Exciting News!! I am officially a Certified Holistic Health Coach

This week I have some exciting news to share with everyone. After six months studying at IIN (Institute of Integrative Nutrition), I am officially certified as a Holistic Health & Wellness Coach and can begin to take on clients. I have studied over a hundred dietary theories as well as how all aspects of one’s life affect how we look at and think about food.

So, what is a Holistic Health & Wellness Coach and what can I do to help you?

I take a holistic approach to health coaching; meaning I look at all aspects of your life to help you regain control over food and weight issues. I realize that not one way of eating works for everyone and I am excited to find the best approach for each of my clients in order for them to feel their best. I am here to be a guide and supportive mentor who empowers you to take responsibility for your health and achievement of your personal wellness goals. Some common areas where I may help you could include weight management, food cravings, sleep, energy, stress management, digestion, an basic nutrition skills & habits just to name a few…

Your first free consultation will consist of an hour long session to get to know one another and understand your goals and desires. If you believe we are a great fit we can pick a program and plan to start your health journey to happiness and balance.

If you or someone you know is interested check out my new website; Michelle Marie Holistic Health Coaching for lots more information and contact me at michellemariemcg@gmail.com to schedule your first consultation! I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge and helping so many of you gain freedom from food and find happiness in life!

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Turmeric Takeover

Turmeric is a spice that is becoming a household name, and for good reason!  There have been hundreds of studies that have proven that turmeric has more powerful properties and effects than some pharmaceuticals. Turmeric is best known for its ant inflammatory effects but has too many benefits to count.


Turmeric is considered…

  • A disease-preventive agent
    • Studies have shown to reduce risk of cancers, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease among many others
  • An anti-inflammatory powerhouse
    • Studies have shown this spice is great for treating arthritis and other injuries.
  • A digestive aid
    • Turmeric contains a component that helps increase the flow of bile, an important component in the breakdown of dietary fat.
  • An antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal agent which all help strengthen the immune system and ward off the risk of catching viruses.
  • A Liver Detoxifier
    • Turmeric increases production of vital enzymes that break down and reduce toxins within the body. Turmeric is also known to increase and improve blood circulation which aids in this detox process

I always add 1/4 or 1/2 tsp of turmeric to my smoothies but here is probably one of the easiest recipes that will allow you to sneak some turmeric into your diet. These great spicy turmeric chickpeas can be used as a snack or a perfect protein to add to your salad.

Turmeric Chickpeas



1 can of organic (no salt added) chickpeas
Turmeric – fresh or ground
Garlic Powder
Chili Powder and/or another cajun spicy seasoning of choice


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Drain and rinse the can of chickpeas.
Place tinfoil on a baking sheet and spray with olive or coconut oil.
Spread chickpeas in an even layer over baking sheet, respray the tops of the chickpeas.
Sprinkle the chickpeas with a thin layer of turmeric, garlic powder, and other spicy spice of choice.
Bake for 30 minutes or until they are crispy.