Meet Kristina


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KRISTINA HESS, MS, CNS, CHC

 

Kristina is a premier health coach and board-certified nutritionist who works with clients to support them in making lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.  Kristina has a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition and Integrative Health from MUIH - Maryland University for Integrative Health and several certifications in areas ranging from Mindful Eating, Heartmath,to Ericksonian Hypnosis to Sport Nutrition.  Kristina received her health coach certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.   Kristina's integrative and functional approach is an arm within the Functional Medicine model of the IFM.  Functional Medicine views us all as being different; genetically and biochemically unique. This personalized health care treats the individual, not the disease. A functional approach is also deeply science based. The latest research shows us that what happens within us is connected in a complicated network or web of relationships. Understanding those relationships allows us to see deep into the functioning of the body.  Kristina believes that your body is intelligent and has the capacity for self-regulation and healing, which expresses itself through a dynamic balance of all your body systems.  Health is not just the absence of disease, but a state of immense vitality.  

Kristina is based in Darien, CT but has Tuesday office hours at East Side Oncology Associates to serve patients in Manhattan.  Kristina has supported patients with the following clinical conditions (to name a few):  Breast cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Brain Cancer, Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis, Lymphatic Colitis,  Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Type I & II Diabetes, Crest Artherosclerosis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Psoriasis, GERD, Insomnia, IBS, High Blood Pressure, Anemia, Panic Disorder, Depression and Metabolic Syndrome/Obesity.  Conversely, Kristina also works with athletes and healthy individuals seeking to optimize their health or simply lose weight.

Kristina is the former Director of Nutrition of Green & Tonic, a healthy plant-based food concept with several locations around Fairfield County. During her time with G&T, Kristina oversaw the cleanse program and built an online "G&T University" Learning Management System to provide on-boarding and training for the staff.  Kristina was also involved in community outreach and developed lunch and learn seminars that were offered at corporate offices, private homes and community centers such as the Westport YMCA. Kristina is available to provide Wellness seminars to your corporate office, book club, women's group or child's school on a variety of topics such as The Food-Mood Connection, Eating the Rainbow, Eating the Rainbow (for Kids), 10 Secrets to a Better Body, The 5 Keys to Super Human Health, Hotel Health for Excecutives and De-Stress It!  

 

One of Kristina's favorite things to do is run 28 day "Sugar Detox" challenges for fitness studios and private groups.  Kristina has collaborated with CrossFit Stamford, Greenwich CrossFit, Pure Barre Greenwich, Pure Barre Westport, Lifecycle Fitness, Intensity, CrossFit Revel, SISU Fitness (now CrossFit Westport), Empire State CrossFit, and Elite Health Services.  Pure Barre Greenwich and Elite Health Services are both offering Fall 2018 challenges so inquire with them to sign up!  

 

 

 




 

What is Health Coaching?

Have you ever received good advice that you were unable to follow? Has your doctor ever recommended a lifestyle change that you found to be unsustainable? Have you ever wanted something in your life, but found you couldn’t achieve it alone?

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My Approach

Every action begins with an emotion. Emotion originates in our beliefs, interpretations and perceptions.  In order to achieve a desired outcome, you need to identify the beliefs and emotions that trigger your patterns of behavior. 

In our coaching sessions you will discover The Power of 3:

  • 3 Beliefs you must have for lasting change
  • 3 Simple Keys to improve any area of your life


    If weight loss is your goal:

 

  • 3 Pillars to Ultimate Weight Loss


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