|“Hi, I’m Paola, a health-coach and a mom. I help clients clean up their diet, get healthy and live a purposeful life.
I know the struggles of getting your family to eat healthy and am here to share how I made it happen, and support you to do it too!”
My toughest clients are my two kids, Tommy and Nina-Reese, who have always criticized my cooking. Married to a Chef, I am NO Chef, just a mom who can cook a few good meals and some other meals that need a bit of trial and error. Needles to say, I am someone who is determined and does not give up, especially when trying to get the nutrients into my families’ bodies. I have learned, to be a food inspector, as I question the foods that enter my loved ones bodies. To me they are like strangers trying to get into my home, if I don’t know them they can’t enter and so the same with food, if I don’t recognize any of the ingredients I don’t let them in.
I live by the philosophy that:
‘Food should be our medicine and medicine should be our food’.
When I first began this journey into a healthier lifestyle, I had no clue about what a balanced meal really was, what we should or should not eat. Food was always just placed in front of me by my parents, school, at family gatherings. No one really taught me the names of the different vegetables, and why we must eat them and why its good for my body. At least I don’t remember, and if it was taught, it was definitely not overemphasized.
Food was food, a substance of energy to keep my body growing, moving and keeping me alive
It really didn’t matter if it was cereal, meat, vegetables, milk, bread. Once it was consumed I knew my parents were happy. Luckily for me, my mom is a great cook and so my meals were delicious, home-made and well balanced. But with that said, I look around me today and see so many parents overwhelmed with life, trying to balance careers, home and children. No wonder food is the last thing that one worries about. And why should we, when convenience is just around the corner.
As a mother and health coach knowing the harms, the dangers, the risks involved in these types of so-called foods makes me very concerned.
And so I am here to help you, to wake up, question the food you buy and eat, to help you get cooking again, to give you delicious easy recipes, tips and ideas.
I work with busy parents who struggle to live healthier lives and are ready to make their own health a priority.
- Parents who are aware that their own food choices are impacting not only their lives but the lives of their children.
- Parents who seek abundant health and energy and are willing to make step by step changes in their eating habits and lifestyle to achieve a healthier and happier life!
I graduated from Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I studied a variety of dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods. I own a Health Studio in Cascade Trinidad, where I run different workshops, classes and kids can cook extra curricular activities and camps.
I have learnt through working with clients that each person that sits in front of me has their own unique health and life story.
In order to accurately advice them, I must understand them and their journey, understand all the factors that influence their ability to make better choices when selecting their food and understand their emotional relationship to food as well as working hard to identify the underlying causes of their symptoms. Many want a quick fix and think its easy for me to tell everyone what ‘the perfect diet’ is or what the ‘best’ supplements are to take.
We are all unique individuals and there is not one right diet for everyone.
Want to create a healthier lifestyle?
Learn more about my training and my unique approach to health coaching.Are you curious about how health coaching can help you? Let’s talk. Schedule an initial consultation with me today.
Paola Henderson born in Ecuador came to Trinidad as a child speaking not a word of English. Now she considers herself a true Trinidadian, with now a family of her own. Her inspiration to health came after her first born son, was born with a liver disease. Medically they saw not much improvement, but when she found the alternative and focused on her sons’ diet, his health improved tremendously. Paola felt the need to increase her knowledge and heal her son herself. Paola enrolled in an online program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), out of New York City to become a Health Coach. Not only has she been improving her son’s life, her life and the rest of her family, she is now making this her career as she sees so many Trinidadians battling with chronic disease, poor eating habits, stress, low energy and unhappy day to day lives. Her focus is on busy parents, who struggle with fitting healthier lifestyles into already packed and stressful lives, and on changing the concept of ‘tuck shop’ in schools from processed, packaged foods to healthy and wholesome options for our nation’s children.