Client Success Stories
“To change your life, get yourself an Emily!”
I started working with Emily in October of 2022 because: Lab results indicated high cholesterol and pre-diabetic glucose levels, recently coming off 6 months of physical therapy for Plantar fasciitis, an ER visit, a gastroenterologist visit with endoscopy resulting in a hiatal hernia diagnosis.
I did NOT want surgery.
-Something had to change. WAIT. Some ONE had to change. ME! After teaching high school for 32 years and adjusting to retirement (picture going 100 mph to idling at the stop sign), much change had already happened. It was exhausting. But not as exhausting as feeling FAT (I couldn’t walk for 6 months!), feeling tired all the time, and experiencing constant acid reflux/heartburn/bloating. I was in bad shape and needed outside help because everything I tried was not working. The MOST challenging for me was asking for and accepting help.
Enter Emily. Sweet Emily. Compassionate Emily. Empathic Emily. Intelligent Emily. Generous Emily. Kind Emily.
I reached out initially to do a consultation out of fear and motivation.
I was afraid of surgery (I am a breast cancer survivor and no way do I want more surgeries!). I feared further decline in my health. I was motivated by a strong will and desire and I had no clue where or how to start. Enter Emily.
Emily is a safe space. Emily is your biggest cheerleader, educator, encourager, suggestor, and accountability holder. She is warm and focused on you and she is right there to help you conquer your fears and to motivate you to keep going.
I signed up for the 3-month Wellness Program with doubts, fears, and insecurity. But I was ready to change.
These are the changes that made the biggest impact on me:
In our first session, coffee was one of my non-negotiables. It still is! I learned that I can still enjoy my one cup of coffee and drink a second cup of Om mushroom coffee and be okay.
It took about a week to get used to no refined sugar in my coffee. Not a fan of Stevia or the other sweeteners, I went cold turkey. Like I said, willful. I learned that baked potatoes, white rice, some juices, even the milk I loved was PACKED with sugars. UGH. Cut it all out. Just like that. Did I eliminate all sugar forever? Heck no, I love my red licorice. But now I drink almond milk and put it in my coffee.
3. MORNING SMOOTHIE
Not a fan of breakfast, never have been. The education I received from Emily about how my body works in the morning and what it needs was a game changer. I start with my full glass of room temp water with lemon. I drink my coffee and my morning smoothie with so much yumminess, I CRAVE it now. Constantly tweaking the ingredients is fun.
Oy. I could write a book. Sleep was elusive for me ever since chemotherapy 9 years ago. I would sleep in 3 hour increments. Add the acid reflux/heartburn/bloating and I was miserable. Once the nutrition changes started showing results, the sleep patterns changed. I used to be so tired during the day that I would HAVE to nap at least once, sometimes twice. No wonder I wasn’t sleeping at night. BOOM. Good nutrition, frequent exercise, mindset shift and I am not sleeping 8 hours a night, maintaining energy throughout the day, and feel good. Do I still nap? Of course! But not every day.
The relationship I had with food was (kinda still is) complicated. When Emily and I talked about ‘prana’ and acid vs. alkaline balance, I was in awe of all that I did not know. And I love learning, so I did a deep dive. My family and friends are probably sick of me telling them everything I know now.
6. “DIP WITHOUT DIVING”
Huh? This was HUGE for me. As a kid, I was always told, “Clear your plate because there are starving kids in Africa.” What we hear as kids absolutely solidifies that complicated relationship with food as adults. Emily would frame the conversation like this: “Think about feeling good with what you are eating. Think about how far you have come. What if you went out to dinner with friends and you want to eat the fettuccine alfredo with grilled chicken and broccoli? EAT IT! And enjoy it. And tomorrow, recalibrate.” By the way, recalibrating is my new favorite word.
7. MOST IMPORTANT IMPACT
There is a little voice inside my head that nagged or doubted or simply felt helpless. The strong, capable me knew not to listen to it. But the retired, fatigued me was sucked in. It was time to deploy the Purple Swirly Death Rays. You know that look that teachers give students who know they are busted? That’s what the PSDR are. I focus my eyes on a point in the distance and unfocus my vision in order to better hear that inner voice. Deploy the Purple Swirly Death Rays and that voice gets quiet real quick! Just like a classroom full of sophomores who are off task.
If you are still reading, bless you.
