healing and eliminating the idea of miracle quick-fixes, we’ll chart your path to whole health. We’ll dig deep to learn, not only the root causes, but why those causes transpired in the first place and create lasting habits to overcome them.
Nutrition is unique from person to person because you are unique.
I work with you to uncover the nutritional needs of your body and customize a plan to serve those needs. This is why “diets” don't work (or, one of the reasons why, but OMG don’t get me started), because they treat us like we’re all exactly the same! Every body has different needs.
You’re the sum of ALL your parts.
Your body doesn’t work in isolation. I know the symptoms suck! But… your symptoms are messages from your body informing you that something’s off. The symptom itself isn’t where the healing is needed — it’s trickling down from elsewhere. We’ll uncover the source of your symptoms (hint: it’s never just ONE thing) and help restore your body’s foundations and functions. True healing comes when you tend to the body as a whole.
Your healing is in your hands. YOU heal you — I’ll be here to help.
I want you to feel empowered by knowing that you’re not a victim of your chronic health issues. I’ll help you reclaim your power and take control of your health — because the power to heal truly is in your hands. The first step is believing it’s possible!
I became a holistic nutritionist because I was in your shoes. I’ve battled chronic disease since 2008 (now that I think back, even before that!). That was the year I first experienced acid reflux and heartburn — who knew it could suck so bad?!
At one point, I was told by my doctor to rush to the ER because my digestive pain was accompanied by an erratic heartbeat. We seriously thought I was having a heart attack!
Thankfully, I was stable, but the docs sent me in for an endoscopy. I was diagnosed with GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). That was the beginning of my relationship with acid reducers, antibiotics, and PPI’s — or as I call them now, band-aids.
At this same time I was suffering periods that were so painful they kept me out of work every month. The solution I was given? Birth control — another band-aid. 🙁
For years I went about my life attempting to go to school, work, and pursue my dreams, but I was constantly being hindered. The symptoms lingered. They’d get better and then worse again. I began the cycle of doctors visits, diets, cleanses, medication, food elimination, fitness regimens, repeat. You know the drill.
Eventually, the symptoms built up and the pills stopped working. I was in SO much pain and the doctors were at a loss. But I wasn’t ready to give up.
I knew there was a better way and I was determined to find it.
This is when my epiphany moment came. Through my own research I stumbled upon functional medicine. A medical practice focused on digging to the root cause of the issues and healing from the ground up. No more band-aids. . . I dove in!
With guidance from holistic and functional practitioners, an open mind, and commitment to healing through diet and lifestyle I began to implement the changes that changed my life. . . And it worked.
After seeing the difference that holistic nutrition and healing made in my own life, I knew my calling was to share these practices. I knew there were SO many more women out there like me and you — disheartened, feeling hopeless, and stuck in the band-aid-for-the-pain cycle.
Please, don’t give up! You can feel SO much better than you do.
When you work with me, I’m as invested in your health as you are (even more!). Every single plan and protocol I create is designed with YOU in mind. Together, we’ll find the path to healing that your body is begging for.
With patience and commitment to make new changes, you can regain control of your health and your life. I’ll be alongside to guide you, educate you, keep you on track, and cheer you forward!
Sound like a plan?
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More about Ma’an. . .
- I was born and raised in the Philippines. I’m a total tropical girl at heart and currently call Southern California home with my husband and chihuahua-mix dog, Pizookie.
- I lived in Singapore for 5 years. Definitely one of my favorite places in the whole wide world! My time there helped foster such a wide and inspiring worldview that still drives me today.
- I used to be a Zumba instructor for both adults and kids. Name a more fun way to get moving? I can’t!
- If I wasn’t a nutritional therapy practitioner, I’d be a musical theater actress. I’ve been in love with the performing arts since I was a little girl.
- I’m so late in the game but during in the early part of the pandemic in 2020, I watched The Office from start to end and now it’s my favorite show!