About Mike

Mike Lamitola, Certified Holistic Health Coach

Michael Lamitola

AADP Certified Holistic Health Coach, Certified Project Management Professional

Social Media Friendly: Holistic Health Coach, Speaker, Martial Artist, Meditation Guide, Food Fanatic, Musician, Nature Lover & Continually learning lessons from Life…

True Health Begins The Moment You Decide You Want It For Yourself.  All Subsequent Actions That Inspire, Motivate & Feed Our Soul Contribute To A Lifelong Journey of Health & Happiness. 

My Own Path:

Mt Sopris 063Growing up I had my own set of Health Issues that I never really understood until I began studying Holistic Health.  Things that most of us take for granted and don’t even realize are happening to us. Most of these things became very apparent during my work in the Corporate world as the busy, overwhelming, stressful life of a project manager became my day-to-day routine.

 

photo (13)I spent almost 10 years taking antibiotics prescribed by my Dermatologist for a skin condition that didn’t require them.  I would get strep throat at least twice a year, and usually take MORE antibiotics. Little did I know all of these were completely destroying my digestive system which in turn controlled my Immune System, ability to function normally and my ability to be Happy.  My diet was the Standard American.  Fast food, soda, sugar, white bread sandwiches, lots of dairy, caffeine and alcohol.  All of this combined was ruining me from the inside and showing up through a weakened immune system as well as on the outside as inflamed conditions.

photo (12)It was in my 20′s when I entered the business professional world that I was introduced to “Stress”.  While an unavoidable and really necessary part of life,  It’s an amazingly devastating thing when not properly managed.  12 years of working in this life I started to notice everyone around me was unable to manage it.  The all too common, unbalanced daily routine of coffee, work, stress and poor sleep no matter how healthy I thought I was getting just by starting to eat better.

As family, friends and coworkers continued getting sick and experiencing various illnesses like Heart Conditions, Cancer and all those awful things we can’t imagine happening to us or our loved ones, I decided I was not where I needed to be in life.  I had to change myself.

Sun and  CloudsWhen I did that, there was no question that I needed to be helping others make changes for themselves. We all deserve to be happy and healthy! I discovered Holistic Health and it changed my life. I also learned the concepts of Bio Individuality. Everyone is different, has their own needs and has to make changes at their own pace.  One persons medicine is another persons poison.

Health is something that affects us all and unfortunately it is sometimes the first thing to be neglected when we get overwhelmed with life.  Nutrition and Health can be very confusing because of what we learn through various sources of media, what we find available at the grocery store and even what some of our Health Care practitioners tell us to do with seemingly good intentions.

As a health coach my goal is to help eliminate the confusion and support my clients to make the adjustments and changes that they need to, specific for them, to reach their health goals and live a Happy, Healthy Life.   My work so far has been an absolute blessing and I can’t imagine doing anything else. Even more amazing is that when one person makes a change, that usually ripples through their own life and onto their friends and family.  It’s a perpetual cycle that I look forward to contributing to for many years.

IMG_4765pmWhen I’m not working with clients or trying to decipher the newest health fad, I’m usually found outside hiking with my wife, two sons and our two dogs, running, playing music or enjoying time with family and friends.  photo (11) - Copy

My Training:

I received my training as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program.

During my training, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.

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Earlier in life at age 8 I began practicing Chun Kuk Do, a Martial Art style founded by Mr. Chuck Norris (yep, that’s me and the Man himself) earned my 1st Degree Black Belt at 15 and still continue to study and learn more through awareness practices like Tai Chi, Yoga and Meditation.  Having these thousand year old practices to draw from have been an amazingly powerful source of Stress Management and energy moving Physical Activity that I love passing on to my clients.

My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.

 

Contact Me for a Free Consultation:

Email: mlamitola@gmail.com
Phone: 203-910-2528

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