Finally, here’s the next steps:
If this is as far as I get, it’s a win. I am motivated to continue to improve my health and my well-being. Because I put in the work. Because Emily was there to guide me. Some benefits have been weight loss (18 lbs in 4 months), thus leading to feeling better (no acid reflux/heartburn/bloating), better sleep, and my feet feel better so I can walk almost every day at least 3 miles.
The most beneficial, significant, and important impact for me is my relationship with Emily. She was and still is 100% invested in my success and continues to support and encourage me. Look up altruistic and you will find a picture of Emily. Recommending work with Emily comes with a caveat-
Be prepared to be challenged, be prepared to accept enthusiastic and respectful support, be prepared to change your life because Emily will be there with you every step of the way. She really is that MAGICAL. “
Nothing is impossible
When I contacted Emily for a consultation in February, I had just been through an unsuccessful IVF cycle and was at the lowest of the low, struggling with weight loss, no energy, and simply did not want to get out of bed in the morning.
Emily was my last beacon of hope. Throughout the consultation, Emily was encouraging and very sympathetic to my situation. Emily provided me with simple changes to my diet and incorporated foods which are available in South Africa as well as supplements that were easy to find, the protocol was easy to stick to.
Within a week I could feel the change, I had more energy and felt and looked a lot better, within the first month I had lost 4kg and was ready to take on the world. Much to my complete surprise, I fell pregnant, after a few short weeks on Emily’s program.
Falling pregnant naturally was not something I thought possible as the doctors had assured me it was not possible. What an amazing blessing and what a testimony to the excellent work that Emily does. I am now 15 weeks pregnant and following Emily’s pregnancy plan, I look forward to a healthy and happy pregnancy thanks to Emily“I am so pleased to be working with Emily and her knowledge and encouragement. I know Emily lives out her own health advice and those benefits speak loudly to me.
I want to sincerely thank you Emily! I am finally starting to loose weight. You have no idea what this means to me as I have been trying so hard to lose weight & nothing ever worked.
I like eating like this…I don’t feel deprived. I am not hungry–if I am I know I need to eat something! My doctor obviously does not understand my condition at all as he simply told me to eat fewer calories even when I was only consuming less than 1400 & exercising daily & not losing a single pound. I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate you & your knowledge regarding my situation.
LeeAnn, Spokane, WA
my best investment
“Working with Emily was the best investment in myself I could have made.
After years of feeling dismissed by various medical providers, i was Hesitant to try yet another thing.
I am so glad I did! Our sessions were like meeting with a good friend, someone who ‘got’ me. She understood my challenges and walked me through a robust program to help me understand them too so that I could grow past them. I actually looked forward to meeting with her and took copious notes. She also took copious notes that she emailed to me. Months later, I still use her emails as references.
I strongly recommend reaching out to Emily.
She’s knowledgeable, a wealth of information, empathic, humorous and impressively trustworthy.For one problem, she said she could absolutely help me but felt I’d be better served reaching out to another provider for more targeted support. I know that she has my back and my best interest in mind. In fact, the Dr. has recommended I work with Emily on another piece and I will be contacting her today.”
Thank you so much Emily!
My health is finally good! I feel proud of myself and cautiously optimistic. There are many factors that we have built upon and a clarity I feel to commit to my health.
I can say that I’ve had cycles this year of feeling so much better than I have in years; when I come back to focus and commitment, I feel good!! So I am hopeful and so appreciative of your help; especially at a time when I needed tenderness, holding and to be reminded to stay connected to GRACE. Thank you Emily. You were the perfect person to support me.
Balance and Moderation
I had a very positive experience doing Emily’s 6 week wellness program. I still can’t believe how much my life has changed. I originally came to Emily for help losing weight and addressing the inflammation in my body. I have arthritis and fibromyalgia. When I first started seeing Emily I was taking Ibuprofen 3 times a day or an arthritis medication. I’m now taking Ibuprofen rarely and haven’t had to take the arthritis medication. The inflammation is down in my body along with the arthritic and fibromyalgia pain. In fact I haven’t had a fibromyalgia flare up since starting the program. My sleep has greatly improved as well.
The greatest gift however that Emily has given me is learning balance and moderation in my diet. I have shed so much guilt and negativity over what I eat and it’s been nice to allow myself splurges without it sending me into a downward spiral of poor choices.
I’m still a work in progress but I feel much more emotionally balanced and in control of my food choices. This is ultimately a lifestyle I can stick with for my life, no more obsession over counting calories or feeling guilty when I miss a day of counting. I’m eating more intuitively than ever and enjoying it. The weight is slowly coming off but I have faith that with the tools I have learned it will continue to come off. Thank you so much Emily!
