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When doctors offered up medication and surgery as solutions to her health issues, Kerstin Hecker saw another way. By making healthy changes to her regular diet, she found herself able to stave off minor illness while enjoying a boost to her overall energy. In addition to changing her personal life, this discovery also altered the course of her career; today, Kerstin is a board-certified holistic health coach—accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners—and the owner of IndigoMuse Health Coaching. Whether speaking at a health convention or meeting with a client for a one-on-one consultation, she blends principles of nutrition and psychology into a comprehensive plan for better health.
During her nutrition counseling services, Kerstin helps clients set sustainable nutrition and health goals, and encourages them with constant email support and motivational aerial banners. When personalizing diets to address a client's health needs, she combines natural food therapies with recipe plans and occasional cooking demonstrations. Kerstin also strives to heal the mind as well as the body. As a holistic counselor, she relies on psychological techniques such as Somatic Experiencing and Gestalt Therapy to improve clients' ingrained responses to daily stress and other undesired stimuli.