Hi! I’m Naomi
A Functional Nutrition coach, podcast host, and safer beauty advocate and educator with a dogged determination to help you break through overwhelm by teaching you how to address your chronic health complaints by backing things up, returning to basics and working from the inside out.
A born-and-raised Hawai’i girl, my struggles with acne began when I was just ten years old.
I spent the next thirty years taking medications that never permanently cleared my skin and ultimately, led to a host of other health problems.
Chronic use of these medications led to poor gut health and they wreaked havoc on my immune system. I battled severe IBS, SIBO, Leaky Gut Syndrome, as well as low adrenal and thyroid function (hypothyroidism).
On a daily basis, I struggled with fatigue, insomnia, a bloated belly, anxiety and depression, weight gain (even though I was running marathons and working with a personal trainer), and although medicated - cystic acne and excessively oily skin.
It was embarrassing to be a grown woman who still battled breakouts. I tried to cover it up with my clothes, hair, and heavy makeup.
If you can relate to any of this, know that you’re not alone!
It wasn't until I transitioned to a real foods diet and stopped eating added sugar, dairy, gluten, and cooking with highly processed oils that my skin finally cleared up! The acne and super oily-all-the-time complexion disappeared!
Then, as I focused on healing my gut health and rebalancing my hormones, I learned that the beauty and personal care products that I'd been using were full of harmful ingredients, making my skin (and health) worse!
When I switched to safer beauty products, my skin health improved. My complexion brightened, my scars began to fade, and I found that I didn't have to use primers and heavy makeup anymore!
In fact, now I feel confident enough to go days without putting on any makeup (and post makeup-free selfies on social media too!).
Now, through my weekly podcast, coaching programs and safer skincare solutions, I help women with chronic skin and other health problems learn how to restore their health by teaching them where diet, gut health, stress, and toxins connect so that they can systematically and holistically bring their body back into balance and finally feel comfortable in their skin again.
Your Skin is Not Like Any Other System in Your Body
It’s not only your largest organ, it’s your largest detoxification organ, and it can be a reflection of what’s happening on the inside.
You have to take care to what you put in your body (diet), what you put on your skin (toxins), and how your body digests and metabolizes these things (gut health).
It’s time for you to stop masking your symptoms, skip the products with irritating chemicals, and learn my functional process to finally address the root cause(s).
I don’t want to be your last stop; I want to be your first step!
Certifications and Trainings
Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Certification, The Institute of Integrative Nutrition
The Functional Nutrition Alliance
21-Day Sugar Detox Certified Coach
Balanced Bites Masterclass Practitioner Training
Lara Adler’s Environmental Toxins Practitioner Training