I began working with Emily after my ND recommended her. I was in the process of changing my diet due to newly diagnosed autoimmune issues and food intolerances. When we first started working together I was far from thrilled about no longer being able to eat my favorite foods.
Emily helped me to understand all of the many benefits of eating this way. She also helped me to see the improvements it was making in my overall health.
I was able to get off of a prescription medication that had unpleasant side effects, I have reduced the dosage of another medication. I have even lost weight and I have no doubt that I will continue to lose more. Now I can’t imagine returning to eating the way I used to! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Emily to anyone who needs to make diet and/or lifestyle changes. Her positivity is contagious and she is the perfect person to guide you through gradual changes that add up to major improvements in your health.
Karen J. Teacher
Within a few minutes of talking with Emily I knew she was well diverse on the battles people face with nutrition. Luckily for me I had meet Emily at this point in my life, I was secretly struggling to stay healthy and at my wits end. I was a model celiac; I never cheated and was always cautious with my food prep. Something else was going on. My doctor was concerned and begun testing me for secondary autoimmune diseases. My thyroid tests were all over the place, I was having issues with hyperesthesia and anemia and of course battling excessive fatigue.
Emily offered to share her knowledge and I began to heal. She taught me I had to replace what I couldn’t absorb and heal from within. Even with a gluten free diet, I still was at a disadvantage. My body was damaged. Emily put me on a GI protocol that changed everything! To this day I am so thankful for Emily and what she has done for me.
Working with Emily was just the shift I needed to set me down the right path toward changing my relationship with food.
Through her program of making slow ‘upgrades’ i was surprised how little I missed things liek sugar and dairy…
And how many wonderful foods I am able to add into my diet. My body now craves green juice!! (instead of cookies.) I feel great and feel very committed to continuing this lifestyle change.
Working with Emily was just the shift I needed to set me down the right path. As full-time yoga teacher, I set up a session with Emily to help me deal with fatigue, headaches, and dizzy spells. Emily was able to give me practical and easy upgrades to make on a daily basis, and these little shifts added up to make a HUGE impact on how I felt.
She worked with ym lifestyle and preferences (no lecturing or soap-boxing) and I was able to incorporate these minor tweeks that created immediate results.
I have noticed increased energy, and my headaches are gone! I can’t recommend her enough.
I would 100% recommend working with Emily to anyone looking for more energy, clearer skin, to beat bloat, create a healthier lifestyle, or even to address more serious conditions and concerns- her knowledge base is extraordinarily broad and she has an ease about her that will bring healing and balance to your life and health!
This is one investment in your health that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
I have waited many years to find someone who could counsel me back to thyroid health, even through the discouragement of medical doctors.
I know that the Lord has finally crossed our paths for my victory over synthetic hormones and also a whole new healthier lifestyle.
Even though we are miles apart, I highly recommend Emily as a devoted, knowledgeable and joyful holistic health counselor. It is very apparent that she loves what she does. ”
“I participated in the six weeks wellness program with Emily, and it was amazing. I originally was interested in eating healthier but I learned that and so much more.
She taught me many ways to help my whole way of life improve.
We looked at things such as resting well, setting boundaries on screen time, exercising, maintaining and recognizing healthy relationships, all in addition to learning how to make better food choices. Finding a healthier way of eating had the biggest impact on me but learning so much more was an unexpected bonus.
I would highly recommend Emily. She was very easy to work with and allowed time for whatever questions that I may have had. I especially valued that she helped me set realistic goals and was a great encourager, as I made tiny but important steps along the way. I am very thankful to have been introduced to Emily and all that she shared with me. “
Six months later, through Emily’s guidance and long conversations about gas,(yikes!) I left with a healed digestive system, a functioning thyroid, and a healthy immune system. I am medication free!!! I will forever be grateful for what Emily has done for me and for her inspiring ways that has lead me to great health.
I never knew that what I was putting on my plate every single day was making such an impact to my overall health. I thought that the brain fog, the poor digestion and inability to get a good nights sleep were all just a part of getting older.
As I sit drinking my morning smoothie, I am reminded of how far I have come in the past year. As I started down this path to wellness, I realized just how little I really knew about nutrition. No one teaches you how to shop for organic vegetables, or read ingredient labels. No one ever taught me that dairy might not be a beneficial food for my body, or that gluten could be making the inflammation in my joints much worse.
