My name is Sara Hamm and I am a Holistic Health Coach. I specialize in the area of elimination diets. Passionate about healthy eating, I help others learn to make consistently wise choices regarding their nutrition and overall well-being. After many years of wellness, fitness and holistic education I received my formal health coach training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I was introduced to more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. In addition to my health coaching certificate I received my bachelors degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
I decided to help people implement elimination diets after living through my own journey of discovering the foods my body loves as well as the foods that cause problems. In 2005 I began to experience bloating every morning and it typically lasted until late into the afternoon. I felt like I was several months pregnant and I couldn’t figure out what why. In general I was quite healthy – I ate well and exercised most days. I went to several doctors to try to find the cause of the bloating and they ran tests but no one could tell me why the bloating was occurring. I then went to a naturopath who asked me if I ate soy. I replied that I didn’t think so – no real obvious sources of it at least. She encouraged me to read the labels of any processed foods I was eating to see if soy was an ingredient. I did so and realized that the “super healthy” granola I was eating most mornings had isolated soy protein as one of it’s very first ingredients. I stopped eating the granola and, miraculously, the bloating disappeared. Before this I had no idea food, especially “healthy” food could cause symptoms such as mine. It was quite a revelation! Over the past 10 years I have tested my compatibility to other foods through many different elimination diets and have, through this process, come up with the perfect diet for MY body.
I would love to help you create a completely personalized diet that YOUR body loves. Are you curious about how working with me can help you? Let’s talk. Schedule an initial consultation with me today.