A Green smoothie loving geek who helps others find their healthy.
I am Beth Bedbury a Certified Holistic Health Coach who studied at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. My interest in health started when I realized that I had no idea how to eat in healthy manner and there was no easy place to go for information. Through trial and error and a few detours I slowly started figuring out what works for me. One major revelation was discovering I was allergic to milk. Which lead to me cutting out milk and dairy products for several years. I was later able to reintroduce yogurt and cheese.
In the early 1990’s I started practicing yoga which has overflowed into other aspects of my life. The realization that yoga goes beyond my mat and extends to all facets of my life was a powerful one. It was a path that gave me the opportunity to work as a VISTA* with America reads and a refugee resettlement department where I worked with volunteers, conducted focus groups with clients and started an Afghan Women’s Group and monthly meeting for the Sudanese Youth.
In the past few years I went back into the kitchen and worked in an upscale restaurant as a pastry chef. This is when I started thinking about where our food comes from, how it is grown, and prepared. Having the opportunity to work with chefs who believe in using local and organic products was a great experience.