Over the past several months I have embraced Emily’s philosophy regarding just how much power I have to feel good in my body with every food choice that I make. I now understand how important quality, healthy ingredients and non-GMO foods really are. Now, I frequent the local farmers market, and prepare my food fresh daily. I feel better, and know that I am still just scratching the surface of how amazing I can really feel. Thank you Emily for your help and support through this process.”
Gerry – Idaho Fall, ID
Now I am feeling like the happier and healthier version of myself that I always remembered.
My life has changed dramatically since I started working on my wellness goals with Emily. I had was curious as to what food sensitivities I had, and how they were affecting my body and after meeting and working with Emily it became very apparent. I was sensitive to both gluten and dairy, and I felt a million times better when I avoided them.
Emily made working around these food sensitivities not so overwhelming and not I don’t miss those foods at all. I have traded in the gluten and dairy for much healthier upgrades and notice the difference from the inside out.
Through learning what supplements were right for me, and making gentle food upgrades I was able to get my life back. The greatest reward from all of this is being able to share my experience with my friends and family who have seen the drastic changes in me, and to inspire them to take their health to the next level too.
Before I met Emily, I was a strict vegetarian for most of my life. I had not eaten animal protein in 20 years and I did not feel good physically or mentally. I was tired. I was feeling exhausted after work, mentally sluggish, and I could tell my body was depleted. I was addicted to caffeine, and was incredibly frustrated that I didn’t have the energy I once did. Emily lead me through the process of running labs, and checking important levels such as my thyroid and vitamin D and cortisol. As she treated me for protein deficiency and adrenal fatigue I started to feel better immediately.
Emily’s knowledge, assessments, and guidance throughout the program really gave me the support I needed to make life altering changes. I resonated with her approach of making slow and steady lifestyle and dietary suggestions. Thank you Emily for giving my energy back. I feel like a new woman and am grateful for the chance to work with an expert in the field of nutrition.
I came to Emily unsure of if I would learn much NEW information, as I have studied nutrition and natural healing extensively.
Not only did Emily provide wonderful new information, but she highlighted many areas in my life and diet that I didn’t realize were lacking.
She is a beautiful soul and a delightful teacher.
he drastic changes in me, and to inspire them to take their health to the next level too.
Working with Emily has completely changed my life!
I was suffering from digestive issues, I had no energy, I had pains in my abdomen, and for lack of a better word – I just felt “blah” and couldn’t figure out what was going on. I had been in to see my doctor on 2 different occasions only to be told, after running a battery of tests, that I was fine and what I was feeling was apparently “normal”, but I just couldn’t accept that diagnosis.
After just one session with Emily I knew this work was completely different than anything I had ever been exposed to. She not only made dietary recommendations (which I expected going to see a nutritionist and all), but she also gave me a handful of customized lifestyle recommendations that were focused on my physical and emotional well-being. I went home and followed her protocol to the “T” and in just ONE WEEK I was truly feeling better than I had ever felt in my life! I
Everywhere I went people were asking me what I was doing? In about 2 months my skin was glowing, I had so much energy and focus, the pains in my abdomen were completely gone, my digestion was working like clockwork and I had lost about 20lbs – effortlessly!
I was so inspired by the work I had done with Emily that fast forward to today, I work as a health coach. I had the motivation to quit my job (which I was miserable at), changed my direction in life and opened my own holistic health business in the effort to help others in the same way that Emily helped and inspired me. Emily still remains one of the most supportive, motivating, caring and inspirational people in my life. I am so grateful for having made that decision to go into her office that one fateful afternoon many years ago, as she has without a doubt proven to be one of the most profound influences in my life. Thanks Emily!
I was a survivor but had lost the energy and spirit to move beyond my illness into the realm of health. She helped me reconnect with my inner “Warrior Woman” and served as an example of someone who truly lives a Whole life. Her energy, laughter, generous spirit and her understanding of me are empowering.
Without actually saying the words she conveyed a message to my heart. I clearly saw that things in my life were falling apart so that they could come together more perfectly. I’m so grateful to the Universe for putting you in my path to guide me on this exciting new journey into health!!!
I feel good and my energy is much better. Thank you Emily and NourishMint Wellness for your amazing work and I really appreciate your personal attention.
Emily is on top of her game. Her wellness workshop about Candida Cleansing was amazing. I learned so much about how to adjust my nutrient and supplement intake for optimal energy, well being and balance. Upon finishing the 6 week candida cleanse, I’m savoring a piece of dark chocolate and life on the 80/20 regime is good!
Joe- Moscow, ID