Hello, Beautiful. I’m Stef.

I am a Holistic Practitioner + Digestive Expert for the modern-day female professional who wants to
take control of her digestive health.

I help #Passionateladies solve their gut issues, so they can finally feel lighter,
livelier and confident in their own skin. #GirlGutBoss.

For some time, I have dreamed of creating
a GOOD and HEALTHY relationship with food.

I had always sensed (even before my training), that the way I ate was correlated to the way I felt, and that there had to be a way for me to successfully balance my digestive health, but I did not know where to start.
I thought I had to work out and run for hours and hours every day to reach my ideal weight. I was constantly comparing myself to other “skinny”girls that could eat anything without feeling pain, and trying to do the same to fit in. Long-story short: nothing good comes out of comparing yourself to other people; especially when you try to blindly follow a diet trend (believe me – I have tried plenty of yo-yo diets, quick loss diets, juice cleanses; etc.) and I would always find myself back starting from scratch.

Back to zero – many times!
I couldn’t possible do this alone!

After meeting a lot of inspiring people, I realized that taking control of my health and eating habits was not about following every hot, new diet, and that there is not a “perfect food plan” that fits everyone.

Myths, de-mistified:

  • Healing our gut is not about eating raw unsavory salads all day long
  • Following a meal plan is not always enough!
  • It can get challenging: you must have the right motivation to stay on track
  • You can’t heal your gut if you don’t know how to communicate with your body and understand it
  • Quick fixes and yo-yo diets are not the way to go
  • Support does not always come from our friends and family – sometimes it might take them longer to understand what you have learned.

“I jumped into finding ways to start healing myself with food, but it was too confusing;
there was a lot of contradictory information laying around, and I felt disappointed.
I only saw little to no-change in my body.”

All this frustration, combined with the fact that I had just moved to New York City, out of my parents’ house (miles and miles away), to start a very stressful and demanding job in finance. A year into my new position, here I was; weighing more than I have ever had and having acid reflux, constipation, and stomach pain almost every day.

I felt depressed, sorry for myself and very lonely.

“Thus, I began my new routine of waking-up, and feeling like nothing could get better for me. I would buy bigger clothes and begin taking antacids and laxatives every day. Insecure about the way I looked and felt, I didn’t even want to go out with my friends. There was no spark in me, no energy – I simply felt like a zombie.”
After months of this insane routine I said: Enough is enough. I am meant to live my life passionately, I am meant to be my healthiest self, and to be an inspiration to my family and other professional women out there that feel like they need to give everything up for their work, while forgetting to take care of themselves.
It was time to disinvite myself from the pity party, and regain control of my health! Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
– Anonymous

“I began again and worked on my digestive issues:
I created a life and gut that I am (healthily) obsessed with.”

What does that look like?

  • Healing our gut is not about eating raw unsavory salads all day long
  • Following a meal plan is not always enough!
  • It can get challenging: you must have the right motivation to stay on track
  • You can’t heal your gut if you don’t know how to communicate with your body and understand it
  • Quick fixes and yo-yo diets are not the way to go
  • Support does not always come from our friends and family – sometimes it might take them longer to understand what you have learned.

What changed?

  • Intention: I made a vow to truly stay connected to myself and only make conscious loving decisions when it comes to myself
  • Passion: I started following my heart which has led me to my passion for holistic health and ancient medicine
  • Mentors: I studied at the Academy of Healing Nutrition in New York and met incredible mentors in Traditional Chinese Medicine Ayurveda and digestive experts that guided me through my process
  • Accountability: I had someone holding my hand through every step of my process; keeping me accountable for my goals and my progress. This was incredibly helpful!
This is why I am fiercely passionate about not letting women give up and to provide them the support, guidance, and tools to keep fighting to feel and be the best that they can be, both at work and when it comes to their health.
Because as women, I believe that we are stronger than ever, that we have the tools to step up and raise our standards to live free of gut pain. This is the meaning of being a #gutboss