Hi there! I am Rebecca Cartinella, a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, RYT 200, Certified Children’s Yoga Instructor and Usui Reiki Master. I am also a Special Education Teacher of 17 years, an Interfaith Minister, yogi, food enthusiast, lover of animals and nature, and a busy wife and mom of 5!
I received my certification in Holistic Nutrition from Energetic Health Institute; however I have been passionate about holistic health, and natural remedies for well over 10 years. I came to this path back in 2003 when I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), and was told my by doctor that I would have great difficulty conceiving. I was frustrated with the “traditional” approach of medication, and decided to do some of my own research on natural, alternative treatments. I learned how to reverse my condition through nutrition, herbs, energy healing/Reiki, and yoga. I was able to conceive rather quickly, and immediately fell in love with natural healing methods. Throughout the course of the last decade, I have used my innate natural healing skills to address my daughters’ physical and emotional issues including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asthma, Bilateral Renal Reflux disease, as well as more common ailments such as ear infections, colds and flu.
Working as a Special Education Teacher in a public school district for over 15 years, as well as having a child on the spectrum, has given me a unique perspective on what “holistic” means, and the experience to practice healing through nutrition and natural remedies. As a Holistic Nutritionist, I believe in looking at the WHOLE person: Body, Mind and Spirit. Together we will discover the root of the problem, not just treat the symptoms. Being empathic allows me to devote my full energy to each individual client’s needs, and my specialty lies in creating unique, personalized programs to meet your needs.
I hope you will join me on this journey and I look forward to helping you reach your optimum health!
What is a Holistic Nutritionist?
Holistic Nutritionists are trained work with individualized clients in private settings, rather than hospitals, using food as medicine for disease prevention. We strongly believe in educating our clients and the general public about how to feel their best using natural methods.
Through my education, I have received extensive training, 1000 clinical hours, on human anatomy and physiology, nutrition, herbs, yoga, meditation, breath work, energy meridians and energetics; all to be utilized to treat the WHOLE person.
Holistic Nutritionists are not about jumping on the band wagon of the latest fad diets sweeping popular culture, but rather taking a thoughtful, well-researched, individualized approach with each client; to work together as a team, to help YOU feel your best!
We believe in clean, ORGANIC foods!
We believe in being environmentally conscious and promoting sustainability.
We believe in restoring balance and alkalinity within the body.
We believe in the power of positive thoughts and how it can impact your physical health.
We believe in the concept that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
We believe in YOU! You have the amazing ability to heal your body! I’m just here to guide you in your journey!
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What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.
Reiki sessions are scheduled separately from Nutrition Counselling sessions, however they can be used in conjunction with your Nutritional treatment plan I create.
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