I’m Amy Salman, and I want to give you the gift of health! A gift I’ve given myself and now share passionately with others.
I spent years suffering with debilitating digestive issues, chronic stress, sugar cravings and finally symptoms from Hashimoto's disease.
I decided to take my health into my own hands after doctors were unable to provide concrete answers or results, only medications. After restructuring my diet, I saw my symptoms lift in a matter of weeks and was able to taper off all unnecessary medications in a few months too.
I will help you get to the root of your health challenges and prescribe a wellness plan to transform your health!
My journey & initial diagnosis:
My journey started at a young age. After my mother's sudden passing when I was 10 years old, I started suffering from debilitating stomach pains and digestive issues by age 12. I experienced painful attacks so frequently, it became my new normal way of life and something I thought I had to tolerate.
After college, the attacks increased up to 3x a day. I was put through a series of tests and elimination diets by doctors, only to be told I was fine. I was given a diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and sent on my way with medication.
Corporate life & next diagnosis:
I soon began my corporate life in NYC and the painful attacks continued. There were more doctors, more medications and still no symptom relief. Over the years I started to suffer from other health issues and each new doctor's visit was accompanied by a new pill. I now had a cocktail of medications that were masking my symptoms, but not addressing the root causes.
Eventually, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, an autoimmune disorder that attacks the thyroid. At the time, I was suffering from severe brain fogginess, swelling in the face, muscle aches and pains, belly bloating and extreme fatigue. Once again, medication was the doctor's answer, but did nothing to alleviate my symptoms.
My path to healing:
I started to explore the role of diet and how it was affecting my health. My doctor said food had nothing to do with it. I questioned that.
I spent lots of time in lots of doctor's offices with no answers or results. I felt deflated.
So, I decided to do my own research and tapped into the significance of healing my autoimmune disorder symptoms with food. And, so I began my journey using food as medicine.
After modifying my diet, I saw my symptoms begin to lift in a matter of weeks. After a few months, I was able to taper off all unnecessary medications as well.
The next chapter:
After successfully regaining my own health using food as medicine, complemented by a holistic lifestyle, I knew that I wanted to help others by teaching the same healing practices that I used. I eventually left my 20 year corporate career to dedicate my life and career to do just that!
How I can help you:
Whether you've been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease or other chronic illness, want to increase sleep and energy, reduce stress and food cravings, shed unwanted pounds, or simply live a happier, healthier life, you're in the perfect place!
I received my professional training and certification as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), and as a Recovery Coach from California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP).
My education from IIN has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching and preventative healthcare. Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I work with clients to help them implement lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results. My training at CCAPP has equipped me with the skills to help clients learn how to manage the emotional factors of stress and mental health.
In addition, I hold a B.S. from University of Maryland, am a classically trained ballet dancer and trained in Ballet Barre. I have been a guest speaker on numerous podcasts, local television shows, the nutrition panel expert for corporate hedge fund seminars and content contributor for various wellness companies.
Are you curious about how my programs can help you? Let’s talk. Schedule an initial complimentary consultation with me today.