About

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Hi, I’m Angela.

I believe that it takes a village to heal a gut. It involves healing mind, body and spirit.

I know how hard it is to get good help for IBS.

Doctors told me to increase fiber and water, exercise, and reduce stress. It didn’t work. The drugs they gave me made it worse. They said it was in my head. It’s hard not to worry.

It took 6 years to find a solution for my IBS. But what I did worked for me and I haven’t had issues since.

IBS was a great teacher in my life.

It taught me about self care, self awareness and reshuffled my priorities in life.

I know its messy out there.

Confusing conflicting advice and restrictive diets. Feeling isolated, anxious and hopeless. Wanting to give up, wondering why nothing’s working?

Stay with it.

This really can work for you. You have to believe.

I am healthier now, in many ways, than before I had IBS.

I want people to know that healing yourself is a possible. It’s not easy. But it’s worthwhile.

How I healed myself

My little familyFor more details about my healing story listen to this podcast.

I healed with supplements, a grain-free diet and a year of intensive rest.

I have found that my clients are not as easy cases as me. I encounter many infections as the cause of IBS these days.

Four years ago I returned back to the Paleo diet that healed me. This time doing and much more liberal version. This style of eating brings out my creativity in the kitchen.  I love helping people make grain-free transitions in their diet.

RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME:

I’ve spent the past 8 years rock climbing, learning to sew, running a community of Russian Jewish emigres and learning to scuba dive. And now, my body allows me to take on the massive challenge of running a business.

I got my Holistic Health Coaching degree from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.

Like most people who suffer with digestive ailments, I’m a highly sensitive person.  I’m also an empath, which means I have the ability to feel people’s emotional states

As a kid I ate Mcdonalds, sugary cereal, Twinkies and drank Mountain Dew. Amazingly, I had few digestive issues as a child. But I did have bad allergies.

Despite struggling with anxiety, I have always loved adventure. Here’s a peak at my trapeze class, snowmobiling and hang gliding adventures.

actionangelaI have a Masters degree from Columbia University in International Affairs. I worked as a journalist in New York city.

In my early 20s I got Lyme Disease, which was treated with massive doses of antibiotics and NOT followed up with probiotics. I believe this is what created the bacterial imbalance in my gut that set the stage for IBS.

I emigrated to the U.S. from Ukraine at the age of 5. I speak Russian, Spanish, English and Gibberish fluently.

I love Eastern medicine and believe that health is about finding balance in your body, in the world and in your soul.

I practiced yoga for 10 years and chi gong for 7 years.

I love dogs

I can’t follow recipes, so I make up my own. I cook  90 percent of my meals.

I am fascinated with Feng Shui, the Chinese art of space design. I’ve always been sensitive to my environment and energy flow.

I LOVE personality typing tests and am a 4 on the Enneagram and an INFP (“The Healer”) in the  Myers Briggs.

My favorite fictional characters are Yoda and Wonder Women.