Having a passion to share my knowledge with people to learn things that would improve their health, led me to pursue a Masters Degree in Public Health. I graduated from Walden University and purposed to become a change agent in the community. My message is, "you must know what you are feeding your body... because food can do two things for you: keep you well or make you sick."
At the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.
My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.
Hello, my name is Carolyn Aird. I am a holistic health coach, passionate about the health and wellbeing of people. My journey into health began 19 years ago when my son was "diagnosed" ADHD! The public school system could not satisfactorily explain why he "just didn't fit in..." The rest, as they say is history. Drugs and medication were not an option, neither the path I chose to pursue. I began to research nutrition, health and wellness studies, and healthy lifestyle behavior changes, hoping to discover what impact this information would have on my son's overall health and behavior. By improving his diet, as well as my entire family's, I began eliminating sugary drinks, reducing his meat consumption, and serving more fish, fresh fruits and vegetables. It wasn't long before I came to realize making these changes in our overall eating habits, proved to be the right course of action. My son completed high school, earned his diploma, and graduated on time with his class, drug free! Yes!! I believe food is the body's medicine. Increasing one's knowledge about what foods contribute to health is the key to what can be a good and healthy long life.