About Me

Hi, I’m Pamela Leonard, INHC

 

In my 30+ years in health and wellness, I have been a personal fitness trainer, award winning competitive bodybuilder, licensed massage therapist and bodywork specialist and nutritional coach. I will motivate you: to move, guide you and encourage you to relax and nurture yourself, give you self-help techniques to relieve muscle aches and pains; clear all the clutter, whether physical or mental, out of your life, if it’s no longer serving you; as well as, address nutritional and weight loss goals.

I have a proven system that works by discovering the root cause of symptoms like: insomnia, brain fog, headaches, chronic fatigue, joint pain, inflammation, digestive issues, even stubborn weight retention.  You will learn how to eliminate them for good!  I know that is works, because I had all these, and more.  Now I’m 50 pounds lighter, all the symptoms are gone, and I have more vibrancy and vitality then ever before.

My Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching programs are available for Individuals, Couples and Families. There are coaching programs to suite every need, from 1 Day VIP Intensive Kitchen Essentials, to 90-day programs that take you from despair to dazzling.  How would you like to show up at your next class reunion looking better than the day you graduated? Or go on your next vacation without the mind-frame of gaining weight!  Yes, it can be done, with my help.

Looking for a presenter for your networking group?  I offer, up to one-hour presentations and workshops as well as Small-Group programs for business, clubs and communities too.

My Health Coach Training

I graduated from the Institute For Integrative Nutrition where I learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques and over 100  dietary theories; everything from Ayurveda, gluten-free, and Paleo, to raw, vegan, and macrobiotics, and everything in between.

I studied with the world’s top health and wellness experts including:

  • Joshua Rosenthal, MScEd, founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
  • Deepak Chopra, MD World Leader in Mind-Body Medicine, Director of Education at The Chopra Center, Bestselling Author
  • David Katz, MD, MPH, Authority on Preventive Medicine and Weight Management, Director of the Yale Prevention Research Center
  • Walter Willet, MD, DrPH, Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard’s School of Public Health and Bestselling Author
  • Andrew Weil, MD, Bestselling Author and Expert on Integrative Medicine and Mind-Body Interactions
  • Gabrielle Bernstein, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, Bestselling Author
  • Susan Blum, MD, MPH, Functional Medicine Doctor, Founder of Blum Center for Health
  • Mark Hyman, MD, Founder and Medical Director of The UltraWellness Center, Bestselling Author
  • Geneen Roth, Pioneer of Emotional Eating and Empowerment, Bestselling Author
  • David Wolfe, recognized Expert and Bestselling Author on Superfoods and Raw Nutrition
  • Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University
  • Mark Bittman, New York Times Columnist, Bestselling Author


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“My ultimate passion is to help people live a Simply Positive life with a focus on the role food plays in our overall wellbeing”

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My education has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and prevention. Drawing on my expertise, I work with clients like you to help make lifestyle changes and choose health-promoting ways that produce real and lasting results. You will develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and happiness.

Are you ready for Simply Positive Side Effects?

A life transformation where your health is a jump board to enjoy all your goals and dreams!
Book your FREE consultation today!

Each session will leave you feeling inspired and motivated. We will talk about things beyond food, seeking to bring balance to important elements of your life.  I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple, small changes that transform your life.

My Story

Inflammation, pain and fatigue has nagged me since I was a little girl.  I was sick a lot, in and out of Dr.’s offices and hospitals, taking antibiotic 3-8 times a year.  At 15, my adrenals took a hit and I contracted mono, otherwise known as Epstein Barr Virus.  My body was completely wiped out and I was in bed for 3 weeks.  In addition,  I  grew up on the Standard American Diet, (SAD).    I craved sugar and had tremendously itchy skin, that was worse at night.  The sleep deprivation left me feeling tired and moody.  The chronic exhaustion led to major brain fog. 

In college, while preparing for a body building contest, I had an accident in the gym. I herniated 2 lumbar discs which cause decades of chronic pain and inflammation.   At the same time, the low-fat, no fat diet contributed to the symptoms, consuming empty carbs, gluten and sugar, not realizing the detriment it made to my brain, joints and the cause of chronic inflammation.

This downward spiral to health continued for over 20 years, feeling like I was 110 years old. Stiff, puffy, chronic pain, headaches that would last for days, puffy eyes, swollen joints, lacking sleep, eating constantly, craving carbs, sugar and alcohol, I noticed my already poor memory was getting worse.

I honestly didn’t know how sick I was.  I just thought is was part of ‘getting old’.  All of these symptoms and conditions multiplied and accumulated, and then,  I finally crashed. 

In July 2015, I collapsed in bed with the worse migraine I had ever had, extreme exhaustion, pain and brain fog.  And I stayed there for 3 weeks.  The diagnoses revealed,  I had a lot of health issues including :

  • Adrenal burnout
  • Auto immune disease (psoriasis)
  • Blood sugar issues
  • Extremely low immunity
  • Malnourished
  • Leaky-gut
  • Pathogens
  • Candida
  • Epstein-Barr
  • Gluten intolerance
  • Sugar intolerance   
  • I thought I was dying. Never did I think, or was aware that years of progressively poor nutrition habits and lifestyle choices, led to physical and mental disorders, including:
  • mood swings
  • memory and cognitive impairments
  • insomnia
  • inflammation conditions
  • concentration problems
  • depression
  • headaches
  • migraines
  • chronic stress
  • fatigue and
  • joint pain

My body was shutting down.  Back to the Doctors…appointment after appointment the diagnosis and all they wanted to do was write prescriptions: antibiotics, steroids and antidepressants.  I didn’t like that idea.  I knew the body has an innate intelligence to heal itself when given the chance.  So I started searching.   I needed to find a way to detoxify my body and give it an opportunity to rest, reset, rejuvenate and recover. 

I researched and followed holistic, nutritional, healing protocols.  Realizing food can be a source of nutrition and building up our bodies or tearing it down.  We have two choices with every single thing we put in our mouth, on our skin and ingest in our body.  We are made up of over 72 trillion cells, all that are alive and thrive on what we feed them. It is up to us to decide whether we feed them so they can live, multiply and divide or mutate to disease.  No one wants to intentionally poison them self, but marketing and commercialism have made it really confusing. 

That is where I come in as your Personal Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. I am happy to be here today to share with you what I have learned and  help you reach your highest and best health, one meal at a time. 

I can testify, first hand, food is medicine.

Are you eager to learn more about Health and Wellness?

Would you like to take your knowledge and passion for holistic nutrition to another level? Become a Health Coach yourself.  I’d love to answer any questions you might have. Please feel free to reach out to me at pam@simplypositivelifestyle.com

Click below to get access to a free sample class from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

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