I have a Bachelor's of Science degree in Food Science and Nutrition, focus in Dietetics. I have worked in community nutrition programs, schools, and hospitals. My passion is in holistic health- caring for the whole person body, mind, and spirit.
I am a 500-hour registered yoga and meditation teacher with Yoga Alliance. I am currently working on my Intuitive Eating Counselor Certification for healthcare professionals.
I also love to cook, bake, and eat! I develop recipes at home which I frequently pass on to clients and through my email list.
I provide accountability, mindset coaching, recipes, mindfulness techniques, and yoga instruction based on the individual's needs.
I am not a medical doctor, psychotherapist, or registered dietitian. I do not diagnose or treat any disease, nor interpret medical charts or tests. I don't provide diet or meal plans.
Your health is your responsibility! Any educational information provided on this website, my articles & blog posts, posts on Facebook and Instagram, one-on-one sessions, classes, and workshops with me is for you to use as you see fit. It does not constitute medical advice.
I (Bess Leader) am not a physician or psychologist, and the scope of my consultation services does not include treatment or diagnosis of specific illnesses or disorders. If you, the client, suspect you may have an ailment or illness that may require medical attention, then you are encouraged to consult with a licensed physician without delay. Only a licensed physician can prescribe drugs. Any mention of drugs in the course of consultation is only for the purpose of providing a complete history of drugs that the client is taking and not for me to judge the appropriateness of the medication. Any change in prescription or dosage is a decision the client makes with his or her physician.
Rather than dealing with treatment of disease, I focus on wellness and prevention of illness through the use of Ayurvedic nutritional therapies to achieve optimal health. As a coach, I primarily educate and motivate clients to assume more personal responsibility for their health by adopting a healthy attitude, lifestyle, and food choices.
While people generally experience greater health and wellness as a result of embracing a healthier attitude, lifestyle, and diet, I do not promise or guarantee protection from future illness.
I am not to be held liable for failure to diagnose or treat an illness, nor will I be liable for failure to prevent future illness.
If you have disordered eating such as anorexia, bulimia, orthorexia, or binge eating, and have not received prior care or treatment, please seek medical attention. While I do work with clients' mindsets around disordered eating, I do not treat the conditions themselves, as they can be serious, sometimes life threatening, which is beyond my skill set.