Today we’d like to introduce you to Sarah Geha.
Hi Sarah, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
Hi there, and thank you for having me. I started this new career after almost 20 years of working in the corporate world, where I ended up tired, burnt out, and sick. I lived on coffee and microwaved food, I was always exhausted, and I had chronic allergies and migraines. I decided it was time to learn more about what true health looked like, so I left my job and went back to school to earn my Master’s education in Human Clinical Nutrition. I now have my own practice, where I specialize in helping others learn to balance their bodies and feel their best. I teach those struggling with chronic illnesses (such as chronic fatigue, GI disorders, body pain issues, headaches, hormonal disorders, autoimmune disorders, and sleep disturbances) to use diet and lifestyle changes to get back to feeling healthy and vibrant every day. I see people change their lives with the power of a healthy holistic lifestyle, and I feel immense gratitude that I have this opportunity to help others feel as good as I now feel.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Making a big career change in your 40s can be quite daunting! I had moments where I wondered if it was too late in life to go back to school and start my own practice, but I pushed through my doubts and it has turned out wonderfully.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
While I am a licensed dietitian nutritionist, the work I do differs in many ways from what people often think of as typical nutrition work. I am a “Certified Nutrition Specialist”, which is an advanced-degree nutritionist with a focus on integrative and holistic healing. In my practice, we work to help others feel their best and move away from a focus on fat and calorie counting. Since I specialize in treating chronic illness, many of my clients are struggling with stomach issues, hormonal fluctuations, chronic fatigue, autoimmune disorders, and more. I help them through this using functional nutrition principles, which follows the same tenets of functional medicine: to find the root cause of illness in the body and not just mask symptoms with medications or supplements.
Functional nutrition is a new style of practice, and to date, there are only around one hundred or so Certified Nutrition Specialists in the whole state of Florida. Prior to starting my own practice, I worked for a functional medicine doctor in Longwood, and I learned a great deal about healing the body with diet and lifestyle changes. I am proud to say that I have helped hundreds of people regain their health and take control of their lives, and I am passionate about continuing to do this work for others in my community.
So, before we go, how can our readers or others connect or collaborate with you? How can they support you?
I offer many one-on-one services. My most popular services are my individual counseling sessions, where we focus on what is really happening inside your body and how we can heal the body with customized dietary and lifestyle modifications. I also offer services like grocery shopping tours, pantry overhauls, “Healthy Home” toxin exposure consultations, “Healthy Body” toxin consultations, and sleep quality consultations. For groups, I offer group educations sessions as well, which can be small group discussions with a group of friends or family, or larger group lectures, depending on the needs of my clients.
- 2 hour initial functional nutrition consultation: $250
- 1 hour grocery shopping tour: $150
- 1 hour pantry overhaul: $150
- Sleep quality consultations: $175
- “Healthy home” toxin consultations: $475