Sunday, June 27, 2010

Who am I and Why do I Keep Talking about Nutrition?

 For years I have had successful career in the Mortgage Industry, however,  the economy has changed, the mortgage world has changed and I find myself disillusioned and frustrated with an industry where I  keep working so hard yet reap so little reward. I am also tired of trying to keep up the pace of a lifestyle of non-stop parties and unhealthy choices.  After being rushed to the hospital several times with sky-high blood pressure and chest pains and the unwanted weight gain due to the overproduction of cortisol in my body from stress and lack of sleep, I made the decision to slow down and return to my roots.  Years ago I earned my degree in Holistic Health and Nutrition and I have returned to my first love and passion.....helping others achieve good health and a happy life and that all starts with good nutrition.  Over the past year I have been working on myself first by completely restucturing my lifestyle because I know I  must "practice what I preach" or it won't do anyone else an ounce of good!  Take it from is never too late to change and heal yourself!

Metamorphosis Consulting is a counseling practice I started over ten years ago.  I am a certified Health and Nutritional Counselor and a Reflexologist. I am also in the process of completing my certification as a Life Coach.  I firmly believe, "We are what we eat!". I suffered for years with depression, the chronic aches and pains of fibromyalgia, and the discomfort and aggravation of ovarian cysts, endrometriosis and rapidly growing uterine fibroid tumors. After years of therapy, unsuccessful anti-depressant drug treatments and countless surgeries I finally resolved myself to a life of sadness and pain. At 35 years old, I refused to submit to my doctor after he insisted the only option to end my depression, pain and suffering was a complete hysterectomy. I "fired" my doctor, threw away my Prozac and pain medication, and began working with a well-known psychologist who taught me to use my mind to manage the pain. I spent endless hours in libraries searching for answers and finally discovered several successful studies on women with similar symptoms. The majority of their health issues had been resolved with a vegetarian diet and by avoiding pre-packaged processed foods. Determined to heal myself naturally without drugs, hormone therapy or surgery, I eliminated all meat, dairy, and processed foods from my diet and within six months was pain-free and no longer depressed. In thirteen years, my uterine tumors have not grown or caused any further complications and I am currently treating my menopausal symptoms with diet, herbal remedies, and by embracing the 'change" gracefully. My own personal experience and desire to share what I learned inspired me to enroll in The Institute For Integrative Nutrition to receive the proper training and certification to teach and help others. I have had the privilege to work with cancer survivors, diabetics, and recovering drug addicts and alcoholics. My dream is to one day have my own wellness center--a sea-side haven in the midst of chaos with a huge professional stainless steel kitchen where I can cook glorious healthy feasts to share with others who come to pratice yoga, have a massage, a facial, or who just want to come and rest, eat, learn and share.

I earned my graduate degree from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Columbia University, New York, NY. I am certified in Health and Nutritional Counseling, Reflexology and I am a board certified member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. I currently reside in Long Island, NY with my cat, Sambo and in my spare time read, research and write a daily blog, practice Bikram Yoga, and love to cook for my carnivorous boyfriend.

And this is my Daily Cyn............


  1. The more stuff I learn about you the more I appreciate your survival mode. you keep on going DC

  2. We have one life and we are allowed to invent and re-invent ourselves on a daily basis if we want to. I learn by trial and error.....and the mistakes I make teach me to go a different way... It's never too late until we breathe our last breath.... Life is a gift, good health is a gift. To abuse it or not have respect for that gift is a smack in the face to the One who gave the gift in the first place.... :) Namaste...