13 Biggest Blocks to Healing
People often ask us what we’ve found to be the
After freeing herself from Celiac Disease (dx 2008) and Hashimoto’s (dx 2013), Kirstin has become a leading expert in helping others stop symptoms, reverse disease progression, and heal from autoimmune. Her training and education as a:
…and her work with hundreds of autoimmune clients, and her own personal healing journey has helped her cohesively tie together the three crucial components (Nutrition, Science, and Soul) needed to heal and reach autoimmune freedom.
Though Anthony’s original career path began as an IT professional for large law firms, his life long passion around natural health and wellness won out and he shifted gears to become a nutritionist. He furthered his education, by going even deeper into the science and biology around Epigenetics, lab interpretation, live blood analysis, nutrient support, and physical training.
His eduction, training, and additional learning include:
Anthony joined the Nourish Coaching Staff in 2014, and has helped raise the Nourish Healing Program to new levels of healing and freedom for hundreds of Nourish clients.
Briana struggled for over 18 years with autoimmune illness, chronic pain, and endometriosis. Today, she specializes in teaching how relaxation, mindful living, and restorative movement are essential to total health freedom. Through sound therapy, customized movement, and tools for self-mastery, she helps you unlock your own inner power and intuition for healing body, mind, and soul.
With 12+ years of experience in corporate operations and customer service, along with 10+ years of experience in coaching, counselling, and teaching, Briana leads the Operations and Client Services to bring you the very best experience in all of your interactions with the Nourish team and community.
Briana is based out of Norfolk County, ON and enjoys spending her free time enjoying the beaches and forests of Ontario, creating music and art, working with animal rescues, and helping others live mindfully and independently healthy. She is also a published poet and author.
Jessica joins the Nourish team after years of working in the marketing & social media industry – and has been a part of the Nourish community all the while. As a previous client, she struggled with dozens of autoimmune-related symptoms and years of medication. After going through the Nourish Autoimmune Freedom Program, she has completely reversed many symptoms and is 100% medication-free!
From previously helping small business owners achieve their ideal online presence, she has channeled that experience into helping the Nourish team spread their message through the positive powers of social media, and reaching people where they are in their journeys – especially those battling in silence like she once was.
Hailing from Upstate, NY, Jessica is passionate about art, music, cooking, and helping others dip their toes in holistic wellness. Plot twist – she’s also a published Singer-Songwriter!
Laural has 25 years of experience in teaching, consulting, and group facilitation. In her former career as a special education consultant and adjunct professor, she led support groups for parents and teens, designed and ran programs for children with special needs, and provided workshops and behavior consultation services to school districts and community organizations.
Laural is a graduate of the Nourish Freedom Program and has learned first-hand the process of more fully walking toward her own soul restoration.
Laural brings to the Nourish Program her training in Integrative Somatic Parts Work, her Master’s level coursework in Trauma Recovery, Play Therapy, Group Counseling, and Career and Lifestyle Development, and her prior training as a Trauma and Loss School Specialist.
Laural facilitates the Saturday Socials and works one-on-one with Nourish clients to help guide them to find their unique healing path and get the support they need to grow.
Theresa has been a proponent of natural medicine and healing for over 20 years, but Nourish brought her to a whole new level of understanding the healing power of the body.
It was as a Nourish client that she was able to achieve healing through wholeness by realizing the connection between the body, mind, and soul. This new understanding led her to be intrigued by subconscious programming and how emotions are interrelated with overall health.
In addition to her degrees in psychology, literature and secondary eduction, Theresa is also a certified facilitator in a psychosomatic technique called RIM (Regenerating Images in Memory). She enjoys helping people reach their potential, especially through Nourish, because that is where she reached a healing place in her life that surpassed her expectations.
Theresa is a mother of seven and enjoys the outdoors, reading, and furthering her knowledge.
Laura is a gifted and passionate wellness professional who loves nothing more than connecting with people who find themselves on their own unique healing adventures. She has overcome several health challenges (including breast cancer and a host of autoimmune issues) using practical and powerful tools, many of which she learned as a graduate of the Nourish Autoimmune Freedom Program. She loves sharing those tools with clients in accessible and dynamic ways.
After raising four active daughters and running several successful small businesses, Laura obtained her certifications in Eating Psychology and Mind Body Nutrition. She has over 20 years of knowledge and experience in health and wellness.
Laura brings insight, creativity, and passion into the coaching relationship. Her curiosity and love of learning keep her on the cutting edge of changes in the field bringing deep and lasting benefits to Nourish clients.
Kirstin was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2008 and a few years later, Hashimoto’s kicked in.
She saw a myriad of specialists in conventional medicine such as gastroenterologists, urologists, endocrinologists, and OBGYNs in an attempt to find answers to the dozens of symptoms with which she was struggling.
Issues ranging from fatigue, weight gain, hormone imbalance, inconsistent menstrual cycles, severe adult acne, achy joints, ovarian cysts, adenomyosis, night sweats, debilitating migraines, mood swings, digestive distress, and so many more.
After getting nothing more than a list of diagnosis and a handful of prescriptions that created additional symptoms, Kirstin turned to natural medicine hoping for some relief.
Kirstin finally discovered she had Celiac disease, which helped to know, but even after removing gluten and shifting her diet in additional ways, she still felt overwhelmed (emotionally, physically, and financially) by the expensive out-of-the-pocket testing, office visits, and mounds of supplements piled onto her by the Naturopathic Physicians and Functional Medical Professionals.
She was going into debt to find answers and her health really wasn’t getting much better.
So she shut down her successful consulting company, went back to school for nutrition and eventually found her way to learning about the emotional components which were crucial to true healing. Once Kirstin discovered how to put all the pieces together, she was able to create a system of healing that not only worked for her, but also has worked to help hundreds of clients find long term success.
One of the largest pieces of that healing solution came when Anthony DiNobile also decided to leave his successful IT career, go back to school and complete his eduction in fitness, nutrition, and lab interpretation. He joined Kirstin and the Nourish team in 2014 and the puzzle was complete!
In addition to his Board Certifications and other formal training, Anthony brings a unique piece of the puzzle to the Nourish Program. As the spouse of someone diagnosed with multiple autoimmune conditions, Anthony understands what it’s like to feel desperate for a solution for the person he cared most about, but not knowing what to do to help. This helps clients heal more effectively, because he understands what it’s like for the families of the Nourish clients to feel the frustration, confusion, and concern when their loved one is struggling to find answers.
Together, Kirstin and Anthony, along with the rest of the Nourish Team understand. Every one of the coaches has had their own journey of healing from various autoimmune conditions and years of searching for answers.