Hi! I am Jessica Van Kipp, owner of Health Illuminated.
I am a Holistic Health Counselor focusing on healing the gut and re-discovering optimal vitality in every cell of the body. I work in partnership with my clients to unearth root causes of inflammation, indigestion, and candida: yeast overgrowth. My concepts are based on bio-individuality, primary foods (Spirituality, Exercise, Career and Relationships), and the Integrative Food Pyramid (throw out your old food pyramid!). My approach is to not dwell on careful calculations of calories, carbs, fats and proteins, and it is not to create a list a foods you can not have. Instead, I work with my clients to create a happy and positive outlook of food and lifestyle in a way that is fun, flexible and rewarding.
I specialize in gut health for healing the digestive system for those with autoimmune issues. I believe healing can take place through proper diet and positive lifestyle choices and I guide my clients toward maintaining optimal management and healing.
There is a direct line between the gut and brain with the gut housing most of our neurotransmitters. When our gut is impaired our brain feels the impact as well and it can be the cause of depression, anxiety, brain fog, and loss of intuition not to mention a myriad of side affects including leaky gut, psoriasis, eczema and joint pain. Healing the digestive system can also to wonders for your mental health. It's cyclical and all connects! So exciting.
I work one-on-one with my clients in a 6 month program. By determining the proper food and nutrition for their individual bodies; and seeking balance in emotional, relational and spiritual health; I empower my clients to build a beautiful intuitive foundation for a lifestyle they can sustain for the rest of their lives.
Additionally, as a food coach and self-made chef, I work with families with small children who struggle with digestive disorders, from picky eating to autism to cancer.
As a singer and actress in the city I discovered that my own body needed healing from yeast overgrowth and other autoimmune issues causing anxiety. I divided my time and went to school, receiving my coaching certificate from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. I am certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. I find it imperative to be updated on the newest hot topics of science and nutrition. It is ever-changing and growing and we are entering a new era of “Functional Medicine”. Finally we will be able to see a bridge being built between western medicine and alternative healing.
Contact me for a 15 min Health History session! We will talk about your history, dreams, goals, and challenges and come up with a plan! firstname.lastname@example.org